The Utility Inspector performs the quality control (QC) function over the contractor’s work as a part of the company’s quality assurance program and is responsible for the completion of all activities in his area of assignment in accordance with the appropriate company specifications and the approved for construction drawings. The areas of inspection will include, but are not limited to, the following:
The inspector works under the direction of the Chief Inspector may be assigned additional responsibilities as required. The inspector acts as representatives of the company and is expected to establish a professional business relationship with contractors, suppliers, vendors, other stakeholders and company personnel. The inspector is required to act in ethical manner and should be aware of company policies regarding work ethics, including but not limited to gifts, entertainment, trips, etc. offered by contractors, vendors, suppliers, or other stakeholders. The inspector provides quality assurance through inspection of work and materials for conformance to requirements.
The inspector is to respect role of the contractor as an independent contractor which allows for the contractor to select the means, methods and manner to perform the work. The inspector does not direct or supervise the contractor’s work. The inspector is empowered with Stop Work Authority and is expected to shut down any unsafe work. The inspector is to complete required documentation (i.e. reports and log books) in a timely, concise and accurate manner. The inspector receives frequent instruction and direction from his superior and the work of the inspector is checked on a frequent basis by the Chief Inspector or delegate. The inspector is not to inspect work he is not qualified to inspect.
The specific duties and responsibilities of the inspector are as follows:
Planning and organization activities including but not limited to:
Taking proactive approach to safety on the job site by:
Use Stop Work Authority as necessary. Construction personnel (including inspectors) are empowered and expected to stop work on the basis of, but not limited to:
Activities, conditions, or situations that:
that could result in
• Imminent danger to any person, including contractor, or Company personnel
• Imminent danger to Company, or other property, or the environment
• Substandard quality/work techniques that do not meet Company specifications
• Understanding and following documentation requirements including but not limited to:
• Documenting and submitting nonconformances'
• Understanding the Company’s management of change process (MOC) as they relate field construction activities
• Design changes or material substitutions are discussed with the Chief Inspector and that proper Company approval is obtained
• Communicating effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner
• Observing the contractor’s use, movement, storage and inspection of tools, equipment and materials
• Understanding Company pre start-up review procedures and checklist
• Following Company procedures for handling outside agency inspections
• Being familiar with and understanding extensive excavation work, earthmoving, clearing, and related pipeline activities that may have an environmental impact
• Understanding Company pipeline and site staking marking conventions as well as locating and marking requirements for underground facilities
• Knowing Company requirements for clearing, grubbing (i.e. stump removal), and grading
• Understanding Company policies and procedures for landowner access and interface
• Understanding Company requirements for ditching
• Knowing Company damage prevention practices
• Knowing Company requirements for rock excavation
• Having general awareness of drilling and blasting activities
• Monitoring, assessing, and reporting pipe handling, hauling, and stringing processes
• Understanding the basics of pipe alignment, welding, and its inspection (specialized inspector are required for the actual inspection)
• Monitoring, assessing, and reporting lowering in activities and items including but not limited to:
• Understanding, monitoring, assessing, and reporting on painting and coating activities and items including but not limited to:
• Monitoring, assessing, and reporting pressure testing activities including but not limited to:
Sign off on plan
Record completed test
Failures and subsequent repairs
Test plan confirmation and review
• Monitoring, assessing, and reporting on backfill activities including but not limited to:
• Monitoring, assessing, and reporting on cleanup operations for:
• Understanding and using inspector tools for communication and documentation including but not limited to:
The minimum qualifications include two years of demonstrated construction inspection experience in areas such as: as-builting, utility inspection, pressure testing, welding inspection, tank inspection, coating inspection, pressure, or vessel inspection or five years heavy industry inspection in areas such as road building, mining, logging or blasting. A degree is not required. The physical requirements for this function include:
The desired qualifications include one or more of the following:
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 PM, CM and inspectors, primarily for the oil and gas pipeline and heavy civil industries, 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.
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