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North Wind Group Construction Inspector (Transportation) 2310 LBYD Federal in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Location: Great Falls, MT

Title: Construction Inspector (Transportation)

Schedule (FT/PT): FT

Travel Required: As Needed

Clearance: Ability to Obtain

At LBYD Federal, “Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsive”, is our motto we live by and practice each day. With the capability to produce high quality designs in a fun, supportive and exciting atmosphere, we recognize our employees are our greatest asset. We offer an exciting variety of opportunities for employees to develop and grow their careers, working alongside diverse and supportive team members to achieve success. We maintain our responsiveness to clients and partners by allowing our employees the autonomy to achieve success.

Along with a competitive benefits package and 401(k) matching, we strive to maintain a 98% employee retention rate, by providing our employees endless growth opportunities. Unique opportunities such as a formalized mentorship program, professional development through North Wind University, a wellness program, celebrating our employees time with us through our employee service awards program, and many others meant to enhance the employee experience ultimately led to high employee satisfaction. Additionally, we strive to support the communities we live, work, and enjoy by taking part in community fundraisers, and volunteering through local and national organizations.

We give you the flexibility to achieve your best work by offering hybrid working options, while fostering a culture of inclusivity, equity and diversity, creating a workplace we feel everyone can achieve success. We take pride in the impact our employees make as leaders, no matter the level within the organization. You will be connected with like-minded, high achieving individuals upon joining our organization leading and participating in the most challenging designs across the world.

Job Description

LBYD Federal is seeking a qualified Construction Inspector to support its FHWA projects in/near Great Falls, MT for an upcoming transportation project. The Construction Inspector II (CI-II) is responsible for quality assurance on a construction project by inspection of work performed by the Construction Contractor is in accordance with the requirements of the construction contract. This is done through daily inspections, material testing and other field work. Inspectors are responsible for verifying and documenting that the project is construction in reasonably close conformity with the plans and specifications, and in compliance with the terms of the contract. Inspectors are also responsible for reviewing the Construction Contractor's daily submittals (Contractor's Daily Record of Construction, Daily Quality Control and Quality Assurance Reports, Notification of Completion of Work, Traffic Safety Supervisor reports, pay notes, etc.) and preparing documentation of project happenings.


  • Current NICET Certification – Level III (Construction) AND at least 5 years of increasing responsible construction inspection experience of which at least 3 years have been on highway or bridge construction as assistant to the project supervisor or as a principal inspector; OR

  • An Associated Degree in Engineering Technology AND at least 5 years of increasing responsible construction inspection experience of which at least 3 years have been on highway or bridge construction as assistant to the project supervisor or as a principal inspector; OR

  • • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience as an inspector, project engineer or equivalent on city, county, state, or Federal highway construction.

  • Ability to support construction projects located in rural areas in locations throughout the continental United States for several weeks/months at a time (position may require up to 100% travel).

  • Ability to interact with Construction Contractor personnel on a daily basis.

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret engineering construction plans, project specifications, traffic control plans, and other related documentation to ongoing construction activities.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

  • Effective listening skills.

  • Experience interacting and communicating with partner agencies, the public, landowners, construction contractors and other stakeholders.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, etc.), database input, electronic and internet-based file management software, and PDF related software.

  • Ability to work on an active construction site including working in a field office environment.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time performing duties described previously.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds.

  • Ability to withstand and be exposed to varying weather and terrain conditions.

  • Available for varied duty shifts and for off-duty emergencies, particularly throughout period with the Construction Contractor is working multiple shifts.

  • Must have US Driver's License and ability to drive 4x4 Vehicle.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working on Federal and/or State Department of Transportation Road/Highway Construction projects is preferred.

  • Experience with U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Federal Lands preferred.

  • 1+ years' experience as an inspector on a paving project with minimum placement of 12,000 tons of asphalt pavement is preferred.

  • 1+ years' experience in asphalt hot plant inspection, bridge construction including Portland cement bath plant inspection, construction staking, construction traffic control, drainage structures, erosion control, highway earthwork and grading; highway materials testing; miscellaneous highway construction features; pavement striping; post tensioned concrete construction; recycled asphalt construction (milling and grinding); structural concrete and steel construction; subgrade and base course construction; tunnel grouting and rock bolting; wetlands mitigation and replacement; retaining walls, pavement preservation (chip seals, slurry seals, etc.); underground utilities; and/or sanitary sewer systems is preferred.

  • Experience with construction surveying activities and practices desired.

  • Experience with inspection bridges and related construction activities preferred.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.