Under general supervision provides leadership for the Construction Management Inspectors who provide construction contract administration and technical expertise associated with public works, civil and telecommunication construction projects. Coordinates and directs the activities of the Construction Management Inspector work group. Provides the technical expertise to support the supervisor and construction management inspectors for training, assignment of work, development of work procedures, and mentoring to journey and advanced journey level construction management inspectors.
COVER LETTER REQUIREMENT: Please respond to the following questions in your cover letter. Please clearly label your responses. Failure to respond to this requirement may preclude you from moving forward in the selection process.
Please describe in detail your experience implementing or working with technology in your work environment. Please address your experience with Microsoft Office (Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc). Also include your knowledge and use of CMP scheduling.
Describe your experience and background in Civil or Electrical Inspection work, working with skilled trades, and your familiarity with the utility industry. Include in your response where your experience came from, the number of employees worked with/supervised, types of positions you’ve interacted with, and where your experience came from.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Provides on-site construction management, inspection, contract administration, and technical expertise for public works construction to ensure the work of contractors is performed safely and in compliance with contract documents and applicable local, State, and Federal laws.
Prepares and maintains detailed job site records and progress reports, develops estimates of field changes, prepares and reviews progress payments, verifies time worked and materials used, assists to resolve disputes with contractors, and documents as-built conditions.
Exercises sound judgment within contract/design document requirements; identifies design and constructability concerns, recommends solutions, and obtains Project Manager/Project Engineer approval.
Directs contractor forces on SMUD directed work contracts and ensures proper construction sequencing to protect SMUD’s interests.
Complies with all SMUD safety policies and procedures. Enforces job site safety and compliance with State and Federal safety requirements.
Ensures compliance with permit requirements and interfaces with appropriate SMUD departments and outside agencies.
Coordinates and interfaces with State, Federal, local agencies and SMUD personnel; ensures availability of SMUD provided material; conducts source inspections; coordinates and performs construction testing; collects field samples as appropriate; and participates in acceptance testing.
Communicates construction progress clearly and effectively with engineers, project managers, consultants, and project stake holders.
Performs constructability reviews of design documents.
Maintains professional relationships with co-workers, contractors and outside agencies while representing SMUD's interest. In case of litigation, may testify as an expert witness.
Communicates clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
Performs related work as required. Typical projects include Distribution and Transmission Substations, Transmission Lines, and Facilities. These projects may include site development and improvement, earthwork, structural concrete, asphaltic concrete, water and drain piping, underground facilities, masonry, timber construction, structural steel, galvanizing, welding, electrical, plumbing, conduit systems, HVAC, painting, plastering, sealants, fire safety, fencing, landscaping, sheet metal, drywall, shoring, roofing, testing methods, hazardous waste operations, and labor compliance.
Education: Applicable education beyond the twelfth grade in civil engineering or construction management may be considered as a substitution for the required experience.
Experience: Three (3+) or more years as a CMI II or six (6+) or more years of general construction management and inspection experience in public works construction; progressively responsible experience in the construction of transmission and distribution facilities, including substations and underground distribution and building systems; construction contract administration; construction reporting and documentation.
Knowledge of: Basic supervisory principles and practices; Public Works contracts; contract administration; construction materials and methods; construction practices including plan reading, survey methods, concrete placement, concrete structures, asphalt paving, soil properties & compaction, trenching and shoring, irrigation systems, fencing, carpentry, roofing, commercial electrical systems, masonry construction, foundations, hazardous materials, and safety requirements; overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission construction; substation construction; rules and regulations of construction permitting; construction inspection techniques; and mathematics including trigonometry.
Skill to: Plan, direct, train and review the work of others as assigned; make daily decisions pertaining to acceptance/rejection of work performed and/or materials furnished. Identify construction problems and develop timely and safe solutions; determine construction progress and material quantities; document contract issues and mitigate claims; coordinate SMUD and contractor forces; communicate effectively orally and in writing; represent SMUD on a variety of work related issues; write legibly; and read and understand basic English; operate a personal computer and use application software such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Project.
College level course work or degree in civil engineering or construction management.
10+ years experience in civil or electrical inspection work
Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite
Previous experience leading an inspection group
Possession of a valid California Driver's License and must meet SMUD driving standard.
Ability to drive locally to various work sites on a daily basis; work in adverse climates; travel to remote locations and/or be present on project sites for sustained periods; work special schedules as necessary, on a call-in basis; work overtime as needed; work around high voltage, and energized equipment. Physical Capacity and Agility to: Climb steel structures, transmission towers and poles; enter and exit manholes and vaults; crawl around small spaces; frequent construction sites on a daily basis; maneuver around rough and unusual terrain; lift concrete test buckets and test cylinders, construction supplies, materials and related hardware. Hand/eye coordination to adequately operate technical and precision measuring devices, tools and equipment used in inspection of construction projects. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation. Travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, high voltage, heavy construction and lifting equipment, construction traffic, lifting, climbing and stooping.