Infrastructure Inspector

$49,894 - $66,057 yearly
  • Town of Apex
  • 105 Upchurch Street, Apex, NC, USA
  • Sep 10, 2019
Full time Engineering Government

Job Description


Performs responsible technical work in construction inspections of infrastructure for residential, and commercial developments, including water and sewer lines, streets, sidewalks and related appurtenances.

Note:  Experience in construction inspections preferred.  Candidates without significant construction experience may be considered for hire as a trainee.  The hiring range for a trainee position is $49,894-$66,057.

Typical Tasks

  • Reviews plans and construction drawings for proper location of valves, hydrants, laterals, manholes, water and sewer lines, and other appurtenances; reviews plans for adherence to adopted engineering specifications such as depth, locations, materials, and construction methods.
  • Meets with contractors, engineers, owners, project managers and architects and reviews and explains construction requirements.
  • Inspects construction work in progress and upon completion for quality of work and adherence to approved plans and specifications; checks for proper grade and materials; takes samples of soils and materials and has compaction, density and other test performed.
  • Oversees chlorination of lines by contractors; collects water samples; oversees pressure testing of water lines.
  • Locates connection point into system for contractors.
  • Oversees pressure testing of sewer lines and vacuum testing of sewer manholes.
  • Completes field inspections of Town-owned projects to enforce local and state laws, ordinances and standards; notifies other departments of construction issues; keeps detailed records of projects.
  • Maintains log and records work activities and field findings; insures that as-builts are submitted upon completion of project; indicates recommendation for acceptance of new lines and systems; completes chlorination reports.
  • Answers public inquiries and complaints concerning streets, driveways, storm water, grading and water and sewer projects.
  • Observes concrete field testing.

 Additional Job Duties

  • Attends classes to increase knowledge and maintain any certifications.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of water and sewer line construction techniques, processes, and materials, and the ability to determine whether design specifications are being met.
  • Considerable knowledge of street construction techniques, processes and materials, and the ability to determine whether design specifications are being met.
  • Considerable knowledge of engineering specifications and standards relating to water and sewer line, street, and storm drainage construction.
  • Ability to interpret results of materials and construction testing.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications  and to compare them with various aspects of construction in progress.
  • Ability to detect errors in construction materials and projects.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, developers, construction workers, the general public, and other employees; ability to exercise tact and firmness in the enforcement of requirements.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.
  • Ability to plan and organize own work and maintain the necessary records and reports.
  • Ability to make recommendations of corrective actions or provide alternatives to address identified conflicts between approved plans and field conditions.
  • Oversee third party inspection and testing reports and make recommendations based on findings and standard specifications.                

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduation from a two year technical school or community college with a major in civil engineering, drafting, design, or related field and some related construction or engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to construction or engineering with utilities, streets.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
  • The preferred candidate will have extensive experience in construction inspections or related work.
  • Requires drug testing and background verification including references, criminal record and driver's license checks prior to employment.