Gannett Fleming, Inc.

  • Transportation Construction Inspector

    Job Locations US-VA-Suffolk
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    # of Openings
    Job Category
    Construction Management
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  • Company Overview


    For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.


    Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.

    What You Will Do


    Gannett Fleming has openings for a Transportation Construction Inspector to join us in VDOT’s Hampton Roads Districts to inspect all phases of construction on highway construction and maintenance projects. The Inspector oversees, monitors and independently inspects routine highway construction phases for maintenance, bridge, signal installation and roadway construction projects. Measures, tests, and checks materials, methods, and installations to ensure contractor conformance with plans, specifications, and contract documents. Documents contractor progress on a daily basis, inputs data into automated software systems, and generates reports and correspondence.


    Minimum Qualifications for Transportation Construction Inspector

    • 3 years of VDOT experience and knowledge of roadway, structure and bridge construction methods, materials, standards, construction symbols, and terminology.
    • Knowledge of mathematics to include algebra/geometry/trigonometry.
    • Ability to read, interpret, and analyze roadway, structure and bridge plans, as well as contract plans, specifications, and documents.
    • Ability to apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine minor adjustments to construction plans.
    • Ability to maintain detailed records in accordance with VDOT, perform required materials testing, and communicate effectively (written and verbally) with agency and contractor personnel and the general public.
    • Ability to inspect and verify highways work zones and traffic control setups are in accordance with current standards.
    • Skill in the use of engineering and testing equipment and competent in computer and software use (Windows, MS Office Word &Excel, e-mail, and Internet,)
    • Physically able to lift and carry 40 pounds (testing equipment), safely navigate construction work sites with uneven terrain , stand and sit as needed on project work sites, climb ladders, and work at heights.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school graduate/GED
    • Valid driver’s license
    • The ability to obtain a Virginia DOT Security Clearance
    • Construction inspection experience with a DOT or consultant inspection firm or a combination of education/training/experience in construction including design build, engineering, project management, or materials handling which demonstrates the ability to perform the work.
    • Possesses the following VDOT Materials Certifications - Asphalt Field I & II, Hydraulic Cement Concrete Field, ACI Concrete Field, Soils & Aggregate Field, Slurry Surface, Surface Treatment and Pavement Markings.
    • Other certifications: Fall protection and confined space training, Guardrail Installation, OSHA Safety, Nuclear Safety & Transportation, Work Zone Traffic Control (intermediate level) and flagger certification, DEQ Erosion & Sediment Control Inspection and DEQ Stormwater. Other specialty certifications may include WACEL, ICC, NICET, NACE, and CMIT (Construction manager in training) are a plus.

    Will be required to work outside normal hours to observe contractors’ progress, as well as in emergencies, inclement weather, and heavy traffic conditions. Ability to work at heights and within confined spaces. May be required to operate or work in the vicinity of devices containing radioactive materials and emitting low levels of ionizing radiation. Requires safety shoes.

    Life at Gannett Fleming


    At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.


    Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status. Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.


    NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


    Location: Suffolk, VA
    Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    Internal Requisition ID: 2017-4249


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