Construction Inspector

Job Description

Van Note-Harvey Associates, Inc. (VNHA) is a multi-discipline site/civil engineering and surveying firm with offices in Princeton and Cape May Court House, New Jersey. 

VNHA currently has an opening in its Cape May Court House office for a full-time Construction Inspector.  Primary responsibilities include construction observation of various projects.

DEFINITION: Under direction from the department manager, the applicant is expected to provide construction observation for private sector and Public Agency Capital Improvement Infrastructure Projects, including water supply and distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems, storm sewer systems, and pavement construction.


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum ten (10) years experience with heavy civil construction projects

  • Good communications skills with the ability to work with others and interface with the public

  • Self-motivated, organized, and focused, with good attention to detail

  • Valid driver's license (clean record)


  • Act in the capacity of Resident Project Representative to assist Engineer in providing extensive observation of construction project(s) and serve as Engineer's liaison with Contractor

  • Attend pre-construction and weekly job progress meetings

  • Conduct on-site observations of the work in progress to assist Engineer in determining if the project work is proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents.

  • Provide and maintain all records related to the project in question, including daily quantities.

  • Keep a diary or log book of all observations and daily activities for ongoing work and provide Engineer with daily reports to include all labor trades and equipment supplied by Contractor.

  • Review applications for payment with Contractor and confer with Engineer on recommendations for progress payments.

  • Prepare a final punch list at substantial completion and perform final project review for project closeout.

NICET certification, AS or BS Degree in Construction Management or Engineering, a plus but not required.

Wages commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package included for full-time positions.

Van Note-Harvey Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants and employees for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Company Description
Van Note-Harvey Associates (VNHA) is a full service consulting engineering, environmental, planning and land surveying organization headquartered in Princeton serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Our staff of professional and support personnel have diverse educational and project backgrounds enabling us to provide a complete range of services to private and public clients from Fortune 500 corporations to neighborhood businesses, and at all levels of federal, state and local government.

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