Project Inspector – Right of Way Services Construction Engineering Wastewater – Department of Transportation & Infrastructure - #19504281

City of Denver

Date: Dec 27, 2020
City: Denver, CO
Contract type: Full time
City of Denver

About Our Job

Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services, including transportation planning, design and construction; major projects, maintenance of streets, bridges and storm and sanitary sewers; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; and oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way including on-street parking. We employ a culture of safety throughout the department to strengthen workplace health and organizational performance.

For more information, please visit the DOTI website.

DOTI's Commitment to Equity:

  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need. Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.

  • DOTI's culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.

Right-of-Way Services (ROWS) regulates activities associated with the ever-growing private development and use of the City's Right-of-Way. It develops plans for regulatory compliance for storm and sanitary construction permitting, project inspections, and traffic coordination that facilitate safe access for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

The ROWS Construction Engineering Wastewater team has a full-time position open for a Project Inspector with experience in private development and wastewater utility construction. ROWS Construction Engineering Wastewater's Mainline Inspection/Engineer team is a small group of Engineers and Inspectors that are responsible for inspection of new mainline sewer and drainage pipelines, outfalls, channel improvements, sewer reroutes, flood control, and water quality facilities. This group also focuses on compliance assistance with technical specification, details and regulations.

This team has a focus on post-permit approval of land development through inspection, documentation and guidance. The Project Inspector will build relationships with contractors, engineers, and other regulatory agencies through customer service and compliance assistance. Typical projects include green field, infill and multi-use commercial residential development construction projects. Additional duties will include inspecting of field amendments, participation in collaborative construction planning when field issues arise while also working with engineers on revisions for constructability issues.

As a Project Inspector your duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Reviews project plans for constructability issues and phasing coordination with project developers and contractors to provide insight and cost savings to the design team and allowing the public to occupy buildings at a sooner date

  • Host preconstruction meetings to establish what is required for working on the projects and create timelines for the work to be done

  • Perform all aspects of inspection work overseeing a variety of construction activities regarding ROWS Mainline Inspection projects from inception to completion, which includes documentation of construction, repairs, alterations and foreseen maintenance requirements for future owners and residence all while maintaining compliance with approved plans, specifications, contract requirements, and established standards and codes

  • Serves as the main point of contact and a subject matter expert for the City on project worksites and in specialized areas of construction, such as construction fabrication; the abatement of hazardous materials like asbestos and lead; applying protective coatings and paints to prevent rust and materials damage; working with Mile High Flood District to achieve construction and vegetation acceptance; and, applying engineering quality control standards in working with utility companies, other City departments, contractors, and sub-contractors throughout the duration of the project

  • 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

  • Identifies inconsistencies, defects, potential pitfalls, and substandard work in the construction process, determines acceptable methods to correct situations with a contractor, project manager, and/or engineer, and then oversees the repair or replacement of non-conforming work to ensure compliance with standards and contract specifications

  • Applies applicable codes, standards, and regulations pertaining to compliance work and performs inspections of civil sanitary and storm water engineering projects, which includes other components such as storm and sanitary sewer construction, storm water detention processes, excavation, shoring and backfilling regulations, paving and sidewalks inspection, landscaping, surveying and land grading

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in construction management with emphasis on Project close out and coordination in the City.

  • Wastewater infrastructure materials knowledge and inspection expertise on details and standards.

  • Ability to work in the field which could entail confined spaces and limited areas of space.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with contractors while following specifications with strong attention to detail based on regulatory guidelines

  • Sanitary and stormwater experience – heavy knowledge of best management practices with storm water quality and detention according the City and Mile High Flood District standards.

  • MS Office and computer data entry skills, using laptop or tablet in the field

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field of study

Experience: Two (2) years of experience inspecting construction projects for adherence to project plans and specifications, or construction project management involving the oversight and inspection of construction materials, methods, and equipment

License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

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

Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CE0426 Project Inspector

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$59,886.00 - $95,818.00

Starting Pay

Based on education and experience


Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure

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.

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