Construction Inspector (water/wastewater)

Vestal, New York
02 Sep 2016
23 Nov 2016
BI 0000P8
Contract Type
Full Time
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• Be familiar with the current construction schedule, including both the baseline master schedule and the weekly "look-ahead" updates to identify upcoming construction work needing to be inspected.

• Be proactive in planning for upcoming inspection assignments and become knowledgeable of all inspection criteria and the details of the required construction.

• Be familiar with the Project QA/QC plan and the appropriate inspection checklists.

• Be familiar with the construction contract documents, including both the drawings and the specifications and specifically review pertinent sections in advance of upcoming construction work.

• Be familiar with all submittals, shop drawings, Requests for Information (RFIs), and clarifications issued pertaining to upcoming work.

• Be familiar with commonly used construction means and procedures.

• Identify testing requirements for upcoming construction work and assure that the appropriate tests are scheduled and available when needed.

• Observe testing and/or review test reports as needed to promptly identify any deficiencies needing correction and follow up.

• Observe and document all construction work activities within the inspection work area assigned.

• Prepare detailed daily reports of construction work activities observed, including information such as the size and location of work crews and their trade, work activities performed, equipment used, equipment on standby, weather conditions, and visitors on the jobsite. The daily reports need to also record the progress of work performed with completion status, as well as issues and deficiencies observed.

• Establish a working rapport with the contractors to facilitate a cooperative environment with a common goal of achieving quality construction right the first time.

• Neither direct work nor interfere with the means and methods chosen by the contractors, unless the specific means and methods are a specified requirement or it becomes necessary to avoid deficient work.

• Require the contractors to provide the specified level of quality, but do require higher quality than specified.

• Document work conditions and the time and material quantities of work performed each day whenever it has been determined to be cost reimbursable, or unit price extra work. This documentation is also required when work is disputed and when it is known that it might become changed condition work for which the contractor will want to be paid. When documenting work, do not sign off on any pricing, whether or not proposed by the contractors.

• Promptly inform the Construction Manager of any construction issue requiring his attention to achieve the specified construction quality, or to address any unresolved safety issue needing to be escalated for action.

• When requested, assist the Construction Manager with the determination of work quantities performed for the evaluation of contractor payment requests.

• Assist the Construction Manager close-out construction projects by assisting with training and acceptance tests and inspections. Also assist with the preparation of deficiency "punch lists" and follow up on subsequent deficiency resolution.
  • High School diploma is required
  • Associates degree or bachelor degree is preferred
  • At least 5 years project experience on water/wastewater treatment facilities or processing facilities is required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required

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