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CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR INTERNSHIP


Title Description:
Date Posted: 3/2/2020
Deadline: UNTIL FILLED
Job Number: CON-INTERN-2020
Branch: ENGINEERING
Hourly Rate: TBD
Hours: TBD
Union Status: NON-REPRESENTED

WORK OBJECTIVE:

This position is responsible for supporting the daily job duties of the Construction Inspector. Work is performed under the supervision of the Construction Manager and is evaluated through observation, conferences and reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

This position observes, verifies and documents construction contractor progress. Essential functions include: • Complete inspection reports • Take construction progress photos • Calculate quantiles of materials • Calculate contactor completion percentages • Review onsite materials testing procedures and compliance • Review contractors certified payroll submissions • Participate in progress review meetings • Review contractors schedule for completeness and compliance • Review monthly payment requests • Coordinate onsite construction activities with NFTA personnel • Participate in constructability reviews and field changes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Familiar with (and/or a drive to learn) reading plans, specifications and shop drawings used for civil, structural, mechanical and electrical construction. Ability to monitor construction to ensure compliance with the design. Verbal and written communication skills are a must. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; understand and carry out oral and written instructions and work safely are required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Accomplishing work requires the ability to work both outside and indoors of a construction site. Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work typically involving descending pits, climbing ladders and walking on scaffolds, roofs and structural steel, and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is typically performed in construction site conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors. Some time is spent in office conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and actively pursuing (a) a two-year Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and /or Construction Technology or (b) a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. A high level of organization, attention to detail and self-motivation is necessary. Must have reliable transportation.

NOTE:

TO APPLY: To apply for this internship please submit the following as indicated:  Resume with cover letter including related experience as well as a writing sample.  *Include work availability Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Completed employment application available at jobs.nfta.com to: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Attn: Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203

OTHER:

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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