Junior Construction Inspector

Job Description 

Construction Inspectors to support United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects at Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA and Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN.

Job Details:

  • Provide oversight of the contractor to ensure compliance with contract requirements and standards. Include evaluation of level of inspection, testing procedures and results, documentation of deficiency correction, etc. in accordance with the USACE 3-Phase inspection program 
  • Document compliance to construction standards and specifications 
  • Complete and maintain records of field observations, including daily reports outlining the work performed, as well as field measurements and computations 
  • Participate in technical review of submittals and development plans to ensure conformity to USACE standards and specifications 
  • Document observations and inspections of construction including discrepancy notices for non-compliant items 
  • Attend and participate in construction progress meeting 
  • Perform infrastructure walk through and develop punch lists as required 
  • Work to resolve conflicts with construction installation 
  • Provide construction photographs as required to document progress and problem areas 
  • Ensure that safety and USACE regulations and building codes were considered and followed during the construction  
  • Attend contractor’s project meetings 
  • Participate in tests, demonstrations, and field instructions with the appropriate personnel 


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma 
  • 5 Years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education 
  • Must have knowledge of building and construction crafts since detailed inspections must be made to ensure the required level of workmanship 
  • Due to the nature of the project US citizenship is required 
  • Up to 50% of the time the position needs to move about indoor and outdoor construction site environments with uneven terrain, variable environmental conditions including heat, cold, dust, noise, moisture, and dryness 
  • Occasionally (10-25% of workday) performing repetitive bending/stooping, repetitive or fine hand movements, working at heights, and lifting and carrying equipment weighing less than 25 pounds 
  • At times the position requires working with arms above shoulder level, power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), climbing stairs, using portable ladders, wearing fall protection, working in confined spaces, and lifting greater than 25 pounds 
  • The position requires wearing associated personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to gloves, safety glasses/goggles, face shield, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, hearing protection, and fall protection 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable 
  • Must be capable of reading contract drawings and specifications 
  • Demonstrate proficiency and effective communications skills in the English language in both oral and written forms 

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in field related to construction management (engineering, operations, CM, etc.) 
  • 10 years of experience as a construction project inspector on large complex multimillion dollar Department of Defense construction projects, 
  • Experience with wide range of trades including, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, roofing, and general building construction 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office  
  • Experience using Resident Management System (RMS). 
  • Knowledge of the USACE Three Phase Inspection Process 
  • Knowledge of the USACE Construction Quality Management (CQM) 
  • Knowledge of EM 385-1 Safety Requirements 
  • CQM Certification 
  • Interaction with clients and contractors requires candidate to have a professional presentation along with excellent communication skills and attention to detail 

 Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Due to the nature of the project US citizenship is required 
  • Non-Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.  
  • This job posting is contingent upon award of a pending solicitation. 
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Engineering
Job Location: Washington DC

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