Construction Inspector-Electrical-Traction Power, Line Safety, Fire Alarm, CCTV
Job Title: Construction Inspector-Electrical-Traction Power, Line Safety, Fire Alarm, CCTV
Job ID: 170450 Location: DC -Jackson Graham Bldg-4th Fl
Posting Open-Close 08/07/2017
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description
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There are 3 roles -- One Electrical - Traction Power, High Voltage
Two - Electrical and Communication, Line Safety and Security -- Fire Alarm, CCTV
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. College level technical or engineering courses are desirable. Construction and/or technical inspection experience in areas of assigned responsibilities is required.
Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.
This is technical construction inspection work to ensure compliance with plan and specifications and involves construction projects for joint and adjacent construction, WMATA facilities, and the Metrorail and Metrobus systems. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of projects, including projects involving heavy construction methods and procedures, are completed in accordance with approved plans and specifications. Heavy construction work is characterized by use of many specialized techniques, several phases under construction at the same time by different contractors, and the unusual and complex nature of the structure and procedures involved. The incumbent develops and maintains daily records, both electronic and hardcopy, of all work and coordinates with contractors on methods and practices to be used, and plan and specification requirements to be met. The incumbent anticipates problems in assigned areas of inspection and initiates actions for their resolution to minimize work disruption. The incumbent is authorized to stop or suspend work if necessary to prevent accident or injury. Supervisor provides minimal guidance, and on complex and unusual problems provides brief generalized direction. Employee works under the general direction of a Supervisory Construction Inspector or Construction Inspector Facilitator who assigns the inspector to his/her work, reviews his/her daily field reports, and directs any necessary follow-up or corrective action that is not already identified by the Inspector as being underway.
Achieves and maintains full familiarity with contract plans, specifications, contractor’s schedules and plans, applicable safety regulations, and current shop and working drawings relative to assigned contract duties in order to be knowledgeable about the contractor’s obligations/plans/schedule and Authority Representative’s (and Inspector’s) responsibilities with respect there to.
Inspects all phases of construction within his/her assigned work area. Typical construction work inspected may include: civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, systems, architectural, track work, and landscaping work. Systems construction may include installation and testing of communication systems, automatic train control systems, automatic fare collection equipment, elevators, escalators, and intrusion detection and other warning devices.
Maintains quality control in accordance with established guidelines relating to assigned portion of the project. Verifies the implementation of the inspection and testing portions of the Contractor Quality Control Plan that pertains to the work assignment and verifies quality conforms to contract standards.
Performs physical measurements and field testing which may involve the use of complex electronic or mechanical devices for non-destructive testing. Collects and compiles electronic or hardcopy data to document the quality of the work. Compares actual work against contract, shop and working drawings, and specification requirements. Assists in preparation of material samples, as required for laboratory testing and approval.
Receives specific inspection responsibilities; contacts contractor’s representative to become acquainted with work to be accomplished in area of responsibility and to inform contractor’s representative of what is expected in regard to the contractor’s work performance; observes work in assigned areas of responsibility; takes appropriate corrective steps, as necessary.
Observes work operations for compliance with applicable safety regulations; is alert for unsafe practices, and where appropriate, requests their correction by the contractor’s representative on site. In emergency situations, stops the work involved and immediately reports the action to a supervisor; performs daily safety inspections; prepares electronic and/or hardcopy safety reports, and attends and documents contractor’s tool-box safety meetings.
Documents daily construction activities on electronic and/or hardcopy reports as instructed by supervisor. Records on Inspector Daily Reports change order work under respective Pending Change Order (PCO) numbers on a daily basis. Monitors contractor’s actual progress against scheduled progress, and records on Daily Reports. Records contractor’s job-site equipment and manpower.
Passes on directly to the contractor’s representatives, as requested or as necessary, information that is related to plans and specifications. Ensures the contractor is working with approved shop drawings and updated contract drawings.
Informs contractor’s supervisory staff of apparent non-compliance with contract provisions; monitors corrective action, and reports contractor’s refusal to take corrective action to the Authority Representative, as necessary. Assists the field staff in preparing monthly pay estimate calculations and work-to-complete forecasts.
Assists the Authority Representative in conducting Substantial Completion Inspections (SCI) and Final Acceptance Inspections. Makes “Punch List” or “Work List” in areas of assigned responsibility prior to SCI. Monitors and records correction of construction deficiencies.
Observes contractor’s methods and use of equipment and records same on Daily Reports. Suggests improvements, whenever appropriate, to the Authority Representative.
Participates in WMATA Roadway Worker Protection Training through Level IV. May be assigned to serve as WMATA Level IV escort and set up work zones within the Right-of-Way. Escorts contractor and/or WMATA teams in work areas within Bus/Rail operating facilities.
Uses assigned electronic devices including but not limited to digital cameras, personal computers, laptops, radios, and wireless communications devices in the performance of assigned work.
The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
- Personal Interview
- Skills Assessments
- Verification of education and experience
- Criminal Background Check
- Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
- Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
- Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.
This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.