The City of Riverside, Public Utilities Department (RPU) is accepting applications for the position of RTRP Construction Manager/Inspector (QEW Inspector) to fill two (2) grant-funded vacancies in theElectric Engineering Division.These are limited duration positions. Employment is contingent on the completion of the project. The RTRP Construction Manager/Inspector (QEW Inspector) will oversee construction of project components of a larger Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP) through the completion of project. The position will be eliminatedupon completion of the project. Please note that these positions are Non-Classified, At-Will and will serve at the pleasure of the City Manager. An employment contract is required.
Under general direction, the incumbent will plan, coordinate, monitor, document and review underground and/or overhead electrical transmission and distribution system construction, and/or power systems; provide technical staff assistance; and do related work as required.
*The job classification being used is Utilities Electric Superintendent. RTRP Construction Manager/Inspector (QEW Inspector) is a working title to reflect the current, specific need.
Typical duties for the duration of the RTRP project may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinate, monitor and document the work of crews in the construction, of underground and/or overhead electrical transmission and distribution systems and the execution of all RTRP related work
Participate in conferences with engineers, other utilities, contractors, consultants, and City staff regarding the projects progress
Review project plans and drawings to ensure compliance with all applicable codes
Review bill of materials, bid/proposal documents and pertinent scoping documents prior to posting and ensure all documents are in sync
Provide assistance to engineering and contractors concerning any design issues, and recommend methods of compliance
Assist with other depts/agencies and customers as needed to perform work in a safe, steady, and fluid manner
Document and inspect field projects in progress and upon completion
Evaluate work methods and procedures used in field operations, recommending improvements
Maintain project and general operating records and prepare reports as required
Assist in budget preparation and administration
Proficient in both verbal and written communication with the ability to communicate well with others at all levels of the organization
High School graduation or satisfactory equivalent (GED), preferably supplemented by advanced course work in technical fields applicable to electrical field operations.
Journey level Utilities Power Line Technician with three years of supervisory experience in electrical Distribution and Transmission overhead and underground construction, maintenance and repair.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Possession of a current Journeyman Certification.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION: 1) Completed Employment Application 2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.
Positions that require, or may require, a California Commercial Driver’s License are considered Safety Sensitive and are monitored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Any candidate being considered for a Safety Sensitive position must submit authorization forms to the City immediately upon request to begin the pre-employment process.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.
NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
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