The City of Littleton has an opportunity for a knowledgeable Engineering Inspector to join our talented engineering team. This position provides engineering expertise in the inspection and permit processing of public and private infrastructure and maintenance, including streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewers, public and private detention/water quality facilities, and storm sewers.
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 charming and historic downtown, 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 its employees. For more information, please see the 2022 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 at or near $33.82 per hour
This full-time position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Provides systematic on-site inspection of public and selected private infrastructure construction and maintenance and inspects adjacent properties for damage from construction activity.
- Performs utility locates for all City infrastructure through the state one-call system.
- Processes, Manages, and provides Technical Review of Right-of-way and Sewer Permits for the City’s Public Works Department.
- 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.
- 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.
- Monitors street cuts and repairs for conformance to City specifications and permit conditions.
- 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.
- Minimum Qualifications
- A high school diploma or equivalent; and
- Two (2) years of experience in materials testing, construction inspection or a closely related field; 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.
- Must possess erosion and sediment control inspection certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
- A valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and safety hazards of construction inspection.
- Knowledge of cost estimating procedures and standards and surveying equipment.
- 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.
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 75 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.