HNTB Environmental Compliance Inspector in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

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The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking an Environmental Compliance Inspector in our Virginia Beach, VA office.

The function of this role is to monitor and perform environmental inspections to ensure contract and regulatory compliance on moderate to complex roadway, structure, and bridge construction projects.

Job Summary

Responsible for daily inspection efforts on multiple complex, large, and /or diverse projects in order to ensure contractor’s operations comply with project plans, specifications, and contract documents. Prepares daily and weekly reports on work accomplished by contractor and reviews periodical pay estimates with contractor for accuracy. Prepares sketches and assembles data for Field Engineer to utilize when making changes to the project. May participate in the mentoring, development, and evaluation of staff inspectors. Possess highest level of technical expertise; capable of addressing the most difficult and novel issues/problems.

Essential Responsibility

  • Monitor work of Contractor against Project Schedule.

  • Review and Resolve quantity disputes with contractor.

  • Read and Comprehend contract documents (i.e. plans, specifications, shop drawings).

  • Keep Inspector's Daily Report of assigned work activities.

  • Produce As-Constructed sketches as required.

  • Perform and or observe on-site material testing.

  • Perform sophisticated, complicated mathematical calculations.

  • Perform measurements of completed work to date.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • To provide technical expertise on environmental compliance for construction activities operations.

  • Conduct reviews of construction activities to verify environmental stipulations, commitments, and permits are being met.

  • Maintain environmental records and process paperwork, preform onsite inspections as required; provide specialized expertise to Construction Staff as necessary.

Basic Qualification

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

5 years construction related experience

All required jurisdictional certificates and state requirements

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Five (5) years of environmental permit compliance inspection experience as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Bachelor's degree in biology/ecology, soil science, hydrology/hydraulics, forestry, environmental/urban planning, environmental science/engineering, geology, aquatic ecology, environmental law or related discipline

Ten (10) years of demonstrated knowledge in performing environmental permit compliance inspection for complex highway construction projects may be substituted in place of degree.

Experience working with GIS

DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Certification and DEQ Stormwater Management (Inspector) Certification.

Demonstrated ability in providing clear and concise technical verbal and written guidance in areas to include: environmental inspection management, wetland delineations, stream assessments, erosion and sediment control inspections, stormwater management control inspections

Demonstrated experience assessing environmental impacts to water quality, streams, wetlands, threatened species; interpreting and utilizing state and federal environmental laws, programs, and policies.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; create detailed documentation; communicate effectively with various interest groups/stakeholders; work outdoors performing field investigations in various weather conditions and terrains.


General Work Conditions

Field Environment: Work is frequently performed in a field environment in which there is consistent exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

Work frequently requires working at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in a field environment. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment, and doing extensive walking.

Depending on the specific project, the job may require climbing to various elevations, ability to bend, twist and turn in close clearances, and crawl into confined spaces to perform required work. Select jobs may require work near heavy construction equipment, railroad right of ways, bridges, construction sites, tunnels and airport runways. Work environment may require use of construction/inspection safety equipment including fall equipment. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

HNTB Job Title Sr Inspector

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Inspectors