Aug 18, 2023


  • Volkert, Inc.
  • Charlotte, NC, US Dunn, NC, US Goldsboro, NC, US Greensboro, NC, US Greenville, NC, US Raleigh, NC, US Wilmington, NC, US
Full-Time Construction Defense Design Engineering Environment

Job Description


Are we the road to your future?


Volkert is employee owned and a Top 100 design firm, committed to delivering the future of infrastructure in three key areas of service: Design + Engineering, Planning + Environmental, and Program + Construction Management.


We are currently searching for talented CEI Inspectors to support our Carolinas Region statewide in North Carolina.


The successful candidate will perform technical duties supporting engineers and other professionals in the administration of highway construction.  Such areas include, construction inspection, project roadway/structure inspection, materials testing, project surveying, and program/regulatory compliance. (This position corresponds with the NCDOT Engineering (Transportation) Technician I & through IV.)  


What you’ll be doing:

  • Inspection for compliance with contract documents, standards, and specifications
  • Testing of materials; review of plans; analysis of engineering-related data; and construction survey/layout
  • Keeping daily diaries on project operations, resolves daily constructability issues and trouble shoots problems to mitigate delays to contractor’s progress
  • Monitors contractor's daily operations and performs and/or reviews test reports to ensure that all work and materials conform to specifications, plans and contractual provisions. Also monitors utility relocation efforts by inspecting and tracking relocation work
  • Documenting pay records, performing construction calculation, and computer/iPad entry
  • Anticipates contractual problems and advises supervisor of the need for plan revisions, supplemental agreements, or other contract adjustments to improve safety, timely delivery and/or quality of delivered product
  • Ensures compliance with NC Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act, and that all work performed in permitted areas, is done in accordance with the permits
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates work with contractors, subcontractors, utility owners, and property owners to minimize delays and disturbances while maximizing progress of the projects


What you need to have:

  • Associate degree in an applicable area of Engineering Technology, Survey Technology or a related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution
  • 0 - 2 years of progressive inspection level experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to perform moderate physical activity including but not limited to walking, climbing, balancing, kneeling, and standing
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends as required  
  • Must apply safety philosophy and program to all operations
  • Safety toe shoes required
  • Characteristics of a successful Volkert team member:
    • Be a brand ambassador for the company who engages in diversity and inclusion,
    • Be self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability in a team environment
    • Exercise initiative and independent judgement in the solution of work problems
    • Be able to communicate effectively- verbal and written
    • Be able to multi-task in a team environment


Skills & Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of survey crew techniques, duties, and responsibilities
  • Should be able to effectively communicate in a clear, concise, organized, and persuasive manner 
  • Ability to work safely in an outside environment with exposure to hazards on construction sites including heights, highway traffic, and traversing rough terrain in evaluating highway construction
  • Experience maintaining standard daily records and reports
  • Knowledge and understanding of general concepts, practices, and theories used in construction, construction inspection, and /or construction surveying
  • Knowledge in understanding contracts, plans, standards, and specifications
  • Experience with contract administration


Volkert Perks:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexibility and a positive work/life balance
  • Challenging and innovative projects
  • Employee referral program
  • Professional development
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan + employer matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Employer-Paid Life/AD&D insurance
  • Employer-Paid short-term disability and long-term disability
  • Wellness incentives
  • Additional voluntary benefits


The words from our President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas A. Hand, PE, capture best how you can make an impact while working for Volkert. 


For nearly a century, Volkert has done meaningful work that improves our infrastructure and quality of life. With our commitment to employee ownership and sustainable growth, you can build a career here that really makes a difference.”

– Thomas A. Hand, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer


Volkert does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.






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