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American Water Works Co Inc

Sr. Construction Inspector (101716)

Construction and Facilities

Commercial Construction



Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role

Responsible for the on-site inspection of construction work for large and complex water resource projects, the size and importance of which have a major impact on the performance of the utility subsidiary. Individual project assignments vary.

Either this position or Requisition #101730 will be filled.

Key Accountabilities
  • Supervises on-site inspections of construction projects to ensure conformance to contract documents.
  • Oversees compliance with the requirements of permits and approvals granted for construction.
  • Coordinate with permitting agencies for inspections and certifications of compliance.
  • Coordinates, guides, assigns work to and serves as technical advisor to lower levels of Construction Inspector on large and complex projects.
  • 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, or supervise the preparation of 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.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering specifications and construction technology and practices.
  • Knowledge of surveying, federal and company safety regulations, and in depth knowledge of critical path and method scheduling principles.
  • Skills: Coordinating and organizing skills.
  • Ability to read engineering plans and specifications for complex projects.
  • Strong communication skills (e.g., verbal, listening, recording).
  • Interpersonal skills (e.g., tack/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation, ability to motivate others).
  • Attention to details.
  • Experience on major construction projects. (10 years).
  • High School Diploma
  • Certifications & Licenses:
  • NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
Travel Requirements
  • Travel required.
Work Environment
  • 100 % Field / Construction Site Work Environment
  • Competencies (from the Water Division Competency Dictionary):
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Analyzes and resolves business issues through the application of critical reasoning skills and general business experience.
  • Delivers Results - Delivers bottom line results through bold, decisive actions, working through risks and uncertainty to create opportunity.
  • Continually raises standards and promotes entrepreneurial behavior.
  • Influencing - The ability to articulate an objective or idea in a compelling manner, so that others are persuaded to act on its merit.
  • Market/Customer Focus - Identifying, understanding and meeting customer expectations both internally and externally.
  • Sharing Knowledge & Expertise - Drives business performance by developing and contributing specific technical or professional knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude.
  • Teamworking - Is committed to working collaboratively to achieve business goals, building cohesiveness and identity with a work group, and valuing individual perspectives and contributions.
Competencies Champions safetyCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble learning

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.