Civil Engineering Construction Inspector

City of Cedar Rapids

Job Reference #: AF021- 07/06/2021

Provides technical services to a comprehensive engineering design and public works program for the


Works under general supervision with some technical supervision.  Exercises discretion in selecting work methods and sequences.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Inspects public works construction projects, subdivisions and work in the public right-of-way in progress and at completion to assure conformance with plans, specifications and regulations;

  • Negotiates with contractors on proposed changes in methodology or plans, with approval of supervisor;

  • Inspects quality and conformance to specifications of construction materials used;

  • Maintains precise daily records of inspection findings and construction progress;

  • Maintains accurate daily records of quantities used and computes monthly and final pay estimates;

  • Attends pre-construction meetings for projects assigned;

  • Communicates with general public about project and progress of work;

  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;

  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;

  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;

  • Performs related work as required.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Firm knowledge of public works construction inspection methods and techniques;

  • Firm knowledge of proper construction methods and materials;

  • Acquired knowledge of City geography;

  • Ability to operate the following equipment and tools: calculator, cell phone, engineering materials

  • testing equipment, and inspection measuring equipment;

  • Ability to react quickly when working around equipment in an uncontrolled environment;

  • Ability to operate a personal computer or tablet using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;

  • Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;

  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from High School or GED 

  • Three years of experience in the construction trades or in a public works engineering function; and

  • Experience in construction or inspection processes; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s license.

Job ID: 75736

Posted 27 days ago

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