UCSD Construction Inspector 3

DESCRIPTION The Construction Inspector 3 will provide full range of inspection surveillance, planning, and estimating for all construction projects including participating in the design, planning, specifications, construction schedules, contract documents, inspections, estimates, and project closeout for complex renovations and new construction for projects over $100,000. Manage all general and specialty inspectors (i.e. testing laboratories, electrical testing, etc.), as well as providing direction to Facilities Management Project Managers as appropriate. Verify the percentage of completed work and that the work complies with the contract documents. Monitor pay applications and verify as built conditions. Initiate and help coordinate utility outages. Maintain reports and records accurately reflecting projects' history. Serve as liaison between Design Professionals, Project Managers and Contractors. Generate inspection documentation. Coordinate construction activities with campus user groups. The Construction Inspector 3 will use skills as a seasoned, experienced inspection professional to perform standard inspections of construction work by contractors, as well as other personnel for new construction, alterations and repair. Review design development and construction documents, specifications, and bid documents for construction features prior to release for bid, and participate in final inspection and final acceptance procedures. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and ensuring compliance with all applicable building codes, rules, regulations, laws, etc. QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Progressive years of field-related working experience in building or utility construction work, including three (3) years as an inspector or superintendent of major construction work.

  • Demonstrated journey-level work experience and certification in one or more construction disciplines (i.e. electrical, mechanical, plumbing, civil, etc.).

  • Proven knowledge of construction practices, technology, and materials in all types of construction (i.e. institutional, medical, commercial, residential, and scientific/technical). Thorough knowledge of California Title Code 24.

  • Thorough working knowledge of California Building Codes, Cal OSHA, and campus, medical center or University Construction Design Standards.

  • Working knowledge of California Administrative Code, specifically building codes (e.g. Uniform Building Code [UBC], Title 24, etc.), OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) requirements, and OSA (Office of State Architect) laws and regulations (Handicap access regulations).

  • Working knowledge of operational applications and implementation of acceptance testing of telemetry, pilot wire, SCADA, fiber optic controls, telecommunications data systems. Working knowledge of cogeneration plants, complex electrical system relays, as well as electrical substations and distribution stations.

  • Working knowledge of digital HVAC control systems, digital card and palm reader security systems, closed circuit television monitors/systems.

  • Thorough knowledge and skill in providing plan review services on simple and moderately complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of facilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret construction contract documents specifications, drawings, and related technical data to use while inspecting contractor’s work.

  • Working knowledge of construction costs and estimating.

  • Demonstrated skill in writing construction progress and contract compliance reports.

  • Experience in effectively managing and directing the work of a diverse group of individuals. Includes strong supervisory skills, the ability to develop effective training methods, skill at evaluating position responsibilities and performance levels based on work performance standards, and recommending reclassifications, promotions, demotions, etc.

  • Strong skills in reviewing, evaluating and advising project management on project completeness as applied to application for progress payments submitted by contractors.

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, including skill in problem recognition, avoidance and resolution. Skill in prioritizing workloads as is necessary due to changes in availability and deadlines, for self as well as for the Inspection Staff.

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with campus colleagues and to manage and supervise other employee inspectors as well as specialty and/or testing lab inspectors.

  • Proven ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with a variety of individuals (e.g. architects, engineers, project managers, and contractors).


  • Certification in a specialty skilled trade required.

  • ICC certification required in at least one area.


  • DOJ/FBI and DMV background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License.

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