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Senior Roadway Construction Inspector

RaganSmith is looking for a full-time Senior Roadway Construction Inspector based in Chattanooga, TN. This position is responsible for oversight of Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) projects with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and local municipalities. The Senior Inspector will also supervise more junior Inspectors in the field.


  • Conduct construction inspections on bridge, highway, and railroad projects in accordance with client’s adapted procedures and policies
  • Provide and oversee inspection services for conformance to plans and specifications for all roadway, structures, and specialty items
  • Observe, measure, and record all construction quantities for contractor payment
  • Record and review field measurements in project records for review by the client or auditors 
  • Review traffic control daily
  • Document and distribute weekly project traffic control on required forms 
  • Inspect daily erosion control items for compliance and effectiveness in the field
  • Prepare to justify all pay quantity questions by the contractor or client
  • Prepare and sign accurate daily diary consisting of contractor information, project history, events, equipment, orders, times, etc.
  • Supervise field staff and provide resolutions for questions
  • Train new Inspectors to company standards
  • Additional related duties as needed


  • 5+ years of inspection experience
  • High school diploma preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Transportation (bridge, roadway, rail) construction inspection experience
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Training, Radiation Safety/Nuclear Gauge/Hazmat Training, TDOT or ACI Concrete Field Testing, TDOT Aggregate, and TDOT Hot Mix Asphalt Roadway Certifications
  • Experience with Site Manager Software and Roadway Plans preferred
  • ITS experience preferred
  • Willingness to work overtime, limited nighttime construction, and overnight travel as needed


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance, group term life insurance, identity theft protection, long-term and short-term disability coverage, telemedicine, and long term care insurance
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and three additional paid days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Focus on work-life balance
  • Company vehicle for work purposes
  • Cell phone stipend

RaganSmith was founded in 1933 as a land surveying company. More than eight decades later, we have grown into an interdisciplinary consulting firm of experienced civil engineers, landscape architects, transportation experts, savvy surveyors, and brilliant land planners serving the private and public sectors. 

RaganSmith is an equal opportunity employer recognizing the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

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