Transportation Construction Inspector

at Michael Baker International
Location Harrisburg
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Michael Baker International is seeking a Transportation Construction Inspector to join the team based in our Harrisburg, PA office. This is a field position that will work primarily at a construction site in either PennDOT Districts 2, 3, 4 or 8. As part of our Construction Inspection team, the successful candidate will help ensure the construction of highways and bridges is performed according to plans and specifications. They will build and maintain relationships with the client managers and will act as an agent of the client in dealing with contractors and vendors. They will be responsible to inspect contractor field activities and document the activities performed for the construction of highway and bridge projects primarily for PennDOT. Duties include enforcing contract requirements and daily documenting construction activities, processing payments and work orders.

  • Position will mainly be spent working in the field on a construction site
  • Monitor contractor activities and document performance on a Project Site Activity (PSA) report
  • Use a tablet computer to enter documentation and for project references such as plans, specifications, and construction standards


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation
  • Meet PennDOT's minimum experience and training requirements; classification level is based on years of construction related experience and number of certifications obtained
  • 0-3 years of related experience
  • 2 or more years of construction inspection activities is preferred; Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field may be substituted for four (4) years of experience; Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field may be substituted for two (2) years of experience
  • Basic computer skills to use a tablet to document the daily activities
  • Strong English language skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to traverse construction sites and be outdoors in various climates
  • Work hours vary from daylight to night work based upon contractor operations; overtime is often required
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Following certifications are a plus: NICET Highway Construction Level 2 or higher, PennDOT Concrete Field Technician, NECEPT Bituminous Pavement Field Technician, and ECMS & CDS V3 experience

The salary range for this position is $20.36 / Hour - $50.88 / Hour. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits

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