Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
Salary: $30.00 to $40.00 /hour
Engineering & construction management company is currently hiring a full-time Construction Inspector to provide construction inspection services to monitor, inspect, and control construction of projects involving the construction of transmission lines, civil works, buildings, and substation facilities within the Region. Inspections of work performed by others will include at a minimum: surveying, grading, excavation, reinforced concrete structures, buildings, structural steel, welding, HVAC, plumbing, high voltage equipment, grounding and switching, asphalt concrete paving, building electrical, and mechanical. Work involves complex coordination with a multitude of individuals involved with construction and right of way activities. These services are required to ensure that the construction contractor’s material, equipment, and work practices are in compliance with the contract terms, project specifications, and drawings.
1. Inspector shall have construction experience working on one or more of the following; transmission line, civil works, buildings, substations, commercial and industrial civil works projects to include, but not limited to: grading, excavation, reinforced concrete structures, buildings, structural steel, welding, HVAC, plumbing, high voltage equipment, grounding and switching, asphalt concrete paving, and building electrical.
2. Inspector shall have surveying experience and be capable of verifying the accuracy of site grades and elevations.
3. Inspector shall have thorough knowledge of OSHA 1910 and 1926 Construction Industry Regulations requirements, NESC, NEC, and applicable building codes.
The Inspector shall:
• Possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience in construction and inspecting industrial civil and building infrastructure projects;
• Possess a minimum of five (5) years or more experience in substation construction, this shall include both energized and de-energized yards;
• Possess a minimum of five (5) years or more experience in transmission line construction of 69-kV or higher;
• Possess working knowledge of safe construction work practices and recognize safety as a top priority;
• Possess a working knowledge and have the ability to read, understand, interpret, and apply applicable OSHA regulations;
• Possess experience in attending preconstruction meetings identifying project scope of work, construction contractor scheduling requirements, progress reporting, safety requirements, and special work permit/switching/clearance requirements;
• Possess knowledge of construction project scheduling, work methods, and construction materials utilized in substation facility projects;
• Possess experience reviewing Job Hazard Analyses (JHA), monitoring safety meetings and safe work practices, and monitoring compliance with site specific safety plans;
• Possess experience with fall prevention and the use of fall protection;
• Possess good oral and written communications skills;
• Be willing to work as part of a team including other contractors and Federal personnel.
• Be capable of determining when work practices or conditions would require “Stop Work” order when construction contractor is in “imminent danger” as defined by OSHA Construction Industry Regulations;
• Be capable of reading, interpreting, understanding, and working under the requirements of Special Work Permits when issued;
• Be capable of observing, maintaining records, and preparing reports on construction contractor progress, compliance and/or noncompliance, work performance and quantities verification, and provide progress payment recommendations;
• Be capable of preparing “as-built” drawings from contract drawings and specifications as project progresses for submission at project completion;
• Be capable of coordinating with construction contractor and keep Construction Office Manager and/or designee informed of project progress;
• Have the ability to read, understand and interpret construction drawings and specifications that include, but not limited to: civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, architectural, and geological;
• Be capable of driving to project locations; and
• Be certified to perform CPR, administer First Aid, and use an AED
It is advantageous and preferred that the Inspector be familiar with (a) Western Area Power Administration’s Construction Standards and Drawings and safety standards, and (b) Government construction contracts. It is also preferred the inspector be familiar with the power industry and applicable electrical equipment that will be installed with the project.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter to dannie @ bce-ak.com
BCE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.