PAE, Inc Building Inspector in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Building Inspector

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Responsible for conducting building inspections of all new construction and remodel projects as directed by the Quality Engineer and in accordance with project specifications and appropriate building codes.

  • Conducts inspections of industrial, commercial manufacturing and facilities to ensure compliance with codes, regulations, standards, and contract requirements which includes: setting up inspection schedules, gathering information and evidence; and, ensuring conformance to plans, specifications and drawings.

  • Provides technical assistance for development construction procedures and policies.

  • Generates written reports and enforcement orders which include noting deficiencies in standards and submitting final documentation.

  • Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with codes which includes assisting in projects in complying with regulations, prioritizing deficiencies, and preparing timetables.

  • Meets with Architects, Engineers, Station Management, and construction supervisors to discuss all projects.

  • Establishes an effective working relationship with senior management.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Performs weekly audits of facility maintenance work orders as well as audits of the repair work orders in the vehicle maintenance facility.

  • Conduct special audits and inspections as directed by Station Management.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Minimum of five years of inspection in construction working on a City, State or Federal Project required. Must be proficient with the use of electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes. Understanding of principals and techniques of building inspection and plan examining work; major types of building construction, materials and methods and accepted safety standards and methods of building construction for industrial and commercial buildings required. Must demonstrate use of tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within the established guidelines. Skills in writing technical reports and correspondence, organizing work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines required. Welding inspection experience desirable.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Must be willing to deploy to Antarctica for an extended period of time.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.

  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident status is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.