Job Description

Title: Senior Construction Inspector-Maintenance

State Role Title: Engineering Technician III

Hiring Range: $67,993-$110,488

Pay Band: NV 4

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Burke AHQ

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Northern Virginia District is excited to offer and announce an opportunity to serve as a Sr. Inspector in Maintenance Construction servicing the Northern Virginia area. This position work independently as well as a member of the team, to coordinate, schedule, oversee, and inspect all phases of routine to complex roadway, structure and bridge, and maintenance construction projects to ensure construction quality is in accordance with plans and specifications and provide a quality transportation system for the traveling public. The incumbent will promote open communications, partnering and responsive project level construction management to obtain on-time, on-budget projects with high quality and safety.

Position specific responsibilities and duties will include, but not limited to:

Construction and Contract Compliance – Ensure construction activities are performed in accordance with contracts, plans and applicable documents to include environmental, erosion and sediment controls, safety, traffic controls, and EEO and DBE guidelines, regulations and permits. Ensure project contract compliance using checklists, spreadsheets, manufacturer recommendations, construction directives, traffic engineering memoranda and materials memoranda to ensure project quality requirements are met. Notify contractor of any non-compliance issues and resolution through documentation. Oversee and perform materials testing to ensure project is constructed to design quality standards. Ensure monthly that all pay items of work performed during that period are paid to the contractor.

Project Safety and Environmental Compliance – Ensure work zones are properly established and maintained. Ensure project employees and equipment are performing in compliance with safety practices and directives. Monitor erosion and sediment control measures to ensure compliance and appropriate maintenance. Maintain a clean and organized work environment. Practice safe driving and maintain a clean vehicle interior and exterior.

Project Oversight – Monitor project schedule through progress meetings; notify supervisor when contractors incur schedule variance outside contract allowances. Conduct, document and distribute minutes of project and progress meetings. Review and maintain project budget. Review project item quantities and costs to ensure on-budget project delivery, to include verifying unit prices and assist with draft change orders. Project remaining work costs to complete. Ensure all submittals for associated work items have been submitted and approved prior to start of work by reviewing project submittals to verify approval. Determine support equipment needed for project and ensure proper maintenance, use and return. Monitor inspector performance, identify individual inspector training needs, and provide on-site technical training to inspection team.

Project Documentation – Track and maintain materials documentation for project. Maintain detailed DWRs and diaries and correlate to the contractor’s scheduled construction activities so VDOT can track individual activities, resources, productivity and efficiencies. Maintain project files. Document daily occurrences, meetings, and communications and correlate to contract documents to provide information on changes in the contractor’s scope of work. Issue monthly CPEs for prime and subcontractors working on project to allow VDOT to evaluate contractor’s performance. Assist in project close-out. Maintain as-built drawings.

Communications with Stakeholders – Communicate with VDOT and external support staff. Manage project public relations and respond to public concerns. Proactively notify project support staff and the public of traffic changes, project phase start and finish. Address landowner, business owner, and traveling public concerns regarding project. Coordinate distribution of lane closure notification with Traffic Operations Center, Communications and Residency. Work with contractor to resolve issues.

Work schedule varies according to job assignments and/or contractors schedule, to include significant night work, weekends, and holidays.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience with inspection of construction projects and activities for roadway construction, maintenance and structures.
Experience with construction methods, materials, equipment, standards, specifications and terminology.
Experience applying state and federal safety, environmental, and EEO and DBE guidelines and regulations related to transportation construction.
Skill in the use of engineering and testing equipment, as well as computers and software applications.
Knowledge of mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry and ability to apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine field adjustments to construction plans.
Ability to read, interpret and analyze roadway, structure and bridge plans, construction contracts and other project management documents.
Ability to record and maintain detailed project documentation and prepare reports, forms and correspondence.
Ability to work independently and oversee and provide technical guidance and training to other inspectors.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with VDOT and contractor personnel and the general public.
Valid driver’s license and safety shoes required.
Possession of or ability to obtain required certifications within 12 months of employment.

Additional Considerations

Experience in a broad range of road and bridge construction inspection activities with a DOT or a DOT consultant inspection firm.
Proficiency in MS Office and Site Manager or other project management software.
Experience overseeing the work of others.
Possession of current certifications and completion of fall protection and confined space training.
• DEQ: Inspector for Erosion Sediment Control (ESC IN)
• Asphalt Field Level II
• DEQ: Inspector for Storm Water Management (SWM IN)
• Radiation Safety USDOT HAZMAT Certification (Nuclear Gauge)
• Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Safety
• Soils & Aggregate Compaction
• CPR with AED, Standard First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Combined Course
• Guard Rail Installer Training (GRIT)
• Asphalt Field Level I
• Flagger
• American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Level I (CCWA) OR WACEL Concrete I Certification
• Pavement Marking

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
Reference Checks
Verification of work history
DMV Records Check
Fingerprint-based criminal history records check

All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.

Employees in this position may be required to work on projects located anywhere within the geographic District (Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Arlington Counties, and City of Alexandria) during the course of their employment.
Safety shoes and other personal protective equipment are required in the performance of duties. Employees must obtain and maintain required certifications as a condition of continued employment.
May be required to operate or work in the vicinity of devices containing radioactive materials and emitting low levels of ionizing radiation.
Position requires unrestricted mobility, including, at times, unrestricted mobility in irregular terrain; working at heights and in confined spaces, making visual observations; the ability to stand for long periods of time; the ability to work in a variety of environments affected by, but not limited to, such elements as dust, vapors, heat, and moisture; and the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Contact Information

Name: Danielle Rayner

Phone: 703-259-2378



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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Fairfax County, VA USA

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Job Posted:
3 weeks ago
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