Construction Inspector II

Surveying And Mapping, LLC
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States


Job Description
Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry's technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Your Impact at SAM

The Construction Inspector II is responsible for working with others to inspect construction methods and workmanship to ensure contractor constructs improvements in accordance with plans and specifications. This role is typically more responsible to a more senior inspector and a licensed professional engineer who has full authority for final approval of all engineering-related work. The work requires contact with client, typically a governmental agency and private entities including construction contractors.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Demonstrates the Company's vision and mission, while successfully performing its core values related to employees, ethics, operational excellence, safety, integrity and corporate social responsibility.
  • Under the review and direction of Project Manager, perform field inspection and oversight of construction activities.
  • Maintains daily reports of inspection work along with detail records of project progress.
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to read and interpret plans, specifications and applicable standards.
  • Commensurate with experience, review contract documents to verify compliance with governmental regulations and conformance with project requirements.
  • Assist with coordinating materials sampling and testing and verifying sufficient testing has been performed.
  • Verify accuracy of payment requests and invoicing for completed work.
  • Experienced with NCDOT construction inspection and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate with contractors' staff and effectively communicate with all parties.
  • Performs standard mathematical calculations.
  • Able and willing to work day or night shifts and/or flexible schedules as required to support the project requirements.
  • Able to accept assignments requiring extended travel to project perform inspection tasks, to attend preconstruction meetings, project progress meetings, etc.
  • Safety sensitive positions require: Essential Mental Alertness, which requires a constant state of alertness and safety, a high level of cognitive function and judgement, not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform duties of their position, ability to take prompt and appropriate response in operating conditions, ability to work in an unfatigued state, ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance, ability to quickly store and recall instructions in short term memory, ability to concentrate, ability to cope with sudden changes in surroundings and/or emergency situations and demonstrate a caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company's strategic goals.
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

What You Bring to SAM

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) for transportation project as described herein. Direct field experience as a Contractor or materials-testing technician can substitute for Construction Inspection experience on a case-by-case basis.
  • Familiarity with Share-Plus software and familiarity with the use of an iPad is preferred.
  • Experience with Primavera and Microsoft Outlook and other scheduling software preferred, but not required.
  • Must have functional computer skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must have the ability to complete inspector certification courses. Examples include NCDOT classes in hot-mix asphalt and ACI concrete sampling and testing.
  • Highly motivated and works well with minimal supervision.
  • Thorough knowledge of NCDOT specifications and standards with ability and willingness to study and advance relevant knowledge outside of work.

Certifications and/or Licensing Requirements

Field testing certifications through NCDOT and/or ACI is preferred, but not required.

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
  • Regularly required to sit, talk, hear and climb into a work truck or other company-issued vehicle without any vehicle modifications.
  • Frequently required to stand, climb ladders, walk long distances over varying terrain carrying up to 10 pounds of equipment, walk on rebar, walk up steep slopes and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and push and/or pull objects of moderate weight (up to 50 pounds).
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Working outdoors under all types of weather conditions, including weather extremes.
  • Report to an assigned office or work location regularly, as required.
  • Ability to travel to project sites and for extended periods of time; Generally, travel is not required.
  • Visits to project sites may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen wetness, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, heights, unsafe structures, confined spaces, machinery and/or traffic hazards.

For placement in this job, individual must demonstration proficiency for each of the following competencies at the level defined.
  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Computer Literacy
  • Continuous Learning
  • Decision Making
  • Integrity
  • Problem Solving
  • Safety
  • Stress Tolerance


Our Perks


  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 4%
  • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture
Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee's development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry's leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.