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Processing Inspectors Fort Edward

Processing Inspectors – Fort Edward, NY

**Seasonal Casual Position**


Parsons helps customers restore and protect our most valuable resources, based upon experience gained while working on the largest and most complex sediment remediation projects in the country. Our strong teaming capabilities allow us to collaborate with national experts, universities, and other consulting firms to bring together the best resources and expertise in order to solve our customer’s most challenging environmental issues. The Hudson River Team is performing intricate dredging work on a project of unprecedented magnitude. Join Parsons and contribute to one of the largest and most complex environmental cleanups in U.S. history!


Parsons is currently seeking Processing Inspectors at our Fort Edward, NY location. Our landmark projects and capital improvement programs support global initiatives in infrastructure, water, energy, power, renewables, environmental, healthcare, education, and communications. We are hiring colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on professional challenges in a high energy environment.


Primary Focus

Provides leadership and support for a zero-loss safety culture and world class quality program. Processing Inspectors are assigned to capital and core projects, and are accountable for implementing and supporting the company’s safety and quality inspection programs.

Specific Accountabilities

Under guidance and direction of the Chief Processing Inspector, is responsible for daily inspection, safety and quality efforts on complex and/or diverse projects that require heavy environmental construction experience, inspection of water treatment facility operations, dewatering facility operation and material handling operations associated with the unloading of barges and loading of rail cars. As a resource to the project teams, proactively provides specialist inspection services for sediment remediation project development and execution activities:

  • Inspects various facets of the work and performs continuous surveillance of assigned operational activities and contractors to ensure compliance with applicable codes, standards, specifications and drawings.

  • Analyzes applicable codes, standards, project contract documents, and quality assurance procedures and monitors process operation activities as well as material handling activities to ensure contractor compliance.

  • Witnesses and/or evaluates water treatment and dewatering operations and tests such as water quality, specific gravity, density, percent solids, total suspended solids, sieve analysis, and paint filter tests.

  • Tracks treatment quantities, equipment, man-hours and monitors contractor production rates.

  • Monitors and tracks the dewatering of the barges and unloading of sediment from the barges into the dewatering processing equipment for compliance with contract requirements.

  • Monitors the contractor’s bulk material handling and management of all on-site processed material stockpiles throughout the site for contract compliance.

  • Witnesses loading and weighing of the rail cars, movement of rail cars through the coupled in-motion rail scale, reviews data weigh log information and verifies car weight limits are in compliance with contract requirements.

  • Facilitate interaction and coordination of various internal project stakeholders including Corporate, Contractors, Client, Engineering and Operations.

  • Verifies equipment operational status, numbers of personnel and rates of production.

  • Assist in tracking and control of project spare parts inventory.

  • Verify the implementation of contract documents

  • Produce thorough inspection reports and maintain detailed records of work performed

  • Prepares and monitors internal Parsons project controls for field personnel

  • Produce and maintain punch list

  • Mentoring and training of inspection staff

  • Reviews the weekly field inspection report conducted by the project site inspector(s).

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

This is a seasonal position running from April to November each year with the opportunity to return the following year. During the season work will occur 24 hours per day 6 days a week. This position will be required to work 12 to 13 hour shifts with a 72 hour weekly maximum. This position will also be required to work a significant amount of overtime


  • Provide support in assessing construction safety hazards during project execution (hazard assessments, near misses, etc).

  • Positively influence construction and project management personnel to effectively manage project safety.

  • Formally assess individual contractor safety performance, providing feedback and influencing for positive safety outcomes.

  • Provide technical safety direction to construction management personnel to effectively and proactively manage safety hazards, issues, and concerns during construction execution.

  • Proactively monitor project safety performance, assess hazards, identify trends and improvement opportunities, and implement corrective actions. Adapts practices as required to address project-specific hazards


  • Monitors contractors' compliance with approved contractor quality control program and submittals.

  • Makes recommendations for improvements to standard operational quality control provisions as they apply in the field. Implement company quality control (assurance) program manual in compliance with contract, company and client requirements.

  • As required by the quality control program perform jobsite and contractor audits, material procurement traceability and control.

  • Participate in quality preparatory phase meetings with staff, daily quality reports, etc.

  • Notification to Management of all quality issues

  • Ability to provide administrative and technical direction to quality control personnel.

  • Act as liaison with client, subcontractors and/or internal departments on quality related matters as required

  • Insure company standards as outlined in quality control (assurance) manual are effectively implemented.

  • Insure adequate corrective measures are implemented in cases of noncompliance.

  • Perform additional quality assignments as required

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have an absolute commitment and passion for the Zero Injuries Philosophy, and the ability to integrate safety and operationss

  • Bachelors’ degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering or construction management. Five years of related construction or processing/inspection experience along with a High School Diploma may be substituted for the four years of college.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a construction inspector or mechanical/electrical inspector.

  • A progressive career history, with demonstrated increase in leadership and responsibility.

  • Proven interpersonal, communication, negotiation and leadership skills. Ability to work effectively with a broad range of individuals, from craft worker to senior management.

  • Able to read and interpret complex plans, specifications, and shop drawings.

  • Proactively recognizes complex construction or engineering problems and brings to resolution with contractor.

  • Proficient in applying standard testing techniques and procedures for the verification of material.

  • Able and willing to work a shift schedule and/or flexible schedules as required to support the workload, as well as in inclement weather, heights, confined spaces and marine environments

  • Ability to obtain 40 hour OSHA Hazwoper Training Certificate.

  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office and email.

  • Prior experience as an Owner’s representative on heavy civil or facility construction projects preferred.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial water / wastewater treatment operation and maintenance preferred.

  • Knowledge of rail yard operations preferred.

  • Knowledgeable in water based sediment remediation clean up operations, hazards and safety management practices preferred.

  • Must to be able to pass a fitness for duty assessment and drug screen. Working from heights, working on the water, and working in temperature extremes should be expected.

  • Able to lift 25lbs.

  • Local candidates preferred

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development and competitive compensation. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.

Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Currently, 13,000 Parsons employees are engaged in 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

Requisition ID: 22331-1
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