Engineering Project Inspector, City of Dublin


Organization : City of Dublin
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Dublin
Salary and Benefits : $47,500 - $69,600

Engineering Project Inspector

City of Dublin

Salary: $47,500 - $69,600

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The City of Dublin is seeking a full-time Engineering Project Inspector to join our team. Our Division of Engineering is responsible for the design, planning and construction of City-initiated public development projects, and the review and inspection of all privately installed public improvements. They also install, operate and maintain traffic signals, streetlights and the emergency warning siren system. This position conducts observations and inspections of construction projects for public infrastructure, right-of-way, residential and commercial building construction sites to ensure compliance with approved plans/permits and all applicable construction regulations, standards, guidelines, specifications, codes, and ordinances. Acts as customer service liaison between construction contractors and property owners to ensure minimal inconvenience to property owners and minimal property damage.

Given the nature of this classification’s duties/responsibilities, it has been designated as Non-Exempt under the governing Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and, therefore, is entitled to formal overtime compensation and/or formal compensatory time.

Examples of Duties

Inspects and observes public infrastructure construction projects performed by contractors; reviews and interprets plans and specifications, measures material quantities, and ensures methods used conform to plans, specifications, and City regulations; prepares record of deficiencies and/or deviations and ensures proper file maintenance; coordinates with contractors, sub-contractors, and utility companies to ensure projects are progressing in an efficient and cost effective manner; resolves all construction conflicts that arise in the field.

Acts as a customer service liaison between construction contractors and property owners to ensure minimal inconvenience to property owners by ensuring proper traffic control and minimizing property damage; relays general information about the scope and schedule in addition to addressing all concerns and complaints; prepares public notifications including message boards and answers inquiries regarding constructions activities; provides dispute resolution assistance to property owners, residents, and contractors.

Collects, prepares, and reviews quantities for pay requests and change order items for construction projects.

Performs conditional surveys of existing City infrastructure and makes recommendations for maintenance and repairs.

Plans Pavement Marking Services program activities, including evaluating roadway conditions and determining the type of markings to be applied based on traffic volumes and road surface conditions; produce spread sheets with quantities for each type of marking to be included in the pavement marking services contract.

Coordinates with contractors, inspection staff, and testing labs daily to ensure quality, accuracy, and conformance to project specifications through inspection and testing.

Inspects and observes public utility and public infrastructure within the right-of-way or easements of the City to ensure compliance with all applicable construction standards, regulations, guidelines, specifications, codes and ordinances.

Conducts storm water pollution prevention inspections on residential, commercial and public improvements projects. Issue inspection reports to contractors identifying remedial actions to bring construction sites into compliance.

Reviews plans for permit application review and coordination of construction invoicing and change orders; provides contract management and intake of customer general question inquiries.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED (Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology preferred) and considerable progressively responsible public works construction or inspection experience in heavy highway, underground utility, residential and commercial site work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of public works construction concepts, principles, methods, practices, and procedures.

Physical Requirements

Sufficient visual acuity to detect faults (poor construction, improper materials, etc.), at times in poorly lit areas.  

Sufficient dexterity and mobility to perform all required inspection tasks on structures of varying design and height at varying construction stages, including stages when sidewalks, ramps, and stairs have not been installed.

Ability to endure a variety of climatic and temperature conditions, sometimes in active construction sites and hazardous areas and conditions, often in areas of moving traffic.

Ability to lift occasionally up to 50 lbs. for operational equipment and materials.  

Ability to use computer terminals for sustained input and processing.  

Special Requirements

Valid driver’s license.

Other Requirements

Demonstration of the following established core values:  Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude, and Dedication to Service.

Regular attendance, as governed by and in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, procedures and laws, is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification.

Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel.

Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.

Core Competencies

Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Composure:  Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Dealing with Ambiguity: 
 Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Decision Quality:  Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Problem Solving:  Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

Standing Alone:  Will stand up and be counted; doesn’t shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment.

Technical Learning:
 Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge – like internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars.



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