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Construction Inspector, Entry Level - Southeast Sussex County, DE

Rossi Group is seeking a motivated entry-level inspector for a roadway safety construction project in southeast Sussex County, DE. This position will report out of our Dover, DE office.

This is an entry-level position performing construction inspection, monitoring and documentation, materials testing, and basic construction mathematic skills. The ideal candidate has 1 year of experience inspecting construction and roadway maintenance projects, maintenance operations, soil and material testing, engineering computations and documentation. Position requires knowledge and performing basic construction principles, practices and methods, construction standards, inspection methods and techniques, basic mathematics used in engineering design, drawing and drafting, Temporary Traffic Control Standards, and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Federal Highway Regulations AASHTO, and ASTM test specifications.


This is a Non-Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; (Monday through Friday) position. Overtime and nighttime work is anticipated. This position offers an anticipated salary range of $20/hr to $23/hr dependent upon experience, certifications, and abilities. Nighttime differential is paid at 10% and all overtime is paid at 1.5 times pay rate.

Education / Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid driver’s license

  • At least 1 year of construction or inspection experience

  • OSHA 10-hour training

  • OSHA silica safety training is a plus

  • Ability to learn new computer skills and data processing procedures

  • Ability to interpret and analyze contract documents, plans, and specifications

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations used in civil construction

  • Ability to maintain records and adapt record systems for computerization

  • Ability to provide own transportation

  • Available for nighttime, evening/weekend hours as needed

  • Ability to achieve certification in field testing procedures in concrete, soil aggregate, Hot Mix Asphalt, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification, American Society for Non-Destructive Testing Level I Certification, or other in-house or state-sponsored certifications. 

Position Experience

  • The candidate must have at least 1 year of related experience in construction or inspection

Preference May Be Given For

  • Experience working with Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

  • Experience working with Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) or Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)


Position Responsibilities

  • Inspect contractor work according to plans and specifications

  • Inspect materials used by contractors on on-site and document compliance with specifications

  • Read and interpret construction plans for structures, bridges, and roadways with an understanding of construction specifications, engineering tables, and reference materials

  • Perform tests for specification compliance

  • Document pay quantities for estimates

  • Document control and understanding payment procedures is a plus

  • Microsoft Office

  • Writing skills and communication with contractors and state employees

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions 

  • Employees are required to work in the field during survey and inspection assignments, with exposure to varying weather conditions and rough terrain, and the requirements for walking, standing, bending, and lifting loads weighing up to 80 pounds

  • Work requires close proximity to traffic on Delaware highways

  • Required hand-eye coordination for the efficient operation of computers and other office machines, survey equipment, and field equipment

Evaluation of this Position

  • Evaluation of education and experience

  • Pre-employment background investigation

  • Client acceptance

If you are interested, please send your resume to