The Construction Specialist is responsible for inspecting activities of contractors to ensure construction work is in compliance with project plans and specifications. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Inspects activities of contractors to ensure construction work is in compliance with project plans, specifications, and approved timetables.
Reviews plans and specifications for conformance to established standards for construction projects and recommends contract changes.
Assists in the tabulation of quantity of work completed, cost estimates, and preparation of payments to contractors.
Establishes and maintains working relationships with property owners and the general public and conducts complaint/violation investigations.
Performs surveys at construction sites and compares with approved plans and specifications, writes technical construction inspection reports, and makes recommendations to resolve issues.
Provides training and presentations to staff and public regarding construction matters, attends training, and advises staff on construction techniques, practices, and construction site safety issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:
Occasional in-state travel is required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, and terminology of inspection and civil engineering. Knowledge of surveying and construction methods and materials and equipment testing. Knowledge of bidding procedures and unit bid pricing. Knowledge of utility installations. Ability to conduct inspections to determine quality, materials, and workmanship, and to ensure compliance with specifications. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with property owners, contractors, and other individuals and/or groups within the community. Ability to write and prepare clear and concise field reports. Ability to analyze situations and take the proper action. Ability to understand engineering specifications and plans, inspect work in progress, and perform final inspections. Ability to analyze and interpret data.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in building trades technology, industrial maintenance, or a related field; plus two years of experience in maintenance or related activities, including sic months in a leadership capacity.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver