The position classification is responsible for inspecting construction work sites to assure compliance with plans, specifications, contracts, agreements, safety regulations, and City, state and federal construction standards and regulatory requirements. This position will conduct inspections and project oversight for construction projects to ensure adherence to applicable codes, regulations, contracts, design specifications, and quality standards.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Conducts inspections and project oversight for a broad range of construction and maintenance projects, which may include water and wastewater infrastructure, land development, roads, drainage, equipment installation, and other structures and installations.
- Coordinates and oversees contractors engaged in construction projects on behalf of the County; conducts weekly contractor meetings; schedules and coordinates inspections and meetings with County departments and other state and federal agencies; anticipates, prioritizes, and times inspections to minimize interference with project progress; provides guidance in unique construction situations; and negotiates and resolves discrepancies with contractors.
- Coordinates pre-construction activities and meetings; performs initial site assessments; ensures rights-of-way are secured; research utility locations, staging, and other conditions using GIS, plats, courthouse property records, CCTV reports, and other sources; and anticipates constraints and technical challenges likely to impact projects.
- Inspects construction materials and workmanship for quality and contract compliance; visits project sites; assesses site conditions; takes samples as needed for testing; verifies material quantities match contracts and invoicing; and uses various tools, gauges, and test equipment to measure and check for proper construction work.
- Inspects construction projects for adherence to safety protocols; project schedules; documentation requirements; and federal, state, and County codes, standards, and regulations.
- Reviews contracts, change orders, construction drawings, engineering reports, specifications, and project progress reports to evaluate project compliance.
- Approves pay applications, material orders, and as-built drawings.
- Maintains records and prepares reports and documentation, including inspection reports, job cost estimates, and project estimates for materials, equipment, parts, tools, and labor.
- Investigates and responds to citizen complaints; explains projects, policies, and procedures; identifies and assesses problems; determines appropriate remedies; and issues work orders or schedules work as needed.
- Performs emergency response work; implements preparation and restoration strategies in advance of and after inclement weather or other County emergencies; assesses hazards and damages; and prioritizes and initiates work orders.
- Collaborates with superintendents, work crews, utility companies, EPA, GDOT, Corps of Engineers, and other agencies to coordinate work.
- Research code-related issues in code books as needed; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
- Provides progress and activity reports to senior management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
- Performs related duties as assigned
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by 10 years of experience in supervising or managing contractors on capital project construction related to grading, paving, drainage, water/sewer, maintenance of roads, signals, rights-of-way.
Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field supplemented by five (5) years of experience in supervising or managing contractors on capital project construction related to grading, paving, draining, water/sewer, maintenance of roads, signals, rights-of-way.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license, and pass driving record check.
May require Georgia Soil and Erosion Level 1B certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Prioritizes and plans work activities and use time efficiently
- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
- Interacts and communicates clearly with coworkers, citizens, and vendors in a courteous, friendly matter
- Manages difficult situations, responds promptly to needs, solicits consultant feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments
- Exhibits tact, consideration, and patience in difficult situations
- Approaches sudden, unexpected challenges effectively with confidence
- Punctual, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
May work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS SPECIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION IN ORDER TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB.