Construction Inspector Trainee

US-VA-Gainesville | US-VA-Fredericksburg
3 weeks ago(11/29/2017 10:23 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.


Dewberry is currently seeking Construction Inspector Trainees for its Virginia offices to work on projects in the Washington DC - Fredericksburg Area.  The Construction Inspector Trainee performs daily assigned inspection tasks in a training capacity preparatory to assuming the duties of an inspector.  The assignments follow a plan of on-the-job and classroom training established for the primary purpose of providing experience in construction inspection of transportation projects.  The work includes measuring, testing and checking materials, methods and installations to ensure conformance by the contractor with the plans, specifications, and contract documents.  Supervisor control is intensive initially, but progressively decreases as knowledge of work increases.   Inspects excavations, drainage structures, road surfaces and structures to compare the work performed to plans and specifications, conferring frequently with higher level inspectors or engineering personnel to clarify or interpret details.  Prepares a daily inspector report, which includes the details of the contractor’s work activities and list of locations, work, materials, equipment and labor forces used

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent is required
  • Working knowledge of mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • 0-1 year experience, preferred.
  • Ability to follow directions and interpret engineering and construction plans
  • Understands the general nature of construction and contracting
  • Computer skills and is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, email and the internet



*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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