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Construction Inspector (Multiple Positions) #2405-237500-01

Date Opened
Friday, May 10, 2024 6:58 AM
Close Date
Friday, June 07, 2024 11:59 PM
Storm Water Services
  • $61,189.00 - $67,987.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Storm Water Services' mission is to serve the City of Charlotte by improving surface waters and conveying rainwater safely through well-maintained storm drainage systems. Each year Storm Water Services invests $100+ million in capital improvements and staff manages hundreds of storm drainage improvement projects. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with approximately 215,000 customer accounts and nearly 250 full-time positions.  


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.


These positions are based in Storm Water Services and are responsible for inspection and contract administration of Storm Water Projects (Flood Control, Water Quality, and Point Repair) for compliance with City, State and Federal standards and regulations.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors work of private contractors on storm drainage projects for compliance with design criteria and construction standards 
  • Documents daily activity and project progress 
  • Measures and documents quantities of work in place for contractor pay requests 
  • Monitors differing and changed site conditions
  • Assists in field review of proposed work, negotiates prices with contractor
  • Assists with field change orders 
  • Serves as City’s point of contact for contractors, property owners and other project stakeholders 
  • Coordinates material testing for quality assurance 
  • Rejects work found to be substandard in materials and workmanship 
  • Assists with citizen requests related to storm drainage repairs 
  • Measures and documents physical characteristics of storm drainage infrastructure   

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in various types of construction
  • Knowledge of material testing of asphalt, concrete and soils 
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision 
  • Basic knowledge of computer software applications including spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Requires good driving record, a valid Driver’s License, a dependable passenger vehicle, and ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit 
  • Previous construction experience in storm drainage system installation 
  • Basic understanding of and experience in landscaping and site restoration
  • Basic understanding and experience in water quality best management practices
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)

Preferred Qualification

  • Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.  
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.  
  • Experience in general construction activities including basic surveying, engineering and construction standards and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school and three (3) years of experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and relevant industry/job specific knowledge, skills, and/or certifications may be considered to perform the essential duties of the position


$61,189.00 - $67,987.00 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 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.

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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