Senior Civil Construction Inspector
St. Louis, MO 
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Job Description

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.

HDR is seeking a full-time employee to fill the role of Senior Construction Inspector in St. Louis and Southeast Missouri. This role will likey include assignments on Major Bridge Inspection.

Primary Responsibilities:

In the role of Senior Construction Inspector, we'll count on you to:

  • Conduct and document observations of construction as it progresses for civil projects related to civil infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, water/wastewater facilities, pump stations and pipelines.
  • Perform measurements and calculations necessary to determine quantity of work performed and materials required.
  • Check layout and dimensions of work by utilizing basic tape measures, rules and other instruments.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, and identify discrepancies or conflicts within the documents.
  • Compose reports with a daily log of construction activities, personnel assigned, equipment used, weather conditions, and other information pertinent to the progress of the work.
  • Write reports to document field inspections and tests performed.
  • Enter and record information regarding construction projects into computer programs.
  • Mentor junior field staff and provide supervision as needed.
  • Collaborate with other field representatives or project managers.
  • Serve as the most senior inspector on projects as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.



Required Qualifications & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word/Excel/Outlook).
  • 10+ years of experience in construction and/or construction inspection of heavy civil infrastructure that may include: highways, bridges, buildings, or railroads.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to navigate through outdoor construction sites by walking, navigating slopes, hills and other rough terrain or obstacles to facilitate completion of assigned tasks in all seasons and environmental conditions.
  • Ability to climb ladders, scaffolding, and navigate structures of varying heights.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment necessary for performance of inspections and testing.
  • Skills to perform basic mathematical calculations in geometery and algebra.
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • This position typically requires successfully passing drug-screening procedures prior to being hired; thereafter subject to random and cause drug and alcohol testing.
  • Licensed to operate motor vehicles in accordance with applicable state law.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Technical school or Associate degree or higher.
  • Experience with the construction of major river crossings and heavy civil projects.
  • Experience on desgin-build projects.
  • The ability to exercise deductive reasoning and independently resolve problems.
  • Experience using survey equipment to check and confirm construction.
  • Department of Transportation technician testing certifications. Or, certifications through other technical organizations such as: the American Concrete Institute (ACI) or the American Traffic Safety Services Administration (ATSSA).
  • Ability to interpret construction schedules.
  • OSHA 10 Hr. Certification.


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.

Primary Location: United States-Missouri-St Louis
Industry: Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Construction Services (HDRE)
Job Posting: Mar 23, 2023

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
10+ years
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