Construction Inspector

EPCOR Utilities - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)3.2


Headquartered in Phoenix, EPCOR USA owns, operates and builds water, wastewater and natural gas infrastructure and is among the largest private water utilities in the Southwest and the largest private, regulated utility in Arizona and New Mexico. Today, EPCOR USA provides service to more than 360,000 people in 37 communities and 15 counties across three states. In addition to delivering regulated water and wastewater service to more than 350,000 people in Arizona and New Mexico and wholesale water services to municipalities in the Austin metropolitan area, EPCOR USA delivers natural gas service to customers north of the Houston metropolitan area. EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Brief Description Reporting to EPCOR's Agua Fria Operations Center (AFOC) in El Mirage, AZ, this individual is responsible for on-site inspection and acceptance of construction work for capital and developer-funded engineering projects. Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects to ensure conformance to contract documents and industry safety standards Detailed Description Enforces compliance with the requirements of permits or approvals granted for construction. Coordinates with permitting agencies for inspections and certifications of compliance. Act’s as EPCOR’s primary on-site contact for construction contractors and serves as the liaison between construction contractors and EPCOR’s project managers.

Provides direction via field orders to resolve questions related to the engineering of assigned projects and understands when to elevate those questions to the project manager. Prepares project documentation is accordance with Company standards. Reviews and approves construction contractor progress payments and record drawings Inspects water and wastewater construction projects including pipelines, plants and other facilities for compliance with standard specifications and details, approved plans, and generally accepted construction practices. Conducts pre-construction meetings for developer-funded projects.

Monitors contractor performance and compliance with EPCOR and OSHA safety practices. Evaluates contract change order requests and material submittals and provides recommendations to the project manager. Maintains logs and records reflecting construction progress and procedures. Performs research on existing systems to assist with the planning and execution of short-duration shutdowns and fire flow tests.

Directs leak and deflection testing of sewer mains and manholes and reviews Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) video of gravity sewer mains for acceptance. Completes inspection reports documenting inspection findings. Performs pressure testing of tapping sleeves, water mains, and sewer force mains. Verifies all valves within the test section are in the open position.

Witnesses the disinfection of water lines and collects bacteriological samples for assurance. Schedules all necessary inspections and testing with contractors and developers. Job Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Coordinating and organizing skills.

Ability to read engineering plans and specifications. Communication skills - verbal, listening and recording. Interpersonal skills – tact, diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation; attention to detail. Knowledge of engineering specifications and surveying principles; construction means and method; procedures and Federal and Company safety regulations; critical path method scheduling principles.

Eight (8) years minimum experience as an inspector or at a foreman or higher level on major construction projects. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license with good driving record. Additional Details If you’re looking to build a career with a company that values its employees’ unique skills, talents, work styles and diverse experiences, EPCOR is the place for you. We offer: -competitive salaries and an incentive award program for all employees, -comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability, -competitive vacation package that encourages a healthy work/life balance, -training opportunities including tuition reimbursement and certification support, and, -a safe and supportive work environment that ensures our employees are successful at work and go home safe to their families.