Project Inspector

OVERALL OBJECTIVE:

Inspects homes during construction for compliance to plans and specifications, and measures quantities of all installed materials.


JOB COMPLEXITY/SCOPE:

Responsible for ensuring that construction is in compliance with contract plans and specifications.


SUPERVISION:

Normally follows established procedures on routine work, requires detailed instructions on new assignments. Assignments are made by a supervisor but work is carried out without direct supervision.


FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


JOB DUTIES:

Performs the below duties and all other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

Performs the below duties and all other duties as assigned.

  • Assist with field measurement appointments if necessary.

  • Inspect all materials delivered to home to verify they are in accordance with the approved material submittals, construction modification documents, and RSIP specifications.

  • Inspect the homes under construction to verify work is being performed in accordance with the plans and specifications and notify the project manager of any non-compliance items.

  • Complete a daily inspection report for each home under construction.

  • Verify the correct operation of all windows and doors.

  • Initiate field orders where necessary.

  • Measure and record quantities of line item work installed in the homes.

  • Prepare HVAC duct quantities and generate poundage weight reports utilizing the Quote Soft computer program.

  • Complete QA/QC checklist for each home, as well as alert the project manager of any quality or safety non-conformance.

  • Conduct punch list inspection with contractor and homeowner.

  • Assist Project Manager with final inspection with contractor and homeowner if needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates degree preferred and 2 years of construction management or inspection experience is required, preferably in home construction.

  • Home inspection certificate a plus.

  • Must have own car and insurance and ability to drive up to 300 miles per month.

  • Ability to use a computer, the Internet, and project scheduling, word processing, spreadsheet, and email software.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
Flexibility and Adaptability

  • Adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people.

  • Demonstrates willingness to listen to other opinions.


Learning Oriented

  • Shows readiness and ability to learn new concepts, processes, and tools.

  • Uses mistakes, failures, and successes as data for future development.
    Makes use of publications, associations, and conferences in own professional specialty


Oral Communications

  • Speaks well without preparation.

  • Adapts language, tone, structure, and level of detail to the needs of others.

  • Maintains a dialogue in difficult situations.


Teamwork

  • Identifies characteristics of good teamwork.

  • Names primary and ancillary members of own team.

  • Explains team mission and objectives.


Problem Solving

  • Can discuss problem reporting and escalation practices.

  • Identifies potential and actual problems or conflicts in own area.

  • Utilizes accepted procedures for problem analysis and resolution.

Written Communication

  • Writes documents that are correct in mechanics - spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure.

  • Can describe characteristics of good and poor business or technical writing.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job duties in an office setting require the following:

  • Ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the office;

  • The ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects;

  • Good hand-eye coordination; the ability to reach with hands and arms; and arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp;

  • Close visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate office equipment, prepare and review data and figures, and view a computer monitor;

  • The ability to talk and hear;

  • The ability to work in an upper level of a high-rise office building (Cotter Chicago office and some client offices);

  • The ability to handle temperature changes consistent with inside environmental conditions; and

  • Mental abilities including remembering, reasoning, concentrating to remain on task, reading, problem solving, managing concurrent tasks, and the ability to understand and follow directions.


For job duties that require visiting a construction work site, the following is required:

  • Normal color vision;

  • The ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, etc., using feet and legs and/or hands and arms;

  • The ability to move across uneven surfaces and the ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling on uneven or slippery surfaces;

  • The ability to stoop, kneel, or crouch;

  • The ability to stand for sustained periods of time;

  • The ability to work in confined spaces and narrow passageways;

  • The ability to work in high places; and

  • The ability to handle outside environmental conditions including extreme heat, extreme cold, loud noise levels, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and oils.

 

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