Job Description

  • Chief or Specialty Inspector who may serve as sole Resident Inspector on medium-sized civil projects in conjunction with support staff or as a lead construction inspection resource, typically assigned to more complex and larger projects including; medium new plants or facilities, upgrades or expansions that include new technologies; large-diameter pipe projects in difficult terrain or deep bury in conjunction with plant or facility construction; and/or small dam or tunnel projects.
  • Reviews schedule updates with regard to general construction logic, potential conflicts, and activities or deliveries falling behind schedule.
  • Evaluates contractor proposals of remedial actions to correct schedule problems.
  • Monitors and reports on progress of work but seeks assistance from professional schedulers on unusual or difficult issues.
  • Provides technical interpretation of construction drawings and specification requirements in conjunction with the project or resident engineer.
  • Leads or assists the resident engineer in the interpretation/clarification process during construction, coordinates responses with project or resident engineer and engineering disciplines, and writes responses for project controls assistant.
  • Oversees the review, tracking, and distribution of contractor submittals from site, including coordinating with appropriate design disciplines for technical reviews; alerts contractor when necessary submittals are not received ahead of related construction.
  • Interprets contract documents for QA/QC .
  • Leads in evaluating change requests, claims, and cost proposals from contractor, coordinates responses with the project manager, and prepares change orders.
  • Monitors and reports on pertinent site conditions when contractor indicates unforeseen subsurface or other changed conditions.
  • Assists with logs and tracks all issues, proposed changes, change orders, and claims.
  • Manages the administration of project documentation, records, and reporting onsite.
  • Assures that contractor's as-built records are monitored for accuracy and completeness, collected at end of the project, and forwarded to project engineer.
  • Supervises and performs inspections as appropriate; schedules and witnesses field testing performed by others, including testing firms and field acceptance testing.
  • Develops project construction punch lists for substantial and final completion.
  • Coordinates and monitors quality assurance for all aspects and disciplines onsite for the project.
  • Documents field observations.
  • Serves as onsite liaison to owner and contractor.
  • Adheres to safety, quality, and ethical standards in accordance with Division policies, standards, guides, and contractual commitments; and supervises staff compliance.
  • Anticipates potential construction issues, such as dimensional or applicability conflicts, and works proactively with all parties to expedite solutions and mitigate any negative impacts to the project.
  • Reviews, resolves inaccuracies with contractor, and recommends contractor's payment requests to owner .
  • Assists with coordination of equipment startup operations and operator training, and may manage these activities when required.
  • Coordinates with project engineer or startup specialists for process startups.
  • Responsible for leading the team of inspectors.
  • May supervise other field staff.
  • Conducts pre-construction, weekly, monthly and special construction meetings, prepares and distributes meeting minutes.


Required Skills
  • Associate's degree in a construction-related discipline or craft apprenticeship preferred.
  • Certifications for concrete, compaction and civil tests preferred.
  • Inspection certification preferred.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Intermediate knowledge of plans and specifications.
  • Intermediate knowledgeable of project controls and effect on time, cost, quality and communication.
  • Intermediate communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Intermediate understanding of heavy construction principles.
  • Intermediate problem solving.
  • Intermediate knowledge of heavy construction materials and equipment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of heavy-construction means and methods.
  • Intermediate ability to read contract drawings and knowledge of specifications.
  • Intermediate problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of project control systems .
  • Leadership skills.
  • Intermediate understanding of administrative and project policies and procedures .
  • Advanced skills in construction QA/QC and co
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