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Sr. Construction Inspector

Michael Baker International

This is a Full-time position in Detroit, MI posted June 8, 2021.


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.

Our clients include U.S.

federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.

Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges.


Michael Baker International’s Construction Services staff supports clients by acting as their trusted on-site agent through all phases of construction, from pre-design to close-out, by providing qualified construction managers, inspectors, constructability reviewers, schedulers, estimators and safety experts.

As new technologies evolve throughout the construction industry, innovative ideas are required to maintain and deliver successful construction projects.


The Senior Construction Inspector will serve as a key member of the firm’s growing construction management discipline by working as an employee of the Dearborn, MI office on inspection projects throughout the Metro Detroit area.

The successful candidate will lead the inspection services on road and bridge projects for MDOT and other Local Agency Program (LAP) clients, as well as for improvements to airport airside and landside projects.

Between field assignments, this position may involve design tasks such as constructability reviews of plans for upcoming projects as well as assisting technical staff during plan preparation.
Review plans and specifications associated with assigned work on active construction contracts Notify project engineer or project supervisor of apparent constructability issues or errors in plans Oversee daily operations of contractor or subcontractor personnel to ensure that work is being performed in accordance with plans and specifications Answer basic contractor questions about plan and specification requirements Identify contractor means and methods that are inconsistent with plans and specifications, and discuss needed changes with the contractor as well as the project engineer or project supervisor Make measurements and observations of work being performed to ensure accurate quantities are tracked for completed work Prepare detailed field drawings or electronic templates to support the calculations being used to justify the pay quantities Monitor material testing needs associated with work being performed Understand and apply testing frequencies for various materials used on the contract to ensure that enough tests are being taken to cover the work performed Electronically document pay quantities, material requirements, and contractor staff in an inspector’s daily report using MDOT Field Manager 
High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology or related field of study is preferred 13 plus years of MDOT construction or related LAP experience Possess a valid driver’s license Ability to pass a background check Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint MDOT Field Manager certification and experience MDOT Computerized Office Technician certification and experience Michigan Concrete Association Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician Michigan Certified Aggregate Inspection Technician Certification – Level 1 is preferred Michigan Certified Density Control Technician Certification is preferred Nuclear Gauge Operator Safety Training Certification is preferred EGLE Storm Water Management – Construction Site Certification EGLE Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) – Plan Review and Design Certification ICET Michigan Certified Bituminous QA/QC Technician Certification is preferred Good interpersonal, communication, and conceptual thinking skills Possess strong math skills, including algebra and geometry for determining areas and volumes Willingness to commute to construction projects in varying locations, work in all weather conditions, varying shifts, and weekends Ability to lift up to 50 pounds Ability to work independently for periods of time Ability to prioritize project assignments to meet competing deadlines Attention to detail and effective decision making and organizational skills Ability to provide support to local office, as well as availability to occasionally travel to other offices Ability to assist in developing strategic approaches and concepts MicroStation / AutoCAD drafting experience is preferred MDOT Final Project Closeout experience is preferred Knowledge of all necessary forms and paperwork required for MDOT work


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment.

Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law.

Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.