Construction Inspection Facilitator

8100 Professional Place, MD
Nov 17, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time
This Construction Inspector Facilitator position will support WMATA's office of Rail and Bus Infrastructure Renewal (RBIR) and reports to the Construction Manager. This incumbent will provide critical technical and administrative support for the Radio/Cellular Fiber Communications system renewal. The position involves overseeing of multiple adjacent construction and joint development projects, provide critical technical and administrative support for the Radio/Cellular Fiber Communications system renewal and requires multidiscipline construction management experience. The incumbent will focus on the coordination of assigned field projects with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure activities are properly scheduled and executed as planned in accordance with WMATA policies and procedures with no or minimized impacts to WMATA.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering and five (5) years experience as a Construction Inspector, and Assistant Project Engineer or Field Office Engineer. Or, completion of a course of study in engineering or construction technology and seven (7) years experience.

Equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible experience as a Construction Inspector, and Assistant Project Engineer or Field Office Engineer.


Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's permit issued from the jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group :

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.

Job Summary/Duties:

Provides construction inspection coordination and oversight of Authority contractors. Ensures contractor compliance with WMATA construction plans, specifications, and regulations. Provides technical direction to one or more Construction Inspectors.

Maintains thorough familiarity with plans/ drawings, specifications, regulations, contractor's schedule and plan, safety standards and regulations, approved working drawings, trade industry quality standards and codes, in order to evaluate the contractor's performance with respect thereto and recognize when a probable changed site condition exists.

Assigns duties and works schedules, on a daily basis, to Construction Inspectors, including briefing Inspectors on the latest directives, drawings, schedule plans, expected rates of production, and amount of work to be completed; interpretation of specifications, claims, and pending change orders; coordination of support agencies and activities; resolution of problems previously noted by Inspectors; and agreements between the Authority Representative and contractor.

Instructs Inspectors on what has to be inspected, how the results are to be recorded, how to handle problems encountered on-the-job, how to perform "quality" inspections, and how other contracts/ third-party work or activities interface with the assigned contract (s).

Coordinates actual and planned work schedules among contractors whose work affects the work of one or more other contractors. Disseminates changes in work schedules and progress information to all concerned parties. Makes random checks of Construction Inspectors' work to ensure all assignments are properly executed, that reports are complete and reflect actual progress of construction.

Prepares cost estimates for minor changes relating to contract work in areas of expertise; performs research in areas of expertise is support of negotiations, Authority Representative Correspondence, Final Decisions, Finding of Fact, Authority Representative packages/ recommendations for changes over $50,000, construction schedule evaluations, and similar matters.

Serves as WMATA escort for field inspection teams through job site(s) and Bus/Rail operating facilities; prepares draft letters for the Authority Representative relative to matters of technical expertise.

Develops and implements solutions to "form and fit" problems encountered in the field. Records solution(s) and exact resources consumed by the contractor in achieving the "form and fit" correction.

Conducts spot checks to determine quantities of material installed (to evaluate correctness of contractor payment requests reflecting those installations); checks reports (Inspector Daily Report) received from Construction Inspectors and (Escort Daily/ Report) received for completeness and adherence to instructions.

Evaluates performance of Construction Inspectors and provides feed-back to respective supervisor for their performance based evaluations.

Uses electronic tools (including but not limited to digital camera, laptop, radio, cell phone) in the performance of duties.

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.

Evaluation Criteria

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:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

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.

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