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Ghafari Field Inspector in Chicago, Illinois


The Field Inspector is responsible for daily coordination and management of field operations, communication between airport Operations and the Contractor, quantity measurements, quality assurance and quality control oversight, project documentation and safety. The Field Inspector is the main on-site Owner’s Representative, and holds knowledge of all daily activities including immediate technical, quality or safety deficiencies. As such, immediate communication of all project status and job-site activity to the Resident Engineer, Quality and Safety Managers is imperative.

Assignment Responsibilities:

The Field Inspector shall be responsible for field supervision of the project. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Onsite and daily coordination and management of contractors work activities

  • Coordinates daily construction activity with the Chicago Department of Aviation’s representatives including Operations, Security for all contractor’s movements on the airfield

  • Enforce Contractor responsibility to prevent utility strikes. Maintain a completed Utility Checklist prepared by the Contractor with all required signatures, assure all existing utilities are properly marked with underground utility markings

  • Responsible for ensuring contractor’s work performance is in accordance with the contract documentso Verify at the beginning of each new Project that the contractor has obtained the required permits for the project to help avoid non-compliance issues (i.e. FAA-7460, hot work)o Inspection and proper documentation of new materials brought to the jobsite and staging areas for conformance with contract documents, field Orders and approved submittals. A Request for Inspection of Material (RFIM) form must be completed and all Material Delivery Tickets collected

  • Measurement and verification of the contractor’s quantities in accordance with contract documents shall be reflected in the Inspection Daily Reports (IDR)o The IDR shall be completed daily and include each pay item with the contractor’s daily activities

  • Documentation of quality issues that my result in Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) or Quality Deficiency Reports (QDRs)

  • Creation of daily construction reports via Primavera Contract Management 13 (CM13) that track progress and daily activities. Provide copies of the report to the Resident Engineer at the end of each shift

  • Monitor jobsite safety and quality assurance documentation in compliance with FAA 139, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Airport Safety Manual and OSHA requirements. Alert the Safety Manager and QAQC Manager of all deficiencies

  • Chronologically complete daily Field Book entries in accordance with the Program and IDOT documentation requirementso Record day’s activities, manpower and equipment throughout the shift of the Field Booko Actively takes progress photos and photos of any problem/deficiencies for documentation

  • Tracks construction activities to complete CDA Work Reports for field orders or any work to be paid for as Time and Material

  • Actively participate in all progress meetings


Experience Requirements:

  • Experience working on civil construction projects as field inspector or recent graduate with either an engineering or construction management degree


  • IDOT Documentation

  • Proficiency in basic computer programs


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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Job ID 2018-1330

Job Location US-IL-Chicago

Category Construction Management