ESP Associates, Inc. (ESP) is seeking a Special Inspector / Senior Engineering Technician to perform inspection and testing services related to, but not limited to: soils, foundations, retaining walls, reinforced concrete, structural masonry, fire proofing and post-tensioned concrete.


  • Review and understand project related drawings, specifications, and applicable building codes
  • Perform Special Inspections in the field for project document and code compliance
  • Perform routine and advanced field tests in accordance with ASTM, ACI, AASHTO, DOT or other standards
  • Document observations and inspections of construction including discrepancy notices for non-compliant items
  • Communicate effectively with ESP project staff and project construction team
  • Report inspections and test results through ESP’s field data collection software



  • High School Diploma, GED, or Associate Degree required
  • Three or more years of experience in inspection and construction testing of soil, concrete, masonry and/or asphalt materials
  • ACI Field Grade I Certification
  • ICC Certifications (Must possess at least one of the following):
    1. ICC Soils
    2. ICC Reinforced Concrete
    3. ICC Structural Masonry
    4. ICC Spray-Applied Fireproofing
    5. ICC Structural Steel and Bolting
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to work in varying weather conditions
  • NICET Certifications and/or Post Tension Institute (PTI) Level I or II certifications will be considered beneficial in the role
  • 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:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

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