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Jacobs Construction Inspector (Vertical Transportation) – Wilmington, DE in Wilmington, Delaware

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Your Impact:

As the Construction Inspector with Jacobs you’ll partner with our client Amtrak ADA Station Program to Bring Amtrak Stations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. You’ll works directly with the COTR/RE and reports to the program’s National Construction Manager. You’ll be responsible for providing on-site construction monitoring of construction from mobilization through final acceptance of contractor’s work and contract closeout. The Construction Inspector is the primary on-site representative for the Contracting Official’s Technical Representative / Resident Engineer (COTR/RE). The Construction Inspector monitors the contractor’s performance of the work, prepares reports and other documentation of the contractor’s work, and provides technical advice to the COTR/RE.

The Construction Inspector will work full-time at the Amtrak’s Wilmington, DE station during night shift between the approximate hours of 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Encouraging and supporting a culture of safety on all projects.

  • Assuring work is executed in accordance with the contract as well as good engineering and construction practices.

  • Being thoroughly familiar with contract drawings and specifications.

  • Verifying that the contractor’s work is in conformance with applicable contract drawings and specifications.

  • Performing on-site quality oversight inspections of the contractor’s work.

  • Providing written daily inspection reports that document the following on-site activities, such as;

  • Safety briefings / toolbox topics.

  • Safety incidents.

  • Description of work performed by contractor.

  • Description of work performed by others.

  • Status of the contractor’s work progress.

  • Quantities of contractor’s manpower and equipment usage.

  • Quantities of installed materials and work performed.

  • Quantities of track protection (flaggers and/or watch persons).

  • Deliveries of material.

  • Deliveries and removal of equipment.

  • Contractor’s QA/QC activities.

  • Coordination events or concerns.

  • Weather conditions.

  • Visitors.

Problem areas or other pertinent matters.

  • Monitoring the contractor’s quality for compliance with the contractor’s approved quality control / quality assurance (QA/QC) plan.

  • Documenting deviations from the contract requirements or any performance or technical deficiencies by the contractor.

  • Notifying the COTR/RE and he contractor’s superintendent of deviations from the contract requirements or any performance or technical deficiencies by the contractor.

  • Verify that the contractor is working from the latest approved contract documents, drawings, shop drawings.

  • Prepare Accessibility Survey Assessment System (ASA) forms as work is completed to document compliancy the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Assist with post-construction assessments of the work to verify compliance with the contract and the ADA.

  • Retaining all project reports and documentation in the Unifier document control system.

  • Participating in weekly contract progress meetings and preparing meeting minutes to be distributed to all attendees.

  • Attending meetings as required which relate to program management, design, procurement, third party coordination, historic preservation, railroad operations, and public outreach.

  • Reviewing progress reports from the contractor.

  • Inspecting the contractor’s performance of warranty work during the contract’s warranty period.

  • Providing on-site support to the COTR/RE.

Assist the COTR/RE with the following activities:

  • Managing the contractor’s work and coordinating with Design Manager, operations department, safety department, and engineering department personnel so that the interests of client are always considered.

  • Managing the contractor’s work to allow Amtrak, host railroads, third parties and other project stakeholders to continue their on-site operations throughout the project.

  • Judging the quantity, quality, fitness, and acceptability of all parts of the work.

  • Interpreting technical specifications and drawings

  • Clarifying the contract scope of work.

  • Monitoring contractor’s work for completion within the approved contract time and price.

  • Keeping thorough records of actions taken that impact the contractor’s ability to deliver or perform.

  • Maintaining contract logs for non-compliance notices (NCNs), change orders, requests for clarification (RFI’s), submittals, and other as needed.

  • Conducting quality assurance audits.

  • Closing out the contract.Make recommendations to COTR/RE on the following items:

  • Accepting work based on specified criteria and testing results.

  • Substantial completion and final acceptance of the contract work.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

High school diploma

6 years experience in similar work

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Construction oversite and inspection experience with a focus on facility renovation, historic preservation, rail transportation and ADA compliance.

Experience with inspection of vertical transportation systems including escalators is required.


Associate degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or Engineering


Knowledge and Experience

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Construction oversite and inspection experience with a focus on facility renovation, historic preservation, rail transportation and ADA compliance.

Experience with inspection of vertical transportation systems including escalators is required.

Project Location:

Wilmington, DE

Other Requirements

  • Able to commute daily to the Wilmington, DE project location.

  • Possess a valid license to drive within the U.S.A.

  • Communicate fluently in both the spoken and written English language.

  • COVID-19 full vaccination is required, or alternatively an approved medical or religious exemption with weekly COVID-19 testing.

Physical Activities

This position requires the following physical activities.

  • Remain standing for prolonged periods. Frequently move about to accomplish tasks. Alternate sitting or standing at will.

  • Kneel, crouch, bend, stoop or maneuver into different positions to take measurements and accomplish visual inspections.

  • Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding and ramps.

  • Walk across uneven terrain. Step over or around physical obstructions.

  • Work outdoors in low or high temperatures, precipitation and wind. Work in noisy environment.

  • Reach overhead with hands higher than head and elbow extended 120 degrees or more.

  • Carry, lift, push, pull, or move objects up to 20 pounds.

  • Grasp hand tools and measuring devices.

  • Repeat motions that may include wrists, hands, and fingers.

  • Enter data into a computer by means of a traditional keyboard.

  • Speak to others accurately and loudly. Hear and distinguish speech and other sounds.

  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less to read small print and at 20 feet or more to recognize distant features.

  • Drive a motor vehicle for up to eight hours in a single day.

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