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Job Description

Job Description

DLZ Corporation is a leader in design and construction of our public infrastructure. We provide construction management, inspection and testing on a diverse range of projects. Our engineers and field personnel are experienced, trained, and certified for the inspection and testing of construction projects. Our team-oriented approach allows us to facilitate solutions to construction issues and provide fully integrated services.

DLZ Corporation is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms.We are looking for a Transportation Construction Observer to join our Construction team to improve infrastructure in Metro Detroit areas. Candidates must have a high school diploma and a minimum of three years related experience of MDOT or MDOT Local Agency Program inspection utilizing FieldManager/Book. HMA and concrete experience, a thorough understanding of MDOT-let contract requirements and a valid driver's license are also required. SESC/Storm Water Operator, Concrete and Density testing certification is preferred. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work well with others.

  • Conduct field inspections to verify Contract requirements on Construction of Roadways and Bridges
  • Prepare Inspector's Daily Reports in FieldBook.
  • Organize and maintain construction documentation in ProjectWise.
  • Act as the on-site liaison with client and community
  • Interact and communicate effectively with on-site construction contractors.
  • Develop an understanding of plans and specifications.
  • Assist Project Manager with contract requirements.
  • Prepare forms and other paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Attend seminars and/or training courses as required.
  • Maintain excellent client relations.
  • Understand the public health and safety requirements and be fully trained in the proper safety procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • 3+ years of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) and concrete construction experience required.
  • A thorough understanding of MDOT-let contract requirements
  • Storm Water Operator, Concrete and Density testing certification (SESC) is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills required for document creation and record-keeping.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. periodically.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to pass a background investigation and drug testing.
  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.

DLZ offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and a 401(k) plan with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also have an innovative wellness program that includes gym reimbursement.

DLZ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity in our workforce and make employment decisions based on business needs, merit, and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. We believe that true innovation and success can only be achieved by respecting, empowering, and leveraging the unique perspectives, skills, and experiences of everyone.