The incumbent for this position will also serve as a Project Inspector and is responsible for accomplishing the work in the company of one or more engineers and inspectors. Typical projects often involve various types of grading, drainage, pavements, and structures where conventional designs are used. Utilizes professional knowledge and application of DPW and FHWA highway engineering principles, practices, policies, and standards, along with construction/contract administration, surveillance and inspection procedures, practices, precedents, and policies in accomplishing the work.
- Coordinating activities with the contractor’s established workflow to assure timely accomplishment of the assigned workload. This includes checking work-in-progress, completing Inspector’s Daily Reports, making day-to-day adjustments, and aiding the Project Engineer when problems arise.
- Estimate and report on expected time of completion of work, maintain records of work accomplishments and time expended and assist with the preparation of reports as required.
- Serves as the on-site representative of the Highway Program Manager, the Construction Program Manager, and the Materials Testing Program Manager. Ensures that the transportation facility is built according to plans and specifications and meets DPW needs and design expectations using accepted guidelines, policies, and engineering practices. Accepts or rejects contractor’s materials and workmanship based on project tests and inspection.
- Analyzes construction problems encountered and makes minor design revisions to fit field and contract conditions.
- Ensures that higher officials are advised of potential design and construction problems, recommends corrective courses of action, and sees that recommended corrective action is taken.
- Provides field liaison through frequent contacts with utility companies, abutting property owners, Federal Agencies, local special interest groups and the traveling public. Conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner in all situations to reflect credit on oneself and the Department of Public Works.
- Gathers data for and prepares Change orders/directives, reports, project close-out documents and special engineering studies as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned, such as during periods of low construction activity, or as needed.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• an understanding of manufacturing processes
• scientific, numerical, and technical skills
• strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• patience and persistence
• knowledge of the properties of materials
• a good understanding of health and safety issues
• good IT skills
• good communication skills.
- Must have excellent mathematical skills
- Must be deadline and detail-oriented
- Must exhibit professional maturity when conducting all business for the agency
- Must be skilled in computer applications to include Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and Email
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction management
AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post-high school training) with five (5) years of experience related to concrete, asphalt, soils, or a closely related field
An equivalent combination of education and experience substituted on a year by year basis up to a total of six (6) years