AECOM Excavation Permit Inspector in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151044BR

Position Title Excavation Permit Inspector

Job Category Engineering - Construction

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Florida

City Kennedy Space Center

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

Perform functions to approve permit applications by subcontractors for excavations at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Station after investigating for underground utility lines and ensuring the safety of digging, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice.

Performs duties in compliance with Federal, State, local, NASA and Air Force laws and regulations and requirements and KSC/CCAFS energy management conservation regulations, collective bargaining agreements, security, safety, hurricane and other specialized programs or contractual requirements relating to the business of the section, working within the limits of established policy.


  1. Receive excavation permit applications, requesting the right to dig on the grounds of KSC/CCAFS. Review the site map for the proposed excavation area and investigate records for any underground utilities which may be located within the area. Travel to site and, using detection equipment, locate underground utility lines and tanks and mark on site map as well as on ground. Ground marks are done with paint on the ground or areas are staked out with lines marked.

  2. After reviewing the proposal for excavation, determine that digging will be in compliance and not interfere with existing underground utility lines. Issue permit within ten days of application to comply with NASA/USAF regulations.

  3. Maintain computerized record of all excavation permits issues

  4. Reassess excavation plans when construction or core drilling plans change after initial permit has been issued. Approve changes when assured that digging will be in compliance.

  5. Respond to notification of underground utility breakdown, such as electrical, gas lines or chemical spill. Provide expertise in locating underground lines or tanks.

  6. Maintain logs and record, as required.

  7. Maintain certifications, licenses, permits, etc., required for performance of assigned tasks.

  8. Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problem and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.

  9. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license.

  10. Performs other related and/or associated duties as required.This classification may include managing hazardous materials or other environmental responsibilities. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Two-way radio, electronic detection equipment, computer, usual peripherals and common office equipment.

Minimum Requirements

High School diploma or equiv. with specialized training from a vocational, community college, or accredited institution. Fiveyears related experience. Requires the basic mathematics and the ability to read, analyze and interpret written information including regulations and effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes precise information and terminology, possibly of a confidential nature. Requires the ability to interpret regulatory intent. Requires knowledge ofspecialty segments of the business along with specific word processing and database computer systems. Equivalenteducation/experience is applicable.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the required security clearance. US Citizenship required for unescorted access to assigned work area(s). Must be able to successfully pass a National Agency Check w/Inquiries.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Utility Locator Training preferred.

  • Proficiency with GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) and Utility Locating equipment desired.

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.


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