Mid-Level Inspector at Quinn Consulting Service, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina

Posted in Other 25 days ago.

Job Description:

Quinn Consulting Service, Inc.


To monitor the work of contractors to ensure quality control and contract compliance for roadway, structure, and bridge construction/maintenance projects of routine to moderate complexity, under the direction of a Project Manager or designee.


Detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to the performance of duties in the following areas:

  • Inspects and monitors contractual field work which includes excavations, drainage facilities, road surfaces, and structures.
  • Reports contractor's daily production rates.
  • Schedules work and inspection phases with contractor's superintendent and agency personnel.
  • Advises contractors of violations and recommends adjustments to operations.
  • Takes field measurements of pay items.
  • Reviews placement of and performs tests on construction materials.
  • Reviews lines, grades, dimensions, and elevations using standard survey and field engineering equipment.
  • Oversees and enforces the installation of erosion/siltation controls and highways work zones and traffic control devices.
  • Recommends changes to construction plans to meet field conditions or provide project cost savings.
  • Maintains project records; including daily diaries, materials notebooks, as-built plans, pay quantity records, and monthly estimates.
  • Reviews and monitors Equal Employment Opportunity/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) documentation and compliance with Federal labor requirements/regulations for Federal-aid construction projects, ensuring contractor compliance with program requirements.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Communication proficiency
  2. Ethical Conduct
  3. Flexibility
  4. Initiative
  5. Time Management

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job is performed in a professional office environment and or transportation construction job sites. This role routinely uses field and standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, tablets, digital cameras, nuclear gauges, surveying tools and other field-testing equipment materials.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb, drive; lift things, use hands; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. This position typically works 40 or more hours per week. Day shifts usually start between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. and last 8 to 10 hours. Project assignments can also require night or weekend work. Flexibility to meet client or contractor schedule is important.


Most assignments do not require more than an hour of travel to and from job sites. However, some assignments will require extensive regional travel each day and others could require staying out of town overnight if distance to job site is greater than 90 miles from home.

Required Education and Experience

Expected to have three (3) years of highway construction inspection experience. Additionally, the Construction Inspector shall have a working knowledge of:

  • Roadway, structure and bridge construction/maintenance/repair/rehabilitation methods, materials, standards, and specifications.
  • SCDOT Road and Bridge Specifications, Road and Bridge Standards, Construction Manual, and Inspector Manual.
  • SC Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • State and federal environmental, safety, and Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and regulations.
  • Use of contract management software including Site Manager, AASHTO Ware.
  • Mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Preferred Education and Experience Required to have and maintain the following certifications:

Certification & Issuing Agency

SCDOT Earthwork - SCDOT


American Concrete Institute - ACI

SCDOT Concrete Level 1 and 2 - SCDOT

10 Hour OSHA Safety Training - OSHA


Nuclear Gauge Safety Training - NRC**Recognized Provider

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

The Mid-Level Inspector is expected to be proficient with the following skills:

  • Operating computer equipment, software programs and field inspection equipment including Site Manager, AASHTO Ware.
  • Functional computer usage including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Read and interpret roadway, structure and bridge plans and specification
  • Apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine minor field adjustments.
  • Maintain detailed records.
  • Perform and document required materials testing.
  • Communicate with the client and contractor personnel and the general public.


  • Bonus eligibility per Company Employee Bonus Program for fiscal year.
  • Medical, dental, short-term disability, long term disability, life insurances, per the company plan eligible on date of hire.
  • Eligible for the company 401(k) plan following 12 months of active employment & 1,000 hours of work.
  • 401(k) immediate vesting of matching funds.
  • Paid vacation in accordance with the company policy.
  • Personal Time Off per the company policy.
  • Paid holidays are provided per the company policy.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a client background check if asked.

AAP/EEO Statement

QCS is committed to equal opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state or local law.

QCS has been and will continue be an equal opportunity employer as per AAP outlined in our employee handbook.


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