Roofing Consultant / Inspector

Jacobs Engineering San Juan , TX 78589

Posted 1 week ago

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Construction Manager, the Roofing Consultant/Inspector is responsible for full-time, site-based surveillance and focused inspection of existing conditions and new roofing systems on one or more significant projects. This individual monitors and documents construction work in progress, performs tests, verifies conformance with construction drawings and specifications, and provides general coordination with contractors and facility managers

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform condition assessment of existing roofing systems

  • Conduct design reviews for constructability and durability

  • Interpret construction documents, codes and technical submissions to verify conformance with contract and regulatory requirements

  • Perform roof inspections to verify conformance with the contract documents

  • Prepare daily construction reports and maintain accurate records of tests and inspections.

  • Schedule inspections with contractor and Architect

  • Lead the resolution issues arising from differing conditions.

  • Perform roofing testing activities consistent with industry standards including water testing, adhesion testing, etc.

  • Identify or confirm roofing issues/problems and present corrections/solutions

  • Coordinate and attend construction meetings and conferences

  • Monitor and document construction activity, equipment and manpower.

  • Verify conformance of materials and equipment with approved shop drawings/submittals.

  • Coordinate construction interfaces with security and building operations daily.

  • Maintain awareness of clarifications and changes affecting work in progress

  • Monitor work performance and document variations from established schedules.

  • Assist in the evaluation of change order proposals.

  • Evaluate contractor payment requisitions.

  • Monitor contractor work practices for conformance with site safety requirements.


  • Associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited university in architecture, engineering, or construction management

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in roofing systems

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of construction observation experience related to the building construction industry (preferred building envelope and roofing systems)

  • Familiar with the building envelope systems/designs

  • Knowledge of roofing materials including built-up roofing membranes, polymer-modified bitumen membranes, single-ply thermoplastic membranes, and single-ply thermoset membranes is a plus

  • Registered Roof Observer (RRO) designation from RCI, Inc. is preferred.

  • Supervisory and/or journeyman experience in the roofing trades will be considered

  • Experience with historic structures and occupied modernizations is desirable.

  • Experience monitoring contractor work practices and enforcing site safety provisions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, building personnel, contractors and consultants.

  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Flexibility with respect to work schedule and travel. Travel is a requirement of the position, occasionally with little advance notice.

Essential Functions:

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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