Under general supervision, provides construction contract administration and technical expertise associated with public works, civil and telecommunication construction projects as to ensure the work of contractors is performed in compliance with contract documents and applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. To ensure the completed construction meets and protects the interests of SMUD. This inspector role is the sole representative for SMUD's Project Engineer/Process Coordinator for on site construction matters. Coordinates all job site activities, including those of the contractor, outside agencies and interfacing SMUD groups. Ensures site safety.
This career series is comprised of three levels: Construction Management Inspection (CMI) CMI I and II are a slant line class whereby progression from CMI I (journey) to the CMI II (advanced journey) can take 36 to 48 months. Advancement to Level III is done through a competitive process. Depending on experience this position may be filled at either the CMI I or CMI II level.
NOTE: We will be using this posting to create an eligibility list for any future Full Time or Limited Term Construction Management Inspector I&II vacancies for the next two years.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Work includes but is not limited to the following: (Note: While in general all functions/duties are essential, individual positions within this class may not require all.) This list is not intended to be complete or exhaustive.
Field Construction Contract Administration: Provides on-site construction contract administration and technical expertise in the areas of Public Works, Building, Civil and Telecommunication type construction projects to ensure the work of contractors in the field is performed in compliance with contract documents and applicable local, state, and federal laws; prepares progress payments, monitors work progress, verifies time worked and materials used, and resolves disputes with contractors.
Initiates contract change order documentation; prepares and maintains job site records and progress reports; informs the Engineer/Project Manager on construction progress.
Various projects may be Distribution and Transmission Substations, Transmission Lines, and Facilities, that may include work such as site development and improvement, earthwork, structural concrete, sewerage, asphaltic concrete, water transmission mains, underground facilities, masonry, timber construction, structural steel, galvanizing, welding, electrical, plumbing, conduit systems, HVAC, painting, plastering, sealants, fire safety, fencing, landscaping, sheet metal, drywall, shoring, roofing, testing methods, hazardous waste operations, and labor compliance.
SMUD Field Representative: Reviews and monitors construction techniques for technical adequacy; performs/witness/accept construction testing and takes field samples; identifies constructability reviews of design documents; participates in acceptance tests.
Exercise judgment within contract/design documents; identify design problems, recommend solutions and obtain Project Manager/Project Engineer/Process Coordinator concurrence; develop estimates for field changes; perform constructability reviews of design documents; participates in acceptance tests; take field samples; document site as-built conditions; report construction progress to obtain Project Manager/Project Engineer/Process Coordinator.
Directed Work: Direct contract forces on directed work contracts and ensure proper construction sequencing to protect SMUD’s interests.
SMUD Representation: Maintains good relationships with contractors and outside agencies while representing SMUD's interest. In case of litigation, may testify as an “expert witness”.
Construction Site Coordination: Interface with federal, state and local agencies; ensure permit compliance; coordinate and interface with SMUD personnel such as Construction and Dispatching; ensure availability of SMUD provided material, conduct source inspections, when necessary enforces job site safety and compliance with Cal-OSHA requirements.
Performs related work as required.
NOTE: If you would like to be considered for this position please respond to the questions below in your cover letter. Please include the question numbers in your response.
Please describe your experience in construction management and inspection. Please include your experience preparing construction management documents.
Please describe your experience in civil and structural construction, including site development and building construction.
Please describe your experience in construction safety and environmental regulations.
Please describe your experience and knowledge in electrical utility construction, including substation, transmission, and distribution facilities as it relates to the Construction Management Inspector opening.
EDUCATION: Applicable education beyond the twelfth grade in civil or construction engineering may be considered as a substitution for the required experience; equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.
EXPERIENCE: A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be four or more years of progressively responsible general construction experience as an inspector, Foreman/wn, or superintendent in the construction of transmission and distribution facilities, including substations and underground distribution and building systems; construction contract administration; construction reporting and documentation generation.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Public Works contracts, project administration, construction materials, methods, practices including plan reading, basic survey practice, concrete placement, asphalt paving, soil properties & compaction, irrigation systems, fencing, carpentry, roofing, foundations, hazardous materials, and safety requirements; basic electrical distribution and transmission systems; rules and regulations of construction permitting; construction inspection techniques; and mathematics including trigonometry; basic supervisory principles and practices.
SKILL TO: Make daily decisions pertaining to acceptance/rejection of work performed and/or materials furnished. Identify construction problems and develop timely and safe solutions; determine construction progress and material quantities; document contract issues and mitigate claims; coordinate SMUD and contractor forces; communicate effectively orally and in writing; represent SMUD on a variety of work related issues; write legibly; and read and understand basic English; operate a personal computer and use application software such as word processors, spreadsheets.
Internal Number: 2821BR
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