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Senior Inspector/Surveyor - Astoria

  • 08 Jan 2020 12:36 PM
    Message # 8519161
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Senior Inspector/Surveyor – Oregon Department of Transportation


    The role:  

    We are seeking a senior inspector/surveyor to be a part of our dynamic team in beautiful Astoria! In this role, you will oversee other inspectors on multiple, complex projects by ensuring daily contract compliance, monitoring construction work for documentation to support payment and project acceptance.

    Our Region 2 Astoria Construction Office oversees contractors on agency construction projects in Area 1, which includes Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and Washington counties. 

    We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

    A day in the life:

    ·         Interpret contract documentation, anticipate potential problems and propose solutions.

    ·         Monitor project safety procedures and methods.

    ·         Monitor traffic control and spot check survey stakes, grades, stations, locations and alignments.

    ·         Review and monitor contractor pollution and erosion control plans for conformance with environmental permits and biological requirements.

    ·         Monitor contractor’s conformance to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and labor compliance specifications.

    ·         Review and monitor contractor’s schedules for feasibility, accuracy and completeness.

    ·         Identify procedures in the work and/or materials that are inconsistent with the contract documents and notify contractor.

    ·         Ensure required tests are performed and documented.

    ·         Prepare and submit various documentation and reports according to contract requirements such as project photos, daily progress reports and pay notes.

    ·         Perform field and construction surveying activities as part of a crew.

    ·         Verify and set slope stakes, clearing limits, horizontal and vertical controls, construction and rights of way centerlines, and other staking as required to control construction work activities.

    ·         Oversee field and office personnel to document quality and quantity of construction materials, verify proper payments to contractors, and assemble project records for final acceptance.

    ·         Assist in negotiating and preparing contract change orders, cost estimates, resolving contractor claims, and identifying and tracking force account work.

    ·         Train others in inspection and the associated documentation.


    ·         Work is performed outdoors in the field more than 50% of the time.

    ·         Work involves competing demands and long hours, particularly during construction season.

    ·         Significant driving on rural and coastal roads in adverse weather conditions required.

    ·         Occasional overnight travel required.

    ·         May be called to work at any time of the day or night, including weekends, holidays, and during emergencies.

    ·         Must work with contractors and the public, some of whom may be emotionally charged.

    ·         May be exposed to extreme hazards, traffic noise, construction equipment and adverse weather conditions.

    ·         May be required to work with hazardous materials associated with material testing and hand tools.

    ·         May need to walk on rough terrain, stoop or bend around structures or equipment, and/or work at heights of 20 feet or more.

    ·         May be required to lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. 

    What’s in it for you:

    ·         Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.

    ·         Colleagues who are passionate about public service.

    ·         Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.

    ·         Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.

    ·         Live, work and play in Astoria, Oregon!

    What we need:

    A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience;
    An associate's degree in engineering technology or surveying from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and two and one-half years of engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group;
    Four years of para-professional engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group;
    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. 

    What we’d like to see:

    If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!  

    ·         Current ODOT general construction inspector certification.

    ·         Experience and knowledge related to delivering projects in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and policies.

    ·         Experience providing construction inspection on heavy civil projects.

    ·         Experience performing construction plan and specification review.

    ·         Experience with various transportation construction means and methods (i.e., paving, pile driving, excavation and embankment).

    Learn more and apply!

    This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 5, 2020.

    Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

    For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us.

    ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

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