Job Description

The City of Littleton is excited to announce a new opportunity for an Engineering Inspector Supervisor.

Public Works Engineering Inspectors conduct systematic on-site inspections of public and selected private infrastructure construction. The responsibilities include performing utility locates, acting as a point of contact for various stakeholders, coordinate and lead pre-construction meetings, and preparing construction progress reports. The role also includes addressing citizen complaints and inquiries, checking infrastructure for compliance with specifications, and documenting daily activities, quantity calculations, and correspondence.

The Engineering Inspector Supervisor performs the Senior Engineering Inspector duties as well as supervises the inspectors as a lead role in guiding and overseeing the work of the inspection team through the interpretation and application of related policies, specifications, and standards. The supervisor monitors the performance of inspectors, ensures adherence to safety practices, collaborates with the Public Works Permit Specialist, and recommends, establishes, and implements goals and objectives for the inspection team. This role is a primary point of contact for public infrastructure construction activities throughout the city.

The ideal candidate is organized, dynamic, team-oriented, and successful at managing multiple priorities. Communication, customer service, and a willingness to work alongside the inspection staff are foundational in this role. The ideal candidate emphasizes and values thorough documentation of activities. Experience in managing, inspecting, and overseeing utility and road construction is an asset to the role.

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 lead and assist the inspection staff 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 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.

Starting pay range $90,350 - $99,900 per year

This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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 April 14, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises Engineering Inspectors in conducting systematic quality control inspections of all new and improved construction of infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewer systems, and storm drainage systems.
  • Directs, organizes, implements, and coordinates the activities related to the engineering inspection operations.
  • Trains, supports, and assists inspection staff in completing utility locates.
  • Performs on-site inspection of public and specific private infrastructure construction and maintenance.
  • Coordinates the inspection process though the interpretation and application of relevant codes, policies, specifications, and standards.
  • Manages and tracks the daily inspection needs of the Engineering Division of Public Works, and private utility companies working in the right-of-way.
  • Oversees and coordinates construction projects with city staff, contractors, maintenance workers, and others to ensure projects are completed on time.
  • Provides guidance on construction practices, pre-construction meetings, and construction progress reporting to inspection staff.
  • Interprets city construction specifications and details and ensures projects are completed in accordance with city codes and regulations.
  • Provides interpretation, explanations, and clarifications of, as well as information on, adopted codes and ordinances to inspectors, engineers, contractors and the public.
  • Ensures inspections are conducted thoroughly and documented in accordance with established procedures, city criteria, and other applicable standards.
  • Coordinates processes and assignments with the Public Works Permit Specialist.
  • Serves as a liaison for engineering activities pertaining to construction, including capital improvement projects and active permit construction.
  • Identifies and recommends improvements in divisional and departmental policies, procedures, and standards to ensure assigned functions are effective and efficient.
  • Communicates with developers, consultants and stakeholders to ensure understanding and compliance with regulations.
  • Assists in resolving disputes between the city, developers, contractors, and citizens during construction of public improvements.
  • Addresses inquiries from other departments and the public; ensure all requests for information are handled promptly and properly. 
  • Ensures construction in Littleton Rights of Way conforms with erosion and sediment control, traffic control, site safety, and other engineering-related requirements.
  • Collaborates in the preparation of stormwater and water quality reports, project specifications, cost estimates, constructability reviews, plan preparation, material submittals, test results and residential correspondence as applicable.
  • Completes assignments on time with limited supervision. Demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Manages the completion of initial and final warranty inspection processes for permitted projects.
  • May serve as an emergency worker.
  • Performs other similar duties or projects as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Encourages an environment of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates employees. Establish goals and expectations for staff in alignment with adopted programs and plans.
  • Ensures trainings and certifications of assigned staff are maintained or achieved.
  • Assigns and directs work; addresses and resolves issues.
  • Manages employee performance through meaningful, timely feedback and appraisals.
  • Prioritizes work activities and inspections to meet the variable demands in a responsible manner.
  • Makes recommendations for hiring, promoting, transferring, disciplinary action, and other personnel actions as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five (5) 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; and three (3) years of supervisory or team lead experience; 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 may be considered.
  • Certification in intermediate or advanced level asphalt or concrete testing/inspection.
  • 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:

  • Associate degree in construction management and or additional education and training in engineering or surveying is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Expert knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and equipment of construction inspection.
  • Expert knowledge of construction traffic safety practices and soils and materials testing. Able to identify deficiencies in work zone safety; identify substandard materials.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Able to lead, direct, and manage employees to achieve goals and tasks.
  • Skilled in developing and managing individual and team performance.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines; develop and organize multiple tasks, schedule meetings, set deadlines, and prepare for upcoming activities.
  • Able to interpret engineering standards, plans, specifications, city codes, and other regulations.
  • Able to enforce standards and requirements for all work in the public rights-of-way.
  • Able to estimate, measure, and calculate quantities. Able to understand survey construction stakes in the field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Able to communicate effectively and professionally; able to address and resolve conflict. Demonstrates patience, diplomacy, and tact when interacting with others.
  • Strong technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new technology. Familiarity with permitting, locating, and asset management software.
  • Skilled in the manipulation of tools, instruments, surveying equipment, and other engineering devices, requiring coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Requires ability to sit, stand, operate a vehicle, walk, and tolerate adverse weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Essential duties include lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance; ability to 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; 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.

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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