Construction Inspector (SCA) - Military Services Group

Posted Date: May 1, 2024

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US, 32228

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.


As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.


American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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In June of 2022, American Water was awarded a 50-year contract to privatize the wastewater utilities at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. NS Mayport is one of three major Navy installations in the Jacksonville area and has grown to become the third-largest fleet concentration area in the U.S. It is home to a daily population of over 32,000 sailors, families, and civilians, and the Navy’s 4th Fleet. The mission of NS Mayport is to sustain and enhance warfighter readiness. American Water will collect and provide for disposal of domestic and oily-waste water discharge, and provide significant rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The WWTP processes 2 MGD and discharges to the Lower St. Johns River. The plant treats all wastewater generated at NS Mayport, including the ships in port, and is regulated under two separate NPDES permits. The wastewater collection system also includes over 220,000 linear feet of pipe, 531 manholes, 35 lift stations, and 16 holding tanks. We are looking for a Construction Inspector professional to join our team - apply now for immediate consideration!

 

Primary Role

Coordinates, inspects and assists with the construction of new Wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection system components in accordance with approved construction and engineering specifications, policies and practices of the Company. Will utilize expertise in construction field management, quality assurance, quality control, and report documentation.  Will serve as primary field contact between the Construction Manager and General Contractors for water and wastewater utilities. This is for a temporary project funded position that is projected to conclude at the end of 2025, with the possibility to be extend based on project needs. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs field inspections of the construction and maintenance of sewer collection facilities. Inspects and approves construction and installation of earthwork, concrete, piping, painting, mechanical and electrical facilities, and/or instrumentation as related to wastewater facilities or large infrastructure projects.  Interprets, implements, and enforces contract documents and specifications Communicates deficiencies to proper persons.  
  • Utilize testing procedures, inspection protocols, construction inspection techniques and perform QA/QC functions. Ability to interpret and/or recognize possible conflicts with other underground facilities and/or utilities.
  • Work with contractors to schedule utility outages in accordance with AW contract terms and customer requirements.  Coordinates and approves contractor’s activities.
  • Participate in construction meetings and provide information on schedule compliance, change orders, coordination.  Coordinates between Construction Manager and engineering personnel and outside construction firms to maintain standards.  Interacts and coordinates with customers and the public as it relates to the performance of construction activities.
  • Reviews contractor’s safety program and enforces compliance with safety regulations.  Perform all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of fellow employees and the general public.  Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies.  Wear and work in proper personal protective equipment.
  • Compiles information and prepares construction reports and reviews as-built drawings as required.  Assists in obtaining, preparing and maintaining reports, permits, maps, charts or records related to the construction.
  • Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience with construction inspections of wastewater facilities or large infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Considerable skill in reading and interpreting construction drawings, plans and specifications, and contract documents; skill in applying material testing procedures.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field and office data, reports and systems.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to understand and use an engineer’s scale. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing in a professional manner to contractors, employees, consultants, and other governmental agency representatives.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively using English.
  • Some knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a wastewater facility setting. 
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection and safety; considerable knowledge of inspection methods.  
  • Broad knowledge of wastewater collection systems and their construction maintenance, construction, testing and disinfection.  
  • Working knowledge of engineering drawings, cut sheets and stake outs.

Experience/Education

  • Required: High School Diploma, or general education degree (GED) with five (5) years experience in construction of wastewater collection  systems.
  • Inspection experience in water and wastewater industry. 5 years minimum experience.

Travel Requirements

  • 5%

Certifications & Licenses

  • Preferred: Industry related certifications, training, technical associate’s degree, or Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.  
  • Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license and the ability to pass a motor vehicle background check.

Work Environment

  • 20% Office; 80% Field
  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions.  Will frequently work near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to extreme heat and/or cold.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position reports onto a military installation. In addition to American Water’s pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation.

Competencies

Champions safety
Customer obsessed
Cultivates innovation
Nimble learning
Drives Results
Collaborates

 

 

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