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Construction Inspector Senior #2305-237510-02

Implementation Section

Date Opened
Friday, May 05, 2023 11:15 AM
Close Date
Friday, June 02, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $58,219.00 - $72,774.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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This is a technical position located in CDOT/Engineering & Operations Division’s Implementation Section. This position is responsible for technical design, coordination/implementation of traffic control and signalization projects at various levels, cost estimation, preparing specifications, and assisting in contract preparation and administration. Work involves identifying roadway hazards during construction, reviewing/preparing plans, and coordinating signal/cable construction with public utility companies, contractors and other City departments. Work requires independent judgment and initiative, good communication skills that may involve extensive public contact, and the ability to work well in small teams. Knowledge of City codes, state regulations and federal standards which pertain to traffic control devices, roadway design, utility installation, and related matters is preferred. Experience with AutoCad is preferred. Supervision may be exercised over semi-technical employees. As a “senior level” Construction Inspector, this position will serve as a mentor and provide guidance/assistance to other construction inspectors when appropriate.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as mentor to construction inspectors. 
  2. Prepares specifications and contract preparation for the Implementation Section including, quantity take-offs, advertising, keep unit costs/bid tabs current, and follow contracts through City Council approval process. \
  3. Coordinates work on assigned projects within CDOT, with other City Departments, contractors, utility companies and governmental agencies. 
  4. Design and/or works with other signal designers to design and install proposed signals. 
  5. Prepares record plans of completed signal work using ACAD. 
  6. Reviews proposed traffic control designs/devices, recommends alternatives within guidelines of the Department’s design standards with the goal to minimize utility conflicts and to assess right of way needs. 
  7. Monitors traffic control on all assigned project and propose changes as appropriate. 
  8. Coordinates with Duke Power and prepare meter service requests for power including the appropriate billing information. 
  9. Prepares plans and work orders for City crews or contractors to complete traffic control, signals, signs and pavement marking projects. 
  10. Maintains status of projects in a daily diary and establish priorities. 
  11. Prepares AutoCAD design plans using established formatting details including proper detail layering, line types, numbering conventions, signal and loop display standards, legends, drawing orientation, notes, traffic volumes, etc. Develops standards and details for new applications as required 
  12. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency of the principles and practices of civil/traffic/transportation engineering. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) with respect to work zone traffic controls. 
  • Ability to interpret and prepare engineering designs, blueprints, specifications, and construction plans. 
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate adjustments, relocations and installations of projects with various utility companies and agencies. 
  • Monitor work zone traffic control and coordinate construction activities in the field. 
  • Prepare plans and work orders for traffic signals, signs and markings 
  • Assist in the design and review of temporary work zone traffic control plans 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, consultants and the public by using good customer service skills. 
  • Proficiency in MS-Word and Excel. 
  • Experience with AutoCAD or the ability to learn is preferred 
  • Knowledge of city codes, state regulations and federal standards which pertain to traffic control devices, road design, utility installation, and related matters is preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to perform moderately difficult technical computations, to make estimates, and to compile moderately complex engineering data and statistics.

Preferred Qualification

  • 3-5 years’ experience with construction, traffic control or engineering related work. 
  • 3 years’ experience with AutoCAD or other computer aided design is preferred. 
  • 3 years’ experience in contract preparation is preferred 
  • Experience in bridge inspection and /or repair is desired

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduation or Equivalent and five (5) years of relevant work experience
  • Associate's Degree and three (3) years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of relevant work experience
  • or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties.


  • $58,219.00 - $72,774.99 / Year; 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

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

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