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Job Description

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICEWe are a national leader in Construction Services with staff that support our clients by acting as their trusted on-site agent through all phases of construction, from pre-bid to close-out, by providing qualified construction managers, inspectors, constructability reviewers, schedulers, estimators and safety experts. As new technologies evolve throughout the construction industry, innovative ideas are required to maintain and deliver successful construction projects.DESCRIPTIONMichael Baker International is seeking a Construction Inspector to join our team. Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Construction Inspector will monitor and document that the roadway and/or bridge project is being built in accordance with the plans and specifications

  • Review plans and specifications associated with assigned work on active construction contracts.
  • Notify project engineer or project supervisor of apparent constructability issues or errors in plans.
  • Oversee daily operations of contractor or subcontractor personnel to ensure that work is being performed in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Answer basic contractor questions about plan and specification requirements.
  • Identify contractor means and methods that are inconsistent with plans and specifications and discuss needed changes with the contractor as well as the project engineer or project supervisor.
  • Make measurements and observations of work being performed to ensure accurate quantities are tracked for completed work.
  • Prepare detailed field drawings or electronic templates to support the calculations being used to justify the pay quantities.
  • Be responsible for Coordination and overseeing the repetitive and routine sampling and testing of component materials for highway and roadway construction projects in accordance with the construction contract documents. 
  • Monitor material testing needs, and/or take material tests associated with work being performed including testing concrete for yield, slump, and air content, or testing soils or aggregates for moisture and density.
  • Electronically document pay quantities, material requirements, and contractor staff in a daily work report.
  • Conduct work in a safe manner.


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • 5 - 10 years of experience working in a construction related field
  • Previous experience working on ALDOT or highway and/or bridge projects is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Possess basic math skills necessary to perform computations for length, area, and volume
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and procedures
  • Availability to work various shifts, including night shift. Overtime is often required.
  • Willingness to commute to construction projects in varying locations, work in all weather conditions, varying shifts, and weekends.
  • Position may require overnight travel. Position is subject to seasonal layoff.
  • Must be physically able to perform moderately strenuous tasks which includes walking along rough terrain, climbing ladders and lifting up to 50 pounds.


Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate.  In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project.  Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are "fully vaccinated" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.