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Project Field Inspector - Entry Level
at RL Controls
Boston, MA

Project Field Inspector - Entry Level
at RL Controls
Boston, MA

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Job Description

Job Description

RL Controls is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Project Field Inspector who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. They are proactive, productive and not scared to go the extra mile. The position is based in Boston, MA.


Control & oversight of the project’s site installation activities to maintain the highest safety and quality standards and ensure progress complies with the contract schedule.


· Supervise and inspect all site activities, Signaling, Communications and associated minor civil works to ensure execution in accordance with; Delivery Schedule, Site Specific Work Plans, Approved Work Methods, Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Plans and Approved for Construction Drawings.

· Perform field inspections to evaluate the work performed and materials used; verify quality of workmanship, quality of materials used, and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates, applicable codes and regulations;

· Note deficiencies and deviations from plans using the non-conformance process; refer serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to the Construction Manager

· Complete and submit daily site inspection forms and reports

· Monitor the work progress of the installation, report the daily progress to the Construction Manager, assist with the identification and execution of recovery plans and support the Construction Manager to develop schedule forecasts based upon actual progress.

· Interpret codes, analyze practices and recommend improvements; maintain, update and assure the accuracy of inspection records, inspection documentation and project files.

· Provide customer service; answer questions and concerns related to building codes and requirements; consult with contractors and the client concerning non conformances and formal requests for information; investigate complaints and coordinate effective resolution of conflicts and disagreements; interpret, explain and ensure the application of codes and regulations.


· Experience with at least one of the following technologies:

  • o communications installation including optical fiber,
  • o signaling and/or low voltage electrical installation

· Exposure to minor civil works including excavation, boring and trenching is an advantage.
Experience working on active railroad projects is preferable

Skills / Knowledge

· Graduation from high school, vocational school or GED. Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to three years’ full time employment in professional or paraprofessional engineering or the construction trades involving some responsibility for designing, surveying, contract management and/or construction inspection.

· 2+ years’ experience as a Construction Inspector/Supervisor or equivalent

· Trained in confined space and OSHA construction safety.

· Proficient knowledge of fall protection and work zone safety.

· Ability to work in confined spaces.

· Strong communication skills.

· Available to work shifts and over weekends.

Job requirements

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


RLC is an EEO Employer and uses E-Verify. RLC will offer a competitive salary with benefits including health-dental-vision-life insurance, personal time-off, holidays, 401(k) to qualified candidate.


Company Description

RL Controls. LLC (RLC) is a Boston area based ISO Certified Communications Systems Integrator with more than 125 plus cumulative years of mass transit industry experience within its management team, and over a 180-years of technology and engineering experience. Our focus is on bus, subway, light rail and rolling stock systems that include wireless, propulsion, control, right of way signals, ITS (telematics), PTC/CBTC and communication systems in the mass transit industry. We provide true diverse technical solutions to known and unknown problems to build trusting relationships with our customers. We provide transparent support of vehicle to infrastructure deployments, which includes products, engineering, program/project management, vendor and supply chain management, site and safety management and implementation throughout the United States.

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