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Jacobs QA Construction Inspector in Des Moines, Iowa

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

JACOBS has an opportunity for a Quality Assurance Construction Inspector supporting our long term project in Des Moines, IA.

The QA Construction Inspector is responsible for full-time, site-based surveillance and focused inspection of ARCHITECTURAL and MEP work on one or more significant projects. This individual monitors and documents construction work in progress, verifies conformance with construction drawings and specifications, and provides general coordination with various project stakeholders at the field level.     

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor and document construction activity, equipment and manpower.

  • Interpret construction documents, codes and technical submissions to verify conformance with contract and regulatory requirements.

  • Verify conformance of materials and equipment with approved shop drawings/submittals. 

  • Coordinate construction interfaces with security and building operations daily.

  • Assist the CM in the documentation and resolution of field issues. 

  • Maintain awareness of clarifications and changes affecting work in progress

  • Coordinate and oversee specialized testing and inspections. 

  • Prepare daily construction reports and maintain accurate records of tests and inspections.

  • Monitor work performance and document variations from established schedules. 

  • Assist in the evaluation of change order proposals.

  • Evaluate contractor payment requisitions.

  • Monitor contractor work practices for conformance with site safety requirements.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Five (5) years building construction experience with emphasis on Quality Assurance/Quality Control with oversight responsibility for MEP and ARCHITECTURAL

  • Supervisory and/or journeyman experience in the construction trades will be considered 

  • Experience monitoring scaffold installations and enforcing safety best practices  

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, building personnel, contractors and consultants.

  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to obtain HSPD-12 Security

Ideally, you'll have:

  • Federal Contract experience

  • Experience with historic structures and exterior restoration projects

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.