Job Details

Project Inspector

Oregon Department of Transportation, White City, Oregon

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 12/17/2018

Announcement: ODOT18-1452oc
Project Inspector - Engineering Specialist 3
Highway Division - Region 3
White City

ODOT is excited to announce an opening for a Project Inspector, for our Region 3 Highway Division located in White City. As the project inspector you will provide engineering assistance to the project manager and the assistant project manager in administering highway construction projects. This may include exercising independent judgment in planning and carrying out recurrent work assignments such as surveying, inspection, contract administration and office work.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

What's in it for you?
*We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office.

Additional Details:
*Open Until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
*Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities:
*Coordinate inspection activities on major and/or multiple construction projects.
*Serve as lead inspector on complex projects by assigning and reviewing inspection activities of subordinates.
*Ensures contractors conformance to project plans and specifications through field inspections during construction.
*Record contractor activities on General Daily Progress reports.
*Provide general oversight to assure contractor and DBE subcontractors meet contract requirements.
*Complete timely meaningful Commercial Useful Function reviews.
*Document CUF reviews and submit to the Project Manager for review, further investigation and corrective action as necessary.
*Prepare or direct preparation of Quality test summary book, supporting documentation notebooks, and installation note notebooks.
*Reviews and recommends any alterations or changes of Contract plans and specifications as necessary.
*Initiate, negotiate and draft proposed contract change orders (CCO, SFO, EWO).


An Associate's degree in Engineering Technology from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and four years of experience directly related to engineering;


Five and one-half years (66 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

*Demonstrated leadership experience in working with diverse teams of employees.
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Experience seeking relief from specification tolerances and/or requirements.
*Experience on highway/bridge construction projects.

Working Conditions:

*Occasional travel within the Region, Salem, and project sites.
*Occasional exposure to rough terrain, traffic, stinging insects, poisonous plants and inclement weather.
*Occasional attendance to evening meetings.

Learn More and Apply!

This recruitment is open until filled with an initial application screening date of Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 8:30 AM.
Go to and search ODOT18-1452oc to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-378-5799.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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