Senior Inspector & Designer

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Senior Inspector & Designer


The Dalles, OR 



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Associate in Engineering 1 – Senior Inspector & Designer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 4
Project Delivery Section/Construction Unit
The Dalles

The role:  
Are you looking to use your engineering skills in a position to help ensure the safety of highway construction in Oregon? We are recruiting for a senior project inspector & designer to represent the project manager at work sites and inspect work as it is performed ensuring contract compliance. Apply now to join our team!
We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website
A day in the life:
  • Read and comprehend contract specifications to ensure contract compliance.
  • Check the quality of materials and reject any that do not comply with specifications.
  • Check bridge footing excavations and embankments for correct elevation and alignment and check alignments of all footings, beam seats, top of wall and deck.
  • Monitor traffic control for public safety and monitor construction sites for unsafe conditions.
  • Responsible for quality control documentation.
  • Prepare plans and specifications for minor to moderately complex projects and participate as a field designer on project development teams.
  • Research surveys, maps, deeds of ownership, field survey data and other pertinent data to determine the location of highway centerlines and the boundaries of highway ownership and adjoining private properties.
  • Work outdoors, in all weather conditions, 50% or more of the time and may require overnight travel and walking over rough terrain.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in The Dalles, Oregon!
What we need:
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
A bachelor's degree in civil or transportation-related engineering.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Experience providing construction inspection on heavy civil projects.
  • Experience performing project development plan and specification review.
  • Experience or training that demonstrates interest in public service, construction or civil design.
  • Experience working positively and collaboratively with coworkers, managers, contractors and the public.
  • Experience working independently with limited supervision.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022.
Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer