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Associate Construction Inspector

Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Construction Inspector Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 53293 JOB POSTING NOTIFICATIONS UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training. Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy. INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. The IRD for this job is: 06-01-2023 ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $49 million, manages a capital project portfolio of approximately $800 million, and employs over 350 full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation. More information can be found here: JOB SUMMARY The Associate Construction Inspector is responsible for the general inspection and construction administration of small to large capital projects under the general supervision of the Campus Inspector. This position coordinates construction-related activities and performs construction inspection and quality assurance duties at on and off-campus construction sites for new and alteration projects, representing the University in determining and obtaining compliance with contract terms, specifications, approved plans, applicable state codes, and campus standards. The incumbent performs work independently with minimal direction, in consultation with PP&C project managers. APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Budgeted Salary: $37.27 - $43.90 / hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount. Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day Employee Classification: Career appointment Job End Date: None Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus Union Representation: TX Union Job Code Classification: 007003 (CONST INSP ASC) Travel: Up to 25% of the time JOB DUTIES 45% - Construction Inspection and Quality Assurance Use a University vehicle to drive to construction sites on and off-campus to monitor the project to ensure safety procedures are being followed in conformance with contract requirements. Inspect building construction for compliance with plans and specifications, applicable building codes, and quality installation practices. Read and interpret plans, maps, and specifications; prepare and provide daily or weekly progress reports; maintain field inspection files including testing logs, inspection reports, and construction progress photographs. Provide information for field and change orders; confirm accuracy of as-built drawings, provide estimates and recommendations for progress payments, and participate in building commissioning which includes conducting preliminary and final inspections before acceptance of completed projects. Enforce application of safety codes and regulations. Stay current on code and construction practices. 25% - Construction Coordination and Support Services Coordinate construction work by providing liaison with project managers, campus clients, design professionals, contractors, and campus maintenance staff as appropriate; coordinate and schedule construction affecting University utilities and operations; review and advise on construction techniques and project schedule during project planning stages; obtain and maintain comprehensive information on construction processes, trade practices, and building codes. Coordinate and schedule inspections, including special and Fire Marshall inspections with the contractor- establish which portions of the work must be inspected prior to being covered and which portions of the work will require an express request for inspection from the contractor. Schedule construction-related utility shutdowns in conjunction with affected campus departments. Participate in meetings with Campus Inspector, Project Manager, and contractor to discuss project status, experiences, and best practices. 20% - Documentation Monitor construction progress of architectural, structural, MEP, and civil systems. Prepare daily electronic inspection, equipment, and man-power count documentation, videos, photos, and/or memos to document construction activities reports and weekly summaries of work performed. Review estimates of work progress and recommend approval of progress payments for contractors' work. 10% - Other Perform a variety of tasks associated with the campus capital building program. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma. Requires four (4) years -in building construction as a licensed California contractor, journey-level carpenter, electrician, plumber, or equivalent experience; including one (1) year as an inspector or superintendent of major construction work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Construction field experience including contract administration. Experience in the construction industry at the inspection level; thorough knowledge of construction principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the California Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Codes; Title 24 Energy and Accessibility Codes; Cal Green and SWIPPS; including strong technical skills for the evaluation of building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, components and engineering issues. Experience in interpreting and understanding plans, specifications, shop drawings, placement drawings, test reports, codes and regulations pertaining to construction, construction safety, and hazardous materials, in particular, inspection and construction administration. Skill to recognize proper construction techniques and to evaluation of quality of workmanship. Ability to identify methods of improvement during construction and to recommend alternative approaches and solutions. Ability to problem-solve construction issues with contractor and project manager. Ability to meet client and management expectations by consistently being punctual, reliable, and flexible. Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment and initiative. Requires strong interpersonal and communications skills to communicate effectively with contractors, design professionals, and members of the campus community. Ability to maintain professional and courteous during all inspections and meetings. Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member. Strong skills to organize work effectively to achieve a timely progress on multiple simultaneous projects. Proficiency in the use of standard word processing and spreadsheet applications. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AA Degree with a major in construction technology, building inspection, engineering, or project management with industry specific education. Experience acting as a liaison with officials, administrators, design consultants, and governmental agencies. Experience in the inspection of institutional and commercial construction desirable. SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California. Must possess or have the ability to obtain an ICC inspector certification in California Building within one year of hire date. Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation. Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place. Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation. Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training. The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire . click apply for full job details

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