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Construction Engineering Inspector / Tester in Dallas, TX, United States

Woods Dallas team is growing, and we are seeking Construction Engineering Inspectors/Testers to perform construction inspections and testing for transportation projects.  We have opportunities for experienced inspectors with ACI and other certifications.  We also have opportunities for motivated individuals without construction testing or inspection experience looking to start a career. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the project manager, perform routine field sampling/testing of soil, base, aggregate, Portland cement concrete, asphaltic concrete and masonry in accordance with established procedures and the standard methods established by AASHTO, ASTM, TxDOT or other agency with appropriate, properly calibrated testing equipment
  • Under the direction of the project manager perform field inspections and oversight of construction activities to ensure compliance with project plans, approved shop/working drawings, project documents and specifications in accordance with established procedures
  • Prepare and submit accurate, legible, comprehensive and complete testing and/or inspection reports on a daily basis in accordance with established quality procedures
  • Proficient with review of plans, specifications, general notes and shop/working drawings for assigned activities prior to performing assigned duties
  • Experienced with Department of Transportation (DOT) construction inspection and procedures
  • Perform analysis or calculations to check accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of testing data
  • Interact with client representative (supervisors, foremen, project managers, engineers, etc.) at project site as directed by the Direct Report
  • Maintains assigned equipment and related calibration
  • Mentor and train less experienced construction engineering technicians on sampling/testing procedures and construction observation techniques
  • Follows safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects - Performs pre-task planning prior to executing work - Report any safety issues or concerns to management


Skills / Qualifications

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant DOT construction inspection and testing experience or the equivalent in training and related experience
  • TxDOT Certifications (SB102, HMA Level 1B)
  • ACI certification in one or more of the following areas:
    • Concrete Field-Testing Technician Grade I
  • Certified in Radiation safety and Nuclear Density Gauge operation
  • Thorough knowledge of DOT specifications and standards with ability and willingness to study and advance relevant knowledge outside of work
  • Valid Drivers License required
  • Reliability must be able to arrive at designated project sites prior to scheduled times
  • Ability to prepare reports and documentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and works well with minimal supervision
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications, but not Required:

  • It is preferred that experienced technicians have and maintain one or more following certifications:
    • NICET Level I certification in Construction Materials Testing in one or more of the following categories: Asphalt, Concrete, Soils
    • NICET Level I certification in Geotechnical in one or more of the following categories: Construction, Laboratory, Exploration, Generalist
    • ICC certification in one or more of the following categories: Reinforced Concrete, Spray-applied Fireproofing, Structural Masonry, Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete, Structural Steel Bolting, Structural Steel Welding
    • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI)
    • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level II certification in more than one of the following areas: Visual Testing (VT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Dye Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
    • TxDOT certifications (SB101, SB103, SB201, SB202 in soils/base, HMA Level 1A)

Physical Demands:

  • Physical examination required to obtain medical clearance to work
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Clean driving record and capable of being insured for driving company vehicles
  • Able to work in variable outside conditions, including extreme heat or cold


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  <web address removed>  



Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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