Quality Control - HVAC

Tres West Engineers, Inc. - SeaTac, WA

Full-timeEstimated: $61,000 - $84,000 a year

Quality Control Inspector – HVAC

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We have an immediate need for a highly experienced HVAC Quality Control Inspector for an exciting project at the Port of Seattle, SeaTac International Airport. This position is anticipated to be full-time work (up to 50 hrs per week) starting immediately upon hire through around mid-2020. This is not a construction position – work involves project inspection of Mechanical Systems (Plumbing/HVAC), coordination and documentation of the ongoing construction at the site.

Project Overview

The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded International Arrivals Facility (IAF) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to significantly enhance the international passenger experience, advance the Puget Sound region as a leading tourism and business gateway, and serve the traveling public well into the future. The IAF, the most complex capital development program in the history of the 69-year old airport, will significantly improve the arrival process for international passengers without adding new gates. The existing 1970s-era facilities cannot accommodate Seattle’s growing demand for international travel. Total project: $968 million.

The IAF program includes three new elements:

  • 450,000 square foot grand hall for baggage claim and customs processing;
  • New sterile corridor connecting arriving international passengers on Concourse A
  • As well, supporting projects to expand power, fiber optic technology, and high-efficiency baggage services will significantly speed-up processing during peak international arrival periods.

Source: https://www.portseattle.org/projects/international-arrivals-facility

About the Position

The Mechanical Construction Inspector will:

Perform construction management consultant services for the Tres West project team, assisting the prime construction management firm in mechanical construction inspection, construction coordination, construction management and project support services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the inspection process through effective coordination and communication using a variety of tools and methods.
  • Demonstrate special ability to communicate and coordinate with public agency inspectors and managers, contractors, engineers/designers, and other construction personnel.
  • Monitor project progress, inspecting completed work for deficiencies, completing appropriate documentation, and verifying completion in compliance with contract documents
  • Review progress, approve contractor payment requests, and report deficiencies.
  • Demonstrate strong computer and applicable software skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and as required by the prime contractor or contract documents.


  • *5-10 years of experience in construction management/coordination, quality control and/or inspection services in vertical construction (commercial).


  • Expertise in HVAC, and plumbing systems, installation and testing
  • Thorough understanding of the construction process including planning, execution, monitoring and controlling work, change management, inspection and closeout processes. Familiarity with construction contract documents including plans, specifications, and schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform key responsibilities listed above
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • College degree in construction management or mechanical engineering is preferred
  • Previous airfield or Port of Seattle experience is a plus.
  • Safety training is a plus.
  • General construction systems knowledge is a plus.

About Tres West Engineers

Tres West is an MEP engineering and construction management services firm based in Tacoma, WA. Tres West offers competitive wages and full benefits package. Offer may be contingent upon passing substance abuse and/or other pre-employment and security screenings.

Tres West Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tres West Engineers does not discriminate against any persons on grounds of age, ancestry/ethnicity, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, military affiliation, national origin, parental status, political beliefs/ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, whistleblower status, worker compensation/FMLA/FLA use, or any other protected class or status, as protected by local, state, and federal laws. Our firm also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please contact our HR department should you have any accommodation request.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Quality Control Inspection: 5 years (Required)
  • Vertical Construction - Commercial: 5 years (Required)
  • HVAC Systems: 10 years (Required)
  • Plumbing Systems: 5 years (Preferred)


  • WA State Driver's License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Others