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Engineering Inspector - Temporary Contract

Company: Glendale Fire Department
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


NOTE: This is currently a 6 month contract which may be extended based on business needs.

Performs technical skilled work in inspecting public works construction projects, and utility work performed in the public right-of-way. The Engineering Inspector is distinguished from the Engineering Senior Inspector by the level of inspections performed.

Essential Functions

  • Performs inspections of all types of civil engineering/public works improvements built within the right-of-way and public easements and occasionally on private property in accordance with city policy and code, including such projects as streets, bridges, culverts, storm drains, water mains, utility service connections, walls and traffic signal systems.

  • Inspects construction sites for public safety and traffic control.

  • Inspects and observes construction materials and methods to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications and construction details at the construction site.

  • Notifies contractor of unsafe conditions and work that is out of specifications.

  • Approves alternate methods or materials for Capital Project within the scope of authority delegated by the Civil Engineering Admin or Project Manager.

  • Requests as-builts at appropriate phase of project.

  • Coordinates final acceptance procedure, walk-through and letters.

  • Coordinates the construction of City projects with utilities, other divisions/departments, contractors, and sub-contractors.

  • Computes monthly estimates of work and recommends payments to contractors.

  • Investigates and resolves citizen and other complaints and performs related public relation activities.

  • Coordinates and monitors materials testing; maintains a file on test results.

  • Monitors project for public safety and checks barricading.

  • Operates a city vehicle to perform site inspections in various locations.

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements/Success Factors

Three years of work experience in construction or inspection of public works construction projects


Knowledge of:

Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) specifications and details

City of Glendale Supplements and the practical application of these principles

Relevant City of Glendale ordinances

Federal and State Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

City of Phoenix Traffic and Barricade Manual Materials,Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in motor vehicle operation

Construction practices, materials, details, specifications, symbols, terminology and codes

Principles and techniques of civil engineering including materials testing, surveying, and plans review Engineering terminology and Inspection procedures

Environmental regulations pertaining to construction, such as dust control and storm water management, precautions for handling hazardous substances and wastes

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) construction requirements

Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies

Skill in:

The use and maintenance of testing equipment, survey instruments and measuring devices.

Ability to:

Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications and compare them to work in progress.

Determine defects in construction and recommend solutions to bring project into compliance.

Make mathematical calculations - fractions, percentages and ratios and draw logical conclusions.

Keep legible written records and prepare basic reports.

Provide thoughtful and thorough analysis.

Listen, communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of people.

Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, engineers, contractors and the general public.

Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Detect hazardous situations on construction sites.

Complete OSHA/safety training as required.

Distinguish the full range of the color spectrum to distinguish things like utility markings, wiring, City of Glendale concrete colors, and ADA domes.

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid Arizona driver's license

Possession of Nuclear ARRA gauge certification with 12 months of hire.

Must obtain and maintain the following within 1 year of hire:

ACI field certification

ATTI field certification

Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Requires lifting of heavy construction materials of up to 65 pounds.

Working Conditions:

Duties require working in field areasaround construction equipment, in traffic, andin trenches. Exposureto seasonalweather conditions, excessivenoise, radioactivity, dustand hazardous substances.

Keywords: Glendale Fire Department, Glendale , Engineering Inspector - Temporary Contract, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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