ICC Special Inspector

ID 2024-6820
Job Locations
US-NV-Las Vegas
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description


Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961.

We are a responsive team of engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure.


Our ecosystem mindset facilitates collaboration, harnessing the collective ingenuity of Kleinfelder and our partners, to deliver the right solutions to our clients, every day, on every project.


Take Your Construction Career to the Next Level!


Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Construction Services team is looking for you! From construction management and observation/inspection services to laboratory testing and materials and forensic engineering, our Construction Services market helps to develop and maintain America's infrastructure and supply chain and is a recognized industry leader with more than 35 accredited laboratories.


Kleinfelder is seeking a qualified, responsible candidate for the position of ICC-Certified Special Inspector to perform inspection and testing duties on a variety of projects within the Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area. We need inspectors who are comfortable being actively engaged on construction sites performing special inspections and testing of construction materials in the field.  This role offers a dynamic work environment, the opportunity to work on high-profile projects, and be part of an industry leading company.


At Kleinfelder, we provide opportunities for each person to use their expertise and talents, grow professionally, and make an impact each and every day. We know our employees’ commitment, pride, and passion contributes to the success of the company and to the successes of our clients. Hard work should reap rewards and build for the future—yours and ours.


In addition to the opportunity to work on some of the largest and most interesting projects in the area, Kleinfelder also offers:

  • Competitive Wages;
  • Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, & life insurance; HSA & FSA; 401K; paid holidays; and paid time off (PTO);
  • Certification training and professional development (ICC, ACI, AWS, etc.);
  • Employee referral bonuses;
  • Career advancement opportunities with one of the largest and most respected firms in the industry.

If you are looking for a CAREER opportunity, to development your professional skills, enhance your technical certifications, and work on resume building projects; then we want to talk to you!


Kleinfelder recognizes our staff as the key to our success.  Our employees are the backbone of an integrated company that provides innovative, dependable, and sustainable solutions for our clients. Accordingly, we partner with our staff to establish and achieve career development goals designed to build your professional experience and technical confidence by helping you obtain additional inspection and testing certifications.


The ideal candidate for this role of Special Inspector should have the following certifications or experience (or able to obtain within the first three months):

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in the construction industry as a technician or inspector
  • Radiation Safety training for the operation of a nuclear density gauge with soil density testing experience.
  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1
  • ICC Reinforced Concrete certification
  • ICC Structural Masonry certification
  • CCBD Approvals for All Concrete, All Masonry, & All Anchors
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • Use a company provided laptop or tablet computer and a working knowledge of MS Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A good work ethic and high level of personal integrity.
  • Ability to monitor contractors and report results verbally and in writing.
    • Proficiency in preparing clear and accurate detailed reports of testing and inspection activities and maintaining work activity records.
  • Attention to detail, quality, and safety.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

In addition to the above required certifications, hiring preference will be given to those with any of the following desired certifications:

  • Additional ICC Special Inspector Certifications (Soils, Spray-applied Fireproofing, Structural Steel and Bolting, Structural Welding).
  • CCBD Approval for Grading Level B or All Grading
  • CCBD Approval for All Steel

This position requires the ability to:

  • Bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 pounds (22.68 kg) repetitively and over 50 pounds (22.68 kg) using handling equipment (hand truck, etc.).
  • Operate equipment as necessary (i.e., ultrasonic nondestructive testing machine, concrete cylinder press, etc.).
  • Maintain safe mobility over construction obstacles by foot and ladder, traversing over rough broken ground and steep surfaces.
  • Work outside in variable weather at field sites and in labs with various levels of safety protection required.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform field observations and materials sampling/testing during construction of buildings, bridges, and roadways.
  • Perform testing on construction materials including, soils, reinforcing steel, concrete, masonry, fireproofing, and paving. 
  • Write daily field reports documenting work performed by the various contractors and indicating compliance/non-compliance with contract documents.
  • Cast field samples of concrete, masonry, grout, etc. for strength verification.
  • Provide daily phone calls to Project Managers to inform them of daily progress of the project.
  • Pick-up construction material samples and deliver to laboratory, deliver equipment to site technicians.
  • Implementation of the Client’s Project Management Plan, KLF’s Quality Management Plan, contract documents, and the local jurisdiction’s requirements.
  • Contribute to building a high-performing team by mentoring and supporting the Owner’s team within the scope of work’s space.
  • Support the Owner’s quality team by consulting the project’s team leading effective cross-functional communication.


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience (as detailed above).


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 




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