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Restoration Construction Inspector

Department: Program Management
Location: Chicago , IL

Company Overview:

Milhouse Engineering & Construction is a Chicago-based firm with 16 years of experience in the Aviation, Facilities, Gas, Power, Transportation, and Water/Wastewater sectors. Milhouse has experienced phenomenal growth evolving into a professional, full-service engineering and architectural consulting firm to provide Civil, Construction, Electrical, Energy, Mechanical, Environmental, Heavy Industry, and Structural engineering services along with Architectural services. With more than 200 professionals and offices in multiple locations across the country, Milhouse commits to delivering quality services on budget on schedule with integrity to clients in the federal, private and public sectors. Milhouse provides the highest level of total customer satisfaction by listening to, and responding to every client, and utilizing best business and technology practices. By developing and utilizing some of the industry’s “Best in Class” talent, Milhouse has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the 2017 winners of the “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award for the 13th year in a row.

Summary: The purpose of the Restoration Inspection Group is to provide third-party construction inspection services for the City of Chicago’s infrastructure renewal program. This position is responsible for daily construction inspection, status reporting, and contractor-owner coordination for restoration of streets, sidewalks, paving, etc.


  • Observation and inspection of restoration for water and sewer main projects, including concrete base, grinding and paving, construction of ADA ramps, sidewalks, curb and gutter, and parkway
  • Ensure compliance with design plans and specifications and permit requirements
  • Calculate theoretical quantities for asphalt and concrete and generate restoration estimates for each project
  • Document contractor progress, maintain accurate quantity records, process payment requests, generate punch lists, and certify completion status
  • Document site activities accurately by maintaining accurate and current field books, construction reports, and as-built record drawings
  • Create and track work orders for each project in the DWM program database Job Specifications
  • Good oral and written communication skills delivered with professionalism and courtesy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to respond proactively in a high-paced environment, with willingness to adjust and respond effectively to changes
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines set by the program leadership team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools, including MSWord, Outlook, and Excel Education, Experience, and Certifications
  • Experience working in/for municipal agencies or with utility infrastructure networks
  • Experience in delivery of and/or supporting technical work (construction specifications, documentation and drawings) in a construction environment
  • Experience with simultaneously inspecting multiple projects
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering w/ 0 to 4+ years of experience in engineering or construction related field; or
  • B.S. in Construction or Project Management w/ 2 to 6+ years of experience in engineering or construction related field; or
  • A.S. or A.A.S. in Construction Management w/ 4 to 8+ years of experience in engineering or construction related field Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
  • Work is performed primarily in an outdoor, highly urbanized environment. Ability to work in outdoor conditions is required
  • Ability to commute to/from multiple work sites

For the eleventh consecutive year, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. has been selected as Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. 

Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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