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Chief Construction Inspector - ROSG #2404-237600-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, July 03, 2024 2:00 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 11:59 PM
Section
Charlotte Water
Salary
  • $74,376.00 - $82,639.00/year - Commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time

Introduction

Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.

Overview

The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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.

Summary

The Engineering Division of Charlotte Water (CLTWater) is seeking a Chief Construction Inspector within the Rehabilitation and Operations Support Group (ROSG).  CLTWater’s ROSG team is responsible for managing projects that support the maintenance and rehabilitation of the existing water and wastewater treatment facilities.  Projects that the ROSG team works on include a mix of rehabilitation and small to mid-sized capital projects implemented in CLTWater facilities each year.  These facilities include 7 wastewater treatment plants, 3 water treatment plants, and 78 wastewater lift stations in addition to approximately 9,051 miles of water distribution piping and wastewater conveyance.  

The Chief Construction Inspector will be responsible for observing construction, documenting progress, and identifying deficiencies; coordinating construction with others; participating in all project phases from design and specifications review to on-site material checks; overseeing a variety of projects, and presenting solutions to problems.  This position is responsible for monitoring, inspecting, and administering construction contracts; ensuring compliance; and serving as a liaison with engineers, contractors, internal staff, and government/non-government entities.   

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Monitors contracts and inspects construction for water and wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations for compliance with contract documents.
Coordinates with plant personnel to minimize construction impact on existing plant operations.
Maintains project documents and documentation.
Attends required meetings.
Inspects critical assets.
Meets with contractors, consultants, and CLTWater staff regarding current and future projects.
Responds to project-related complaints from the public and internal customers.
Assists consultant engineer’s resident project representative and CLTWater Project Manager with inspection and construction administration duties.
Assists in preparation of record drawings.
Assists in preparation of punch lists and follows up to verify completion.
Participates in final inspections.
Assists with inspection and construction administrative functions.
Coordinates and performs related testing.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Minimum of five years construction inspection and administration experience.
Knowledge of construction of water and wastewater plants.
Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to notice details and deficiencies.
Ability to work with diverse teams.
Ability to qualify for a City Driving Permit is required.
Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and PDF editing software (Adobe Acrobat or Revu Bluebeam).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is light work and requires applying 10 pounds of force frequently and exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:  balancing, climbing, crouching, manual dexterity, grasping, hearing, mental acuity, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity in data/color/ observations/ equipment/ inspections, and walking on uneven surfaces.

Preferred Qualification

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) degree or associate degree in engineering or construction Technology 
Considerable experience in construction/inspection of large diameter water transmission and sewer collection lines, and complex structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and/or instrumentation construction, particularly related to municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduate or equivalent and seven (7) years of experience in operating construction/inspection of complex structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and/or instrumentation construction; and operating sewer or water treatment plant, preferably related to municipal water and wastewater facilities. 

or

Associate degree in civil engineering technology or related degree from an accredited school and five (5) years of experience in operating construction/inspection of complex structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and/or instrumentation construction; and operating sewer or water treatment plant, preferably related to municipal water and wastewater facilities.

or

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology or related degree from an accredited school and five (3) years of experience in operating construction/inspection of complex structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and/or instrumentation construction; and operating sewer or water treatment plant, preferably related to municipal water and wastewater facilities.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:
Requires valid driver’s license.

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

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

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.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.

Benefits

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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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