Internship: Construction Inspector

Last Updated: April 20, 2023

Do you like the working in the trades? Do you like making sure work is done to specification?

We have a Skillbridge internship in Portland, OR or Salem, OR for you to learn how to be a Construction Inspector. This internship is ~90-120 days [some flexibility on internship duration] and previous experience or knowledge are not necessary.
This position will provide on-site construction inspection and documentation for transportation projects, including observation of construction activities for compliance with plans and specifications, preparation of required contract documentation, and following prescribed Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures, as well as providing assistance and support for design projects.
What You’ll Do

  • Inspect, observe and document project is constructed in accordance with contract documents
  • Maintain accurate daily record of the work (labor, equipment, materials, and quantities)
  • Communicate with the Construction Manager, Project Engineer, or other field engineering staff
  • Assist in developing design projects for construction
  • Calculate quantities and produce sketches in excel, CADD, or by hand


Who You Are

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with clients, contractors, the public as well as peers
  • Effectively multitask and prioritize and track construction issues through to completion
  • Proficiency in basic math as well as basic computer
  • Ability to obtain ODOT inspector certifications within 12 months by taking training classes
  • Adept at communicating, both written and verbally
  • Eager to learn with a strong work ethic and accountability
  • Not required, but a plus for experience with construction or inspection/QA/QC in any field


Why Work Here

  • Learn a new skill or enhance your current skills with training by the best engineering consulting firm in the Pacific NW
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals
  • At the end of the internship, if you are converted to a full-time employee, you will receive the following benefits
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
    • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
    • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
    • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
    • Holistic Wellbeing Program

Locations: Portland, OR or Salem, OR

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