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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Yadkinville, North Carolina

About this job

CEI Roadway Inspector

Requisition Number: 2024-1580-03


S&ME is currently seeking full-time CEI Roadway Inspectors to join our Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) team in Western North Carolina. Inspectors can reside anywhere within an hour of the project site and will have access to a company vehicle to report directly to the site.



What You Will Do:

As a CEI Roadway Inspector, you will perform technical duties associated with the oversight, administration, and inspection of transportation projects, including roadway, bridge, rail, pedestrian, port, and /or aviation, to determine the contractor's compliance with the contract, plans, and specifications. You are subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions and to various types of weather and field conditions, including heights, uneven terrain, highway traffic, hazards of highway construction sites, and heavy equipment, and may travel/work extended hours, weekends, and/or holidays.

Responsibilities can include:

  • Observe and inspect various contractor's operations including clearing and grubbing, earthmoving, paving, concrete pavement, bridge construction, pipe installation, traffic control, pavement marking, etc
  • Work is subject to review by higher-level technical and professional staff
  • Materials sampling and testing
  • Prepare material reports and daily diaries
  • Perform a variety of calculations, computations, and documentation associated with the project inspection and material testing
  • Inspect erosion control devices for plan and permit compliance
  • Verify line and grade with survey equipment
  • Prepare field books for contractor payment documentation
  • Attend meetings and interact with third-party construction personnel
  • Perform DBE and EEO compliance surveys

Pay rate is based on the level of experience. Additional incentives are available for existing applicable certifications.


Who You Are:

  • You have ONE of the following:
    • High school diploma/GED required and 4+ years of highway-related construction or inspection experience
    • 2-year technical degree or higher in Civil Engineering Technology or Surveying Technology with 2+ years of highway-related construction experience
  • You have at least TWO of the following NCDOT-based certifications:
    • NCDOT QMS Roadway Certification
    • NCDOT Conventional Density Certification
    • NCDOT Concrete Field Technician Certification
    • NCDOT Erosion Control Level II
    • NCDOT Nuclear Gauge Certification
  • You have strong communication skills (speaking, reading, and writing) using the English language
  • You have the ability to complete data entry into multiple software applications on a smart device
  • You have good math skills with a basic understanding of weight, volume, pressure, and units of measure

Who We Are:

We are S&ME. For over 50 years, our collaborative approach to geotechnical, civil, environmental, and construction materials has offered innovative solutions to solve our clients' most complex challenges. Together, our work results in lasting positive community impacts across the country.


Collectively, we are 1000+ proud employee-owners across 10+ states, and value eager, passionate, honest, and hard-working employees who strive to make positive impacts on our communities. With employee ownership at our foundation, we are all vested in the success of each other and S&ME. We know that creating an environment where employees can grow and flourish, both professionally and personally, leads to our collective drive for success. That's why we put our employees first in everything from safety to opportunity.


Check out this video to hear directly from our employee-owners on what it's like working at S&ME.


S&ME Benefits to Help You Thrive:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Plans
  • Health Savings Account with company contributions/Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company matching and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • PTO / Holidays with the ability to carryover
  • Credential Incentive Program and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Vehicle with gas card
  • Referral Bonuses

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career with a firm committed to our employees and providing quality service to our clients, please visit our careers page to apply and learn more about us:


This is a full-time position with competitive pay based on experience. The successful candidate must meet the requirements of the company's Fleet Management Program, Substance Policy, and Reference Check Program. Submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations for consideration. Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance is not provided. S&ME reserves the right to fill this position with an internal or external candidate at any time during the search. S&ME is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites.

No candidate/recruiter calls, personal calls, or walk-ins are accepted.