Construction Engineering Inspector (Civil Engrng Spec, Asst I)

  • City of Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Mar 27, 2018
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $29.18 - $33.96 Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Work in the Capital Projects and Roadway Structures Division of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as a leader in the Construction Management Unit working with a team of professionals whose vision is to be the most innovative and responsive transportation agency in the region. Reporting to the Construction Engineering Supervisor, the inspector will perform entry-level civil engineering work in the planning, design, inspection, construction, and contract administration of complex capital transportation projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Visit work sites to inspect, monitor, survey, or verify information for construction and civil engineering-related projects and facilities; keep notes, diaries, records, and drawings to document findings
  • Assist in design work
  • Research and verify data pertaining to maps and drawings
  • Interpret inspectors' notes, field checks, surveys, and existing records to assure that maps and drawings are accurate and reflect improvements
  • Perform contract administration activities including developing monthly progress reports, processing monthly and final payments to contractors, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, drafting change orders, and auditing as-built records
  • May perform data entry, document control, and submittal tracking
  • Prepare preliminary and final construction estimates and specifications for construction projects
  • Prepare bid item lists and estimated quantities
  • Update construction cost data records; process, maintain, and update engineering and permit data and records used for a variety of engineering and construction activities
  • Ensure and enforce compliance with terms of permits authorizing construction projects and controlling use of public properties and facilities
  • Assist in preparation of plans and specifications
  • Inspect work performed by contractors to insure compliance with plans, specifications, and permit requirements
  • Perform constructability reviews;
  • Act as liaison between contractor, stakeholders, and other City departments and staff
  • Support departmental goals in promoting diversity, racial equity, and social justice

These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications :
  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or two years of college level coursework in engineering and construction technology
  • Ability to effectively work in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base

Other combinations of education, training, and/or experience that provide an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability.

Required Certifications/Licenses :
Current Washington State Driver license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Desired Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or Policy, or Urban Planning
  • Construction, inspection, and/or contract administration experience on public works or maintenance projects in the areas of roads, asphalt and concrete paving, sidewalks, signal, street lighting, pipelaying, landscaping, and bridge work
  • Experience in design, construction, inspection or testing of traffic signal and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and construction engineering, including methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in civil engineering, construction, and inspection
  • Ability to develop, read, and interpret plans, specs, construction schedules, contracts, and other construction documents to ensure contract compliance
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently under strict timelines and constantly changing priorities and work assignments, while keeping supervisor informed of progress and issues
  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational, time-management, and customer service skills
  • Construction experience with alternative methods of construction delivery
  • Strong proficiency in using MS Word, MS Excel, SharePoint, and Adobe Professional
  • Multilingual

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Schedule :
Most work will be performed in a normal City office environment; however, may be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays and in field assignments with exposure to all types of weather, traffic conditions, hazardous/toxic substances, and construction sites. May be required to lift over 50lbs and stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. Overnight travel may be required.

Additional Information

Application Process :
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Submit the following items to be considered for this vacancy:
  1. NEOGOV online (or paper) application
  2. Supplemental questionnaire
  3. A cover letter AND résumé

Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Simply providing a cover letter and résumé is not a substitute for completing the application itself.

Job offer is contingent upon verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process and may include a criminal history background check, pre-placement medical examination, and a review of driving history and reference information.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous