Construction Inspector – Limited

Website San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

San Diego International Airport is built upon the vision that every team member has a stake in bringing our “Good Feelings, Nonstop” brand to life for every passenger and fellow employee. Here at the Airport Authority, we love San Diego as much as we love flying, and we see our airport as an extension of the always friendly and sunny city we call home. If you are looking for a team that values each other, does great work, and most importantly, has a lot of fun along the way, we invite you to apply today.


The Airport Design & Construction (ADC) department has an opportunity for a 2-year limited duration overnight Construction Inspector. Limited status equals full-time employment with a term of up to two years and participation in benefit plans offered.   The selected individual will perform detailed inspections of multi-disciplined construction projects on airport property and:


1.      Monitor and inspect a variety of facility construction projects and installations to ensure compliance with project documents, including major mechanical, electrical, civil, structural concrete and masonry, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, structural steel, piping systems, asphalt and concrete pavement, and other appurtenant materials used throughout Authority construction.

2.      Serve as a liaison between the Authority and outside contractors on construction and improvement projects and tenant projects; meet and confer with Authority staff and stakeholders regarding construction plans and specifications; coordinate contractor activities with the Authority.

3.      Maintain project documentation through scheduled status reports, charts, and progress of contract schedules; incorporate change-orders and create punch lists; perform preliminary review of assigned projects to identify potential problems and recommend alternative solutions; attend pre-construction and in-house design review meetings.

4.      Perform necessary field inspections to monitor, evaluate and document construction; ensure conformance to construction specifications, drawings, and other contract requirements; prepare daily inspector reports and periodic progress reports on construction and installation work.



  1. Problem-Solving/Agility: Analyzes situation or factor and collaboratively generate alternative or solution, readily adapts behavior or new work methods, evolving and unexpected situations.
  2. Communication: Proficiently exchange information through various avenues including verbal, digital, written, facilitation and persuasion.
  3. Critical Thinking: Critically reviews and translates business requirements, data and information to specify solutions or alternative practice in support of business objectives and strategies.
  4. Relationship: Builds and maintains relations with stakeholders, identifies and relates information, ideas and resolves problems.
  5. Operating Equipment: Effective use of common construction and surveying tools such as drafting tools, electronic locators, cameras, two-way radios, concrete testing equipment, etc.

Desired Education, Training and Experience:


·         Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.

·         Five years of experience in public works construction, including two years as a project inspector with an emphasis on civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and electronics disciplines involved in facilities construction.

·         An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Depending on experience and qualifications, the hiring range is $46,000 – $55,000.


EEO Statement

It is the policy of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, SDCRAA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of fully-vaccinated COVID-19 vaccination status prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Talent, Culture & Capability Department.


Physical & Mental Demands

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.

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