Construction Specialist - Facilities

1 week ago(12/7/2017 8:40 AM)
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Job Description

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 are 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.


Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Facilities Construction Specialist based out of the Gainesville, VA office. Successful candidates will work on projects in the Washington Metropolitan area of VA\MD\DC. The successful candidate will monitor and inspect assigned elements of a construction project to ensure contractor’s compliance with the plans and contract documents, will track and monitor progress, and will prepare project documentation.


Assigned project elements will primarily involve transportation facilities.  Some project elements may involve structures as well as site civil components.  Duties include observing, and inspecting ongoing construction work for conformance with the contract documents,  analyzing and interpreting project plans and specifications for constructability, attending construction progress meetings, monitoring contract conformance, and preparing quality record documentation.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Must have at least 3 years of construction inspection experience
  • Knowledge of vertical building construction, MEP systems, utilities construction methods, procedures, practices, plans, specifications and contracts, materials used and performance, environmental, legal and safety responsibilities related to construction of transportation facilities.

  • Working knowledge of IBC and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, FTA Guidelines, FTA Transit Safety and Security Certification Handbook.

  • Experience with building envelope and finishes construction, inspection, and testing. 

  • Familiarity with ASTM construction materials testing including concrete, soils, grout, welding, moisture intrusion, etc.

  • Specialty certification or training is a plus.  NACE, WACEL, AWS, SMACNA, etc.

  • Ability to interpret building plans and specifications

  • Ability to prepare technical correspondence

  • Construction project management experience a plus.

  • Familiarity with construction QA/QC program functions.

  • Degree in engineering or construction management preferred.

  • Must have the physical ability to navigate construction sites including climbing ladders, traversing sloped areas, and occasionally working at heights. 



*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.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate 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.


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