Resident Construction Inspector
Andover, MA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

Brown and Caldwell's New England Area has a full-time opportunity for a Construction Inspector to join our growing team. When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base.

This position will require travel within New England but will be based out of BC's Andover, MA office.

Detailed Description:

In this position, you will work on various projects for municipal, industrial, and federal clients. You will interact directly with our engineering staff, other consulting firms, and clients, for construction installations of facilities serving the water and wastewater industries. Project work will include collaborating with design engineers and contractors for layout and selection of equipment based on specifications, field investigations, field engineering support during construction, inspections for compliance to all necessary codes. Candidates with engineering background with ability to be involved with design as well as construction services would be highly desired.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Review design and bidding documents for completeness, constructability and biddability
  • Attend pre-construction meetings to review and discuss the contract requirements
  • Conduct file reviews for required paperwork including, but not limited to staff inspections, schedules, sampling data, amendments and certifications.
  • Review and become familiar with the project contract requirements (scope of work) and project schedule. Provide notes, observations, photos and measurements documenting the implementation of the field work. Compare field implementation against the contract requirements, and those requirements included within client handbooks.
  • Review construction work progress daily. Provide daily site inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, standards, codes, and permits Oversee all onsite and offsite construction to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Prepare and/or review project documentation (i.e., daily diaries/reports) that describe and evaluate the implementation of the project's planned activities. Monitor construction progress in accordance with approved
  • submittals and contract requirements. Prepare daily reports documenting weather, equipment, manpower, and construction activities, including daily progress photos.
  • Investigate/research engineering and construction issues to determine potential solutions and associated cost/schedule/performance implications
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Ensure compliance for all construction team members with company's and client's health and safety training requirements
  • Review and analyze contractor's schedule along with interpreting project plans and specifications for local codes.
  • Maintain project records (final record documents, red-line drawings, photographic records) required for project close-out
  • Lead and/or assist with commissioning, testing, and start-up of process systems/equipment or facilities

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years related experience performing construction oversight, construction inspection, and facility start-up
  • Experience with utility pipe, wastewater/water treatment facilities, pump stations and other environmental construction projections.
  • BS degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or related field is preferred. Candidates without an engineering degree but possessing significant construction management experience will be considered as well.
  • Professional registration preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in the implementation of the daily execution of key functions while coordinating with engineering, field management and building trade staff.
  • Proven field experience in coordination of the primary responsibilities essential to the position as stated above.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations, implementation, and guidance.
  • Ability to travel to work sites regionally and ability to accommodate overnight stays occasionally, as required
  • Strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills working with multidisciplinary teams, including clients and fellow staff members.
  • Flexibility in performing a variety of tasks in a timely and efficient manner to complete an assignment.
  • Must be able to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Ability to walk slowly around a construction site of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs.
  • Ability to perform field work in adverse conditions as needed.
  • Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold.
  • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.
  • Ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting critical construction operations (i.e. pouring concrete).
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around construction equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.
  • Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
  • Ability to lift objects on job sites less than 30 pounds

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,800 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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