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Parsons Corporation Communication Construction Inspector in Hyattsville, Maryland

Do you have a great attention to detail? Put your inspection expertise to work on complex projects! Parsons is now hiring a Communication Inspector for our rapidly expanding team in the Maryland, DC, Virginia area for a large transit project!


  • Inspecting all phases of metrorail communication construction. Typical inspection to include installation and testing of cable and equipment for radio; public address; closed circuit television; fire and intrusion; telephones; carrier systems utilizing T-carrier digital format on fiber-optic facilities or copper-cable facilities.

  • Monitors cable installation, splicing of fiber-optic and copper-carrier cables and verification of test measurements utilizing oscilloscopes, meggers, bit error rate test sets, multimeters, frequency counters, and optical time domain reflectometers. Validate system/integration testing and operational integrity of systems.

  • Verifies interfaces to electrical, mechanical equipment installed by others such as fan controls, fire suppression systems, elevators and escalators. Identifies problems and recommends corrective actions particularly for interfaces between systems and work by others.

  • Monitors Contractor's Quality Control System (CQCS) and verifies that the installation, material and equipment conform to contract standards. Records and reports daily construction activity as outlined in "Guidelines for Construction Inspection" and as instructed by supervisor. Conducts field surveys to detect potential problems and to ensure field changes are properly channeled and documented. Informs contractor's field supervisory representative of non-compliance with contract provisions; monitors corrective action. Investigates problems and initiates actions for their resolution to minimize work disruption. Verifies receipt of contractor's material shipments and is able to reject defective or substandard material. Works independently with minimal supervision.

  • Observes installation and testing for compliance with applicable safety regulations as follows: Inspects for unsafe practices and notifies safety representative on site to take action to correct safety hazards. In emergency situations, stops the work and immediately reports the action to a supervisor. Performs daily safety inspections; prepares safety reports; and attends contractor's tool box safety meetings.

  • Passes directly to contractor's field representatives, as requested or as necessary, information that is related to plans and specifications and changes to the Contract. Ensures the contractor is working with approved shop drawings and up-to- date contract drawings; verifies and documents as-built conditions, particularly schematics.

  • Assists the Resident Engineer in conducting substantial completion inspections (SCI) and final acceptance inspections. Prepares work lists prior to SCI.

  • Works various shifts and schedules as may be assigned and, from time to time, required; and performs other duties as required and/or assigned.


  • Associate's or equivalent degree in a technical discipline or construction related field, or a high school diploma and equivalent work experience, is required.

  • The Communication Inspector shall have minimum 5 years of experience.

  • The inspector shall have experience in the Electrical, Communications (Low -voltage), CCTV, Access Control and Fire Alarm field.

  • The inspectors shall have ability to work alternate shifts (day / night)

  • The inspectors shall have the physical ability to access any of the locations and perform a hands-on inspection if required.

  • The inspector must have own transportation.


Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.