Engineer - Inspector, City of Westlake


Organization : City of Westlake
Job Category : Construction Management
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Westlake
Salary and Benefits : $16.00 - $40.54 per hour

Engineer - Inspector

City of Westlake

Position: Engineer - Inspector

Department: City of Westlake

Salary Range: $16.00 - $40.54 per hour        

Position Type: Full-time 

Closing Date: City of Westlake Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Job Description

Under the Direction of the Director of Engineering, the individual in this position will be assigned to projects undertaken by the City when design or inspection work is required by ordinance. Performs technical assignments in design and inspecting construction work and in conducting field tests to assure that construction is performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications using the required methods and materials.


  • Knowledge of specifications, regulations and tests relating to construction
  • Knowledge of fundamental mathematics and ability to make engineering computations
  • Some knowledge of principles and theories of civil/mechanical engineering
  • Some knowledge of storm/sanitary/water pipes, soils, asphalt/concrete pavements and other construction materials
  • Skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment
  • Ability to work out of doors under varied climatic conditions necessitating sound physical condition
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Auto Cad, and have some experience with Microsoft Outlook, GIS and ESRI
  • Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors the general public and elected officials
  • Ability to make sound independent judgments.
  • Ability to work extra hours when needed for the safety and welfare of the community
  • Pre-employment drug screening and background check required


  • Ability to perform technical work in the office or field
  • Perform inspection of various phases of construction to ensure compliance with contractual plans, specifications, City standards and codified ordinances
  • Preparation of construction material samples and conduct routine tests in the field
  • Prepare daily reports on all construction work in progress and tabulate work as complete to check against and/or prepare pay estimates of contractors
  • Maintain records to assist in future preparation of “as built” drawings
  • Make suggestions on how to improve work methods to accomplished assigned work
  • Perform CCTV inspections and dye testing of structures to verify plumbing is in good working order
  • Performs review tests results and prepare status reports of work not satisfactorily completed
  • Preparation and review engineering plans and specifications
  • Preparation and review of technical reports and studies to identify and recommend engineering solutions
  • Consult with contractors; interprets contract specifications
  • Design small systems and work order plans
  • Tabulate bids on small projects; determine adequacy of various materials used in projects
  • Performs any and all other duties as may be assigned the Director of Engineering and/or the Mayor, or his designee

Peripheral Duties

  • May supervise subordinate staff engaged in paraprofessional engineering work
  • May assign work to drafting personnel for completed working drawings of proposed project


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Two (2) years of experience in engineering, construction or related technical work required
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering preferred
  • Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License

Physical Demands:

Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling (Strength):

  • Lifting object in excess of 50 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 25 lbs. or more.

Climbing and/or balancing:

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps and poles using the feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.

Stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling:

  • Stooping:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling:  Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees.
  • Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine.
  • Crawling:  Moving about on the hands and knees or hands and feet.

Reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling:

  • Reaching:  Extending the hands and arms in any direction.
  • Handling:  Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hand (fingering not involved)
  • Fingering:  Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling).
  • Feeling:  Perceiving such attributes of objects and materials as size, shape, temperature or texture by means of receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips.

Talking and/or hearing: 

  • Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing:  Perceiving the nature of sounds by the ear.


  • Obtaining impressions through the eye of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects.
  • The major visual functions are:
    • Acuity, far and near
    • Depth perception
    • Field of vision
    • Accommodation
    • Color vision                    

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.

Work Environment:

Work shall be performed both in the field and office. The noise level of the field work environment is usually loud. The employee shall regularly work near moving mechanical parts in outside weather conditions. The employee shall be exposed to wet, dry, hot, cold and humid weather conditions as well as fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibrations.

The work environment described herein is representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check and any related test to demonstrate the ability to perform essential duties may be required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer, as needed.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

To be considered for the position, applicants should email or mail completed City of Westlake employment application, resume, and cover letter detailing background and experience to:

Mail:    City of Westlake

            Human Resource Department

            27700 Hilliard Boulevard

            Westlake, OH  44145


Fax:     440-617-4299

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The City of Westlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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