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Senior Construction Inspector
Job ID: 2871
City of San Jose, South Bay


For more info contact:
(408) 975-1443
Close Date: Jul 30, 2013
Salary: $67,953.60 - $82,638.40 Annually

About the Department


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.  Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region.  The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values:  Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.


The City's Environmental Services Department (ESD) is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.


ESD is one of the City's largest and most visible departments with an annual budget of $213 million and 499 full-time employees.  The mission of the department is to work with the community to conserve natural resources and safeguard the environment for future generations.  


Among its major initiatives are:


-Wastewater Management


-Stormwater Management


-Recycled Water Management


-Potable Water Delivery


-Recycling and Garbage Services


-Natural and Energy Resources Protection


A core function of the department is to manage, operate, and maintain the San José/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF), formerly known as the San José/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant (Plant).   The 167 mgd facility is one of the largest advanced wastewater treatment plants in California and serves eight South Bay cities:  San José, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga.  A significant capital improvement program is currently underway to rehabilitate and rebuild the more than 50-year old facility.


Position and Duties


The Environmental Services Department is seeking to fill a Senior Construction Inspector position in the Construction Management section of the Plant's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Division.  This position is primarily responsible for overseeing contract administration and performing construction inspections on a broad range of civil and wastewater capital improvement projects at the Plant.    This position will report to a Senior Engineer or Associate Engineer and will be located at the Environmental Services Building, 4245 Zanker Road, San José.


Typical duties of this position include, but are not limited to:


- Review plans and specifications during the design phase for constructability and conformance with established construction standards;


- Prepare and plan for resources and project delivery cost estimates;


- Review submittals for conformance to the project's plans and specifications


- Arrange and conduct preconstruction meeting for construction projects;


- Coordinate with Plant staff and other workgroups to arrange for system shutdown and other construction activities


- Inspect contractors' work, including materials and workmanship, to ensure compliance with the Project plans, specifications, and all other applicable construction standards;


- Coordinate materials testing, construction surveying, and inspection of electrical systems, building trades and other specialty inspections;


- Review and manage Request for Information (RFI), Request for Payments, etc.


- Coordinate and perform required safety inspections, audits, and training


- Monitor work schedule, activities of the contractors and their subcontractors;


- Prepare daily inspection reports and weekly construction reports;


- Perform field measurements and tabulate quantities of work completed, prepare pay letters, schedule of quantities, submittal review, as well as daily written reports describing project events;


- Review and make recommendations related to force account and/or extra work due to design changes, changes to site condition, etc.;


- Resolve disputes between contractors, inspectors, Plant staff, utility companies, design team, consultants, etc.;


- Review as-build drawings prepared by Contractor on a weekly, monthly basis and at the project completion and verify for completeness and accuracy;


- Schedule final inspections and recommend acceptance of project;


- Prepare records, reports, red-lined drawings, and other field office engineering work;


- Maintain a complete set of project records, including daily inspection reports and weekly construction reports, and all other relevant correspondence;


- Assist with the preparation of record drawings and project close-outs;


- Work with Plant staff and other workgroups to arrange for final walk-through inspection, equipment start-up, testing and training;


- Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


1.  Education:  Completion of a High School diploma.


2.  Experience:  Six (6) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/construction inspection work, including two (2) years at the level of Associate Construction Inspector, Associate Engineering Technician, Instrument Person, or equivalent.


3.  Acceptable Substitutions:  Completion of a terminal curriculum in engineering technology equivalent to that given in an accredited California junior college or two years of college engineering courses may be substituted for two (2) years of the remaining four (4) years of required experience.


4.  Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


5.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.


Work experience in a municipal water/wastewater utility setting is highly desirable.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.  


City of San José Employment Page


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