ESP Associates, Inc., is currently searching for a Prestress Concrete Plant Inspector to travel to plants throughout North and South Carolina. This role requires extensive travel to sites throughout North and South Carolina.   A company vehicle will be provided for travel, travel costs, including per diem, is paid. Travel can include assignments that will require several days away from home during the work week.



  • The Inspector will perform independent technical work associated with the quality assurance inspection of prestressed products to include, but not limited to, concrete bridge beams and/or concrete decks.
  • Assignments require independent review of the complete fabrication process. 
  • The Inspector is responsible for reviewing and monitoring fabrication; reviewing/performing concrete tests; and interpreting specifications and approved drawings. 


  • Experience with Structure Inspections 
  • Ability to use I-Pad and a laptop computer
  • PCI Certification (Level I, II or III) issued by Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is preferred 
  • NCDOT/ACI Certification required (active or expired)
  • Prior experience in NCDOT highway and bridge construction inspection preferred
  • Must be able to travel extensively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods applied in inspecting the fabrication of prestressed concrete bridge beams, precast concrete, concrete pipe and grate and frame
  • Knowledge of concrete materials and their use in transportation construction
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and properties of natural and manufactured materials used in precast and prestressed concrete construction
  • Ability to interpret shop drawings, standards and specifications and to enforce these requirements
  • Skill in performing sampling and testing of concrete and constituent materials, including Self Consolidating Concrete
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy  

Corporate Information:

As a CEI-focused firm, ESP’s CE&I and CM professionals work diligently on our client’s behalf to verify and document their project is built as intended.  Our experience includes various types of construction contracting methods including General Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Public Private Partnerships (P3).  Our role is to be a valued asset to the project team, adding value through knowledge, communication and experience.
 CEI & CM Markets include: 

  • Highways and Bridges
  • Rail and Transit
  • Tollways
  • Municipal Trails
  • Streets and Roads

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received a designation of 258 on the 2022 ENR Top 500 Design Firm rankings. For the firm's primary territory, the ENR Southeast Top Design Firms, ESP received a 2022 ranking of 43.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan