Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Typical hiring range is $28.00 - $29.00 per hour.

Do you love construction and working outside? Want to move to the next phase in your career?

The City of Littleton's Public Works Department is seeking a Construction/Engineering Inspector. The Construction Inspector inspects a wide variety of construction projects including capital improvement, commercial, industrial and subdivision projects to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, regulations, plans and specifications. The Construction Inspector prepares reports, maintains inspection records, confers with contractors, reviews material tests and responds to citizen complaints or inquiries on construction problems.

A typical day includes a wide variety of duties, including completing utility locates, coordination and inspection with permittees and progress checks of development and capital projects.  Overtime is available based on the needs of the department.

The Department is also undertaking a number of large initiatives such as the creation of a Transportation Master Plan, implementation of an asset management system and other department wide programs that offers opportunities for team input and collaboration.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who is a team player and enjoys collaborating within the engineering division, and  also with the utilities and streets divisions.

The City of Littleton offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous vacation, holiday and sick pay, retirement matching, and a dedicated employee health clinic. We have low medical premiums with a no deductible plan and our dental and vision premiums are at no charge (for the employee).         

The Public Works Department supports on-going education and training in furtherance of career goals and encourages participation in related professional organizations.

Essential Duties & Reponsibilities

  • Provides systematic on-site inspection of public and selected private infrastructure construction and maintenance and inspects adjacent properties for damage from construction activity.
  • May serve as the initial point of contact with the Public Works Department & Engineering Division for utility companies, contractors, property owners, developers, and others.  
  • Attends pre-construction meetings and prepares construction progress reports and associated documentation.
  • Provides responses to citizen complaints and inquiries.
  • Checks line, grade, size, elevation, and location of structures for conformance with specifications and regulations.
  • Complies and formulates documentation including daily diaries, quantity calculations and backup documentation, letters, memos and spreadsheets.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for payments to contactors, engineers, consultants, surveyors, and suppliers.
  • Reviews material submittals and test results for compliance with City criteria.
  • Conducts routine storm water management inspections of construction sites and prepares reports for contractors to correct issues for compliance.
  • Assists the Water Resources Manager with inspection of private and public storm water infrastructure and documenting condition; including detention ponds, water quality facilities and channels
  • Reviews completion of improvements performed by private developers and makes recommendations regarding surety reduction, corrective measures required, compliance with specifications and other observations in the interest of the City or the public.
  • Ensures that safe practices are followed by employees and contractors according to established procedures and takes necessary action.
  • Monitors and checks traffic control installations for compliance, and proper safety procedures.
  • Manages the City's right-of-way permits, including the review, approval, and inspection of all permits.
  • Monitors street cuts and repairs for conformance to City specifications and permit conditions.
  • May perform utility locates for all City infrastructure through the state one-call system.
  • Answers telephone calls and responds to customer needs in-person, written, and oral communications with customers.  
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other similar duties or projects as assigned.

Education, Formal Training & Experience

  • A high school diploma or equivalent,  and
  • Two (2) years' experience in materials testing, construction inspection or closely related field and,
  • Erosion and sediment control inspection certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire; and
  • Experience in developing, monitoring and regulating project budgets; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • A valid Colorado driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and safety hazards of construction inspection.
    Knowledge of cost estimating procedures and standards, surveying equipment, and contract management.
    Knowledge of construction/traffic safety practices, construction materials, and standards and civil engineering standards.
    Skills in the manipulation of tools, instruments, surveying equipment, and other engineering devices, requiring coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet.
    Ability to develop a plan for organizing multiple tasks, scheduling meetings, setting deadlines, and preparing for future events.
    Skills and abilities that involve the operation of small to heavy equipment including hand, power, and motorized equipment.


Working Environment & Physical Activities:

  • Requires ability to sit, stand, operate a vehicle, walk, and tolerate adverse weather conditions and temperatures.
    Essential duties include lifting and carrying objects and boxes weighing up to 50 pounds; pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 200 pounds; ability to enter manholes, climb structures and navigate uneven ground, steep slopes, marshy, muddy or sandy soils. Standing in flowing waters or snow and ice; climbing of ladders and stairs; stooping, crouching, and kneeling to pick up and store objects; reaching and handling to place and retrieve objects; constant ordinary talking in-person and by telephone and two-way radios; sufficient hearing to conduct ordinary talking in person and by telephone and hear equipment operations sounds; seeing with sufficient near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision to operate assigned vehicles, enter computer data, and write reports.

Application Instructions

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