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City of Chicopee Construction Inspector in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Construction Inspector Position Title: Construction Inspector Department: DPW - Engineering Employment Status: UFCW Administration, Non-Exempt, Full-Time Salary: Grade A09, Step 01 Starting at \$25.30 per hour Licenses/Certifications: Class D Driver\'s License SUMMARY The City of Chicopee\'s DPW - Engineering Division is seeking a Construction Inspector with strong engineering skills in the office as well as in the field to be responsible for inspections and supervision of construction and/or repair and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, sewer, and draining systems for compliance with specifications and conformance to good construction practices. This individual will work with contractors and the City Engineer when work does not conform to specifications or accepted practices so that corrective action will be taken, assists the Department by coordinating the activities of contractors and municipal personnel, review and track permits issued by the Department, investigate public requests/complaints, and make recommendations action to be taken. Performs duties required by DPW Superintendent during weather emergencies which may include overtime. ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE Assists in the planning and organization of \"in-house\" construction projects. Performs general engineering calculations for highway geometry including but not limited to volumes, areas, and grades, etc. Determines feasibility of proposed designs through site inspection, discussions, and review of available data. Assists the Department with the development and coordinates the implementation of traffic control plans in support of highway construction and maintenance projects. Computes and plots the major phases of a field survey including the balancing of closed traverses and level circuits, reconciling them with the baselines, layouts, and level datum. Review and track permits issued by the Engineering Department and coordinates the permit process with the permit application. Assists with preparation of bid specifications for materials used by DPW. Coordinates construction projects with the appropriate State agencies and/or private contractors hired by the city to perform construction services. Performs all related duties as directed by the Superintendent of Public Works, City Engineering, and/or other supervising authority. Other duties as assigned per the full job description. QUALIFICATIONS To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria: Associate degree in Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline, with a minimum of 3 years\' experience in public works construction inspection. A combination of education and practical experience may be considered. Knowledge of OSHA regulations and requirements. Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal & State regulations. Demonstrated knowledge of AutoCAD (Civil 3D preferred), GIS, Word, and Excel software. MA Class D Driver\'s License COMPENSATION, SCHEDULE, & BENEFITS The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Life Insurance, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, Employee Discounts, and more. This is a Full-Time, 40 hours per week position, with the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. This role is classified as Grade A09, Step 01, with a minimum starting pay of \$25.30 per hour with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.