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Construction Inspector/EIT

Job Description

The Construction Inspector works with the Project Manager, local agencies/owners, and contractors to ensure municipal construction projects are built according to the approved plans and specifications, as well as the governing jurisdiction’s standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inspect all aspects of municipal utility, road, and sidewalk projects.
  • Document the work performed by the Contractor through daily inspection reports.
  • Document the work performed by the Contractor through project photographs.
  • Keep an accurate log of contract days used and remaining throughout the project.
  • Verify quantities of work performed daily and provide weekly quantity reports to the Owner.
  • Maintain accurate records of personnel, equipment, and material used on force account activities.
  • Review change order requests.
  • Verify materials delivered to the jobsite match the approved submittals.
  • Walk the project ahead of the Contractor’s work schedule to identify potential unforeseen conflicts.
  • Advise the Contractor of insufficient traffic control measures or unsafe work conditions.
  • Coordinate scheduling of soils, asphalt, and concrete testing as required.
  • Coordinate with the local residents regarding impacts of construction.
  • Maintain accurate as-built record drawings for the project.
  • Advise the Owner of work progress and field issues as they arise.
  • Work with the Contractor to provide updated schedules to the Owner as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent organization and time management skills leading to timely documentation and submittals.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients, industry professionals, and residents/business owners impacted by construction.
  • Ability to make judgment calls while performing inspection duties with the least possible interruption to the Contractor/work progress.
  • Ability to read scaled construction plans.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Ability to work hours dictated by the Contractor’s schedule on short notice.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Dependability and thoroughness.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management from a four-year college or university, required.
  • 1-4 years of experience in Civil Engineering or Construction Management in the Puget Sound area, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3D and the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, tablets, computers, fax, and copy machines.

Board of Engineer’s Engineering-in-Training certification, preferred.


Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.


Ability to understand three-dimensional concepts and statistical data in practice. Ability to apply general algebra theories to create practical design solutions.


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