These position supports the City of Austin Public Works Department providing Quality Assurance for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). These CIP projects will be related to water and wastewater treatment, storage, transference, and pumping facilities and/or infrastructure; general civil, architectural, and structural related construction.
A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
Driving is considered an essential function of this position, and a valid Texas driver license and current driving record that meets the requirements of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program are required.
This position may require a skills assessment.
If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.
$23.65 – $30.12 Salary Range
7:45 am – 4:45 pm
Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs.
Location might vary.
4411- A Meinardus Drive, Austin TX
Hands on experience keeping project record documents such as daily progress reports, submittals, request for information (RFI) and red line drawings (As-Builts).
Hands on experience with applications for payments, change orders, and quantity books.
Experience of the critical path method construction schedule.
Experience with complex projects and their safety requirements.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Inspects and coordinates a variety of construction activities for small to large Public Works CIP projects to ensure quality and compliance with contract documents, engineered plans, technical specifications, and safety requirements.
Oversees all work performed by contractors during construction of moderate to complex CIP projects; and documents job progress, delays, issues, and/or incidents to protect the City’s legal interests.
Reviews all contract documents, submittals, technical specifications; and participates in pre-construction meetings to gain full understanding of all aspects of assigned construction projects. Ensures documentation is distributed appropriately.
Verifies that contractor requests for progress payments accurately reflect material quantity records and are correctly calculated to ensure accurate payment to contractors.
Coordinates and monitors materials and utility testing; evaluates test data; and determines compliance with approved plans, specifications, and construction details to verify materials meet or exceed required standards.
Identifies field issues and coordinates with design team to provide technical guidance, interpretation, and recommendations to resolve routine to complex design problems in accordance with design intent, contract terms, and City codes and ordinances.
Authorizes minor changes or deviations when consistent with the contract terms, intent of plans, and specifications; and/or submits recommendations for contract amendments when changes that affect the terms of the contract occur in order to avoid substantial cost impact to the City.
Reviews as-built plans with contractors and requires corrections when deficiencies are identified to ensure construction complies with the contract specifications.
Coordinates closeout process to ensure work is completed in compliance with approved specifications and contract terms, approves and submits final payment application, and prepares project records for archive.
Resolves and/or responds to routine to complex inquiries and/or complaints from contractors, sponsors, and the general public; escalates more complex complaints to Lead or Supervisor; and informs project team of issues as necessary.
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, codes, permits, and best practices that govern capital construction.
Knowledge of contracts, including contract development, language, terms, and conditions.
Knowledge of horizontal and vertical construction methods, practices, and materials.
Skill in determining quality of materials, workmanship, and construction methods.
Skill in making accurate measurements and computing quantities of materials used in construction.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City employees and the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling and prioritizing multiple tasks.
Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.
Ability to read and interpret plans, maps, and specifications and to recognize deviations from plans in construction items.
Ability to climb up and down, and walk on rough terrain and in confined spaces of construction sites with varying environmental conditions.
Ability to work varying work hours to meet project needs.
This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.
Graduation with an Associate of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Architecture, or a construction science field, plus three (3) years of experience in construction inspection of capital improvement projects.
Related experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
Certification/license may be required by trade.
Internal Number: COA079137
About City of Austin, Public Works Department
The City of Austin's Public Works Department designs, manages, and inspects major capital improvement projects; promotes bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and urban trail projects; and maintains the City's network of trails, roadways, and bridges once they are built. The Neighborhood Partnering Program provides opportunities for community and neighborhood organizations to effect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with the City of Austin government.
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