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Jacobs General Roads Inspector/Materials Tester (Seasonal) in Yakima, Washington

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

As a Seasonal Construction Inspectors/Materials Testers, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. We have opportunities for Inspectors in various locations within Washington state, so if you are looking for a new adventure where you’ll inspect construction methods and workmanship and materials testing to ensure that contractors build roadways, bridges, traffic signals and related highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications, submit your application for consideration.

We are looking for individuals with all levels of Construction Inspections experience, Concrete Testing, and In Place Density Testing.

Typical Duties include but not limited to:

  • Observe and inspect ongoing construction work.

  • Review plans and specifications to ensure that work is within compliance of plans and specifications.

  • Complete pay sheets for actual work completed.

  • Conducts laboratory sampling.

  • Maintain daily reporting of work in progress, status of completion, and discusses construction related problems with supervisor.

This position will mostly be a seasonal assignment based in Washington – Yakima, WA area estimation will be 6-9 months.

  • Compensation Rate: $25-$45 an hour (based on experience)

  • Overtime Eligible

  • Per-diem* (meals & lodging provided as necessary): up to 7 days a week based on WSDOT rates (tax free)

As a project-specific employee (Seasonal), you are not eligible for severance pay under the Company's Severance Pay Plan and will not be paid severance pay at the termination of your project employment, irrespective of any prior severance-eligible service.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Join us and we will assist in continuing the development of your skills and exploring all that you can do across our global company, with opportunities to share your knowledge along the way.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s license and required to have and maintain a satisfactory driving record

  • Ability to move up to 50 pounds

  • Able and willing to workday or night shifts and/or flexible schedules including weekends as required

  • Ability to read and interpret roadway, structure, and bridge plans, and specifications.

  • Currently Possess or Obtain WSDOT CICP Certification within 30 calendar days of hire.

  • ACI – Grade 1 – Concrete Testing Certification

Ideally You Will Also Have:

  • Construction inspection experience in transportation projects

  • DTT – In Place Density Testing.



At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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