Construction Inspector - Building projects

Jacobs - Arlington, VA3.9

ContractEstimated: $62,000 - $83,000 a year
Reporting to the Construction Manager or Project Manager, this is a site based position that interacts directly with the General Contractor. This role ensures that the scope of work is followed as per the clients specifications on schedule, with quality craftsmanship, and safely. Other responsibilities include reading construction drawings, and a working knowledge of local codes and regulations.

Possess technical competence, skill and knowledge of the construction industry
Understand Contract Documents including Drawings, Specifications and Contracts and provide technical assistance and recommendations for action
Conduct efficient Meetings, prepare and distribute Meeting Minutes
Conduct necessary Field Investigations, provide Field Inspections, prepare concise and distribute timely associated Reports
Receive, review, coordinate, track and process RFI's
Provide Schedule review and monitoring including suggestions for changes
Prepare Change Order packages including preparing an independent estimate with final recommendations
Provide knowledgeable review of contractor Pay Application and provide recommendations with associated paperwork
Demonstrate the ability to make decisions and provide recommendations
Possess a working knowledge of Safety procedures, practices and standards
Communicate effecting in speaking and writing, including listening
Build relationships and create teamwork within the company, and the project team

Note to Virginia Job Seekers: Jacobs ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Human Resources Director at our Arlington, VA office at 571-218-1000. Persons with hearing-and speech-impairments can contact Jacobs by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.


Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or equivalent experience is required
5 years of site inspection experience required
Certificate in discipline field is preferred
Strong computer software skills within the Microsoft Suite of tools (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat is required
Knowledge of general photography preferred

Essential Functions:
Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.