Job Title: Construction Inspection Support
City: Phoenix
State: AZ

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Construction Inspection Support

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People has a need for a full-time Construction Inspection Support individual supporting the Engineering and Construction Division for the Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Regional Office. The employee will provide technical support services and perform the following duties and tasks;
  • Coordinates with Government construction representatives and/or Field Engineer to provide clarification of drawings and specifications to assure the construction contractor is adhering to contract documents and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Provides support for on-site monitoring of the construction contractor's activities.
  • Provides a weekly list of construction contractor employees and equipment for the assigned projects to the Governments Construction representatives.
  • Provides, within 24 hours after the end of each work day, a daily report documenting the construction contractor's activities for the preceding day; photographs of the construction work in progress shall be part of the daily report. Daily reports shall be in a Microsoft Word format with associated photos appended into the document or as instructed by a designated Government construction representative. Photographs shall contain information such as subject matter, features of work shown and other pertinent information to ensure complete coverage of the work progress.
  • Submits a weekly report within 24 hours of the completion of the work week. Weekly reports shall be in a Microsoft Word format with any additional associated photographs appended into the document or as instructed by the Government construction representative. Photographs shall contain information such as subject matter, features of work shown and other pertinent information to ensure complete coverage of the work progress.
  • Documents work performed by the construction contractor employees on assigned projects using Government supplied forms or as instructed by the Government representative. The forms shall be completed and submitted electronically within the time constraints for daily and weekly reporting requirements.
  • Confirms work being billed by the construction contractor and provide documentation to the Government representatives.
  • Assists the Government construction representatives in collecting design data, specification reviews, determining the right of way access and analysis of contractor claims.
Knowledge and experience required:
  • Shall have a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures pertaining to electrical utility construction and construction standards to ensure that the construction contractor’s material, equipment, and work practices are in compliance with the contract terms and conditions, project specifications, OSHA/ANSI and other applicable industry quality and safety standards.
  •  Expertise in the following:
    1) Construction of substations ranging up to 500-kV
    2) Voltage ranging from 34.5-kV to 500-kV
    3) Construction of communications facilities including buildings, towers, etc.
    4) Construction of control buildings, maintenance facility buildings, etc.
  • Knowledge of construction practices and workmanship, including experience in the proper use of construction materials and installation methods.
  •  Experience in interpreting construction drawings and specifications to ensure construction work performed complies with the construction contract, specifications, and WAPA Construction Standards.
  • Knowledge of safety practices in the high voltage construction industry, including familiarity with OSHA 1910 and 1926 safety requirements for construction projects. Thirty (30) hours of applicable OSHA/ANSI construction safety training is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as an inspector, field engineer, superintendent or foreman related to the specific type of facility being constructed which may include transmission line, substation, communications facility (buildings towers, etc.), control building or maintenance facility building construction. High voltage is defined as 115-kV and above.
  • Minimum five (5) years switching experience and ability to determine proper electrical system clearance limits and grounding that will allow work to be completed safely.
  • Certified in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Experience in preparing correspondence and maintaining official construction site records using the following computer software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Adobe Acrobat.
  • General knowledge and understanding and the recognition of environmental laws and regulations and pertinence to the electrical utility construction of transmission lines, substations, communications facilities (buildings, towers, etc.), control buildings or maintenance facility buildings.

Required Education

High School Graduate or Equivalent


Work Location: Maricopa County, Arizona, WAPA Desert South West Regional Office. There are some instances when a position may be dispatched to other locations for site visits or longer periods as deemed necessary.

Overnight travel is required up to 90% of time. Overtime will be mandatory based on required support needed at the various construction projects. 

Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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