Engineering Inspector

  • City of Maricopa, AZ
  • Maricopa, Arizona
  • Feb 20, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Engineering
  • Salary: $57,345.60 - $65,000.00 Annually USD

Job Description

General Summary

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required, assigned, and expected commensurate with the administrative needs of the city. This is an FLSA-non-exempt full-time position.This position is open until filled.

The Engineering Inspector performs paraprofessional engineering work involving construction project coordination and management, plan and specification review, cost estimating, and complete inspection and documentation of construction activities for water, sewer, storm sewer, street lights, sidewalks, structures, grading, and drainage on private and public construction projects.

The role of an Engineering Inspector in the City of Maricopa is to provide the best inspection services possible with an emphasis on excellent customer service. This means the inspector uses their knowledge of city codes and their inter-personal skills to the benefit of all that they contact during the course of their work. This expectation may require creative problem solving, out of the box thinking, and a positive attitude to have development projects move along the approval process in a timely and efficient manner while also ensuring that the minimum code standards are incorporated into the built environment as the code intends.

The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at hr@maricopa-az.gov . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
  • Performs inspection and documentation of construction activities for roadway pavement, water, sewer, storm water, street lights, sidewalks, structures, private utilities, and grading and drainage to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications.
  • Interprets, applies, and enforces the provisions of the City's Engineering Design Standards and Policies and other applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, regulations, specifications, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains and tracks project construction schedules and payments through project progress meetings with contractors, engineers, project owners, and others.
  • Reviews engineering plans for constructability; analyzes problems associated with strict compliance of plans and specifications, and recommends alternate approaches; suggests corrections for defects and inadequacies and requires corrections to comply with applicable city ordinances and codes.
  • Facilitates coordination of construction activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies.
  • Maintains and tracks project budgets; documents time and material work for payment to contractors; reviews and approves quantities associated with payment applications for City projects.
  • Meets with private utilities on a regular basis to determine routes and location of new facilities based on factors such as preservation of city pavements, traffic impacts, and aesthetics of above-ground equipment; coordinates joint-trench opportunities.
  • Conducts site inspections of overhead and underground communications facilities to ensure outside plan facilities meet National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and City requirements.
  • Coordinates and signs off on final walk-through of projects to verify all field conditions comply with specifications and standards; initiates letter of acceptance for release of Certificate of Occupancy when all work meets specifications and standards.
  • Ensures all changes are correctly recorded on final as-built plans, such as location of water valves, manholes, waterlines, sewer lines, and other utilities.
  • Prepares and maintains records of inspection activities, prepares reports, enters project data into a computerized tracking system and attends meetings; maintains detailed project files.
  • Solves problems and disputes with contractors regarding quality of work, construction costs, or derivation from schedule.
  • On an as needed basis, reviews private development plans, reports, and plats submitted by developers, landowners, and engineers for adequacy of application and conformance to City engineering ordinances and standards.
  • On an as needed basis, prepares documents for plan review by identifying corrections and inadequacies, making comments, and requiring that all corrections meet the requirements of pertinent City codes.
  • Recommends revisions/updates to the Engineering Design Standards and Policies Manual.
  • Exhibits a service orientation towards customers and maintains productive working relationships.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures.
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions.
    Performs inspection and documentation of construction activities for roadway pavement, water, sewer, storm water, street lights, sidewalks, structures, private utilities, and grading and drainage to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications.
  • Interprets, applies, and enforces the provisions of the City's Engineering Design Standards and Policies and other applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, regulations, specifications, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains and tracks project construction schedules and payments through project progress meetings with contractors, engineers, project owners, and others.
  • Reviews engineering plans for constructability; analyzes problems associated with strict compliance of plans and specifications, and recommends alternate approaches; suggests corrections for defects and inadequacies and requires corrections to comply with applicable city ordinances and codes.
  • Facilitates coordination of construction activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies.
  • Maintains and tracks project budgets; documents time and material work for payment to contractors; reviews and approves quantities associated with payment applications for City projects.
  • Meets with private utilities on a regular basis to determine routes and location of new facilities based on factors such as preservation of city pavements, traffic impacts, and esthetics of above-ground equipment; coordinates joint-trench opportunities.
  • Conducts site inspections of overhead and underground communications facilities to ensure outside plan facilities meet National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and City requirements.
  • Coordinates and signs off on final walk-through of projects to verify all field conditions comply with specifications and standards; initiates letter of acceptance for release of Certificate of Occupancy when all work meets specifications and standards.
  • Ensures all changes are correctly recorded on final as-built plans, such as location of water valves, manholes, waterlines, sewer lines, and other utilities.
  • Prepares and maintains records of inspection activities, prepares reports, enters project data into a computerized tracking system and attends meetings; maintains detailed project files.
  • Solves problems and disputes with contractors regarding quality of work, construction costs, or derivation from schedule.
  • On an as needed basis, reviews private development plans, reports, and plats submitted by developers, landowners, and engineers for adequacy of application and conformance to City engineering ordinances and standards.
  • On an as needed basis, prepares documents for plan review by identifying corrections and inadequacies, making comments, and requiring that all corrections meet the requirements of pertinent City codes.
  • Recommends revisions/updates to the Engineering Design Standards and Policies Manual.
  • Exhibits a service orientation towards customers and maintains productive working relationships.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures.
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions.


Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in construction project coordination or inspection or related field
  • Must have valid Arizona driver's license
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associates degree or higher in construction management, engineering, or a related field
  • America Concrete Inspection Certification
  • Arizona Technical Testing Institute Certification
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Certification
  • America Public Works Association (APWA) Certification

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for Preferred Qualifications at the discretion of the hiring authority.


Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties

Skills Required:
  • Work requires initiative and independent judgment
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and practices
  • Plan and specification review and interpretation
  • Budget development and management
  • Current construction methods, surveying techniques, and materials acceptance testing
  • Inspection, enforcement, and review of City, MAG and other applicable codes and specifications as applied to construction sites
  • Standard practices and procedures for field inspections
  • Safety requirements on construction sites and traffic safety procedures
  • Operation of a personal computer including job-related software applications that apply to the work performed
  • High ethical standards, active participation in teamwork, strong safety principles and awareness
Ability To:
  • Assign, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate contractor work; negotiate with contractors to resolve disputes
  • Monitor projects from design through completion
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor project budgets
  • Work in a consensus management environment
  • Work patiently and tactfully with a diverse customer environment
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Review and approve quantities associated with payment applications for City and Federal funded projects
  • Relate plans, diagrams, and blueprints to projects in various stages of construction and completion
Performance Aptitudes
  • Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be required to sit and talk or hear, regularly required to use hands and feet to operate tools and controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and may frequently lift and or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Project Management : Tasks require the ability to schedule, coordinate, and manage various projects of varying degrees of difficulty, size and complexity.
  • Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials : Tasks require the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials, commensurate with duties of the position.
  • Social and Interpersonal Communication Skills : Position requires professional social and interpersonal communication skills, requiring significant internal and external interaction.
  • Reasoning : Position requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and innovation in situations involving evaluation of information.
  • Work Environment : While performing the duties of this position, the employee occasionally works near moving, mechanical parts and in the outside weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles and vibration.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

Special Instructions

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Job Address

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