Engineering Inspector I/II

Fairfax County, Virginia
Mar 10, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time


Performs complex technical construction inspection work of public water supply facilities by:

  • Reviewing plans, specifications, and cut sheets for construction projects.
  • Inspecting the installation and repair of water mains, valves, fittings, hydrants, pipe bedding, air releases, wells, storage facilities, and concrete blocking of all fittings.
  • Assuring all the components of water facilities are properly tested and sampled, and all materials used are approved products. Issuing material as appropriate.
  • Working with contractors and other utilities to assure the job is performed properly, including checking to avoid conflicts with other facilities.
  • Writing a variety of reports, including daily and monthly progress reports, completion, and testing reports.
  • Inspecting the proper restoration of storm drains, culverts, sanitary sewer lines, manholes, and roadways damaged during the installation of water facilities.
  • Checking line and grade, elevations, and dimensions to confirm proper installation of work.
  • Notifying customers of shutdowns and following up on complaints.
  • Measuring and computing quantities of material installed for payment purposes.
  • Making Final Inspections of facilities.
  • Assist in the administration of construction contracts.
  • Assisting and guiding Engineering Inspector I as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Graduation from high school and a minimum of four years progressively responsible construction inspection experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Considerable knowledge of the materials and methods used in laying water and sewer mains and restoring pavement and property.
  • Good knowledge of Construction Contract Administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of asphalt and concrete methods.
  • Good knowledge of surveying, hydraulics and welding.
  • Skilled in the detection of faulty materials.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and make accurate computations, drawings and reports.
  • Ability to use or be trained in computer applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with contractors, co-workers and the public.
  • Ability to regularly operate and drive a vehicle in the execution of normal duties.
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.  

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