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American Water Construction Inspector in Sacramento, California

Primary Role

Are you a licensed electrician in California with project management experience?

Do you have experience working on major construction projects?

Do you drive results?

Is so, then being a Construction Inspector with California American Water may be a great fit!

The Construction Inspector willl be responsible for the on-site inspection of Operations construction work for water resource projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts on-site inspections of operations projects to ensure conformance to contract documents. Works with Operations leads to determine electrical and mechanical repairs. (50%)

  • Oversees compliance with the requirements of permits or approvals granted for construction. Coordinate with permitting agencies for inspections and certifications of compliance. (5%)

  • Represents the Water Company as the primary point of on-site contact for construction contractors. Serve as a liasion between construction contractors and the Water Company. Works with Procurement in hiring contractors to complete work as needed. (15%)

  • Serve as the on-site liasion between Operations and to resolve questions related to assigned projects. Works with contractors and operations to efficiently package work to offer the best and cost effective results. (15%)

  • Prepare project documentation in accordance with Company Standards.

  • Maintains records of work changes and assists in preparation of "as built" drawings. (10%)

  • Review and approval of construction contractor progress payments. (5%)


  • Knowledge of federal and company safety regulations, and knowledge of critical path and method scheduling principles.

  • Knowledge of SCADA, PLC, electrical controls as well as an understanding of pumps, well and motors is preferred.

  • Strong coordinating and organizing skills.

  • Ability to read engineering plans and specifications.

  • Communication skills (e.g., verbal, listening and recording).

  • Interpersonal skills (e.g., tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation).

  • Attention to details.

  • Ability to respond to emergencies.



Four (4) years experience on major construction projects.


High School diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate required.

Travel Requirements

Travel required.

Work Environment

Field Operations / Construction Site Work Environment

Licenses & Certifications

CA Electrical license preferred.

Water licenses preferred - D1 / T1


Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results


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  • 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.