North Wind Portage Construction Inspector (Transportation) 2562 LBYD Federal in Columbia Falls, Montana
Location: Columbia Falls, MT Title: Construction Inspector (Transportation) Schedule (FT/PT): Temporary Full-time Travel Required: As Needed Clearance: Ability to Obtain At LBYD Federal, "Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsive", is our motto we live by and practice each day. With the capability to produce high quality designs in a fun, supportive and exciting atmosphere, we recognize our employees are our greatest asset. We offer an exciting variety of opportunities for employees to develop and grow their careers, working alongside diverse and supportive team members to achieve success. We maintain our responsiveness to clients and partners by allowing our employees the autonomy to achieve success. Along with a competitive benefits package and 401(k) matching, we strive to maintain a 98% employee retention rate, by providing our employees endless growth opportunities. Unique opportunities such as a formalized mentorship program, professional development through North Wind University, a wellness program, celebrating our employees time with us through our employee service awards program, and many others meant to enhance the employee experience ultimately led to high employee satisfaction. Additionally, we strive to support the communities we live, work, and enjoy by taking part in community fundraisers, and volunteering through local and national organizations. We give you the flexibility to achieve your best work by offering hybrid working options, while fostering a culture of inclusivity, equity and diversity, creating a workplace we feel everyone can achieve success. We take pride in the impact our employees make as leaders, no matter the level within the organization. You will be connected with like-minded, high achieving individuals upon joining our organization leading and participating in the most challenging designs across the world. Project Location: Columbia Falls, MT (Flathead County) Project Description: Consultant Inspection services on work that includes grading, full depth reclamation, asphalt pavement milling, aggregate base, asphalt concrete pavement, bridge construction, retaining walls, and utility work. Position Description LBYD Federal is seeking a qualified Construction Inspector to support its FHWA projects in/near Columbia Falls, MT for an upcoming transportation project. The project consists of new steel girder bridge, removal of existing bridge, embankment, excavation, turnout rehabilitation, curve enhancement, utility relocations and installation of new park utilities, signage, traffic control, culverts, asphalt milling, full depth reclamation, driven pipe piles, concrete, retaining wall, wing walls, guard rails, thin bonded overlay, stone masonry, maintenance hold lid adjustments, paving and striping. The Construction Inspector II (CI-II) is responsible for quality assurance on a construction project by inspection of work performed by the Construction Contractor is in accordance with the requirements of the construction contract. This is done through daily inspections, material testing and other field work. Inspectors are responsible for verifying and documenting that the project is construction in reasonably close conformity with the plans and specifications, and in compliance with the terms of the contract. Inspectors are also responsible for reviewing the Construction Contractor's daily submittals (Contractor's Daily Record of Construction, Daily Quality Control and Quality Assurance Reports, Notification of Completion of Work, Traffic Safety Supervisor reports, pay notes, etc.) and preparing documentation of project happenings. The Construction Inspector II will be responsible for but not limited to the following: Performs overall engineering field inspection and project engineering technical support duties of highway related construction activities, including documentation of all Construction Contractor activities as they related to work performed under the construction contract. Performs inspections and documents of traffic control, environmental controls, layout, construction methods and materials, and all issues concerning the construction of the project. Determines the acceptability of the day-to-day work performed by the contractor including verifying workmanship, material and equipment installed by the Construction Contractor meets or exceeds the requirements of the contract drawings and specifications. Reviews and recommends accepting or rejecting daily reports submitted by the contractor, performs inspection of the contractor's quality control procedures and material testing. Verifies that procedures are in conformance with the approved Quality Control Plan and established procedures. Reviews material testing procedures and results for conformance to the contract and updates the project Material Register. Measures quantities of materials placed. Maintaining inspection logs, records of defects and other documentation as required. Monitoring labor and safety provisions as required in construction contract. Ability to make qualitative and quantitative judgment that are required by the construction contract at the work site. As required, assist with the finalization of quantities for the monthly progress estimate. As required, perform sampling and/or in-place testing of soil, aggregate base, concrete, and asphalt concrete pavement. As required, maintain the daily project diary, complete Inspector's Daily Reports, and other forms as required. As required, support the development of independent estimates. As required, support preparing on-site correspondence. As required, support drafting contract modification documents. Support preparation of progress estimates. Support reviewing environmental controls. Maintain/Ensure project files are kept up to date and complete with documentation of daily activities. Provide other construction related technical support as directed. Qualifications Current NICET Certification - Level III (Construction) AND at least 5 years of increasing responsible construction inspection experience of which at least 3 years have been on highway or bridge construction as assistant to the project supervisor or as a principal inspector; OR An Associated Degree in Engineering Technology AND at least 5 years of increasing responsible construction inspection experience of which at least 3 years have been on highway or bridge construction as assistant to the project supervisor or as a principal inspector; OR Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience as an inspector, project engineer or equivalent on city, county, state or Federal highway construction. Ability to support construction projects located in rural areas in locations throughout the continental United States for several weeks/months at a time (position may require up to 100% travel). Experience supporting and serving as a Construction Inspector for projects containing the following features: Asphalt pavement construction including hot plant inspection. Bridge construction including Portland cement batch plant inspection Construction Traffic Control Drainage structures (ditches, culverts, inlets) Erosion control, landscaping, mulching, and seeding Highway earthwork and grading Highway materials testing Miscellaneous highway construction features Pavement striping Post tensioned concrete construction Recycled asphalt construction (milling and grinding) Structural concrete and steel construction Subgrade and base course construction Retaining Walls Underground Utilities Diversion and Other in-water work Foundation and substruction construction General knowledge of computer (PC) software including proficiency in Microsoft OneNote and Adobe Acrobat. Ability to interact with Construction Contractor personnel on a daily basis. Ability to read, understand and interpret engineering construction plans, project specifications, traffic control plans, and other related documentation to ongoing construction activities. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Effective listening skills. Experience interacting and communicating with partner agencies, the public, landowners, construction contractors and other stakeholders. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, etc.), database input, electronic and internet-based file management software, and PDF related software. Ability to work on an active construction site including working in a field office environment. Ability to stand for long periods of time performing duties described previously. Ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds. Ability to withstand and be exposed to varying weather and terrain conditions. Available for varied duty shifts and for off-duty emergencies, particularly throughout period with the Construction Contractor is working multiple shifts. Must have US Driver's License and ability to drive 4x4 Vehicle. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Desirable Skills Experience working on Federal and/or State Department of Transportation Road/Highway Construction projects is preferred. Experience with U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Federal Lands preferred. North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance. North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance. North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion,national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.