Sr Construction Inspector, Assistant Structure Representative – Transportation

at MNS Engineers
Location Santa Cruz
Date Posted June 22, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Join the MNS Construction Management - Transportation team in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area!

As a Senior Construction Inspector with the Construction Management Transportation group, you will execute onsite construction inspections to ensure the CA highway, bridge, or structures project is being constructed in compliance with the appropriate standards

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors and reviews contractors' construction schedules
  • Assists with engineering calculations, submittal review, falsework review, shoring review, working drawing review, lines and grades, quantity calculations, and similar engineering tasks in support of Structure Representative or Resident Engineer as appropriate
  • Assists with interpretation of contract plans and specifications to contractors and other project participants
  • Inspects and approves contractors' work and assures adherence to contract documents
  • Inspects earthwork grading, proportions, and control of mixes
  • Inspects delivery, placing, and curing of concrete and the placing of reinforcing steel
  • Assists Resident Engineer with review of contract change orders
  • Assures project's quality control and quality assurance standards
  • Prepares and files daily construction reports, diaries, and other project documents
  • Prepares and updates project logs for submittals, RFIs, and change orders
  • Verifies acceptability of material incorporated into the project and maintains material and inspection records
  • Maintains a daily diary, photo log, contract item quantities
  • Performs and analyzes testing of construction materials
  • Assists Resident Engineer with change order preparation and ratification
  • Participates in contract claims and general claim avoidance
  • Coordinates with contractors and agencies about different tasks and projects
  • Other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education, Licensure, or Certification Required

  • BS degree in engineering, or an Associate's degree in construction management, or a closely related field (+2 years of inspection experience), or an additional 4 years of qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
  • Possess an understanding of engineering and construction practices on transportation projects including highways, overpasses or similar structures
  • Valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driver's record are required
  • EIT and/or PE is preferred, but not required

Minimum Experience Required

  • 5 + years of professional work experience in construction management, including contract administration, construction inspection and cost estimating
  • Previous inspection experience on structural transportation projects

Other Required Skills

  • Is knowledgeable with construction methods and procedures
  • Possesses good oral and written communication skills
  • Interacts well with other staff, public, government agencies
  • Proficient with computer and basic computer programs such as Word & Excel
  • Proficient with engineering calculations and concepts


MNS offers a full benefits package, and competitive compensation. Inquiries are welcome! Contact Sarah Ratliff at MNS Engineers with questions Direct

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA MNS Engineers, Inc. (MNS) provides comprehensive infrastructure services, including engineering, surveying, and construction management to the Transportation, Water, and Government Services markets in California.

We nurture a culture where each individual's abilities, experience and style are encouraged, rewarded, valued and shared in a way that strengthens the overall outcome of each discipline. We feel as though we make a difference in people's lives every day. Our commitment to steady growth has allowed us to confidently celebrate 55 years of past service as we prepare for 55 more!