CEI Senior Inspector/ Senior Engineer Intern



30+ days ago

Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry’s technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.


Our CultureOur entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

Your Impact at SAM

May serve as the sole representative of the client while on site or may work together with others inspecting construction methods and workmanship to ensure contractor constructs improvements in accordance with plans and specifications.  Provides recommendations to client regarding work progress and challenges encountered.   Familiar with and user of SiteManager sufficient to ensure compliance with contract. Responsible to a licensed professional engineer who has full authority for final approval of all engineering-related work. Work requires contact with client, typically a governmental agency and private entities including construction contractors. Experience includes: High school graduate or equivalent plus four (4) years of experience in construction inspection, two (2) years of which shall have been in bridge and/or roadway construction inspection with the exception of Complex Category 2 (CC2) bridge structures or a Civil Engineering degree and one (1) year of road & bridge CEI experience with the ability to earn additional required qualifications within one year. (Note: Senior Engineer Intern classification requires one (1) year experience as an Engineer Intern.)

  • Under the review and direction of Project Manager, perform field inspection and oversight of construction activities
  • Maintain daily reports of inspection work along with detail records of project progress
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to read and interpret plans, specifications and applicable standards
  • Review Contract documents to verify compliance with governmental regulations and conformance with project requirements
  • Assist with coordinating materials sampling and testing and verifying sufficient testing has been performed
  • Verify accuracy of payment requests and invoicing for completed work
  • Experienced with FDOT construction inspection and procedures
  • Ability to coordinate with contractors’ staff and effectively communicate with all parties
  • Performs standard mathematical calculations
  • Able and willing to work day or night shifts and/or flexible schedules as required to support the project requirements
  • Able to accept assignments requiring extended travel to project perform inspection tasks, to attend preconstruction meetings, project progress meetings, etc.

What You Bring to SAM

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) for transportation project as described herein.  Direct field experience as a Contractor or materials-testing technician can substitute for Construction Inspection experience on a case-by-case basis
  • Minimum FDOT CTQP Qualifications include:CTQP Concrete Field Technician Level I, CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Level II (Bridges), CTQP Asphalt Roadway Level I, CTQP Asphalt Roadway Level II, CTQP Earthwork Construction Inspection Level I, CTQP Earthwork Construction Inspection Level II, CTQP Pile Driving Inspection, CTQP Drilled Shaft Inspection (required for inspection of all drilled shafts including miscellaneous structures such as sign structures, lighting structures, and traffic signal structures), CTQP Grouting Technician Level I, CTQP Post-Tensioning Technician Level I, IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Level I, CTQP Final Estimates Level I
  • Minimum Certifications include: FDOT Intermediate MOT, Nuclear Radiation Safety, IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Level IHighly motivated and works well with minimal supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of FDOT specifications and standards with ability and willingness to study and advance relevant knowledge outside of work
  • Familiarity with SiteManager software is preferred, but not required
  • Experience with Primavera and other scheduling software preferred, but not required
  • Must have functional computer skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel

Our Perks!

We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM’s 401 (k) program offers a 100% employer match up to 3% of your contribution, along with a 401(k) profit sharing and performance-based bonuses.  In addition, we offer:


  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings
  • Looking for a better work life balance, we got you!  SAM is offering a hybrid work arrangement option beginning January 3, 2022 for office positions
  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed, employee events provided throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program 

EEOSAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

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