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Resident Construction Inspector 2- Dams

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

San Antonio, TX, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 95229 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Serves as a construction inspector who may report to senior inspection staff on a moderately complex medium or a large construction project; civil works, underground pipelines, pumping stations, and plants. Duties may include project controls administration. May provide direction to other inspection staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Anticipates daily and upcoming construction activities, and prepares accordingly; may give direction to other inspection staff . Provides drawing and specification interpretations with little direction . Reviews and analyzes contractor's project schedule with direction . With limited direction, interprets contract documents for QA/QC . May assist with limited direction in evaluating change requests, claims, and cost proposals from contractor; coordinates responses with the project manager; and prepares change orders 
  • Monitors and reports on pertinent site conditions when contractor indicates unforeseen subsurface or other changed conditions . Assists with logs and tracks all issues, proposed changes, change orders, and claims . Performs administrative duties related to project controls in the absence of admin staff . Inspects complicated construction activities with little or no direction . Documents field observations . Resolves minor construction issues in the field with contractor foreman . Observes Black and Veatch's safety policies . Can process contractor pay application, respond to simple RFIs, and coordinate complex interpretations with engineer . May begin to provide direction to other field staff 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a construction-related discipline or craft apprenticeship preferred 
  • 5+ years related field experience preferred 
  • Certifications for concrete, compaction and civil tests preferred  
  • Preferred Skills: . Strong attention to detail . Basic knowledge of plans and specifications . Basic knowledgeable of project controls and effect on time, cost, quality and communication . Intermediate communications skills, both written and oral . Basic understanding of heavy construction principles . Basic problem solving skills . Basic knowledge of heavy-construction materials and equipment . Basic knowledge of heavy-construction means and methods . Basic ability to read contract drawings and knowledge of specifications . Basic problem identification and resolution skills . Knowledge of project control system . Basic understanding of administrative and project policies and procedures . Intermediate skills in construction QA/QC and coordinating with design staff . Basic knowledge of National and International Building Codes (IBC) and standards . Basic supervisory skills 

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands:
• Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
• Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
• See and hear naturally or with correction.   
• Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties. 
• Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure. 
• Requires repetitive movement. 
• May require work above 5 feet in height.
• Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds. 
• Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions. 

Work Environment:
• Typical construction site environment:  
• Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions. 
• Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc. 
• Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions 
• Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. 
• Work around hazardous equipment.
• Typical office environment.
• This position is considered a safety sensitive position. 


Salary Plan

CNS: Construction Services

Job Grade


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Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


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Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

Job Segment: Construction, Inspection, Engineer, Engineering

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