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Transportation Construction Inspector, TA-1 or TA-2

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Job Description

Drive Engineering is currently seeking Transportation Construction Inspectors at the TA-1 and TA-2 level. The Transportation Construction Inspector is responsible for the inspection of projects for compliance with contracts, standards and specifications.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Inspection of traffic-related items (OH Signs, Message Boards, Guiderail, etc.) both new installations and repair of damages
  • Inspect grading, surfacing and drainage structures for satisfactory work and adherence to plans specifications
  • Calculate quantities of materials used and work performed
  • Operate instruments, document project activities and make some computations
  • Conduct basic tests on soils, asphalt, cements/concrete, aggregates, bituminous products, and/or industrial coatings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Basic geometry and ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Ability to follow technical instructions
  • Excellent communication skills

Education and Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • One (1) year of experience in general construction or ITS construction inspection
  • Candidates with previous experience working on PennDOT or Pennsylvania Turnpike preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • NICET (any level), NECEPT or ACI Certification (preferred but not required)

Work Environment:

  • In field, on construction sites
  • Driving, walking, bending, climbing, stooping, and kneeling
  • This position may risk exposure to bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors and traffic
  • This position may include occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

Job Type:

This is a Full time (40 hours/week), Non-Exempt position. The typical workdays are Monday through Friday. Some nights and/or weekend work maybe required.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some projects may require more out-of-the-area and overnight travel.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 to $23.00 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location
  • On the road


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

Labor type:


Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly


  • Monday to Friday