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Engineering Inspector

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 by City Of Oakland Park

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
9 Aug 2019
Annual Salary


The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Reviews, inspects, and documents construction such as road and highway construction located in the City right-of-way, architectural construction, water and sewer utility installations, site construction of public land development projects, and the gradient and construction of sidewalks in the City right-of-way to determine compliance with approved permits and accompanying plans.
  • Reviews, inspects, and documents private utility installations to determine compliance with approved permits and plans.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for work to be performed in the City right-of-way to ascertain that the construction meets city standards; inspects sea walls, docks, curb cuts, and sidewalks.
  • Investigates complaints and makes field checks on requests received in the Public Works office, through telephone, letter or in person; investigates encroachments to the public right-of-way; investigates water or flooding conditions; investigates poor road conditions such as rough pavement or holes and similar violations of City ordinances.
  • Receives and responds to concerns and inquiries from the community regarding public works activities and provides resolution within scope of authority or directs to appropriate entity.
  • Reads and interprets construction plans and specifications; prepares and complies inspection reports; conducts visual on-site inspection of the project during all stages of construction, including the examination of construction material.
  • Conducts field tests or makes arrangements for tests by approved laboratories; reviews test reports to determine whether or not materials and installation are in accordance with regulatory requirements; performs initial and final inspection of projects to be owned or maintained by the City.
  • Reviews plans, detailed specifications, and shop drawings with engineering professional(s) assigned to the job and makes advance preparation for pre-construction conferences in order to contribute suggestions and to identify problem areas.
  • Gives instruction and advice on City standards and other regulatory requirements, reviews field and office work and gives technical assistance and advice; participates in the resolution of the more complex problems and disputes relative to projects.
  • Works as a liaison between the contractor and the engineer or architect with regard to change orders and requests for information.
  • Reviews construction activities to ensure adherence to approved project plans, specifications, City codes, regulations, and other standards for design and construction practice.
  • Reviews contractor's proposed work schedule and tracks work progress for compliance with project schedule; coordinates approved project work with contractor, city departments, county or federal agencies in order to facilitate job progress while ensuring the safety of the general public.
  • Requires regular attendance to scheduled work shifts.

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