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Construction Inspector I
The University of Texas System

Company Description

The University of Texas System

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Job Location:
Harlingen, TX, United States
Entire State, TX
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Construction Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:

Hiring Department

Office of Facilities, Planning and Construction- Rio Grande Valley, TX

Please Note

Please note that our online application allows you to upload only a single document when applying for a position. Please review required documents section in the job posting and combine your resume and other required documents (such as cover letter or references) into a PDF or Word document. Upload this combined document when the system requests you to upload a resume.

Assignment expected to continue contingent on BOR approval for funding of OFPC managed local projects.

Required Application Materials
  • A resume is required in order to apply.
  • A letter of interest is required in order to apply.
  • A list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.

In order to be considered, applicants must have uploaded all required materials in a combined document and must have completed all sections in their on-line application.

Purpose of Position

To provide skilled, professional construction project quality assurance to ensure compliance with contract documents and applicable standards.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct daily observation of construction work for compliance with approved contract drawings, specifications, Requests For Information (RFIs), Change Orders, and approved submittals and shop drawings. Issue Observation Reports noting conditions of non-compliance, with proper references to detailed drawings and specifications sections. 
  • Project portfolio: Typically 1-3 projects, average value $5M - $100M. Attend early morning, evening, or after-hours installations (ex: concrete pours) requiring owner representation.  Flexible hours required for construction observations. Review, comment, maintain, organize, distribute, track, and retrieve paper and electronic construction related project documentation, including inspection and test reports, RFI’s, Architect’s Supplemental Instructions (ASIs) documents, project change control documents, etc.  
  • Survey construction progress to confirm percent complete by trades. Review, confirm, modify, and approve monthly contractor Payment Applications. Coordinate and monitor material testing, air balance testing, and systems testing.  
  • Coordinate and monitor Commissioning process, including equipment testing, functional performance tests and building integration of inter-related systems.  Monitor deficiency logs to assure follow up of re-testing and system performance. Assist the Project Manager (PM) in resolving construction issues involving architectural, civil, structural, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical issues. 
  • Draft Field Directives and Field Orders for approval where needed to expedite the work and document direction given to contractor. Confirm pricing with R.S. Means or other specified cost estimating tools. Attend Pre-Construction meeting and regular onsite construction meetings. Facilitate pre-installation meetings between contractor and subcontractors prior to start of roofing, glazing, pre-cast panels, curtain wall, waterproofing, foundations, structural framing, and other systems as required by specifications.   
  • Coordinate with campus facilities and operations when utility outages, noise control, traffic control or security are required by the work.   Attend pre-outage planning meetings. Monitor project close-out procedures, including O&M manuals, as-builts, punch lists, and warranty walk-through.  Issue punch lists for above ceiling, open wall and Substantial Completion inspections, and revisit to confirm completion of deficiencies.
  • Monitor job site safety, conduct routine safety inspections and document observations and deficiencies in safetynet electronic database. Monitor Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan (SWPPP) Best Management Practices & posted notifications, and followup on correction of noted non-compliance by contractor.  Maintain SWPPP and Safety inspection files.  
  • Stay current in Codes and Regulations applicable to design and construction, including International Building Codes, NFPA 101, TDLR, OSHA, ADA, ASHRAE 90.1, SWPPP, and any special requirements of the building type (e.g., healthcare, research labs, special campus project types, etc.) or the local jurisdictions. Interface with and provide support to users and campus operations, architects, engineers, contractors, utilities, regulatory agencies to assist with resolution of conflicts.
  • Other duties as assigned.   

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED equivalent and 5 years of related experience in higher education or medical facilities. Experience with IBC eletrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes, as well as NFPA 101, and familiarity with ADA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical certification, licensure, or apprenticeship in one or more building trades preferred. LEED Green Associate preferred. OSHA Ten hour construction safety training preferred. 

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Lifting and moving.
  • Use of manual dexterity.
  • May work in all weather conditions
  • May work in extreme temperatures
  • May work around chemical fumes
  • May work around biohazards
  • May work around chemicals
  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
  • Climbing of stairs
  • Climbing of ladders 
  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
  • This position will require occasional overtime, including evenings and weekends.
  • Frequent travel between multiple construction sites may be required.

Additional Information

Complete all sections on the application, including highest level of education, college degrees (if applicable), references and all questions on the application questionnaire. If you are applying for the first time make sure to complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Assignment expected to continue contingent on BOR approval for funding of OFPC managed local projects.

EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Human Resources. 



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