Construction Inspector - Temporary

Position Title: Construction Inspector - Temporary, Northern KY

Position Description: 
SD1, a public utility that is responsible for the collection and treatment of Northern Kentucky’s wastewater, as well as regional storm water management, now has an opening in the Engineering Division – Construction and Design Management for a temporary construction inspector. This position will report directly to Inspection Coordinator. This position will typically work a 40 hour work week, with the ability to be adjusted based on the needs and weather conditions, between the months of June through October.

The temporary construction inspector will perform general engineering related inspections on the construction and rehabilitation of new and existing storm and sanitary sewer lines, green infrastructure/BMPs, and performs other engineering tasks on an as needed basis. 

• Inspect routine and moderately complex wastewater and storm water construction projects.
• Inspection of local storm water quality BMPs, detention basins, and green infrastructure control structure construction.
• Coordinate related construction site activities with the public, other governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and other utilities.
• Perform and oversee various testing as required by the contract specifications, SD1 acceptance criteria and Rules & Regulations.
• Enforce compliance with SD1 plans and specifications and rules and regulations, including conflict resolution with contractors
• Consult with the project manager or project engineer situations that require their involvement
• Generate, organize, review, and maintain inspection and testing records.
• Maintain assigned equipment and fleet to SD1 standards.
• Enforce compliance with SD1 site safety plan requirements.
• Complete standard construction forms and photo documentation with minimal errors
• Inspect and enforce contract requirements pertaining to erosion and sediment control.
Manage multiple projects and priorities.

Education/Experience/Skills Required: 
• High School Diploma or equivalent GED; and two to five years related experience in the field of storm and sanitary sewer construction and/or training; or equivalent combination of applicable education and experience. 
• Building and Construction - Proficient in interpreting sanitary and storm sewer construction plans, including an ability to recognize and pay close attention to details. 
• Knowledge of sewer pipe construction practices, construction methods, equipment, and environmental practices, including special techniques such as trenchless construction (CIPP, jack & bore, directional drilling, etc.)
• Understanding and ability to enforce testing standards (Air-testing, vacuum testing, mandrel testing, force main testing, etc.) as specified in the ASTM, Uni-bell, AWWA, and other applicable standard as it relates to sanitary and storm sewer construction.
• Understand basic concrete principals and inspection of cast-in-place concrete 
• Understand basic hot mix asphalt paving principals and inspection 
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as construction specifications, construction plans, construction submittals, change orders, and procedure manuals.
• Engineering and Technology - Basic knowledge of and ability to use SD1 GIS mapping to find information i.e. structures, pipes, ownership, etc. 
• Understanding of geotechnical principals as related to the construction of pipe (i.e. compaction, bedding material, bedding requirements, etc.)
• Understanding of algebra, geometry, basic survey methods (slope calculations, utilization of tripod level and laser level for determination of grade, etc.)
• Ability to complete basic sewer and storm water line locations in the field. 

Application Instructions: 
If you are interested in being considered for this position, visit the employment page of our website at and apply on-line using the electronic application. You may also attach a resume to your electronic application by choosing “upload document”.

If, due to a disability, you need assistance in completing the on-line application, contact the Human Resources Department via email at

Application Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017