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Engineering Inspector - City of The Colony, TX (ID: 326722)

Title Engineering Inspector
Type Engineering
Date Posted 2019-04-01
City / Organization City of The Colony, TX
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Job Description

Responsible for inspection of all new utility, street, drainage, and other infrastructure to ensure that the installation and construction is in accordance with approved construction plans and City standards, while providing excellent customer service to the citizens of The Colony.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Observes, inspects and reports on construction including water, sewer, paving, drainage, landscape, irrigation,  private utility operations, and other infrastructure. 
  2. Supports, files and reviews information from the contractor including test reports, contractors’ pay requests, and record drawings. Assists in the preparation of monthly and final estimates.
  3. Attends pre-construction meetings, preliminary and final inspections with contractors, engineers and land developers to review current construction policies and procedures. 
  4. Operates computer and associated equipment, telephone, camera, video camera, light surveying equipment, light truck, miscellaneous testing equipment, drafting equipment, and calculator. 
  5. Responds to basic construction inquiries by contractor, engineering firms, and citizens regarding present, past or future construction.   
  6. Reports work progress and notifies Inspections Supervisor of construction related problems including field and design change orders. 
  7. Conducts and reviews tests on materials to determine acceptability. Confirms materials testing results meet the project requirements and that the testing is conducted at the frequency and locations specified.
  8. Responds to complaints and inquiries by citizens regarding construction problems.
  9. Ability to work with confidential information and documents.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously in person, in writing, by telephone and via e-mail.
  11. Conducts on site inspections that require the ability for prolonged standing, walking, kneeling, stooping and bending in all types of weather conditions; lifts or carries up to 100 pounds of equipment. 
  12.  May be required to perform other duties as required.


Education, Experience and Certification

Must have high school diploma or GED.  Completion of a construction inspector's training course by Texas Extension Service (TEEX). Must possess a valid Texas Class "C" drivers license with an acceptable driving record.  Must have two years progressively responsible experience in utility, street and drainage inspection or five years experience in utility, street and drainage construction work. Knowledge of building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes is desirable. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of City specifications for the various types of construction methods, practices, and procedures.  Knowledge of OSHA safety policies and procedures for heavy construction.  Stormwater protection and control measures.  Must be capable of recognizing faulty work or hazardous conditions.  Skill in performing various tests and reviewing results on materials in the lab or in the field.  Ability to read applicable plans and specifications to detect deviations in the construction from such plans and specifications.  Ability to perform light engineering calculations using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.  Reads and understands reference books, technical material, engineering specifications and drawings.  Prepares clear and concise reports along with daily and weekly log of activities. 
Starting Salary: $46,317.44/yr + benefits

Job Post Expiration Date   June 30, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .