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Construction Inspector

Date: Jul 20, 2022

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32207

Company: TECO

Title: Construction Inspector 
Company: Peoples Gas System
Location: Jacksonville 
State and City: Florida  -  Jacksonville
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

Hiring Manager:  Chris J Crawford

Recruiter: Charles Rosengarten 

 

This position will be open to Internal TECO team members for a minimum of 7 days from the date posted. 

 

This position pays a minimum salary of  $71,600.00. It may be increased based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.

 

POSITION CONCEPT 

Oversee, monitor, and inspect pipeline construction activities to ensure the requirements of the design, drawings, specifications, regulations, and industry practices are being met in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner. Deliver quality assurance of all construction activities providing confidence that requirements are fulfilled. This role serves as the principal means of assuring work and material quality during construction project activity. Work with limited supervisory involvement and exercise a considerable amount of independent decision making.

 

OVERVIEW OF PROGRESSION

The Construction Inspector Progression is comprised of two (2) job levels:

Construction Inspector

Senior Construction Inspector

 

Advancement to a higher level within this Progression is based on value added to the Company through increased duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Advancement is not automatic, i.e., not based solely on time in the job, but will be based on the employee’s performance, qualifications, and the business and/or technical needs of the department.   

            

WORKING CONDITIONS

Performed indoor and outdoor work activities that include exposure to inclement weather, heat, humidity, dust, and asphalt. Noise levels can be extreme when checking safety conditions at job sites. Work near moving mechanical parts. Must work a varied schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.  Extended travel may be required when assisting other Divisions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must be able to drive a vehicle to multiple Divisions/geographic areas throughout Florida.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment for work assigned.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs and the like using feet, legs, hands, and arms.
  • Must be able to maintain balance when walking, standing, or crouching, on/in narrow or slippery surfaces and/or spaces.
  • Must be able to independently operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to independently enter/exit a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to bend and/or stoop requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Must be able to kneel and or crouch by bending legs at knees to come to rest at knees and bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Must be able to walk, stand or sit for periods of time.
  • Must be able to grasp/handle small hand tools and other objects by applying pressure with fingers and palms.
  • Must be able to work primarily with fingers (pinching, picking, etc. rather than using the whole hand or arm.
  • Must be able to pull, push, lift and carry objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/40.
  • Must not have an average hearing loss greater than forty (40) decibels in the better ear at frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 with or without a hearing aid.
  • Must be able to smell gas odorant in normal concentrations.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions by extending arms and hands in any direction with substantial movement of wrists, hands, and fingers.
  • Must be able to rotate and revolve body (twist) as to face in another direction.
  • Must be able to work outside for extended periods of time.               

 

LEVEL 1: CONSTRUCTIONS INSPECTOR  

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides field oversight for contractor crews performing meter and/or job activities associated with the construction and installation of new or replacement natural gas services and mains.

2.  Provides input to management to determine selection and disposition of continued contracted services.

3. Makes responsible decisions in the field for the required work to be accomplished.

Determines the appropriate resource requirements, such as labor, materials, equipment, etc. Schedules crews and coordinates material orders and deliveries for contractor crews with appropriate division staff.

4. Performs project cost planning, cost control and problem resolution to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness in areas of responsibility, which includes, but not limited to, related cost of materials, material reconciliation, contractor labor, equipment, and other contracted services. 

5. Attends local municipality/county pre- and post-construction project meetings with representatives from other utilities to coordinate and schedule jobs and review progress reports.

6. Validates terms of the contracts, ensures timely receipt and processing of invoices, verifies contractor as built drawings, GPS information and completed installation of facilities.

 

CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION/QUALITY ASSURANCE 

1. Inspects distribution construction activities on PE and steel installations for quality assurance of design and regulatory requirements.

2. Ensures project permitting requirements as followed, including pre- and post-project notifications.

3. Ensures all FPSC and environmental requirements are met as they pertain to our natural gas distribution system.

4. Monitors job performance and makes decisions based on sound judgments as it relates to quality and safe work performance. Uses authority to alter the installation process and/or stop the construction if necessary.

5. Documents and reports inspection findings and construction activities per PGS Construction Standards, industry practices, safety, and environmental guidelines, and communicates accordingly to management as deemed necessary.  

6. Identifies problems, provides recommendations for solutions and improvements, and implements changes as approved.

7. Ensures with the local divisions that each contracting company/contractor employees’ Operator Qualification records, including current plastic fusion and/or welding certification documentation, are current and in compliance prior to performing work.  

8. Performs and records job site safety inspections.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Performs additional assignments as needed. Serve as the on-call “Duty Supervisor” on a rotating after-hour schedule, respond to calls for questions and resolution of minor issues. Report escalation of minor issues and all major matters to appropriate management.   

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Preferred: Associates Degree from an accredited college/university in a relevant field, such as Construction Management, are preferred.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS 

  • Required: Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record
  •  Minimum of 5 years of direct work experience in field operations leadership role, such as Senior Utility Tech or Utility Coordinator, with responsibility for the installation of natural gas distribution service line and main piping as described in this position description.
  •  Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience as described above; At least 1 year experience inspecting Pipeline Welders and/or Pipeline Welder experience using API Standard 1104 Guidelines.
  • Required: Must have excellent interpersonal, leadership and project management skills.
  • Must be proficient in oral and written communications with the ability to express and exchange ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Must possess and apply good judgment to effectively assess and recommend solutions in day-to-day activities and emergency situations.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, understand complex map reading, perform mathematical calculations, and prepare reports. 
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
  • Natural gas distribution practices.
  • Requirements of CFR Part 49, Section 192.461 External Corrosion Control: Protective Coating, as well as the R-65/F1 Pipe Coating qualification requirements and field application process.
  • OSHA 29 CFR, Part 1926, Subpart P – Excavations (Trench Safety).  
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146(G) (1) – Confined Space Entry.  
  • Plastic pipe fusion processes including Butt Fusion, Socket Fusion, Saddle Fusion and Electro-Fusion; Proper trenching and backfilling practices.
  • Trenchless technologies, including boring and jacking and directional drilling methods and practices; Tapping and stopping operations.
  • Within 6 months, must acquire the knowledge of:
  • Municipal county and local codes
  • Company Construction Standards and DIMP requirements.  
  • Company meter set/turn-on policies and procedures.
  • Mueller E-5, D-5, and C1-36 and/or other related tapping and stopping equipment.
  • All welding standards and requirements as included in CFR Title 49 Part 192, API Standard 1104 and FPSC Rules FAC Chapter 25-12.
  • Electronic Holiday Detection Equipment.
  • GPS data gathering equipment.                 

 

LEVEL 2: SENIOR CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to Construction Inspectors.
  • Work with limited supervisory involvement and exercise a considerable amount of independent decision making; Lead the oversight/scheduling on projects of varying degrees of complexity, including capital projects exceeding $2 million.
  • Serve as the primary company liaison for dispute resolution with contractors, municipal agencies, and customers.
  • In performing the following duties and responsibilities, adheres to all safety and environmental guidelines, PGS Construction Standards and industry practices and promotes a positive safety culture and environmental awareness.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manages and prioritizes multiple construction project schedules.
  •  Ensures Contractor Scorecards are completed, reviewed, and follows up with up with the contractor for any necessary action plan.  
  • Provides field oversight for contractor crews performing meter and/or job activities associated with the construction and installation of new or replacement natural gas services and mains. Provides input to management to determine selection and disposition of continued contracted services.
  • Makes responsible decisions in the field for the required work to be accomplished.   
  • Determines the appropriate resource requirements, such as labor, materials, equipment, etc. Schedules crews and coordinates material orders and deliveries for contractor crews with appropriate division staff.
  • Performs project cost planning, cost control and problem resolution to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness in areas of responsibility, which. includes, but not limited to, related cost of materials, material reconciliation, contractor labor, equipment, and other contracted services.
  • Attends local municipality/county pre- and post-construction project meetings with representatives from other utilities to coordinate and schedule jobs and review progress reports.
  • Validates terms of the contracts, ensures timely receipt and processing of invoices, verifies contractor as built drawings, GPS information and completed installation of facilities.

 

CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION/QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Inspects distribution and transmission construction activities including PE and steel installations for quality assurance of design and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures project permitting requirements as followed, including pre- and post-project notifications.
  • Ensures all FPSC and environmental requirements are meant as they pertain to our natural gas distribution and transmission systems.
  • Monitors job performance and makes decisions based on sound seasoned judgment as it relates to quality and safe work performance. Uses authority to alter the installation process and/or stop the construction if necessary.
  • Documents and reports inspection findings and construction activities per PGS Construction Standards, industry practices, safety, and environmental guidelines, and communicates to management accordingly as deemed necessary.  
  • Identifies problems, provides recommendations for solutions and improvements, and implements changes as approved.
  • Ensures with the local divisions, that each contracting company/contractor employees’ Operator Qualification records, including current plastic fusion and/or welding certification documentation, are current and in compliance prior to performing work.
  • Performs and records job site safety inspections.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Performs additional assignments as needed. Mentors less experienced inspectors.
  • Trains other departments on various aspects of construction processes and procedures.
  • Serve as the on-call “Duty Supervisor” on a rotating after-hour schedule, respond to calls for questions and resolution of minor issues.
  • Report escalation of minor issues and all major matters to appropriate management.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

Preferred: Associates Degree from an accredited college/university in a relevant field, such as Construction Management, as preferred.

Licenses/Certifications 

Required: Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record; CPWI or CWI Certification.

Intermediate M.O.T. Certification

 

EXPERIENCE 

Required: Minimum of 3 years of direct work experience performing the duties and responsibilities of a Construction Inspector or equivalent as described in this position description, including inspecting Pipeline Welders and/or Pipeline Welder experience, using API Standard 1104 Guidelines.

Preferred: Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience as described above including distribution and transmission pipeline construction.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSA) 

  • Required: Must have excellent interpersonal, leadership and project management skills.
  • Must be proficient in oral and written communications with the ability to express and exchange ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Must possess and apply sound judgment to effectively assess and recommend solutions in day-to-day activities and emergency situations.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, understand complex map reading, perform mathematical calculations and prepare reports. 
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
  • Natural gas distribution practices.
  • All welding standards and requirements as included in CFR Title 49 Part 192, API Standard 1104 and FPSC Rules FAC Chapter 25-12.
  • Requirements of CFR Part 49, Section 192.461 External Corrosion Control: Protective Coating, as well as the R-65/F1 Pipe Coating qualification requirements and field application process.
  • Electronic Holiday Detection Equipment.
  • OSHA 29 CFR, Part 1926, Subpart P – Excavations (Trench Safety).
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146(G) (1) – Confined Space Entry.  
  • Plastic pipe fusion processes including Butt Fusion, Socket Fusion, Saddle Fusion, and Electro-Fusion.  
  • Proper trenching and backfilling practices.
  • Trenchless technologies, including boring and jacking and directional drilling methods and practices.  
  • GPS data gathering equipment.               
  • Tapping and stopping operations.
  • Within 6 months, must acquire the knowledge of:
  • Municipal county and local codes
  • Company Construction Standards and DIMP requirements.  
  • Company meter set/turn-on policies and procedures.
  • Mueller E-5, D-5, and C1-36 and/or other related tapping and stopping equipment.

 

COMPENTENCIE

  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationship
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment   

 

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.

 

READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS JOB POSTING

To be considered for a position you must complete all portions of the application process. Keep in mind that the person considering your application does not know your skills or accomplishments even though you may have worked at TECO for many years. Give as much detail as possible on your work history. Show each job you have held since you started and list the duties of each. Having a resume attached is highly recommended and is expected by most hiring managers.

 

The application/ resume will determine whether or not you will get an interview so the more detail the better your chances of being considered.

TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy 

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

 

 


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