Water/Wastewater Junior Construction Inspector

Posted Date 5 months ago(2/9/2024 12:10 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Water/Wastewater Junior Construction Inspector for our Fairfax, VA office. The position will perform a variety of investigation, design and construction related work in support of small and large infrastructure projects. The Inspector will perform such tasks as construction inspection, collecting field data needed to progress pay applications, establishing quantity and cost estimates. Inspector must be flexible, client focused and capable of working independently under the supervision of project managers.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Monitor contractor operations for compliance with contract plans, provisions and specifications
  • Proactive in identifying field issues and discuss solutions with supervisor
  • Be familiar with and able to advise contractors of violations of safety procedures and recommend adjustments to bring these violations into compliance
  • Executing field measurements of pay items; maintaining daily diaries, materials notebooks, redline as-built plans, understanding progress schedules, work orders, and monthly estimates.
  • Oversee and document materials testing such as: soil compaction, concrete and asphalt field tests
  • Ability to document all field activities, work in a collaborative manner with the owner and contractor
  • Experience with traffic control and SWPPP implementation as it pertains to underground utilities within roadways a plus

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent is required.  Associates degree in Construction Management or related field is preferred, but not required.
  • 1-4 years of experience in construction inspection. Water main and utility field inspection experience preferred.
  • Applicant should be experienced with underground utilities, earthwork, asphalt and concrete.
  • Works in a very timely fashion to meet project requirements.
  • Communicates effectively with clients, coworkers, sub consultants, and agency review staff.
  • Additional requirements include excellent communications skills, ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, and ability to perform complex quantity and engineering computations.
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and terrains
  • Ability to repetitively stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes, in addition to ability to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces
  • Driving is a requirement of the position. A clean driving record is required.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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