Chicago, Illinois

DESCRIPTION

The Construction Inspector will serve as a key member of the firm's growing construction management discipline by working as an employee of the Chicago office on inspection projects throughout Chicago area. The successful candidate will perform inspection services on road and bridge projects for IDOT, Illinois State Tollway and other clients, this position may involve design tasks such as constructability reviews of plans for upcoming projects as well as assisting technical staff during plan preparation.

• Inspect construction crews' work to ensure compliance with the contract documents including plans and specifications on active construction contracts

• Identify and inform the project engineer or project supervisor of observed problems

• Work with supervisor to address public and contractor questions

• Make measurements and observations of work being performed to ensure accurate quantities are tracked for completed work

• Electronically document pay quantities, material requirements, and contractor staff in a daily work report.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering

• 6-10+ years of IL construction inspection or related experience

• IDOT, Illinois Tollway and CDOT project experience is desired

• Possess a valid driver's license

• Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

• Possess strong math skills

• Willingness to commute to construction projects in varying locations, work in all weather conditions, varying shifts, and weekends

• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

• Ability to prioritize project assignments to meet competing deadlines

• Attention to detail and effective decision making and organizational skills

• Ability to provide support to local office, as well as availability to occasionally travel to other offices

• Ability to assist in developing strategic approaches and concepts

• Experience with MicroStation is preferred

Chicago, Illinois

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.

 

When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.

 

Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.

 

Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.

 

To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.

 

ENGINEERING, PLANNING AND CONSULTING

 

The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.

 

Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.

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