AECOM Transportation Construction Inspector in Columbus, Ohio

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Transportation Construction Inspector

United States of America - Ohio


Job Summary

The Transportation Business Line is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Inspector for immediate employment in the Columbus, Ohio office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Construction Management and Inspection Services specific for highway and bridge construction for both ODOT and Local Public Agency (LPA) projects.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work independently or as part of a team working closely with the Project Manager and Resident Engineer in reviewing and advising on all aspects of construction inspection services, including but not limited to safety input and oversight, constructability reviews, design input, scheduling/logistics input, and document interpretation

  • On-site management and inspection of various elements of construction involved with highways and bridges

  • Create daily reports along with other documentation measures to accurately document progress

  • Maintain organized, detailed and up-to-date field office files to be readily accessible by AECOM and the client

  • Administer and implement QA/QC programs

  • Assist in change order review

  • Assist in review of submittals and RFIs (request for information)

  • Attend pre-construction meetings

  • Coordinate construction activities between the Owner, Contractors and any other affected party

  • Projects likely to include all aspects of civil construction for clients such as The Ohio Department of Transportation, The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, County Engineers and Local Municipalities

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a civil, structural, or any inter-discipline construction inspector

  • Must have experience inspecting construction operations including: reinforced concrete structures including piles, footings, retaining walls and bridges, grading/earthwork, drainage pipe and inlets, subgrade and base material courses, asphalt concrete or PCC paving, utility relocation, general highway lighting and landscaping, structural steel

  • NICET Highway Construction Level II Certification required or must obtain within six (6) months of hire, or two-year degree

  • ACI Certification required or must obtain within six (6) months of hire

  • OAIMA Ohio Level I Aggregate Technician Training required or must obtain within six (6) months of hire

  • Ohio Department of Transportation Flexible Pavement Training required or must obtain within six (6) months of hire

  • Ohio Department of Transportation Maintenance of Traffic Training required or must obtain within six (6) months of hire

  • Must be willing to obtain additional certifications, as required, to adhere to The Ohio Department of Transportation's prequalification process

  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills and be able to use MS Word and Excel software to write inspection reports and track project progress

  • Ability to work independently or lead a team

  • Ability to manage relationships with client, contractors, local inspectors & code officials, etc.

  • Must be able to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications

  • Must have basic knowledge of Quality control and quality assurance procedures

  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends as required by project schedule

  • Valid driver's license required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Related Engineering or Construction Technology two-year college degree may substitute for two years of the required experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Construction Management

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 164371BR