Coating Inspector
Atlanta, GA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Coating Inspector
Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
ID GA -1086
Category Inspectors
Type Full Time
About the Organization

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. (E2) is a professional services firm established in 1988 specializing in a full spectrum of engineering services including, project engineering and design, federal base operations and infrastructure support services, gas pipeline construction and inspection services, environmental consulting and remediation, and information technology services. At E2, we value safety, innovation and collaboration, and we are dedicated to excellence.


The purpose of the Coating Inspector is to provide inspection of contractor's quality of work in accordance with the client's policies and procedures as it relates to coating of steel pipe and fittings on pipeline construction projects. The Coating Inspector works under the direction of the Chief Inspector, who may assign additional responsibilities to the Inspector as needed. The Coating Inspector, at the direction of the Chief Inspector, may be asked to double as the Utility Inspector if qualified and within reason given scope of the project.

    Inspect other contractor's work for compliance with all permit requirements and one-call (call before you dig) requirements. Coating Inspectors shall immediately verbally communicate any deviations therefrom to Chief Inspector and the client and follow up with formal written documentation the same day.
  • Verify other contractors have and are utilizing necessary equipment, safety measures, records, project designs, drawings, GIS, etc. to avoid damaging gas mains, services, and other utilities.
  • Verify that other contractors are following the client's best practices.
  • Verify other contractors have located all gas lines and have had all other utilities marked in the areas other contractors are working on in connection with each project, and all gas facilities are painted and flagged in accordance with local requirements.
  • Field verify that the construction equipment used and the amounts of materials installed during construction are captured on the Daily Progress Report for inventory and billing purposes. Using experience and professional judgment inspect the material waste to help reduce any potential loss of materials through the inefficient use of the material by the other contractors. Coating Inspectors shall communicate any opportunities to reduce material waste to the client.
  • Verify that other contractors are following the client's procedures and coating manufacturers' instructions for applying field coatings to pipe, fittings, valves, joints, and other pipeline components.
  • Verify, prior to use, that all materials to be incorporated into each project or utilized for testing are properly constructed, rated and possess proper manufacturer documentation.
  • Complete and submit daily inspection forms including but not limited to safety inspection forms, coating inspection forms (pipe coating and repairs, joint coating, jeep calibration and inspection, etc.), trenching and backfill inspection forms, and other construction inspection forms as requested by the client.
  • Review and verify that other contractors' Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) path is acceptable.
  • Witness all HDD "pull-throughs" to verify that pipe is properly supported, the coating of pipe and weld joints are protected, and the as-built information is properly recorded. Coating Inspectors shall also examine the pipe coating at the leading edge of the pull-back to ensure there has been no damage to pipe coating during pull back.
  • Verify Polymers and additives used in drilling fluids are approved by the client. The approved list of additives and fluids shall be provided to the Inspector.
  • Verify pull force does not exceed design.
  • Witness hydrostatic testing for the duration of the test(s) and verify in advance of testing that calibration papers for the equipment are in proper order and attached to the test report.
  • Verify that other contractor(s) properly clean and dry pipelines prior to commissioning.
  • Witness and verify that other contractors properly inspect pipeline for deformation and that subsequent analysis is free of any irregularities.
  • Field validate that all environmental Best Management Practices ("BMPs") are followed by other contractors in accordance with the permits and construction plans.
  • Prior to all backfills, HDD pull-throughs, or jack and bores the Coating Inspectors shall perform the following:
  1. Visually inspect pipe for noticeable defects to pipe coating;
  2. Visually inspect pipe for gouges, dents, or other imperfections;
  3. Verify all pipe is "jeeped" and holidays properly repaired prior to lowering in trench or pulled back through the HDD path;
  4. Once cured, verify that all field applied pipe coating meets the client's mil thickness and manufacturer's hardness specifications;
  5. When utilized, verify all shrink sleeves or similar products used to protect weld joints are inspected for proper installation;
  6. Coordinate with other contractors' survey crews to verify proper as-built information is recorded;
  7. Verify that proper padding and bedding exists around pipe; and
  8. Verify that pipe is rigged and lowered into trench without damage to pipe or coating.
  9. After all HDDs, Coating Inspectors shall verify that all visible pipe and weld joint coatings were not damaged during pull-through activities.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to read, interpret, and implement the client's policies and procedures
  • Minimum of two (2) years coordinating and inspecting construction projects for natural gas pipeline construction.
  • Ability to read construction drawings, alignment sheets and valve maps and translate to actual field constructability
  • Past experience inspecting the application of field applied pipeline coatings
  • Competent in 49 CFR 192, ASME 31.8, and applicable OSHA standards
  • NACE CIP Level 1
  • Employment is contingent upon completing all applicable training during onboarding, including Operator Qualifications


  • Project experience with urban natural gas transmission pipeline construction
  • Experience or expertise in the following specialties:
    • Corrosion / Cathodic Protection / AC Mitigation
    • Jack and Bore / HDD
    • Materials Management
    • Coatings
  • General Transmission Pipeline Construction
  • OSHA Competent Person
  • GASWCC Level 1 Design Professional designation
  • API-1169 Certification

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off.

Work Environment/Physical Demands
  • Construction Sites and/or Client Right-of-Way (R.O.W.)
  • Client testing facility (occasionally)
  • Corporate office (occasionally)
  • Reports to the Chief Inspector, based locally with respect to the projects
  • Frequent ascending and descending of ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms up in and out of pipeline bell-hole / trench / excavation
  • Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
  • Lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position
  • Ability to perform visual inspection of construction crew quality of work; using measuring devices; and/or assembly of fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes
  • Able to perform in both inside and outside environmental conditions in all four seasons throughout the continental United States - extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit) and/or extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit) for periods of more than one hour

May require extensive driving to reach job sites and/or client/E2 offices


Please no solicitation of any kind from agencies, staffing, or recruiting firms.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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