Construction Inspector/Designer

David Evans & Associates Inc
Portland, OR 97201
United States


Job Description
DEA's Portland, OR office is seeking a Construction Inspector / Designer to support transportation related projects. The responsibilities for this position will be diverse and will include providing on-site inspection and construction design support on primarily transportation related construction projects during the construction season and provide design support for our design groups and construction projects during the off construction season.

Responsibilities as a Construction Inspector include but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate in project development activities prior to contracts being awarded. Review pre-award contract documentation for completeness and accuracy; provide review comments to the appropriate person for action, and follow up to make sure the comments are addressed.
  • Read and understand contract documents prior to the start of the work. During the work, interpret the contract documents, anticipate potential problems, propose potential solutions, and work with others in their resolution.
  • Inspect and monitor construction work to assure that the Materials furnished and the Work performed are in close conformance to the Plans and Specifications. Reject work or material that does not meet contract requirements.
  • Assure that the Contractor does not violate contract restrictions, including restrictions for protection of the environment and restrictions set by statutes, laws, or ordinances.
  • Measure and record the Contractor's work and prepare Source Documents, as work is performed, to justify payment.
  • Act as the representative of the Client in communications with the Contractor, the public or other interested parties. Refer issues to the Project Manager if they involve controversial matters or are outside of the authority of the Inspector.
  • Prepare and submit the documentation and reports according to the contract requirements, in accordance with regulatory authorities, and to protect the interests of the Client. This includes, but is not limited to, daily progress reports, project diary, pay notes, pay estimates, quality and quantity documentation, environmental documentation, photographs, and "as-built" documentation.

Responsibilities as a Designer include but are not limited to the following:
  • Utilize state of the art computer drafting tools and have a high level of competency to use design software such as Microstation, InRoads, and Civil 3D.
  • Translate mark-ups into drawings, check and plot drawings, correctly label final working drawings, calculate and update project quantities, and update contract drawings and specifications.
  • Perform design-related tasks under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer using standard guidelines and criteria such as AASHTO and others.
  • Set up and maintain standard drawing files and adhere to company drafting standards as applicable to each project.
  • Obtain work assignments of specific design elements from Project Manager with an allocated budget
  • Set up directories and work within file-sharing software such as ProjectWise or other
  • Prepare and check design files and stakeout information for completeness and accuracy in preparation to hand over to construction surveyors during construction.
  • Calculate earthwork quantities based on digital terrain models (DTM) and design models using design software and evaluate survey confidence points based on DTM and design model data.
  • Review all work for completeness and accuracy.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a heavy emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Physically able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Applicant must have a valid driver's license and clear motor vehicle report

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering
  • Licensed Engineer-in-Training (EIT)
  • 2+ years of construction inspection
  • Proficiency with Civil 3D, Microstation, and Inroads
  • ODOT or ODOT local agency project experience

  • 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)
  • 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

Transportation Jobs with DEA

The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today's transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow's growth. Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on five markets; Bridges and Structures, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, Smart Mobility, and Construction Engineering.