Special Inspector/Engineering Technician I or II

Chico, CA
Added: February 27, 2024
N V5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives .

The Special Inspector/Field Technician II conducts field observation, QA/QC and testing services during construction phases of a project as well as materials testing to ensure constructed projects incorporate NV5's engineering recommendations and meet plan specifications. The Special Inspector/Field Technician II is a journey-level position requiring the performance of more complex duties and the ability to work independently under the general supervision of the Supervisory Technician or location manager, reporting to the Project Manager and Project Engineer for specific projects. This position can be located in Sacramento, CA; Red Bluff, CA; Redding, CA; Yuba City, CA; Grass Valley, CA; and Truckee, CA.


  • Observes construction activities and performs testing and measurements with the direction of the supervisory technician, project manager or project engineer.
  • Observes work assigned for conformance with the approved design drawings and specifications, NV5’s engineering recommendations, and other approved documents.
  • Furnishes inspection reports; upon approval of the project manager and when requested, to the building official, the engineer or architect of record, and other designated persons. All discrepancies shall be brought to the immediate attention of the contractor for correction; then if uncorrected, to the proper design authority and to the building official.
  • Notifies contractor, supervisor, and/or project manager of problems and deviations from plans and specifications.
  • Provides complete and comprehensive communication with project management and other technicians to insure the effective management of the project.
  • Ongoing direct client contact arranging job progress meetings, materials testing, inspections, and related activities.
  • Manages other field technicians as appropriate.



  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates complete competence as Field Technician I and/or advanced education.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with various common job site conditions, problems encountered in assigned territory, and proper procedures for rectification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • Electronic report preparation (Microsoft Office) and technical writing.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.

Certifications/Licenses (Possess one or more of the following):

  • ACI Technician Level I, or ability to obtain.
  • ICC certifications for reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry, fire proofing, or capability of obtaining.
  • AWS/CWI certification or experience to qualify, a plus.
  • ASNT Level II experience a plus
  • nuclear gauge safety certification.
  • Caltrans certifications or testing experience.

The pay range for this California position is $25.00- $35.00 per hour; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.