Colliers Engineering & Design

Construction Special Inspector

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Mt. Laurel
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings


Colliers Engineering & Design is hiring qualified construction/building field special inspectors for commercial and public construction projects to perform 3rd party independent construction special inspections and material testing services including but not limited to earthwork (soil), foundation (shallow/deep), concrete reinforcement, concrete testing and placement, structural masonry, structural steel, spray-applied fireproofing (fire-proofing, fireproof), firestopping (fire-stopping, fire-resistant) and asphalt. Positions are available in our offices throughout New Jersey, the New York Metro region, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions). Projects are typically located in these regions, but some travel may be required.


  • Perform construction observation and material testing services that meet or exceed industry standards and verify contractor compliance with the building codes and project approved documents, specifications and drawings
  • Obtain or renew certifications as relevant experience for which the company will provide training and incentives
  • Read drawings, follow directions, and interpret engineering and construction plans
  • Work outside year-round, walk on uneven ground, and carry up to 75-pounds of equipment
  • This position may require working on weekends and nights. Ability to work out of town is a plus.
  • Basic ability to use technology such as smart phones, laptop computers and related software


  • A minimum of a high school diploma or AA/AS degree. Engineering or science background such as associates / bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Entry-level to 20+ years' relevant experience
  • Certifications preferred or experience/ability to obtain one or more:
    • Nuclear soil gauge certification
    • ACI Field Concrete Grade I
    • ICC or ACI certification in Reinforced Concrete
    • ICC certifications in Soils, Structural Masonry, Structural Steel Welding or Bolting and/or Spray-On Fireproofing
    • ICC certification as Commercial or Residential Building Inspector
    • AWS certification in Structural Steel Welding
    • EDI certification in EIFS
    • NJDCA and/or Philadelphia L&I approved Special Inspector (SI) certification
    • NECEPT / NJSAT asphalt field / plant certification
  • Welding experience, AWS-CWI and/or ANST Level II in PT, MT and UT preferred for structural steel inspector positions but not required
  • Wood Construction experience preferred for structural wood framing inspector positions
  • Basic math skills, strong oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Valid Driver's License with a clean driving record
  • Drug testing may be required
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus
  • Applicants in the construction industry are encouraged to apply as hands-on experience in construction work is extremely relevant to being able to perform the required special inspections

What We Offer

At Colliers Engineering & Design, our people are our most important resource. That’s why we are committed to providing all our employees with a safe, comfortable work environment, potential for career advancement, and the ability to impact society through their projects as well as Company sponsored activities.


This dedication begins with supporting a work life balance through a generous compensation package that includes: company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid pregnancy disability leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; a company-matched 401(k)/Roth; paid time off that includes parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses and a straight time policy that compensates exempt employees for billable hours worked in excess of 40 billable hours within a work week.


We have also created an internal culture that provides the resources and technology needed to encourage personal and professional growth opportunities through reimbursement for education; a free in-house resource for hundreds of educational and self-enrichment courses; mentorship program; wellness program; Women’s Organization and ongoing philanthropic opportunities.


Apply today to learn how you can join our team of professionals, so we can help you Accelerate Your Success!


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