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Construction Project Inspector

Date Posted:  Jan 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  166864

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


This position is typically filled at a salary of $37,414.00 annually. Internal employees are subject to the promotion and demotion policies.

About the Job

The Construction Project Inspector is responsible for performing construction inspection, which includes assisting the project supervisor/engineer to determine and delegate work assignments. Incumbent observes, checks and performs construction activities, interprets road or bridge plans, and may direct survey crews. Incumbent prepares progress reports and communicates with contractors to ensure procedures comply with INDOT standards and specifications. Incumbent may perform as an assistant project supervisor/engineer or supervise a small project. A CDL is required for this position.

A Day in the Life

  • Complies with INDOT safety policies and procedures;
  • Performs work assigned by project supervisor/engineer, ensuring that the required tests, measurements, and inspections are completed and recorded in a timely manner;
  • Ensures required inspections are completed in a timely manner and problems are reported;
  • Ensures work conforms with appropriate plans, specifications, procedures, and policies;
  • Provides feedback to project supervisor/engineer for performance management purposes;
  • Communicates employee issues to project supervisor/engineer, providing documentation as necessary;
  • Performs job documentation tasks such as site manager;
  • Provides assistance to the general public by responding to general inquiries, explaining delays,
  • Participates in winter snow and ice removal operations;
  • Performs emergency response activities such as: clean-up, traffic control, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades; 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For

  • High school graduate or equivalent required;
  • Three (3) years experience as a Highway Technician 2;
  • Must have completed Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Highway Technician Program or equivalent;

What You'll Need for Success

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local highway guidelines, laws, and regulations for purposes of construction inspection;
  • Knowledge of drafting and surveying techniques;
  • Must possess a valid drivers license;
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days;
  • Required to submit to, and pass, a drug test as a condition of employment;
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds;
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing and walking for long periods of time;
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations;
  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather;
  • Must have ability to read, write, and communicate clearly;
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team;


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis