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Construction Inspector I

Position Information

Construction Inspector I:

Location:  Pasadena Area; Fort Bend County and Houston Metro Area

General Description

Inspects construction methods and workmanship to ensure contractors build roadways, bridges, traffic signals, airports and related structures in accordance with plans and specifications; acts as consultant regarding work progress and problem resolution; serves as the only inspector on a construction project as needed; assists in overseeing construction inspection activities for very large and complex projects within a district. Responsible to a licensed professional engineer who has full authority for approval of all work. Work requires contact with contractors. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.



The essential duties for Construction Inspector I include:

  • Attends pre-construction meetings and answers questions from contractors and other attendees.
  • Calculates payments due contractors for work completed.
  • Ensures contractors build roadways, bridges and related highway structures and airport improvements in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Monitors project phasing and traffic control plans or airport closure plans and ensures compliance with approved safety standards; inspects barricades; as
  • required moves traffic control devices and barricades.
  • Drives to observe and inspect ongoing construction work.
  • Oversees construction record-keeping activities; recommends payments to contractors; recommends change orders, extra work orders/supplemental agreements; reviews proposed change orders submitted by consultants; prepares reports.
  • Prepares monthly and final estimates.
  • Resolves differences in interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Documents work progress and issues arising throughout scope of project.
  • Consults with Project Engineers, resident project representatives and contractors’ superintendents on work progress and construction problems, reviews time/cost estimates.
  • Ensures adequate levels of equipment and materials are assigned to projects; ensures material tests are performed and materials meet required standards.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.



  • The required competencies for Construction Inspector I include:
  • Applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding information and information technology related systems
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps
  • Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, expenses, technical survey data and engineering calculations
  • The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
  • Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
  • Preparing and maintaining records, files and reports
  • Communicate effectively
  • Move up to 50 pounds (See essential duties for example of items to be moved)



This job requires the following:

Construction Inspector I and II:

  • High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies.


Work Experience

This job requires the following:

Construction Inspector I:

  • 4 years in construction inspection or transportation related construction operations
  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated part-time equivalent)
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications

The following License and Certification are required for this job:

  • Driver’s License at time of application

Conditions of Employment

  • Required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
  • Driver’s record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.
  • Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check to include verification of identification and residency, and a national fingerprint-based records check at the employer’s expense is required.
  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact positions. Safety impact employees will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including 3 medical plan options, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, and generous PTO.

If you are interested in this position, please complete the following form and attach a Cover Letter and Resume.