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G-TECH Services, Inc. Senior Construction Inspector in Highland Park, Michigan

Position Description

The Senior Construction Inspector is responsible for leading the technical aspects of various construction projects, reporting, and serving as a liaison between field staff and office staff. Work will include ensuring all applicable permits and approved plans related to site layouts, grading plans, utility systems, stormwater management, soil erosion and sedimentation control plans, and street improvements on a variety of construction projects including residential, office, retail, restaurant, infrastructure, and renewable energy for private and public clients. Work may also include construction administration, specifications, traffic control, permitting, local, state, and federal compliance issues, reporting, and public relations/communication.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage client/contractor relationships and serve as liaison between office and field staff

  • Assist with ensuring proper staffing levels on construction projects

  • Coordinate with staff regarding various inspection, operations, and maintenance activity

  • Ensure construction is being performed to quality standards in compliance with design specifications, drawings, budget and schedule

  • Oversee materials testing and pavement evaluation programs

  • Provide oversight and leadership for staff in carrying out construction supervision including contract administration, quality control, construction monitoring and evaluation, and other relevant activities

  • Assist with holding field staff accountable for maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations

  • Correspond regularly with clients, municipality officials on all project related matters

  • Lead communication with contractors and subcontractors on all engineering projects

  • Coordinate regularly with other departments including administrative, marketing, business development, GIS, land development, and surveying services

  • Act as technical resource for junior staff

  • Recommend solutions for construction related matters on various projects

  • Correspond with private and public agencies

  • Preparation of quantities for construction estimates

  • Preparation of bid documents for private, public, and other governmental agency projects

  • Prepare project specifications and standard details

  • Perform field inspections of existing water, sewer, road, and other infrastructure as necessary

  • Plot, organize and assemble project-related documents, permit applications, and cut sheets

  • Exercise judgment with adaptations of engineering alternatives while adhering to Company standards and methodologies

  • Perform QA/QC review on construction drawings, technical reports, and other project related documents

  • Inspect completed work and sign-off on quality of workmanship along with crew leaders and external subcontractors

  • Interpret construction plans, standards and specifications

  • Coordinate work between agencies, contractor and other city departments (interact with contractors and their representatives while representing the contract owner)

  • Develop construction observation guide and maintenance of preconstruction, construction, and closeout execution plans

  • Assist in reviewing project drawings and specifications to gain a full understanding of project scope, client goals and expectations, and resource requirements for each phase of the project

  • Identify construction approaches and risks to ensure efficiency and mitigate exposure

  • Solicit and coordinate subcontractor and supplier bids for labor, material and equipment

  • Gather information, develop solutions, and adjust to necessary changes in work sequences

  • Review contractor and supplier invoices against actual performance

  • Evaluate the legitimacy of contractor and supplier change requests in terms of contractual requirements and validity of cost estimates

  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to involved staff and contractors

  • Develop, update and maintain project schedules, progress, durations, compliance with financial, operational, and/or scheduling requirements and sequencing logic

  • Administer, arrange, optimize and lead daily and weekly progress meetings, activities with owner/contractor, construction staff, site engineer, inspection staff, external contractors and subcontractors

  • Prepare request for proposals for public tender of services and statement of work documents.

  • Contribute to contracts, change orders, material and services purchase orders for approval by Owner. Assess and where appropriate make recommendations on contractor requests for extension of time, claims for additional payment, and contractual disputes

  • Review quotes, material requests, procured items, deliveries and on-site production to validate accurate fulfillment and quality control

  • Certify invoices submitted by suppliers and contractors and recommend for payment by owners

  • Determine and recommend labor force, materials, and equipment requirements

  • Maintain regular estimates of the cost-to-completion and time-to-completion for each task

  • Complete computer-based weekly and/or daily reports, project log and documentation files.

  • Identify risk and opportunity in all aspects of construction management, and implement mitigation measures where risks are appreciable

  • Coordinate with GIS team to ensure proper collection and GIS deliverables of field data

  • Conduct ongoing meetings with field staff to remain informed of project work and facilitate resolution of presented or developing issues

  • Assign weekly tasks to direct reports, and conduct performance evaluations on a quarterly basis

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of construction field experience leading field inspection crews in the civil engineering/construction industry

  • Must be familiar with NASSCO Standards as well as community standards for examining and construction of structures (manholes, storm water sewers, sanitary sewer systems, water main systems, etc.)

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret specifications

  • Required to have satisfactory results on a Motor Vehicle Record check and maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Basic knowledge of web-based GIS interfaces and applications a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable codes and standards

  • Basic understanding of the AutoCAD Civil3D platform and technology a plus

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel

  • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker

  • Provide direction and leadership by demonstrating an attitude for safety, cost control, efficiency and professionalism

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively

  • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities

  • Manage client interaction and promote positive relationships

  • Facilitate communication between staff, contractors, suppliers, and other project participants

  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change

  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills

  • Ability to adapt to unforeseen events while in urban and rural environments

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Primarily work outdoors (75% of the time) with occasional office work (25% of the time); must be able to work outside in extreme heat and cold when necessary

  • Must be able to travel and/or conduct fieldwork up to 100% of the time

  • Regularly required to walk for long distances

  • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 20 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

Category Industrial Engineering

Function Engineering

Req ID JN -052023-120023

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