The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Engineering Services Group, Construction Management Unit currently has two (2) openings for the position of Construction Inspector I in the civil, structural or mechanical disciplines. This position performs entry level Construction Inspector job duties in support of the Capital Investment Program which includes applying basic skills in procedures, operations techniques, tools, materials and equipment appropriate to the area of public works construction, inspection, fabrication inspection and/or materials sampling and testing. Knowledge of basic construction means and methods and construction quality assurance, construction safety practices are required.
1. Learns and assists to perform as a Construction Inspector on public works construction projects.
2. Learns and assists to perform inspections, fabrication inspections, and materials testing on construction projects in accordance with contract plans and specifications.
3. Learns and assists to perform factory acceptance testing, equipment testing and systems start-up.
4. Learns and assists to perform constructability reviews of plans and specifications.
5. Prepares inspector’s daily reports including photo and/or video documentation.
6. Learns and assists to perform engineering materials tests, studies, investigations, and forensic and engineering evaluations.
7. Performs other related Construction Inspector job duties.
Work Schedule: Mon – Fri, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
JOB REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and four years of increasingly responsible, relevant (heavy construction) experience in a journey level craft (civil, structural or mechanical), or construction materials sampling and testing per applicable codes and standards, or fabrication inspection and testing (structural or mechanical) per applicable codes and standards. General heavy construction experience may be substituted for a particular craft.
Required Knowledge of: Basic construction means and methods (civil, structural or mechanical) and construction quality assurance; reporting; basic engineering calculations; construction safety practices; materials sampling and testing; applicable federal, state, and local laws; codes and regulations; and current office technology and equipment.
Required Skills and Abilities to: Perform basic engineering calculations; use of spreadsheets; apply safe work practices; read and understand contract specifications and drawings; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.
LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment.
Job Related Selection Criteria:
20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
30% Technical knowledge and skills including Field / Contract knowledge
25% Oral Communication Skills
15% Written Communication Skills
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness / Teamwork
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND VISION REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.
Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; climbing, twisting, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as testing equipment, concrete test cylinders, record boxes, etc. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
Work Environment: The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., irritant chemicals, electrically energized equipment including high voltage systems, noise, dust, working at great heights, working under extreme outdoor weather conditions, or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled
Excellent Medical Coverage
Retirement plans including Pension plan and 401(k)
Excellent working environment
Public transportation subsidy and van pools.
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