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Engineering Inspector I, II or III

Charleston County

Charleston County

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Public Works Department of Charleston County Government is looking for an Engineering Inspector I, II or III to perform a variety of construction inspection duties for various County Transportation construction projects. The Department’s transportation projects division has been recognized and awarded National and Local Projects of the Year by the American Public Works Association and the Council of Engineering Companies. Work in an environment that encourages career progression and take advantage of our Inspector Career Path Program. At the County we do our very best to take care of our employees and offer a wide range of insurance options from medical, dental, optical and overall wellness for yourself and your family to remain healthy and plan for the future. Working for the County allows you earn a pension. Additionally, you will receive paid holiday, vacation and sick time. Achieve the work life balance you have been looking for

HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $21.51 - $24.08

(Salary dependent upon applicant’s qualifications)


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Construction inspection and material sampling and testing
  • Inspect road, drainage, sidewalk and other County-funded construction projects
  • Perform laboratory and field testing of contractor construction materials, including soil, rock and asphalt
  • Collect contractors worksheets and review detailed billing estimates
  • Complete daily project logs, review with on-site contractor and audit for discrepancies
  • Record daily and monthly quantities of work and time performed by contractor for accurate and timely payment
  • Maintain thorough photographic and or video records of construction progress as documentation in case a question or citizen complaint arises
  • Evaluate risk, resolve issues promptly and courteously that arise in the field, including citizen questions and concerns
  • Resolve construction changes due to unexpected site conditions or material shortages
  • Keep immediate supervisor informed concerning work progress, current and potential problems and continually make suggestions to improve the processes.
  • Perform other directly related duties as needed and may be designated to report to work during hazardous weather or emergency conditions.
Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, or a closely related field is preferred, but not required. Knowledge and experience ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal, State, County and municipal codes, regulations and specifications as it relates to the applicable construction projects. Read and interpret construction drawings, bids and specifications. Relevant experience and substantial knowledge of current principles, practices and operations involved in planning, designing, construction, and repairing roadways, bridges, sidewalks as well as knowledge of construction methods and on-site and laboratory material testing methods.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

Ability to work independently, prioritize, multitask, meet deadlines, make accurate decisions, detailed oriented, professional, courteous and engaging communication with citizens and coworkers. Analytical and poses necessary mathematical skills. Proactive thinker with great learning agility.

Career Growth:

Obtain required SCDOT Certifications (asphalt roadway inspection, earthwork and base inspection), nuclear gauge certifications, SCDHEC Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector within eighteen months of being hired. Valid SC drivers’ license upon acceptance of the position.