The Construction Observers represents existing municipal/governmental clients and performs observation and documentation of construction activities throughout the region.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
• Assist project managers with existing client relationships related to land development construction and capital improvement projects, public agency coordination, etc.
• Observe construction activities and document conformance with approved construction drawings/plans, project requirements, standards, and specifications. Construction activities generally include utilities, stormwater management facilities, erosion and sedimentation controls, grading, paving, curb, sidewalk, handicapped accessibility, lighting, retaining walls, landscaping, roadway/bridge construction, and buildings.
• Promptly report exceptions or deviations from approved plans, specifications, and/or construction issues to project manager, construction contractor supervisor, and/or other appropriate party
• Prepare prompt and accurate daily field reports summarizing daily field operations/installations, plan deviations, and corrective actions.
• Communicate on a regular basis with the project manager
• Possess the ability to accurately read and understand project plans, details, and specifications and ability to convey the design intent to subcontractors and other field personnel
• High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
• 3+ years of field experience in construction observation with a civil engineering consulting or construction management firm
• 1-3 years of field experience in construction and materials testing of site, roads, concrete and utility construction
• PennDOT Construction Inspection Level TCI-3 or Higher and minimum 1 year of documented work experience on PennDOT Projects.
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
• Certifications in NICET, NECEPT, ACI, Nuclear Density Gauge Operator, etc.
• 40-Hour OSHA Training
• Trench/Ladder Training
• First Aid Training
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to obtain, record field data and compile field reports
• Ability to interpret specifications, working drawings and convey intent to contractor
• Possess independence and sound technical judgment
• Possess effective oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrates the highest degree of ethical behavior and candor
• Ability to build relationships with all staff, subconsultants and clients
• Confident, enthusiastic team player with a passion to work in a demanding and fast paced environment
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, stay focused, set clear milestones and execute diverse projects simultaneously
• Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, etc.
Essential Position Requirements:
• Travel required
• Night and weekend work required
• Ability to work additional and/or nonstandard hours, as required
• Possess a valid driver’s license
We will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.