Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • CEI - Virginia
  • Abingdon, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, H S A, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Summit Design and Engineering Services (office in South Boston, VA) is recruiting for Construction Inspectors to inspect all phases of construction on highway construction, bridge and maintenance projects located in the Abingdon, Bristol and Roanoke areas of Virginia.  The ideal candidate must be able to act and make decisions independently for routine project issues and foster a partnering relationship with contractors, the general public and other project stakeholders.  A Construction Inspector will train and supervise trainee inspectors and Monitor the work on contractors to ensure quality control and contractor compliance of moderate complexity under the supervision of senior inspectors.  An Inspector at this level must perform daily record keeping of project activities and prepare monthly project estimates.


  • High school graduate or two year civil engineering technology degree
  • 3-6 years of experience
  • Good communication (written and oral) and math skills (algebra and geometry)
  • Working knowledge of roadway, structure and bridge construction methods, materials, standards, construction symbols and terminology
  • Working knowledge of state and federal environmental, safety, EEO guidelines and regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret roadway, bridge and structure plans and contract specifications
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, email and Internet
  • Ability to work independently


To be considered for this position must have most or all of the below certifications:

  • VDOT or NICET Level II Soil and Aggregate Compaction
  • VDOT Asphalt Field Level I & II
  • VDOT or NICET Level II Hydraulic Cement Concrete Field
  • VDOT Pavement Marking
  • VDOT Slurry Surfacing
  • VDOT Surface Treatment
  • VDOT Flagger Certification
  • Virginia DEQ Certification for Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection
  • Virginia DEQ Stormwater Management (Inspector) Certification
  • Nuclear Gauge Safety and Hazmat Training
  • Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control
  • OSHA 10-Hours OSHA Safety Training
  • VDOT Guardrail Certification

Candidates will be subject to outside environmental conditions, including hazards at highway construction sites.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.  Must be able to walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to stand up to 12 hours a day on occasion.  Must have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and twist, use hands to grasp and arms to reach, to raise hands above head, to sit, climb and balance and to work in confined spaces and heights.  Must be able to travel overnight as needed.

Must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.  Criminal background check will be performed.

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