Job Description

Position may be filled at the I, II, or III, depending on qualifications and department needs.

Engineering Inspectors provide work in the inspection of public and private infrastructure construction and maintenance, including streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewers, erosion and sediment control measures, public and private detention/water quality facilities, and storm sewers.  Some positions may focus on capital improvement projects, assisting with the preparation of Capital Improvement Program plans, specifications, summary of quantities, and bid documents.

The City of Littleton plans to design and construct $50M in roadway, drainage, and utility projects in the next three years; the city also averages more than 700 right-of-way permits and 8,000 utility locates annually. This role will assist in completing the various inspections and locates, assuring construction of public infrastructure meets specifications, locates are performed to protect city utilities, and promoting safety in work zones.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and has a background in materials testing or construction inspection. The ideal candidate enjoys working in the field and can clearly communicate and explain construction related terminology and issues in a way that helps people understand and move forward with their projects efficiently.

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family. Home to a vibrant and historic downtown, and a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see the 2024 Benefit Guide.

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and creating career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.

Hiring pay ranges:

Engineering Inspector I - $33-$36.47 per hour

Engineering Inspector II - $36.29-$40.11per hour

Engineering Inspector III - $40 -$44.17 per hour

This full-time position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position and has the option to work a hybrid schedule with some days teleworking and some days working in person at the office. 

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified or the position is filled, but preference will be given to complete applications received by June 22, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides systematic on-site inspection of public and selected private infrastructure construction and maintenance.
  • Performs utility locates for all city infrastructure through the state one-call system.
  • 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 stormwater management inspections of construction sites and prepares reports for contractors to correct issues for compliance.
  • Knowledge of pavement management and preservation techniques.
  • Reviews completion of improvements performed by public and private developers and makes recommendations regarding retainage/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.
  • Inspects adjacent properties for damage from construction activity.
  • Provides support in issuing right-of-way and sewer permits for the city’s Public Works Department.
  • 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.
  • Monitors street cuts and repairs for conformance to city specifications and permit conditions.
  • Must maintain working knowledge and experience with ADA, PROWAG, CDOT standard plans and specifications, MGPEC standards, and other Denver Metro area construction practices.
  • Assists in the preparation of Capital Improvement Program plans, specifications, summary of quantities, and bid documents as needed.
  • 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.

Additional Duties for Engineering Inspector II:

  • Takes on and/or leads more complex projects.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead others.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assignments on time and with limited supervision.

Additional Duties for Engineering Inspector III:

  • Plans, schedules, coordinates, supervises and performs assigned work.
  • Trains, coaches and mentors other employees to operate equipment and provide quality inspection work.
  • Plans and arranges work schedule and establishes priorities to complete scheduled and assigned work within the parameters assigned by the supervisor.
  • Identifies opportunities and assists in the development and implementation of process improvements.
  • Performs labor tasks along with staff.
  • Collaboration with peers in other divisions and departments as needed to complete cross-disciplinary projects.
  • Demonstrates leadership through confidence, expertise, and taking appropriate control of situations. Shows consideration for the needs of others beyond self, team, or department.
  • Demonstrates expertise and customer service that minimizes complaints, represents the city appropriately, and displays professional maturity.
  • Actively seeks resolution of conflicts between city staff, residents, contractors, or other persons dealing with the City of Littleton. Coordinates resolution with appropriate managers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications for Engineering Inspector I:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • One (1) years of experience in materials testing, construction inspection, or a closely related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Requires erosion and sediment control inspection certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

Minimum Qualifications for Engineering Inspector II:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Two (2) years of experience in material testing, site/right-of-way construction inspection or a closely related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Requires certification in introductory level asphalt or concrete testing/inspection.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

Minimum Qualifications for Engineering Inspector III:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Four (4) years of experience in material testing, site/right-of-way construction inspection or a closely related field, including experience in developing, monitoring, and regulating project budgets; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Requires certification in intermediate or advanced level asphalt or concrete testing/inspection.
  • Requires certification as a traffic control supervisor.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with utility locates
  • Bilingual skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and safety hazards of construction inspection.
  • Knowledge of construction/traffic safety practices, construction materials, and standards and civil engineering standards.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Commitment to providing internal and external customers with outstanding customer service.
  • Demonstrates patience, diplomacy and tact when interacting with others.
  • Team oriented with willingness to provide assistance and share information with others for the benefit of the team in meeting goals and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to effectively interact and communicate with individuals of diverse backgrounds in a calm, professional manner.
  • Strong technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new technology to effectively communicate and complete work.
  • Skills in the manipulation of tools, instruments, surveying equipment, and other engineering devices, requiring coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet.
  • Adaptability and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Littleton is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and intends to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other non-job related characteristic, and to hire and retain the best-qualified individuals without regard to any of these factors. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on a protected class.

The City of Littleton will consider reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process and employment. Applicants and employees can request an accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 303-795-3857 or emailing hr@littletongov.org.

 

Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace

The City of Littleton is committed to the health and safety of all its employees. To ensure a safe and productive work environment the city prohibits the use, sale, dispensation, manufacture, distribution or possession of alcohol, drugs, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia on any city premises or worksites. No employee shall report to work or be at work with alcohol or with any detectable amount of prohibited drugs in the employee's system. A detectable amount refers to the standards generally used in workplace drug & alcohol testing. This prohibition specifically includes marijuana, and decriminalized psychedelics whether used for medical purposes or obtained legally under state law.

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