Engineering Inspector I/II
Under close supervision of the Supervisor, Engineering Inspection, performs routine construction inspections of public water supply facilities. This position requires frequent use of a Fairfax Water vehicle in the execution of its duties and responsibilities.
Performs routine construction inspections 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, 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.
- Checking to see if conflicts exist between the Fairfax Water’s facilities and those of other utilities.
- Ensuring compliance with FW design/construction standards.
- Writing a variety of reports to include daily and monthly progress reports, completion and testing reports, and photographic documentation.
- Inspecting the proper restoration of storm drains, culverts, sanitary sewer lines, manholes, and roadways damaged during the installation of water facilities.
- Preparing a variety of records to include sample sheets, daily reports, in-service notices, material issue and return tickets, GIS data collection, and as-built drawings.
- Checking line and grade, elevations, and dimensions to confirm proper installation of work.
- Coordinating outages with Fairfax Water departments and notifying customers of shutdowns and following up on complaints.
- Measuring and computing quantities of material for payment purposes.
- Making final inspections and approvals after corrections are made.
- Assisting in laying out small Fairfax Water projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Graduation from high school and a minimum of three years progressively responsible construction or inspection experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and knowledge.
- Working knowledge of the methods and materials used in installation of water and sewer mains, and restoring pavement and property.
- Knowledge of cement, asphalt, and concrete methods.
- Knowledge of surveying, hydraulics, and welding.
- Knowledge of VDOT standards, requirements, and traffic control measures.
- 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.
- Ability to work in all weather conditions, climb ladders, and lift 50 pounds.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.