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We are currently accepting resumes for future project work. Qualified candidates will be contacted once next steps have been identified.

Our Transportation Construction, Engineering and Inspection group assists in all levels of federal, public, private, and international organizations by offering construction services for transportation systems that reflect community needs. Our value-added program management, best-in-class design-build expertise, and unparalleled sustainability and economic solutions, build partnerships and create solutions for current and future environmental and infrastructure challenges.

CDM Smith’s San Juan team is seeking a candidate that will inspect and monitor construction activities at various field site locations in Puerto Rico. Inspection activities are primarily routine and standardized. Candidate will work under direct supervision from higher level inspectors and engineers. Work requires knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in highway construction; knowledge of geometry and basic mathematics; ability to read, interpret and explain construction plans and drawings, contract provisions, and specifications; and communications ability.

Primary Responsibilities will be:

  • Perform inspections of traffic control, environmental controls, layout, construction methods and materials, and all issues concerning the construction of a project under direct supervision.
  • Determine the acceptability of the day‐to‐day work performed by the contractor. Review and recommend the acceptance or rejection of daily reports submitted by the contractor, perform inspection of the contractor’s quality control procedures and material testing, and verify that procedures are in conformance with the approved Quality Control Plan and established procedures.
  • Candidate must also be able to review material testing procedures and results for conformance to the contract and measure quantities of materials placed. May be required to perform sampling and/or in‐place testing of soil, aggregate base, concrete, and asphalt concrete pavement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • 0 years.
  • Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on bridge construction, construction of earth retaining structures (including reinforced concrete walls), gabion basket wall construction, MSE, RSS, mechanically stabilized earth wall, roadway excavation & fill, asphalt pavement, temporary traffic control implementation and maintenance of traffic, erosion and sedimentation control, and other miscellaneous heavy highway construction and related project inspection work.
  • Experience working with EFLHD FP‐14 and/or PRHTA standards and specifications.
  • Inspector should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, word, etc…) and Adobe Acrobat (pdf).
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) candidates preferred; be able to read, write and speak Spanish and English, at a minimum, the ability to make oneself understood to all Spanish and English speaking individuals.
  • Ability to report to various project site locations in Puerto Rico on a daily basis.

Amount of Travel Required


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in English and Spanish.
  • Basic knowledge of arithmetic.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly learn new computer, smartphone or related applications and programs.

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

U.S. Vaccine Status

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Additional Compensation

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

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Visa Sponsorship Available

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position