American Water Construction Inspector in Hillsborough, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Responsible for the on-site inspection of construction work for water resource projects. *This position reports into the T&D Department*.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures compliance with all safety regulations and procedures.

  • Performs pre job inspections for new services

  • Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects to ensure conformance to contract documents.

  • Oversees compliance with the requirements of permits or approvals granted for construction.

  • Coordinate with permitting agencies for inspections and certifications of compliance.

  • Represents the Water Company as the primary point of on-site contact for construction contractors.

  • Serve as a liaison between construction contractors and the Water Company.

  • Serve as the on-site liaison between the engineering organization and construction contractors to resolve questions related to the engineering of assigned projects.

  • Prepare project documentation in accordance with Company Standards. Maintains records of work changes and assists in preparation of "as built" drawings.

  • Review and approval of construction contractor progress payments.

  • Support ongoing planned and unplanned work in the field with an estimated ratio of field vs. office work 70/30.

  • Performs research both in the field and in the office related to Water Company projects.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of engineering specifications and surveying principles

  • Knowledge of construction means and methods

  • Knowledge of federal and company safety regulations

  • Knowledge of critical path and method scheduling principles

  • Knowledge of AW business systems.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • High School Diploma.

  • Four (4) years experience on water transmission and distribution installation, replacement and repair.

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