The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works is seeking a highly motivated Engineering Inspector to manage inspections of the City’s sewer, combined sewer and storm drain collection systems and construction associated with utility and surface improvements. This position is an opportunity to learn about the city’s infrastructure; work with a highly motivated and dedicated staff of engineers; and contribute to the improvement of the City’s overall infrastructure.
Under the supervision of the City Engineer and the Director of Engineering Services, the Engineering Inspector will perform the following duties:
Inspect construction, repairs and maintenance by public and private contractors of municipal infrastructure including: streets and sidewalks; sewer, combined sewer and storm drain collection systems; water distribution system; parks and related facilities.
Inspect and monitor construction activities for conformance with approved plans and other permit requirements.
Document construction activities through as-built drawings and daily electronic inspection logs
Investigate and enforce ordinances and regulations related to Public Works operations; including the City’s Sewer Use Regulations by inspecting public and private facilities that discharge wastewater and stormwater to the City’s sewer, combined sewer and storm drain collection systems.
Coordinate and oversee the City’s pipeline cleaning and television inspection program.
Investigate the cause of blockages or service disruptions in the City’s sewer, combined sewer and storm drain collection systems. Collaborate with DPW maintenance personnel to rectify these problems.
Investigate and trace sources of illicit discharges entering the sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage system.
Perform sampling and basic field-testing of stormwater runoff.
Review excavation and building permit applications to ensure that proposed work is compliant with DPW standard specifications, accessibility requirements, stormwater management policies and streetscape design standards.
Participate in the City’s emergency operations including, but not limited to, snow operations and heavy rainfall events.
Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
2-year technical degree required. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and (Engineer in Training) Certificate preferred.
Minimum 1-year experience in utility construction or wastewater operations is required.
Familiarity with the operation, maintenance and construction of sewer, combined sewer and storm drain collection systems.
Working knowledge of construction inspection techniques to include record keeping and report writing.
Familiarity with the proper cleaning techniques; pipe connection methods; and backfill and compaction techniques.
Working knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devises (MUTCD); accessibility regulations and complete streets designs.
Ability to coordinate/communicate with contractors and the general public.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with web-based permitting and asset management.
A valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License Class D is required.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resumes and letters of interest requested by 11/26/18. Position will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
Internal Number: A904
About City of Cambridge
With over 107,000 people located within a 6.5 square mile area, Cambridge is a unique community with a strong mix of cultural, demographic and social diversity, intellectual vitality and technological innovation. Located just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge is home to world-renowned educational institutions, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as to numerous high-tech and bio-tech companies. Cambridge has developed into an international community, with 28% of residents being foreign born, representing over 70 countries and speaking more than 40 different languages.