Engineering Inspector Full TimePublic Works – Engineering

Hiring Salary: $17.63 - $22.90 per hour

REQ #: 10326 1 Position(s)

Supervisor: Robinson

Posted Date: 8/7/2017      Reposted Date: 10/25/2017      Closing Date: 11/22/2017

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm; Monday-Friday; with mandatory overtime as required.

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, reviews civil engineering project plans and specifications and inspects construction projects for compliance with approved plans and conformance with Public Works Department (PWD) safety and construction codes and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Inspects civil engineering construction projects built by the City and by contractors; verifies construction activities are in compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; works independently and makes appropriate decisions based on work experience and training; duties may vary according to job assignment and individual skills.
• Inspects structural and infrastructure construction projects; coordinates inspection work with other City Departments, agencies and utility providers.
• Reviews plans and specifications of projects to gain familiarity with the projects prior to inspection.
• Performs field inspections to monitor quality control and evaluate the work performed; tests and verifies quality of workmanship and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates, PWD codes and regulations.
• Tests quality and quantity of materials used and stability of work site.
• Monitors work activities at work site and enforce safety rules and regulations.
• Identifies and documents deficiencies and deviations from quality and safety standards and project specifications; refers serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to Supervisor.
• Maintains and updates inspection records and project documentation files; prepares reports on program activities and performance and as needed for project progress payments.
• Maintains communications with developers and builders and resolves problems.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Driving is essential.

• City policies and procedures.
• Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects.
• Principles and practices of government project management.
• Federal and state codes and regulations governing civil engineering and public works projects, including safety standards and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and TxDOT standards, protocols, specifications and guidelines for public works construction.
• TCEQ quality regulations, inspection protocols, best practices and compliance standards.
• Uniform Building and Fire Codes; State Electric, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes and related statutes and regulations, including ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) technical standards.
• City of Waco standard construction specifications and standard details.
• Methods and techniques of inspecting infrastructure, structures and facilities.
• Occupational hazards and safety precautions.
• Principles of record keeping and records management.

Skill in:
• Interpreting statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations and comparing them with plans and technical specifications.
• Using technical knowledge of construction methods and sound inspection procedures to evaluate workmanship and materials quality and detect deviations from construction and safety standards.
• Reading and interpreting plans and specifications and comparing them with construction in progress.
• Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations.
• Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables.
• Checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND two years of journey-level experience in general construction or building inspection experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must possess a valid Class C Texas Driver’s License.
• Class C Water Operator License from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required within one year of employment.
• Additional specific technical training and certifications may be required for some incumbents.

TESTING: Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010 – score of 70% or greater

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Environmental Conditions: Work is performed primarily in a vehicle traveling from site to site; The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity; The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level’ The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals; The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation; The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

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