30+ days ago


Palo Alto, CA


Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida USA with a technical support center in South East Asia and East Africa, that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies, all over the world. 

The Senior Construction Inspector will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and performing the field inspection, testing and documentation on multiple projects to ensure construction activities conform to contracts, plans, specifications and related documents inspections, quality of workmanship, contractor’s proposals, identifying progress delays issues, and recommending appropriate corrective issues to the Construction Manager to mitigate delays on the projects.  

This requirement is for on-site (not remote) work at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (VAPAHCS). 

This position is contingent on the award of the contract. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Provides daily inspections on all projects to find and report deviations from schedule, plans, and specifications, to ensure that the correct materials are being used, and to attest to the quality of workmanship 
  • Completes daily report on manpower to the VA and submit to the project COR including photos as required by the project COR. These daily logs shall be scanned and email to project COR directly while the inspector keeps the original copy of the logs in files 
  • Conducts safety meeting and educational programs as directed; interfaces with labor and management representatives to discuss and resolve safety items 
  • Performs surveillance & inspection of assigned construction projects reviewing plans & specifications, shop drawings & requests for changes to determine site compatibility, the applicability of terrain, soils, the feasibility of structure to anticipate problems 
  • Advises contractors of safety requirements at pre-construction meetings, review contractor safety programs 
  • Document safety program; document all accidents, safety violations, unsafe conditions/activities 
  • Communicates with project COR in a timely manner when there is a deviation in the construction work from design drawings, specifications, schedule, etc. 
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate. 

  Qualifications to be successful in the role:  

  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience as a construction inspector, superintendent, or quality control engineer on construction projects.  Hospital/Healthcare experience is essential
  • Experience in preparing correspondence and maintaining official construction site record 
  • Experience in conducting meetings to resolve problems on construction projects, and briefing clients and management personnel 
  • In-depth knowledge of construction practices and workmanship, including experience in proper uses of construction materials and installation methods 
  • In-depth experience in interpreting construction drawings and specifications on construction projects 
  • Ability to accurately calculate construction costs for changes.  Experience in making materials take offs for construction work, pricing the value of needed work, and negotiating equitable contract adjustments. 
  • Ability and experience in the inspection of materials, workmanship, and construction and installation of various systems (such as fire alarm systems) within the inspector's area of expertise. 
  • Knowledge of safety practices in the construction industry, including a background of familiarity with OSHA safety requirements on construction projects 
  • Strong communications skills in English both written and oral. Experience in preparing correspondence and maintaining official construction site records. Experience in conducting meetings to resolve problems on construction projects, and briefing clients and management personnel.  
  • Must lawfully reside in the United States and be eligible for employment (Planate does not sponsor visas or work permits) 

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Why Planate? 

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally, and Professionally, Up and Down the Line.   

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!