HNTB Senior Inspector in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


The time is right to join HNTB! We are currently seeking a Senior Inspector in our Arlington , Richmond, and Virginia Beach, VA offices.

This position is responsible for daily inspection efforts on complex and/or diverse projects that require construction experience in a given discipline or trade. Is proficient at reading and interpreting plans, specifications, and shop drawings. Perform field inspection of contractors operations to see that they comply with contract documents. Prepare daily and weekly reports on work accomplished by contractor and review periodical pay estimates for accuracy with contractor. Prepare sketches and assemble data for Field Engineers use in making changes to the project.

Job Summary

Responsible for daily inspection efforts on multiple complex, large, and /or diverse projects in order to ensure contractor’s operations comply with project plans, specifications, and contract documents. Prepares daily and weekly reports on work accomplished by contractor and reviews periodical pay estimates with contractor for accuracy. Prepares sketches and assembles data for Field Engineer to utilize when making changes to the project. May participate in the mentoring, development, and evaluation of staff inspectors. Possess highest level of technical expertise; capable of addressing the most difficult and novel issues/problems.

Essential Responsibility

  • Monitor work of Contractor against Project Schedule.

  • Review and Resolve quantity disputes with contractor.

  • Read and Comprehend contract documents (i.e. plans, specifications, shop drawings).

  • Keep Inspector's Daily Report of assigned work activities.

  • Produce As-Constructed sketches as required.

  • Perform and or observe on-site material testing.

  • Perform sophisticated, complicated mathematical calculations.

  • Perform measurements of completed work to date.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to coordinate with contractors’ staff, communicate effectively with all parties and good interpersonal skills

  • Verify the implementation of contract documents

  • Produce thorough inspection reports and maintain detailed records of work performed

  • Prepares and monitors internal HNTB project controls for field personnel

  • Produce and maintain punch list

  • Proactively recognizes complex construction or engineering problems and brings to resolution with contractor.

  • Proficient in applying standard testing techniques and procedures for the verification of material

  • Able to read and interpret complex plans, specifications, and shop drawings. .

  • Able willing to work a shift schedule and/or flexible schedules as required to support the workload, as well as in inclement weather, heights, confined spaces and marine environments

  • Able to lift 25lbs

  • Ability to multitask

Basic Qualification

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

5 years construction related experience

All required jurisdictional certificates and state requirements

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED is required. Four year degree strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years construction related experience on large scale projects required.

  • Driver’s License

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Experience working on VDOT projects preferred

  • Working knowledge of VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications, Road and Bridge Standards, Construction Manual and Inspector Manual

Preferred certifications:

  • ACI

  • DCR Erosion and Sediment Control

  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training

  • Nuclear Gauge Safety Training

  • VDOT Asphalt Field

  • VDOT Flagger

  • VDOT Guardrail (GRIT)

  • VDOT Hydraulic Cement Concrete Field

  • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control

  • VDOT Pavement Marking

  • VDOT Slurry Surface

  • VDOT Soils & Aggregate

General Work Conditions

Field Environment: Work is frequently performed in a field environment in which there is consistent exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

Work frequently requires working at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in a field environment. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment, and doing extensive walking.

Depending on the specific project, the job may require climbing to various elevations, ability to bend, twist and turn in close clearances, and crawl into confined spaces to perform required work. Select jobs may require work near heavy construction equipment, railroad right of ways, bridges, construction sites, tunnels and airport runways. Work environment may require use of construction/inspection safety equipment including fall equipment. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

HNTB Job Title Sr Inspector

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Construction Services/Estimators