Apprentice Construction Inspector

David Evans & Associates Inc
Portland, OR 97201
United States


Job Description
David Evans and Associates Inc. is looking to add an entry level Apprentice Construction Inspector for our Transportation Business group based in our Portland, OR office. This position will provide onsite construction inspection and applicable documentation for transportation projects. This position is entry level and will work closely with senior inspection staff to build into a Construction Inspection position in the future. Work will include observation and oversite of construction work activities for compliance with plans, and specifications, preparation of required construction documentation, and following prescribed Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures, as well as providing assistance and support for design projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Performing technical calculations and related work in the field, or office.
  • Inspecting, observing, and documenting project to monitor conformance with contract documents.
  • Maintaining accurate daily record of the work (labor, equipment, materials, and quantities).
  • Communicating with the Construction Manager, Project Engineer, or other field engineering staff.
  • Assisting in developing design projects for construction.
  • Calculating quantities and producing sketches in Excel, CADD, or by hand.
  • Assisting in assessment of existing sites for future construction projects.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Basic computer skills in Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with client representatives, contractors, and the public, as well as peers and subordinates.
  • Excellent skills in working independently while recognizing when to ask the appropriate questions.
  • Effectively multitask, prioritize, and track construction issues through to resolution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • High School Diploma.
  • Proficiency in basic math skills.
  • Proof of State Issued Drivers License.
  • Ability to obtain ODOT inspection certifications within 12 months by taking training classes.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the practices used, and the equipment required on construction projects.
  • Excellent skills in working independently.

DEA Inc. is building this position as a training ground to build a career in the construction management and engineering management services into the future.

In addition to a great working environment and team atmosphere, DEA Inc. offers a competitive benefits package which includes the following, but not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals