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Amec Foster Wheeler Construction Inspector / Technician in Abingdon, Virginia

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking Construction Inspection Technicians in the Abingdon area. The ideal candidate for this position is self-motivated, self-disciplined and able to work independently. Strong interpersonal and writing skills are critical. Proven technical writing skills and experience in site, building, roadway and bridge construction inspection and materials testing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform inspection and testing of all work performed on construction projects (site development, buildings, roads, bridges)

  • Field and/or laboratory testing of concrete, soils, aggregates, and asphalt mix

  • Field oversight of multiple contractor crews

  • Field oversight of junior inspection staff

  • Routine documentation of all field activities and testing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • At least 5 years of construction inspection and/or testing experience

  • Requires travel and willingness to work outdoors

  • Requires ability to lift 50 lbs. routinely

  • Ability to apply analytical or scientific thinking to define and solve problems and be able to execute field and office tasks

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Understanding of basic engineering principles

  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability

  • Valid driver’s license is required

  • Due to field work responsibilities, a fit for duty physical is required

  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required

  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional Preferred Certifications:

  • DEQ Erosion & Stormwater Inspector

  • VDOT Soils and Aggregates or NICET Equivalent

  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction

  • VDOT Asphalt Plant Technician

  • VDOT Concrete Plant Technician

  • ACI Concrete Level I

  • VDOT Intermediate Work zone


Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Published Position Title: Construction Inspector / Technician

Requisition ID: 2021-92677

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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