City and County of Denver Entry Level Project Inspector - ON CALL Wastewater Construction in Denver, Colorado

Job Description

The City & County of Denver, Public Works Departmentis seeking a construction professional to provide inspection services on construction projects for it's **Capital Projects Management group.

This position is ON CALL which means the employee works as needed and may have routine or variable work patterns. ON CALL status positions do not receive benefits.

It is anticipated that this position will work full time in the late spring through early fall; during the winter or in bad weather you may not work at all. Work will be flexible as project needs change. During this employment you will be able to apply for other vacancies within the City and County of Denver and may be considered for opportunities based on your qualifications.

This position is directly responsible for storm and sanitary infrastructure project inspection, construction, agency wide coordination on assigned Capital Improvement Projects and providing various project inspection services across the City and County of Denver. The candidate list developed from this recruitment may be used at a later date for other ON CALL Project Inspector positions that become available across Public Works. All candidates interested in this type of position are encouraged to apply.

Capital Projects Managementis responsible for the design, management, construction and implementation of various projects ranging from Transportation (roadway reconstruction, bridges, streets & alleys, etc.) and Wastewater (rivers, gulch, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, lift stations, etc.) to Facilities (Justice Center, Police/Fire Stations, Webb Building, City County Building, Public Works Operations Campus, etc.).

The Wastewater Capital Projects Management (WCPM)group provides planning, programming, in house design, design project management and construction management services for the Department of Public Works to deliver successful Capital Improvement Projects and Programs to the Citizens of Denver. This group's primary focus is on providing these services for storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure, as well as construction services for the Citywide Concrete Programs. This group is responsible for expending between $50M and $60M of Capital Improvement funding every year in addition to supporting the maintenance and operations departments for the Wastewater Management Division.

Job Responsibilities

Performs entry-level inspection work and learns to oversee all aspects of inspection work on a variety of construction activities with regard to capital improvement projects from inception to completion. This includes projects involving construction, repairs, maintenance and alterations, and ensures compliance with approved plans, specifications, contract requirements, and established standards and codes.

Learns all of the applicable codes, standards, and regulations pertaining to compliance work and performs inspections of civil and structural engineering projects, which includes other components such as indoor air quality, hazardous materials abatement, excavation and fill, footings and foundations, masonry, concrete and re-bar, insulation, metal decking, paints and coatings, paving and sidewalks, landscaping, surveying and land grading, and signage.

Assists with determining if contractors have the required permits to perform construction work, determines what safety measures are necessary to protect workers and the public, and makes recommendations for compliance.

Assists senior staff during pre-construction meetings with contractors and developers, City project managers and engineers, and meets with various stakeholders throughout the duration of the project to resolve problems and interpret contract requirements.

Assists with making recommendations regarding schedules, timeframes, procedural matters, interpretation of plans and specifications, and describes special features or requirements to the contractor.

Reports field constraints to the project engineer, and acts as the communication pathway to the engineer on all field issues, and documents all discussions and resolutions.

Works with independent testing laboratories to coordinate the testing of materials, soils, and concrete as required by project specifications, and maintains records for project reports.

Learns the process of reviewing and assists with processing contractor payment applications to ensure contract specifications and requirements have been met, verifies quantities and materials used, and monitors timetables and budget expenditures.

Inspects stored materials on and offsite to ensure quality and checks records to verify the installation of materials and equipment used against submittals for payment.

Ensures safety protocols are in place and compliant with safety standards and regulations.

Reviews and approves traffic control plans and coordinates road closures with emergency services and other City departments and agencies.

Assists with and responds to citizen complaints and inquiries regarding construction activities.

Keeps records on assigned projects and prepares progress reports, which includes lab reports, change orders, daily work logs with specific instructions and directions, and payment requests.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education Requirement:

Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field of study.

Experience Requirement:


Education & Experience Equivalency:

Additional appropriate construction project management or project inspection experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement, except for two years of college level education in construction management, engineering, or a related field of study.

Licensure & Certification:

Requires a valid Colorado Class R Driver's License at the time of application.

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.

Classification Title: Staff Project Inspector Pay Grade: 621 E Department: Public Works To Apply: please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit

Pre-employment Screening: *An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process* *click here.*

Probationary Period: *This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.*

*The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. *

Recruiter: * OE*

We offer a very competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
  • Flex Spending Account
  • RTD EcoPass Discounts
  • Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Programs
  • Wellness Center No relocation assistance is available.


Salary: $50,376.00 - $73,549.00 Annually

Job Type: On Call Regular

Job Number: 55997 15017

Location: Denver, CO

Department: Public Works (PW)

Closing: 11/3/2016 11:59 PM Mountain