Construction Inspector

The Construction Inspector performs inspections for simple and complex water and sewer projects, and based on experience, assists in training new inspectors on the standards and practices of Gannett Fleming’s Essential Functions.

This position will work in Hampton Roads, Norfolk or Virginia Beach area.

Job’s Essential Functions:

  • Inspects water and sewer main line construction projects, new water and sewer lateral connection installations, water and sewer lateral connection renewals, water main rehabilitation including cleaning and lining, sewer and manhole rehabilitation, paving, sod and landscaping restoration
  • Inspects Sewer Pumping Station projects and associated force mains and outfall sewers
  • Inspects pipe installation and approves materials on-site for proper quality and report defects, with the ability and authority to reject materials and workmanship
  • Makes decisions relative to the intent of the standard specifications or standard details with the concurrence from the Project/Construction Manager
  • Observes compaction testing of backfilled soils during and after completion of the work
  • Coordinates water main shutdowns, locating and operating valves, chlorination samplings, and any other items necessary for the execution of contract work
  • Verifies grading and alignment of water mains, sewer lines, and appurtenances to assure the work is done within the requirements of the contract
  • Advises contractors of deviations from the provisions of the contract and offers assistance to properly perform work
  • Ensures compliance with required safety precautions and proper traffic control
  • Use a cloud-based construction management software to document the contractor’s activities and progress through daily reports and digital as-builts in order to document accurate payment and claim evaluation
  • Performs visual sewer main and manhole final inspections, oversees sewer air and mandrel testing, televising of sewer lateral connections, hydrostatic water main testing, and prepares reports of findings
  • Inspects restoration of areas disturbed during construction
  • Attends pre-construction meetings and monthly progress meetings with local, state and federal agencies
  • Utilizes personal vehicle to travel to and from daily job sites

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • May be exposed to seasonal fluctuations in temperatures
  • May be required to enter confined spaces (large pipes, manholes, vaults, etc.)
  • May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, odors, and poor ventilation that would require the use of appropriate personal protection equipment to mitigate these condition
  • Must be able to lift objects that weigh up to 50 lbs

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of and experience with new and rehabilitative pipeline construction and construction practices, procedures and materials such as:
    • Open-Cut
    • Pipe Bursting
    • Horizontal Direction Drilling
    • Jack and Bore
    • Tunnelling
    • CIPP Lining
    • Sliplining
    • Centrifugal Cast Concrete Pipe
    • Cleaning and Lining
  • Knowledge of soil compaction and testing methods
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, sediment control devices and traffic control standards
  • Knowledge of concrete placement
  • Knowledge of and skills in reading and interpreting construction plans and contract documents
  • Experience with reading and interpreting Standard Specifications and Standard Details
  • Ability to compute volumes and quantities on construction materials
  • Knowledge in interpreting survey field notes
  • Prepare accurate detailed reports of daily project progress
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing and able to work in a team environment
  • Enter confined spaces, work outdoors in inclement weather, climb in and out of ditches and other structures under construction
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Office Outlook
  • Familiarity with Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years of experience in construction inspection and/or experience performing construction/installation of underground water and sewer new and/or rehabilitative pipeline.


One or more of the following industry certifications are preferred but not required. Gannett Fleming will provide training for certain certifications to comply with project requirements.

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Technician certification
  • MARTCP Soils & Aggregate Technician
  • MDE Responsible Person Card (Erosion and Sedimentation Control) certification
  • MDE Water distribution Operator’s License or Waste Water collections license
  • NASSCO Certified in ITCP-CIPP, and/or PACP, MACP & LACP
  • MDOT SHA Temporary Traffic Control certification
  • OSHA 10 hour safety certification

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

We offer a comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, our tax-deferred 401 (K) savings plan, and the opportunity to incentive compensation for eligible positions. We are committed to your personal growth and professional development, so we offer tuition reimbursement, access to internal and external training programs and support active participation in professional organizations.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status or other characteristics protected by law.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Location: Hampton Roads, Norfolk or Virginia Beach

Core Business Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Employment Status: Full-Time

Internal Requisition ID:2023-9911

Salary Range: $55,000 – $85,000


Please be advised that Gannett Fleming may require you to attest to your vaccination status and provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Regulatory requirements remain fluid at this time and Gannett Fleming will abide by Covid-19 mandates impacting our business as well as meet the requirements of our clients. Valid religious and medical exemptions will be reviewed and considered in accordance with applicable law.

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