Performs administrative and technical work which involves inspecting construction sites, ensuring that the sanitary sewer collection system, stormwater facilities, private roads and erosion control measures are constructed in accordance with the Virginia Stormwater Management Regulations, the Sanitary Sewer Standards and Specifications, and other related County ordinances governing minimum construction standards. Inspects construction sites and materials; anticipates and acts on problems. Confers with contractors, construction personnel, project engineers, and others as appropriate. Reviews construction plans and specifications. Employee is responsible for maintaining daily construction records and preparing monthly reports.
Graduation from high school and 3 to 5 years of experience in engineering and construction inspection work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Thorough knowledge of modern engineering and construction principles and practices.
Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and precautions associated with construction, including VDOT and OSHA regulations.
General knowledge of basic erosion control practices.
Ability to inspect construction projects, and the ability to read and interpret blueprints and as-built drawings. Ability to use a variety of surveying equipment, and the ability to calculate and check grade elevations. Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to the inspections. Personal computer experience using Microsoft Office Suite desired. Must have effective communication skills.
Depending on the function, much of the work is performed outdoors under all types of weather conditions with exposure to the usual hazards associated with outside maintenance and construction work such as overhead and underground utilities, traffic, sewage, dust, and noise. Work sometimes is performed evenings and on weekends when the contractors are working.
This position is considered to be essential (County designation as ALPHA). In the event of an emergency/ inclement weather conditions, the incumbent is expected to report to the worksite in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures, or as notified by a supervisor.
Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory.