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Port Houston

Construction Inspector

Port Houston - Posted 2 months ago
$75k-94k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Construction Inspector salary records


Houston, TX

no experience required
Company size
56k employees

Deadline:  February 27, 2023

Port:  Houston

Construction Inspector Job description

Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most powerful economic engines in the state and the country. Port Houston owns and operates the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country.

Through our leadership and our work, we help ensure the nation’s busiest waterway stays running to benefit the customers of the public facilities we operate, our surrounding communities and industries, and our region. Port Houston exists to move the world and drive regional prosperity.

The work we do helps build up our local community, supports the economy, bolsters goodwill for the state of Texas, and influences the outlook of the entire region. And this is only the beginning! Our best accomplishments are ahead of us as we expand the Houston Ship Channel and widen its reach to become America’s distribution hub for the next generation.

Who you are:

You are more than the work you do. We want your work at Port Houston to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high-performance culture that values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

Sound like the place for you?

Position Summary:

Inspects of contractors’ work-in-progress to ensure compliance with Port Houston's plans and specifications on all construction projects. Maintains and evaluates contractor invoices and construction documentation. Corrects detailed design issues with contractor and construction manager.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Inspect work-in-progress by contractors to ensure materials and procedures comply with plans and specifications
  • Interpret blueprints and drawings for contractors, discuss deviations from plans and meet with engineers and contractors to resolve misunderstandings
  • Participate in pre-bid, pre-construction, and routine progress meetings
  • Inspect and examine workmanship of construction for conformity to specifications
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to correct detail design problems
  • Maintain inspections log and notes of projects and participate in computing work completed for contractor and testing lab payments estimates; evaluate time extension requests
  • Schedule all testing by approved labs, schedule projects with Port Operations and maintain work files of construction projects
  • Ensure site personnel comply with OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, TMUTCD, Coast Guard and Port Houston security regulations
  • Review construction material testing reports for accuracy
  • Review design drawing for future construction projects
  • Provide customer service to all Port Houston internal and external stakeholders, including Operations division, all employees, tenants; coordinate and schedule contractors’ sequence of work to achieve a safe, secure and proficient work site not to interrupt Port Operations
  • Perform warranty inspections and post-construction services
  • Perform weekly environmental storm water inspections and maintenance reports for compliance with site-specific Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan devices
  • Provide inspection during overseas fabrication and erection of all RTG and ship to shore cranes
  • Act in accordance with Port Houston core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)
  • Perform other duties as required


  • High School diploma or equivalency required
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution preferred
  • 3+ years related construction inspection experience required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

  • Knowledge of local and national building codes
  • Knowledge of mechanical HVAC
  • Knowledge of security regulations
  • Knowledge of construction processes and techniques
  • Skill in written and verbal communication
  • Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints and drawings
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to meet scheduled deadlines
  • Ability to perform written calculations and produce project documentation
  • Ability to ensure contractor's strict adherence of materials and procedure in plans and specifications
  • Attention to detail
  • A current, valid Texas driver's license is required
  • A Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment

Key Competencies Required:

  • Achieving Results
  • Customer Focus
  • Effective Communication
  • Focus Upon Quality
  • Pragmatic Decision Making
  • Safety

Port Houston proudly embraces diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.  Our teams reflect our commitment to celebrating diversity and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.