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Senior Construction Inspector job in New Braunfels

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Organization:  City of New Braunfels
Job Category:  Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  New Braunfels
Post Code:  78130
Salary and Benefits:  Starting minimum salary range is $17.80 - $21.34 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include: Texas Municipal Retirement System; paid vacation and sick leave. EOE

The City of New Braunfels is accepting applications for the position of Senior Construction Inspector for the Public Works Department. This position is open until filled. Apply at the reception area of the Municipal Building 424 South Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, TX. Applications also available on the City website at www.nbtexas.org  Resume may be submitted with completed application.


GENERAL PURPOSE:  Under general supervision, performs construction inspections and provides senior level inspection of construction work sites to assure compliance with plans, specifications, contracts, agreements, safety regulations, and City, State and Federal construction standards and regulatory requirements.



The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.


  • Mentors construction inspectors and assists in developing staff skills to ensure projects are constructed on time, on schedule and meet      the quality specified in the engineering plans and specifications. 
  • Meets with management staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; may be required to review the work of construction inspectors to assure the quality and timely accomplishment of duties and responsibilities.
  • Leads in the development of standards and forms for use in construction inspection.
  • Assists in training staff in the area of construction methods and standards of construction.
  • Schedules construction inspections and monitors for completeness.
  • Interacts with contractors and the public as a representative of the City on construction related matters.
  • Reviews plans and specifications of construction projects; attends      preconstruction meetings as required.
  • Inspects projects for compliance with plans, specifications, and City, State and Federal standards.
  • Oversees the performance of field inspections to evaluate the work performed and materials used; verifies quality of workmanship, quality of materials used, and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations.
  • Inspects soil, concrete, asphalt, reinforcing steel and excavations within the City right-of-way.
  • Performs field tests on construction materials for compliance with technical specifications.
  • Interprets and explains technical specifications, city codes, and Federal and state regulations.
  • Notes deficiencies and deviations from plans; refers serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to management staff.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations in maintaining and updating inspection records and files.
  • Attends final project walkthrough meetings to review data and answer questions as needed.
  • Responds to requests for information; provides technical information to City staff as authorized; provides assistance to the public within scope of authority.
  • Recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries.
  • Attends public hearings and meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.



Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED; AND seven (7) years experience in building trades, construction or inspections; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.


Required Knowledge of:

  • City policies and procedures.
  • City, State and Federal codes, regulations and ordinances governing construction activities.
  • Materials, methods and techniques used in street construction, maintenance and repair operations.
  • Construction practices, specifications, methods, terminology and codes.
  • Construction site inspection techniques, material specifications, and testing procedures.
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) standards, protocols, specifications and guidelines for public works construction.
  • OSHA safety rules and regulations, and safety standards in hazardous traffic environments.


Required Skill in:

  • Interpreting and applying construction standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and City ordinances and codes.
  • Determining quality of materials and workmanship through inspection and use of technical tools and equipment.
  • Detecting and locating faulty materials and workmanship, and suggesting appropriate remedies.
  • Reading and interpreting plans, schematics and specifications.
  • Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.

 Physical Demands / Work Environment: 

  • Work is performed outdoors at construction sites and in a standard office environment and involves sitting for extended periods of time, standing, walking, bending, and lifting of objects up to forty (40) pounds.
  • May be required to work immediately before, during or after an emergency or disaster.

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