Special Inspectors

Experienced Special Inspectors wanted for regular, full-time employment with Christian Wheeler Engineering. Special Inspectors verify compliance, or report non-compliance, with construction plans and specifications, standards, and the California Building Code.


  • Drive to job site(s) located in San Diego County and/or surrounding counties.
  • Meet with jobsite superintendent or foreman to coordinate activities at the site.
  • Perform inspection of specific aspects of construction, such as masonry, concrete, fire-proofing, structural steel or welding, through the observation of work in progress and testing and/or sampling of materials.
  • Prepare and submit daily report and related paperwork based on type of inspection, testing, and/or sampling performed.
  • Transport samples to CWE laboratory, as required.
  • May assist in the lab as needed or when field work is slow.

Required Qualifications

  • City of San Diego Special Inspector Certification
  • ICC certification in Post Tension concrete
  • ACI Concrete Field Technician Grade I current certification
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance as required by state law, and driving record must meet criteria for Company’s insurance carrier to add as a driver on Company policy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Basic computer skills including email and MS Word
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents
  • Ability to work independently as well as accept direction and guidance

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Additional ICC certifications

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Frequently involves standing, walking, lifting, fingering, stooping, crouching, climbing, and balancing.
  • Occasionally requires kneeling, crawling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Requires close visual acuity.
  • Frequently requires lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds and may occasionally require lifting up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequently requires driving, working around equipment and machinery, walking on uneven ground, exposure to noise, working on scaffolding and high places, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Worker may be exposed to dust, fumes, odors, mist, gases, poor ventilation, and may require work in close quarters, crawl spaces, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
  • Work environment is primarily outdoors and the worker is subject to environmental conditions including extreme heat at times.

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To apply, email a pdf copy of your resume and cards. No phone calls, please.