Construction Inspector
Charleston, SC US
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Job Description
Construction Inspector

Construction Inspector (143895)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is looking for a Construction Inspector to join our Transportation Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) team in the Charleston, SC area. They will be inspecting asphalt and concrete for acceptable materials and mix, and pavement for proper spreading, rolling, depth, alignment, and compaction. They will also inspect roadway and structures for conformance to plans, and specifications; structural materials and members; placement of culverts; structural operations such as foundation excavation; placement of piling, reinforcing and structural steel, concrete and backfill; traffic control and erosion control devices. They will perform complex calculations and computations, as well as contract documentation duties, which may include field measurements of pay items as well as other required documentation. Work may include other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications

1-2 years of experience in construction inspection for transportation projects required.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must have considerable knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in highway and bridge construction.
Must have considerable knowledge of mathematical functions including geometry and trigonometry.
Must have skills in the use of office equipment such as calculators and computers.
Must have the ability to read, interpret, and explain such things as construction plans, contract provisions, and specifications.

Must have the ability to take notes and prepare or review reports, good communicative ability and the ability to instruct other employees in proper work methods.
Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
Work requires travel to meetings, site visits, and inspections.

Must be licensed to operate motor vehicles in accordance with applicable state law.

Preferred Qualifications

Local candidates are preferred.

SCDOT certifications, other DOT certifications or the ability to get is most preferred.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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