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Construction Inspection Intern (Full Time)

  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Construction & Surveying
  • Columbus

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  • You have 0-3 years of construction inspection experience, pursuing a Civil Engineering Technology or related degree, willing to obtain technical certifications, software proficient, with strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills. ODOT or ODNR experience a plus.
  • You will review plans, oversee construction operations, answer contractor questions, take measurements, prepare field drawings, monitor material testing, and document daily progress on projects.


  • Pursuing educational opportunities in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related construction field
  • 0-3 years of experience in inspection of construction projects or related work
  • Willing to pursue technical certifications (ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1, Ohio Level 1 Aggregate Technician, Pass ODOT Flexible Pavement Test, Pass ODOT Traffic Work Zone Test, and obtain NICET Level II Certification.
  • Preferred software proficiency – Microsoft Office, AASHTO SiteManager, AASHTOWare Project
  • Working experience with ODOT or ODNR is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in organization and presentation of documentation
  • Preferred familiarity with construction materials, methods, and processes
  • Willing to learn or have the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Ability to communicate clearly


  • Between field assignments, this position may involve design tasks, assisting with administrative duties, and tracking progress on current projects. The candidate will be trained and expected to:
  • Review plans and specifications associated with assigned work on active construction contracts and notify manager of apparent constructability issues or errors in plans
  • Assist with overseeing daily operations of contractor or subcontractor personnel to ensure that work is being performed in accordance with plans and specifications
  • Assist with answering detailed contractor questions about plan and specification requirements
  • Help identify contractor means and methods that are inconsistent with plans and specifications, and discuss needed changes with the contractor as well as the client
  • Take and document measurements and observations of work being performed to ensure accurate quantities are tracked for completed work
  • Prepare detailed field drawings or electronic templates to support the calculations being used to justify the pay quantities
  • Monitor material testing needs, and/or take material tests associated with work being performed including testing concrete for yield, slump, and air content, or ensuring soils or aggregates are tested for moisture and density
  • Understand and apply testing frequencies for various materials used on the contract to ensure that enough tests are being taken to cover the work performed
  • Electronically document pay quantities, material requirements, and contractor staff in a daily work report

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Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country.