Serves as an experienced construction inspector who may report to senior inspection staff on medium to large complex projects including: Electrical, Mechanical and Civil works, underground pipelines, pumping stations, and plants; or serve as a primary resource on less complex, smaller projects.
- Reviews schedule updates with regard to general construction logic, potential conflicts, and activities or deliveries falling behind schedule
- Evaluates contractor proposals of remedial actions to correct schedule problems
- Monitors and reports on progress of work but seeks assistance from Black and Veatch professional schedulers on unusual or difficult issues . Provides technical interpretation of construction drawings and specification requirements in conjunction with the project and coordinate with Engineer of Record
- Assists in the interpretation/clarification process during construction. Oversees the review, tracking, and distribution of contractor submittals from site, including coordinating with appropriate design disciplines for technical reviews; alerts contractor when necessary submittals are not received ahead of related construction . Interprets contract documents for QA/QC . Leads in evaluating change requests, claims, and cost proposals from contractor; coordinates responses with the project manager; and prepares change orders . Monitors and reports on pertinent site conditions when contractor indicates unforeseen subsurface or other changed conditions
- Assists with logs and tracks all issues, proposed changes, change orders, and claims . Manages the administration of project documentation, records, and reporting onsite . Assures that contractor's as-built records are monitored for accuracy and completeness, collected at end of the project, and forwarded to project Owner and Engineer of Record. Supervises and performs inspections as appropriate; schedules and witnesses field testing performed by others, including testing firms and field acceptance testing
- Develops project construction punch lists for substantial and final completion
- Coordinates and monitors quality assurance for all aspects and disciplines onsite for the project
- Documents field observations
- Serves as onsite liaison to owner and contractor
- Adheres to safety, quality, and ethical standards in accordance with Division policies, standards, guides, and contractual commitments; and supervises staff compliance
- Anticipates potential construction issues, such as dimensional or applicability conflicts, and works proactively with all parties to expedite solutions and mitigate any negative impacts to the project
- Reviews, resolves inaccuracies with contractor, and recommends contractor's payment requests to owner . Assists with coordination of equipment startup operations and operator training, and may manage these activities when required
- Coordinates with Owner and Engineer of Record or startup specialists for process startups . Responsible for providing direction to other inspectors
- May supervise other field staff
- BS in Engineering and PE
- Preferred Skills: . Strong attention to detail. Knowledge of plans and specifications . Basic knowledgeable of project controls and effect on time, cost, quality and communication . Good communications skills, both written and oral . Good understanding of heavy construction principles . Intermediate problem solving skills . Intermediate knowledge of heavy-construction materials and equipment . Intermediate knowledge of industrial construction means and methods . Intermediate ability to read contract drawings and knowledge of specifications .Intermediate knowledge of project control systems. Intermediate understanding of administrative policies.
- Advanced skills in construction QA/QC and coordinating with design staff . Intermediate skills in project controls, leadership and communications . International Building Code (IBC) specialty inspections knowledge
7+ years field experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
• Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
• See and hear naturally or with correction.
• Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties.
• Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure.
• Requires repetitive movement.
• May require work above 5 feet in height.
• Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds.
• Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.
• Typical construction site environment:
• Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
• Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc.
• Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions
• Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
• Work around hazardous equipment.
• Typical office environment.
• This position is considered a safety sensitive position.
CNS: Construction Services