Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Franklin, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, HSA, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), student loan assistance, paid volunteer/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Construction Inspector Talent Pool (throughout Virginia)

Summit Design and Engineering Services is seeking Construction Inspectors (all levels) to inspect all phases of construction on highway construction, bridge and maintenance projects throughout the Virginia area.


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.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR LEVEL: High School diploma with a minimum of three years of relevant experience and/or an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.
  • SENIOR CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR LEVEL: High School diploma with a minimum of six years of relevant experience and/or an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Working knowledge of mathematics in both algebra and geometry.
  • Proficient in the use of iPad, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Dropbox and/or OneDrive.
  • Ability to work independently, use own judgment and make decisions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • 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 with adequate vision to perform tasks.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up-to 50 pounds, on occasion.
  • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed.

Certifications (Required):

To be considered for this position you need to have all or some of the certifications listed below.

  • 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

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering firm. Established in 1997 and operating as Summit since 2004, we are structured to adapt quickly and offer clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We are passionate about what we do and always pursue excellence for our clients. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina and have other offices throughout North Carolina as well as Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado.

Why Work for Summit?

At Summit, we encourage and support each other in our endeavors. We welcome different perspectives and ensure everyone's voice is heard. We act with integrity and transparency, lead with purpose, and embrace diversity. We promote individual growth and share success with our team and partners. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build and invest in community and company events that help our employees and their families feel connected.

We are devoted to developing Summit team members to be the best in the industry because we are passionate about our pursuit of excellence. We offer flexibility and encourage people to have a strong work life balance. We value hard work, having fun, and enjoy spending time together.

We seek individuals that want to help us build a more diverse and inclusive engineering and design community. If you want take your career to the next level, please apply.

Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. E-verify.

A background check, including a criminal and driving record check, will be performed. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Many factors will be considered when a conviction is present.

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