Calleguas Municipal Water District

Electrical Construction Inspector

Onsite - Thousand Oaks, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 7/18/24

Electrical Construction Inspector

$94,241.04 – $129,118.08 Annually

Under general supervision and direction of the Senior Project Manager and direction from the specific Project Manager on the project, the Electrical Construction Inspector is responsible for the field inspection of the electrical, instrumentation, control, and communication systems associated with heavy civil construction projects, ensuring proper project completion in compliance with plans, specifications, time, and cost requirements; start-up and testing of new facilities; review of construction plans, specifications, and submittals; review of design plans for control cabinets and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and testing of that equipment; and related work as required.

Electrical Construction Inspector Duties

  •  Inspect the electrical, instrumentation, control, and communication systems associated with heavy civil construction projects, such as pump stations, reservoirs, turnouts and other metering facilities, and water treatment plants, and detect flaws in construction methods and materials to ensure compliance with contract plans and specifications, submittals and shop drawings, permits, codes, regulations, and laws.
  • Understand and interpret the electrical, instrumentation, control, and communication plans and specifications associated with heavy civil engineering projects.
  • Maintain detailed records and information to include daily inspector’s reports and digital photographic records of work.
  • Make field measurements and calculations as necessary.
  • Prepare inspection checklists, interim and final punch lists, conduct final walk-through, and verify project completion. 
  • Monitor and/or evaluate electrical tests such as ground-fault, ground resistance, insultation resistance, polarity, continuity, capacity, load, and other electrical field tests.
  • Field check installation and location of electrical equipment, instruments, electrical ducts, duct banks, conduit, cable, panels, and other components of the electrical system(s) being installed.
  • Review design plans for control cabinets and PLCs and testing of that equipment. 
  • Provide witness testing in the factory and/or field and energization field activities.
  • Review the electrical, instrumentation, control, and communication elements of the contractor’s shop drawings, other submittals, and requests for information.
  • Prepare field sketches and maintain a current set of record drawings reflecting all changes to the plans and maintain documentation for each change to plans.
  • Coordinate materials testing and review reports for conformance with Contract Documents.
  • In conjunction with the Project Manager and contractor, assist in evaluating the contractor’s completion of portions of work on the project each month and prepare recommended monthly progress payment estimates.
  • Participate in project progress meetings either in person or virtually.
  • Simultaneously handle multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity under pressure of deadlines.
  • Issue notices of non-compliance, stop notices, and field orders, as required.
  • Use computer systems and software packages related to construction reporting and analysis, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Bluebeam Revu.
  • Effectively represent the District in contacts with the public, other government and permitting agencies, contractors, developers, and professional engineering consultants.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, and develop and maintain documentation, records, and reports.
  • Be called upon to work overtime as required and to respond to emergency call-out.
  • Command respect of associates through knowledge of work, professional conduct, good judgment, sound decisions, integrity, and exemplary performance.
  • Perform other duties as directed. 

 COMPETENCIES

  • The electrical, instrumentation, control, and communication aspects of a water distribution system construction, including, but not limited to, latest construction principles, practices, techniques, materials, codes, policies, procedures, personal protective equipment, and laws. 
  • Installation and modification of the electrical, instrumentation, control, and communication aspects of large water distribution systems and components, or inspection of the construction of those facilities. 
  • Electrical, controls, instrumentation, and communication theory and construction.
  • High-voltage safety codes (NEC, California Electrical Code, NFPA 70E).
  • Public works construction inspection and contract administration. 
  • Read and interpret documents, including construction plans and specifications; shop drawings and other submittals; operations, maintenance, and procedure manuals; and engineering drawings. 
  • Write routine reports and internal memoranda. 
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and contractors. 
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Solve day-to-day problems and properly respond to stressful situations. 
  • Plan, organize, and schedule workload to maintain efficiency in assigned duties. 
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail computer applications.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possession of a California Motor Vehicle Operators License and proof of a good driving record, i.e., a driving record provided by the DMV showing less than 2 points assessed in the last 36 months and/or no serious or multiple traffic violations or accidents or failure to appear notices within the last 36 months.
  • Agree to authorize background reference checking with past employers and personal references.
  • Agree to submit to and pass the District’s pre-employment, post-offer medical examination performed by a physician chosen and paid for by the District. 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Physical

  • Sitting, standing, bending, and walking, often on uneven terrain in an outdoor environment, is required as well as entering vaults and trenches and using ladders while inspecting construction projects.
  • Manual dexterity and use of hands and fingers to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, hearing, and smelling are all necessary.
  • Climbing or balancing is often required.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • The employee is regularly required to wear employer-provided personal protective equipment. Must be capable of wearing respiratory equipment to include half, full face, and supplied air systems.

 Mental

  • Written and oral communication skills and the ability to interpret complex data, information, and documents. 
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Observe and interpret people and situations.
  • Use of math and mathematical reasoning as well as learning and applying new information and/or skills.
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks often with constant interruptions and under intensive deadlines.
  • Frequently interact with contractors, subcontractors, electricians, Southern California Edison personnel and their contractors, District staff and managers, other governmental officials, and the public.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position is frequently required to work outdoors with exposure to construction and industrial environments, including water treatment plants, reservoirs, wellfields, pipelines, underground concrete vaults and manholes, support structures, construction sites, and open space environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and energized electrical equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Employee is a designated Emergency Services Worker and is occasionally called upon to work overtime or odd schedules.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Specifically, a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), coupled with a minimum 5 years of experience related to electrical construction or inspection, or equivalent combination of education and experience, meets the minimum qualifications for this job.