This recruitment will remain open until filled. Initial application deadline: 7/31/2023.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/13/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/31/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Electrical Construction Inspector will perform and oversee all special electrical system inspections. These include, but are not limited to, high voltage switchgear, motor-control centers, emergency power generators, variable frequency drives (VFDs), digital HVAC control systems, process piping for specialty gasses and fluids and gas monitoring systems, low voltage security and life safety systems, pneumatic tube systems, energy management and SCADA systems, and short circuit and coordination studies. Oversee campus load shedding (emergency generator systems). Oversee and coordinate electrical interruptions and shutdowns. Witness all acceptance testing and review field testing reports for accuracy and compliance. Assist the Project Team in the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings utilizing special knowledge and experience with electrical systems projects. Verify systems meet designed performance and sustainability goals.
Provide a full range of inspection surveillance, planning, and estimating for all construction projects including participating in the design, planning, specifications, construction schedules, contract documents, inspections, estimates, and project closeout for complex renovations and new construction for projects. Manage all general and specialty inspectors (i.e., testing laboratories, electrical testing, etc.), as well as provide direction to Facilities Management Project Managers as appropriate. Verify the percentage of completed work and that the work complies with the contract documents. Monitor pay applications and verify as built conditions. Initiate and help coordinate utility outages. Maintain reports and records accurately reflecting projects' history. Serve as a liaison between Design Professionals, Project Managers and Contractors. Generate inspection documentation. Coordinate construction activities with campus user groups.
The Construction Inspector will use skills as a seasoned, experienced inspection professional to perform standard inspections of construction work by contractors, as well as other personnel for new construction, alterations and repair. Review design development and construction documents, specifications, and bid documents for construction features prior to release for bid; and participate in final inspection and final acceptance procedures. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and ensuring compliance with all applicable building codes, rules, regulations, laws, etc.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or an equivalent combination of experience/training. Progressive years of field-related working experience in building or utility construction work, including three (3) years as an inspector or superintendent of major construction work.
Demonstrated journey-level work experience and certification in one or more construction disciplines (i.e. electrical, mechanical, plumbing, civil, etc.). Working knowledge of electrical systems and electrical distribution.
Proven knowledge of construction practices, technology, and materials in all types of construction (i.e. institutional, medical, commercial, residential, and scientific/technical. Thorough knowledge of California Title Code 24. Working knowledge of construction costs and estimating.
Thorough working knowledge of California Building Codes, Cal OSHA, and campus, medical center or University Construction Design Standards. Demonstrated working knowledge of California Administrative Code, specifically building codes (e.g. Uniform Building Code [UBC], Title 24, etc.), OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) requirements, and OSA (Office of State Architect) laws and regulations (Handicap access regulations).
Thorough knowledge and skill in providing plan review services on simple and moderately complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of facilities. Ability to read and interpret construction contract documents specifications, drawings, and related technical data to use while inspecting contractor's work.
Working knowledge of digital HVAC control systems, digital card and palm reader security systems, closed circuit television monitors/systems.
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