Engineering Inspector I/II

Fairfax, Virginia
Oct 05, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Full Time

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. 

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