Facilities Construction Inspector 1
Kansas City, MO  / Columbia, MO 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Facility Construction Inspector 1, we'll count on you to:

  • Be eagar to learn, ask questions, work under and receive direction and supervision from Sr. Construction Inspectors, Resident Project Representatives, and Project Managers
  • Read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, and identify discrepancies or conflicts within the documents
  • Conduct and document observations of construction as it progresses for civil projects related to civil infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, class 1 railroad projects, buildings, facilities, water/wastewater facilities, pump stations and pipelines (including electrical, mechanical/HVAC and site civil)
  • Monitor, record, and inspect progress on construction projects
  • Compose reports with a daily log of activities, personnel, and pictures to send to clients daily.
  • Conduct or Coordinate field materials sampling and testing, including concrete slump and air testing, casting concrete test cylinders, and performing in-place soil compaction testing
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Participate in client development and project pursuits, and receive general supervision from the Senior Inspector who reviews work while in progress
  • Compose reports with a daily log of activities, personnel, and pictures to send to clients daily.
  • Work may require 50% to 100% travel to meetings, site visits, and inspections outside of the Kansas City area.
  • Possibility for Long term project assignments.
  • Work outdoors and navigate construction sites in all seasons



Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel Outlook)
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Eager to Learn and Ask Questions and Perform new duties as needed under direction supervison.
  • This position typically requires successfully passing drug-screening procedures prior to being hired; thereafter subject to random and cause drug and alcohol testing
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Exhibit professionalism with clients
  • Licensed to operate motor vehicles in accordance with applicable state law.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience with Steel Structures & Foundations- DPG, Trusses, & TPG
  • Freight Rail Experience
  • Bachelor degree or Technical school or Associate degree
  • E.I.T.
  • Understanding of Project Management principles
  • Demonstrated experience in construction and/or construction inspection of Heavy civil infrastructure for DOT, freight or passenger Railroads.
  • Ability to interpret construction schedules.
  • Cost analysis experience pertaining to construction.
  • General accounting knowledge.
  • Some experience in submittal review and processing.
  • Plan/Detail reading.
  • Experience in MS Project and Powerpoint.
  • Familiarity with collaboration products such OneDrive, MSTeams, and OneNote.
  • PDF editing software such as Revu Bluebeam.
  • Preference given to local candidates.
  • Coordinate meetings and assist with presentations.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion, and independently resolve problems and issues.
  • Utilize survey equipment to check and confirm construction.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Missouri-Kansas City
Other Locations: United States-Missouri-Columbia
Industry: Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Construction Services (HDRE)
Job Posting: Jul 11, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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