Facility Chief Inspector
Joe Knows Energy
Williston, ND
Posted ago
Joe Knows Energy

The purpose of the Facility Chief Inspector is to inspect and coordinate the construction project and ensure the contractor performs in a workmanlike manner in accordance with the Company specifications. The Chief Inspector ensures the project proceeds in accordance with the Contract Document requirements and Construction Drawings and all necessary forms are completed and transmitted to the Regional Construction Office. The Chief Inspector works under the direction of the Regional Construction Office.

The Chief Inspector delegates responsibility and accountability of tasks to the personnel executing those tasks and accepts responsibility for quality of all tasks executed on the project under the span of control for the Chief Inspector.

The Chief Inspector will encourage a “Safety First” culture for the Company’s employees and contractors. Safety is also a priority beyond the individual. Maintaining the integrity of the Company’s pipelines and other facilities will ensure the health and safety of customers and communities. The Superintendent will motivate personnel to complete projects while meeting the highest quality and safety standards.

The Chief Inspector takes a leadership role in building effective teams, motivating team members (Company employees and contract employees), manages conflict effectively, respects individual team members, and effectively conveys this message to team members.


The Chief Inspector is responsible for coordinating the activities of and assigning responsibilities to the Inspectors on the project to ensure all of the inspection functions are performed. Some combination of the following Inspectors will be assigned to the project. The Chief Inspector is responsible for explaining to each individual inspector their primary purpose, the information they require, reports they must submit, and the expectations of the Inspectors. The various operations may be divided up to a greater extent depending on the size of the project.

Duties that may be assigned to the Chief Inspector are as follows:

  • Craft/utility inspector
  • Right-of-way clearing and grading
  • Ditching, stringing and bending
  • Coating, lowering, padding, and backfilling
  • Road boring
  • Tie-ins
  • Erosion and sedimentation control
  • Clean-up
  • Other inspection areas including station work
  • Welding inspector
  • Materials/office clerk
  • Test engineer
  • Responsibilities prior to construction


The minimum qualifications include a high school diploma, eight (8) years field experience in construction and regulations in the natural gas industry with expertise in areas such as electrical, structural, mechanical, non-destructive testing, welding, instrumentation and 3 to 5 years directing and managing the work of others. Additionally the position must meet the basic qualifications of a Utility Inspector (basic inspector).

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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.).
  • Kinder Morgan experience preferred with PSM experience.

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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