Lead Track Inspector
New York, NY 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Lead Track Inspector, we'll count on you to:

  • Provide inspection and construction supervision on railway and transit projects;

  • Maintain accurate daily diary entries and completion of contract documentation records;

  • Prepare daily inspection reports showing contractor's labor force, the location of the construction activities, and the actual work performed;

  • Reject work that does not conform to the contract requirements;

  • Report any field conditions that deviate from the construction drawings and make recommendations for corrective action;

  • Maintain daily photographic records, and videos as necessary to document contract activities;

  • Carry out track inspection and quality assurance and quality control inspection to confirm the contractor's adherence to contractual documents.

  • Complete site surveys of completed works for tracking item and material quantities for payment;

  • Complete daily inspections in accordance to client requirements and expectations;

  • Monitoring construction work to verify compliance with the contract documents and specifications;

  • Monitoring the contractor's compliance with health and safety regulations;

  • Supervise and implement quality assurance acceptance and inspection of construction works;

  • Reporting onsite activities, concerns, and non-conformances, and provide recommendations for resolution to the Construction Manager;

  • Coordinate work for interdisciplinary coordination including signals, Track, and Traction Power;

  • Coordinate with client for Transit services;

  • Perform detailed inspections, generate running and comprehensive punch-list;

  • Review construction submittals for completeness, accuracy and constructability;

  • Provide mentorship to junior staff;

  • Liaise with client representatives, as required;

  • Act as client site representative;

  • Requires working nights, weekends, and extended shifts;

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Engineering degree or diploma is preferred but can be offset by additional experience in inspection services on rail/transit projects;
  • 10+ years experience in track inspection and construction oversight.
  • Proven analytical, communication, and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems;


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success; which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. Typical starting pay range for this position is $52,938.00 - $75,625.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Industry: Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Constr Eng Insp / Mntrng(CCC)
Job Posting: Nov 18, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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