Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Inspection Services Manager
Department: Public Works
Reports To: City Engineer
Open Date: February 11, 2021
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: $4,824.00 - $6,162.09 per month, DOE
Salary Range: $4,824.00 - $7,233.28 per month, DOE

Job Summary:
The Inspection Services Manager’s primary responsibilities are to manage and supervise all activities related to the Department’s public and private construction inspection services program, to include being accountable for the quality workmanship and integrity of water, sewer, reuse, and capital projects installed by or for the City of Meridian. This position oversees and directs the Department’s construction inspection services division to ensure utility infrastructure is operationally ready and in compliance with the City of Meridian’s Design Standards, Supplemental Specifications, and the Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC). Under the broad direction of the City Engineer, this position supervises and directs the work of the inspection services and personnel, develops and implements policies and performance standards, and provides technical assistance to ensure Meridian citizens benefit from high-quality utility infrastructure.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and oversee the performance, management, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), and continuous improvement programs for the construction inspection services division;

Provide leadership, supervision, coaching and mentoring to a team of up to six (6) Public Works Inspectors to ensure consistent application and enforcement of City standards;

Conduct workforce planning and goal-setting activities, evaluate and review employee performance, make hiring and discipline decisions and recommendations, and oversee staff success and accountability;

Build and maintain positive and constructive partnerships with City staff and departments, the community, contractors, developers, engineering firms, and, local & state agencies;

Develop, assign, schedule and manage work load allocations for the team of Inspectors to achieve maximum efficiency, effectiveness and productivity;

Oversee and administer the program’s training and development requirements to ensure licensures, certifications and qualifications are intact and current for all staff;

Coordinate and manage productivity and resourcing of the construction inspection services program. Identify, develop and submit budgetary requests required to support and sustain the division’s programs and associated service levels;

Review, update and enforce policies, procedures, practices and performance standards regarding the City’s Public Works construction inspection services program. Stay current with new trends, best practices and advancements in the profession;

Coordinate construction inspection of public utilities including water, sewer, reuse, streetlight and storm drainage infrastructure associated with residential, commercial and City projects. Coordinate with operations staff as needed for connections and isolations;

Conduct constructability reviews on proposed construction plans and provide comments and suggestions. Provide technical guidance for review and development of City specifications. Review as-built drawings and coordinate with design engineers to ensure field changes are accurately reflected;

Lead project dispute negotiations between engineers, project managers, contractors and owners;

Collaborate with development services, engineering and the utility operations teams on matters involving water, sewer and reuse infrastructure;

Facilitate and make decisions regarding construction tolerance levels to specifications; collaborate and communicate with Engineering and Operations as appropriate;

Respond to citizen complaints related to construction activities;

Develop, analyze and defend program documentation, project reports, and legal positions associated with the construction inspection services program;

Coordinate field changes and change orders with contractors, design engineers, and project managers;

Mitigate infrastructure construction that deviates from regulation, code, or specification concerning projects and processes;

Lead pre-construction meetings and hearings with developers, contractors, and other stakeholders. Make presentations, serve as committee lead and team member as needed;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering and at least 3-5 years of work experience related to the field of civil engineering or construction management, or the equivalent of 7-10 years’ work experience in surveying, drafting and construction inspection of civil engineering nature;

Licensed Professional Engineer preferred;

Project Management certification preferred;

Three (3) years of supervisor experience;

Five (5) years preferred;

Supervisory experience in the construction or engineering environment is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of programs including Microsoft Project and Visio.

Proficiency with GPSing, surveying and other field data capture methods and appropriate data management techniques.

Substantial knowledge and understanding of applicable local, state, and federal construction documents.

ISPWC knowledge preferred.

Substantial knowledge of practices and materials used in the construction of Public Works projects preferred

Knowledge of a cross connection control program preferred.

Ideal candidate will possess previous water and/or sewer system installation, testing and sampling experience.

Ability to cooperatively discuss, explain and mentor staff and customers on the intent of project documents

Facilitate problem solving and decision making meetings with staff, City representatives, contractors, developers and consultants

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Familiar with land surveying, drafting and construction surveying and staking;

Understand construction site safety procedures including confined space entry and excavation, to include traffic safety techniques

Knowledge and experience in estimating practices, contract administration and negotiation techniques

Ability to make fair and reasonable judgments, keep accurate and detailed written records and be able to work effectively on numerous projects simultaneously and under time constraints

Ability to develop and maintain an effective, cooperative, professional and positive working relationship with subordinates, co-workers, contractors, outside agencies and the general public

Ability to consistently demonstrate the ability to work as a team player, communicate in a professional and diplomatic manner, collaborate with others, adapt to change, show respect to co-workers and customers and demonstrate integrity in the performance of job responsibilities

Understand and articulate the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Construction General Permit (CGP). Must know Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and how to implement and enforce the Erosion Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for City projects.

Licensing and Certification:

Requires minimum of ID Water Distribution Operator I licensure or the ability to obtain within first year (1) of employment;

Requires minimum of ID Wastewater Collections System Operator I licensure or the ability to obtain within first year (1) of employment;

Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment;

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license;

Obtain or be able to obtain and maintain OSAH 30-hour training certification.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Works both in an office and outdoor environments

Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

Standing and walking for extended periods of time

Climbing and bending at the waist, crawling, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and working heights

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate power tools and equipment

Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing

Travel Requirements

Local travel is required, often using City vehicle

Regional travel is required on occasion