Construction Inspector
CenterPoint Energy - Watford City, ND

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Summary: Participates in the development of project management plan(s), checks and assures that project activities are performed in accordance with the project plan and in accordance with contract commitments. Assures all work is performed with minimal interference with company or client operations. Participates in development of project scope, schedule and cost estimates and evaluates alternatives for projects ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000; also assist in projects greater than $1,000,000. Develops bid documents, oversees construction and commissioning activities, and generates project status reports.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Develops project scope, schedules and cost estimates, as well as bid documents for projects in conjunction with engineering, marketing, & operations.
Develops a cost effective project management plan in conjunction with engineering, marketing & operations effort(s).
Manages project construction in accordance with project schedule(s) and budget(s) meeting customer service goals (on time & on budget).
Ensures regulatory compliance (including Safety, DOT & Environmental) on the project(s) and with contractors, monitors project status, develops progress reports and communicates status to management and the customer.
Responsible for completing, maintaining, and submitting all required DOT and OQ files related to project(s).
Monitors the material delivery effort to assure proper material order is met in regards to contract commitments. When incorrect, advises engineer, purchasing, & vendor’s representative and initiates corrective action when necessary to ensure correction is complete.
Reviews invoices and applications for payment to assure accuracy of tabulations, accuracy of completion percentage, and recommend approval or disapproval to his superior.
Conducts “Project Meetings” as required on projects with company forces, consultants and subcontractors to coordinate project administration, ROW acquisitions, survey, permitting, engineering, drafting, material availability, construction activity and resolve project problems.
Responsible for ensuring the following documents are completed with proper review: permits, constructor’s schedule, construction forms and any other documentation applicable.
Obtains or generates all “as built” drawings and generally accomplishes all items required to close out project and organizes project post-job reviews and ensures that all Company documents is complete.

High School Diploma or equivalent knowledge of English, Mathematics, and Grammer.

Minimum of one (1) year of experience in construction, project management and maintenance activities, particularly in pipeline and plant work and/or mechanical or electrical systems or combination of pipeline/plant operations and construction.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities & Personal Characteristics (KSLAPs):
Able to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct, and other Company policies and procedures and do so consistently, take all required training courses and do so timely.
Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the Company’s values and business practices and do both consistently.
Able to demonstrate knowledge of operations and maintenance of natural gas compression including plants, treating facilities and new technology.
Able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, state and local regulations.
Able to motivate self; operate as a self-starter with individual drive and initiative to start, develop and complete projects and initiatives.
Able to work and participate successfully in a team based environment to accomplish assignments.
Able to comply with company and industry operating & safety standards and regulations.
Able to solve problems with logical solutions by applying knowledge, skills and experience.
Able to use personal computer software proficiently, such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, internet and intranet.
Able to communicate effectively with field employees, management and others, both orally and in writing.
Able to use basic mathematics to verify contractor/subcontractor payments and prepare contract schedules.
Able to read and interpret engineering and construction documents.
Able to estimate work requirements for construction projects.
Able to write clear, concise, complete reports.
Able to access and visually inspect all parts of a construction project.
Able to make presentations to third party client(s) if needed.
Able to prioritize and schedule tasks, respond well to changing priorities, pay attention to detail and demonstrate good time management and organizational skills.
Able to provide a valid state driver's license, present and maintain a good driving record and to operate company vehicles safely and in compliance with applicable laws and company policies.

Physical Requirements:
Able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Able to bend and stoop for filing.
Able to sit for long periods of time.
Able to view a computer terminal for long periods of time.
Must have the manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Able to perform work indoors in an office environment and outdoors.
Able to travel for installations, inspections and/or investigations in field locations, attend or conduct training, visit manufacturing facilities and/or attend regulatory hearings, industry or professional association conferences and/or other meetings (with customers, vendors, contractors, communities, etc.) and stay overnight as required.
Able to respond to call-outs or work outside of normal scheduled time.