Electrical and Instrumentation (EI) Inspector
Joe Knows Energy
Washington, PA
Posted ago
Joe Knows Energy

Responsibilities of the Electrical Inspector shall be to assure that the electrical, communication, and instrumentation installation on construction projects is performed in accordance with the company’s drawings, plans, specifications, and the contract documents.

The Electrical Inspector must have a thorough working knowledge of the electrical, communication, and instrumentation systems for natural gas pipeline or industrial facilities. This includes having a basic working knowledge of data acquisition systems and pneumatic and electrical control systems. This inspector shall also have a working knowledge of the current accepted edition of the National Electric Code (ANSI/NFPA 70) under the Code of Regulations Title 49 Part 192 and its provisions.


The Electrical Inspector works under the direction of the Chief Inspector or Resident Engineer dependent on the nature of the project. The responsibilities of the Electrical Inspector will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Being familiar with the approved for construction drawings and the company specifications.
  • Understanding the contract document as it relates to his or her duties on the project.
  • Maintaining a detailed inspector’s log book.
  • Completing and submitting applicable inspection reports that accurately describe the work performed on the project.
  • Taking proactive approach to safety on the job site and reporting safety issues to the Chief Inspector and Safety Inspector.
  • Verifying that all materials used on the installation are in compliance with company requirements.
  • Assuring that any design changes or material substitutions are discussed with the Chief Inspector/Resident Engineer and that proper company approval is obtained prior to proceeding with the work.
  • Keeping the Chief Inspector/Resident Engineer aware of any daily problems or anticipated problems with the project.
  • The ability to read and interpret piping and instrumentation drawings pertaining to the construction project.
  • Follow control logic in project electrical drawings and interface with existing systems.
  • Be familiar with interpretation of hazardous locations as defined by the N.E.C. and company specifications and be knowledgeable of approved wiring methods for these areas.
  • Able to perform or supervise the loop checks of electrical construction and document information.
  • Have knowledge of flame and gas detection systems and their operation in an industrial environment.
  • Be familiar with the A/C power systems including single phase and three phase systems and proper wiring methods.
  • Understand interfacing of pneumatic and electrical control systems (i.e. actuators, pressure, and I/P transmitters).


The minimum qualifications include three (3) years’ experience as an Electrical Inspector/Technician or journeyman of which two years are of general pipeline or plant experience with an emphasis in electrical power and control system construction methods. In addition, inspector should be familiar with National Electric Code (N.E.C.) guidelines. Additionally the position must meet the basic qualifications of a Utility Inspector (basic inspector).

Desired Qualifications:

Fundamental understanding of:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
  • Project lifecycles
  • Project management concepts
  • Construction contracting
  • Quality management
  • Construction compliance

Basic smart phone operations (email, Internet, and text)

Knowledge of Governing Regulations (API 1104, Pipeline Safety Regulations 192. Etc.).

About Joe Knows Energy

Joe Knows Energy LLC is a staffing and recruiting company that delivers added value to our clients by providing them experienced Inspectors who possess communication and leadership skills that support the goals of the project team.

We supply inspectors, primarily for the oil and gas pipeline industry, who are committed to excellent performance standards and thrive in a safety-focused team environment.

Our goal is to provide more certainty in regard to the performance of the inspection team. We do this through a proprietary platform that provides information in regards to technical skills, past performance and assessment of potential.

In addition to completing this information, we encourage you to check us out at www.joeknowsenergy.com.

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