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Construction Inspector #2208-237500-01

Date Opened
Thursday, August 04, 2022 12:30 PM
Close Date
Friday, September 02, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $59,407.00 - $66,007.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


This position inspects and monitors the work of several construction contractors performing various types of water and sewer projects.  Work includes new construction of water mains and sanitary sewer mains along with the replacement, repair, and rehabilitation of existing water and sewer mains; ensures compliance with plans, specifications, contracts, and Charlotte Water standards; interprets construction plans; rejects defective work and directs corrective actions; directs required testing; and is responsible for required paperwork.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Inspects construction in the field with occasional office work as needed.  
Monitors construction to ensure compliance with plans and specifications as well as CLTWater standards.
Prepares accurate as-built drawings and sketches.
Serves as point of contact with the contractor; interprets construction plans, specifications, standard details, and the current CLTWater Design Manual; and takes notes on activities performed by contractor. 
Identifies and rejects defective work or substandard materials; informs contractor of deficiencies in the work; and directs necessary corrective action.
Directs and witnesses required testing for the type of construction being inspected. 
Handles required paperwork, including pre-construction photos, preparation and distribution of flyers and door hangers, daily reports, erosion control forms and reports, testing forms, reports, etc.
Serves as field liaison with customers and the general public regarding the construction project; responds to inquiries and complaints in a timely manner; and works to resolve conflicts to a satisfactory conclusion.
Conducts final inspection; prepares the punch list; ensures that deficient items are corrected; assists in the preparation of the record drawings; and conducts warranty inspections.  
Operates a surveying level, checks elevations and grades, and measures quantities and materials in the field to verify the contractor’s monthly pay requests.
Measures quantities and material sin the field to verify the contractor’s monthly pay requests.
Ensures that state and local ordinance requirements regarding installation and materials are met.
Provides support for related budgets as needed.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of technical writing skills.
Knowledge of water distribution and sewer collections systems.
Skill in working with Microsoft Office products, such as Excel and Word.
Ability to use project scheduling software.
Ability to obtain City driving permit.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans.
Basic to intermediate math skills

The work is light work and requires applying 10 pounds of force frequently exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: climbing, manual dexterity, perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, walking on uneven surfaces, discriminating among sounds mental acuity, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity in expressing ideas by spoken word and shouting to be heard above ambient noise, and walking.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma
Three (3) years of relevant construction experience
An associate degree in Engineering, or related field is preferred 

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires valid driver’s license.
Desires certifications in traffic safety; contractor safety; confined space; erosion control; trenching and excavation.


$59,407.00 - $66,007.00 Commensurate with Experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law. 

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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