At Washington County, you are given opportunities and challenges to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best, every day. The Capital Project Management section in the Engineering and Construction Services (ECS) Division for the Department of Land Use and Transportation is currently hiring for an Inspection Supervisor. This is a group of professional and technical experts who collectively administer the planning, design, and construction of major transportation improvement projects throughout Washington County.
The incumbent in this position will not only be responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising the inspection of roadways, bridges, drainages, and utility construction as well as coordinating construction projects but will also supervise our staff of Engineering Technicians.
We are looking for a resourceful problem solver, a proactive and strategic decision-maker and an adept team-builder. Someone who is decisive yet has a collaborative and inclusive management style that builds accountability for staff and a positive working environment will be the ideal candidate for this position.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:
Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of staff involved in inspection of roadway, bridge, drainage and utility construction. Prepares daily inspection plan and assigns field inspections.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishes schedules and methods for inspection; and implements policies and procedures.
Monitors progress of projects and prepares progress reports during project development and while under construction; and maintains records of changes and field notes.
Reviews project site conditions prior to, during, and after completion of construction to determine field conditions and compliance of work with plans and specifications. Ensures completion of projects to meet project schedules.
Investigates field problems affecting consultants, property owners, and construction contractors and resolves project problems. Interprets federal, state, and local agency rules, regulations, and code.
Reviews daily inspection reports; mediates construction problems with affected parties; and regularly coordinate with project managers and related professional staff.
Calculates the quantity, quality, and cost of materials used in projects.
Provides information to contractors and the general public on county requirements for construction projects.
Reviews road, bridge, and drainage construction plans for conformance to state and county laws and regulations; and assigns review tasks to others.
Supervises and maintains records of field test reports, inspection reports, design plan changes, correspondence, and related records.
Supervises the organization and operation of material testing consultant staff.
Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for requests; and monitors and controls expenditures.
Participates in the selection of staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; and implements discipline procedures.
Answers questions and provides information to the public; and investigates complaints and recommends corrective action, as necessary, to resolve complaints.
Participates in the development and scheduling of work activities on assigned project development and construction projects.
Provides oversight of quality assurance and quality control to ensure construction conformance with contract plans, specifications and applicable codes; reviews and recommends payment for consultant(s) and construction progress payments; and prepares contract change orders for project funding as appropriate.
Education and Experience: A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
An Associate's degree in civil engineering AND two (2) years of experience in construction inspection and overseeing inspection personnel; OR
Four (4) years of experience in construction inspection that included overseeing inspection personnel.
Additional licenses, certificates, physical abilities, or specialty requirements:
Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record.
The following certifications are desirable, but not required: