Jan 21, 2022

Construction Observer / Inspector

  • Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Full time Civil Engineer Construction

Job Description

Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. is actively seeking a Construction Observer to join a growing team of engineers in our Grand Rapids, Michigan office.

Why HRC?

Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. is a Civil Engineering Consulting firm, that has been around since 1915, prides itself on its history and its growth over the years. HRC recognizes the highest quality of consulting services to our municipal, industrial, and private clients' and knows that it would not be possible to deliver upon these solutions without exceptional employees.  Our Leadership shows up for us by espousing and living out our values every day from displaying integrity in employee relations all the way down to client relations.  At HRC an investment in our people runs at the core of our business and what we do – it drives on our purpose and progress and keeps us going.  You will have the opportunity to gain experience in real-time and have an impact on Michigan communities while working in a multidisciplinary team.

**SPECIAL NOTE: HRC does not participate in sponsorships

Job Summary:

The Construction Observer will be capable of learning how to read and understand contract documents, prepare and produce daily reports, observe and understand construction techniques and procedures, and quantify and record contract pay items.  If you do not have at least 2 years of related experience in Materials Testing and Field Inspection, this is not the job for you.  We are seeking qualified individuals capable of performing construction inspection and reporting for underground utility, road or bridge construction projects.

On a given day your work might include:

  • Ensuring communication with project managers, design professionals, contractors, and cilents' by making recommendations and pointing out potential problems
  • Informing project manager, contractors, cilents' and design professionals of the progress or delays of a project
  • Reading and interpreting construction plans, blueprints, and maps
  • Evaluating and reviewing plans and specifications for the job site to be inspected
  • Managing deadlines, while prioritizing assignments and preparing final documentation reports
  • Performing on-site Density and Concrete testing on an as needed basis

What Projects for this role include...?

  • Assuring quality of contractor work and compliance with plan specifications and standards for inspection site
  • Keeping record and filing documents and project files for the organization during the duration of the project's lifecycle

The Ideal Candidate Possesses: 

  • 2+ years of related work experience
  • The ability to be adaptable under changing priorities
  • Basic computer skills (Required)
  • Proficient with basic math (e.g. calculating areas and volumes)
  • Familiarity with MDOT FieldBook software (Preferred)
  • Past experience with MDOT-related construction projects
  • A valid Driver's License - Will be traveling to Field Sites in Southwest Michigan
  • MDOT Density, MCA Concrete, MDOT HMA Paving, Storm Water Operator


  • Team and family-oriented work environment
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Extracurricular activities (softball team, golf league, social activities, etc.)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Generous PTO available starting day 1
  • Hourly position with time and ½ overtime pay
  • 401K Plan
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Employer sponsored continuing education
  • Mentoring program
  • Employee Appreciation Committee
  • A chance to network and join in Community-Based Events
  • HRC Swag!

HRC has been recognized as an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and one of the Cool Places to Work in Michigan in addition to being awarded 2022’s Detroit Free Press and USA’s Top Places to Work for the second year in a row. Our innovative and forward-thinking community of professionals work together to design and build excellent engineering proposals for our clients. We are looking for candidates that are self-driven, view challenges as an opportunity to learn and grow, and ultimately, passionate drivers in leading our future forward filled with opportunity to make a lasting difference.

Does this sound like You?  We’d Love to Hear from You!  

If you are bursting with excitement at the thought of working with us and joining our dynamic culture, we want to meet you.  You can visit our career page on Indeed and send in your resume to humanresources@hrcengr.com.  Be sure to let us know why you want to join us – as we love to hear stories.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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