Field Inspection Technician (Seasonal)

Metro Consulting Associates - Plymouth, MI (30+ days ago)

The Field Inspection Technician is responsible for using technology to accurately conduct observations, collect data and document all field observations for municipalities, utility and private development clients.

Duties & Responsibilities of Field Inspection Technician

  • Operate and maintain care of all data collection instruments
  • Knowledge of construction instruments/tools
  • Ability to learn to new field technologies
  • Examine structures (e.g., manholes, storm water sewers, sanitary sewer systems, etc.) to NASSCO Standards Observe and document all field activity for conformance with client requirements
  • Review plans and specifications of projects to gain familiarity with the projects prior to inspection
  • Preform field observation and document construction activities as directed
  • Comply with all applicable safety and environmental requirements
  • Verify the quality of workmanship, quality of materials used, and compliance with the plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations.
  • Ability to identify deficiencies and deviations from the plans
  • Communicates and interact with the general public, city employees, contractors, various agencies, non-City utilities
  • Coordinate work between agencies, contractor and other City departments (integration with contractors and their representatives while representing the contract owner)
  • Prepare legible written field notes and daily reports detailing the status of work, including confirmation of work completed and jobsite conditions
  • Record the results of inspection and verify the accuracy of data with proper field checks recorded
  • Transmit inspection data to the proper location in the computer network, which includes sending data to the office from remote locations on a daily basis, and be able to acquire the data for field use when necessary
  • Research maps, physical evidence, project specific details, and other records to obtain data needed for field work
  • Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications of Field Inspection Technician

  • Associate’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum two (2) years applicable experience in the surveying/civil engineering/construction industry, including at least one (1) year of field experience
  • Basic knowledge of construction instruments/tools
  • 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/ software
  • Basic knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Basic understanding of the AutoCAD Civil3D platform and technology a plus
  • Must be willing to travel up to 100% in both urban and remote area
  • Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with 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
  • 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
  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt to unforeseen events while in urban and rural environments

Job Types: Temporary, Contract


  • surveying: 1 year (Preferred)
  • construction industry: 1 year (Preferred)
  • civil engineering industry: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Associate (Preferred)