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Jacobs Associates Lead Inspector/Chief Inspector in New York, New York

New York, NY, USA
Full Time

Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k), ESOP, and stock program, 9 Paid Holidays, PTO, and Wellness Reimbursement


McMillen Jacobs Associates is a multi-disciplined firm, with self-performing design-build capability. We are experts in underground/tunneling and water resources projects and deploy this expertise to serve water, dams, energy, wastewater, transportation, aquaculture, federal, private, and regulatory clients using a wide range of delivery methods. For 75 years we have worked closely with our clients at every stage of a project assisting them with planning, permits, designs, project management, construction, and start-up.

We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and help our team members forge their own path within the company. We support their efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance. In addition to working hard, we also have fun. We socialize and celebrate achievements at summer picnics, holiday parties, and company outings.

Benefits: Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA or HSA, EAP, 401(k), ESOP, and company stock ownership program, 9 Paid Holidays, generous paid-time-off program, Work from home flexibility, and Health &Wellness Reimbursement

Pay Rate: DOE

Lead Inspector/Chief Inspector

McMillen Jacobs Associates has an opportunity for a lead construction inspector in our New York office within our Construction Management Practice. The Inspector will work at the project field offices in the New York area, primarily on underground and shaft construction projects.

This position requires physical fitness necessary to make field visits and inspections of on-going construction including tunneling under various field conditions.


Manage inspection team of 10-15 individuals.

Review and provide input into field related Submittals, Requests for Information, geotechnical information and data, and CPM schedules.

Monitor the Contractor's inspection of materials arriving on-site, monitor off-site production activities and/or any other construction activities in his/her area.

Monitor construction for safety, quality, and compliance with Contract Documents, including schedule, standards, city ordinances, and agency requirements.

Use agency tablets and computer systems for preparing Inspection Reports.

Cover inspection tasks, when necessary

Coordinate with the contractor on a daily basis

Review daily inspection reports and contractor reporting

Verify and provide field quantities for payments

Provide construction technical support to the RE & ARE

Create inspection procedures and forms for daily use

Lead Inspector Meetings

Provide guidance and training to inspectors


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management from an ABET/EAC accredited program; or, 15 to 20 years of documented experience in construction and construction inspection related to tunnels and underground infrastructure

Engineer, PE preferred

NYC DEP experience preferred

NYC DEP BEDC Spill, LOTO, RCRA, BEDC 4-hours EHS Standards and DOT Training all preferred

10-15 years of shaft and tunneling construction experience

Knowledge of shaft excavation, blasting, concrete and freezewall preferred

Preferred current OSHA 30 hour - Construction or OSHA 10 hour - Construction preferred current First Aid and CPR training from a provider recognized by OSHA.

Knowledge of construction-related processes and industry practices

Water and sewer main, Drilling and instrumentation and Safety and environmental compliance experience preferred

Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as a respirator; meet physical demands of the position such as walking, standing, lifting to 40 Lbs., climbing ladders, bending, squatting, and crawling in tight spaces to safely access work sites.

Able to work with computers and other job-related technologies

Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook preferred. Knowledge of Visio or AutoCAD a plus.

E-Builder experience preferred

Good written, verbal communication and organizational skills

Flexibility with working hours requiring some swing shifts


If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

No Recruiters, Please.

McMillen Jacobs Associates

McMillen Jacobs Associates is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.