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Jacobs Sr. Construction Inspector - Civil/Mechanical in Fountain Valley, California

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we are not just passionate about infrastructure and water/wastewater projects, we push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter and more connected. We are providing supplemental engineering services, including project management and construction management, including commissioning oversight and support for a large wastewater infrastructure capital improvement program in Orange County, California. We are looking for a Civil/Mechanical Construction Inspector to provide quality assurance support for successful delivery of complex wastewater treatment plant and pipeline construction projects.

As a Civil/Mechanical Construction Inspector , you’ll inspect moderately complex plant and pipeline facilities construction work performed by contractors to verify contractual compliance with plans, specifications, codes, regulations, and safety standards; and prepare a variety of reports and documentation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review construction documents including plans and specifications; inspect moderately complex and complex plant and collection facilities construction work performed by the Owner’s contractors; ensure contractual compliance with plans, specifications, codes and safety requirements; verify that materials being incorporated into project are per specification and with approved construction practices; coordinate equipment isolations, including LOTO for equipment and process tie-ins.

  • Assist safety representatives with job hazard analysis; observe contractors work safety environment and compliance with traffic control plans and devices; work with contractor to establish and maintain a safe construction project for employees, customers, and the public; document and follow-up on actions regarding safety, traffic control plans, and working practices.

  • Assist in the maintenance of accurate as-built contract drawings; verify contractor as-built drawings are maintained and correct; assist Construction Managers and Resident Engineers on field change orders, plan clarifications, and plan changes; review and approve final drawings to construction Project Manager for the preparation of record drawings.

  • Prepare and maintain necessary construction inspection records and reports as a means of formal documentation including daily inspection reports, photo-logs, field test results, guide account reports, extra work requests, project submittal files, and team member project logs; assist Construction Managers and Resident Engineers in preparing monthly progress reports

  • Attend construction meetings; work with contractors, regulatory agencies, utilities, city officials and the general public throughout construction project to coordinate work to be accomplished and ensure satisfactory project completion with minimum impact on the public or District facilities.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • 10 years of construction and/or construction inspection experience

  • Proven experience with water / wastewater treatment facilities, mechanical piping, and/or conveyance pipeline work

  • Prior experience working on City streets interacting with local agencies and the public, and with verification of traffic control measures for adherence with contract documents

  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, schematics; read, analyze, interpret, and update contract and construction drawings; relate contract drawings to contract installations

  • Able and willing to work night/graveyard shifts, including weekends

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Prior experience with installation of small and large diameter pipelines, including materials such as VCP, RCP, HDPE, FRP, and PVC

  • Knowledge of trenchless methods of construction such as micro tunnel and jack & bore Inspection of traffic control

  • Excellent computer software skills within the Microsoft Suite of resources (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, ICC, NACE, NFPA certification (s)

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have a Paid Time Off, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

Typical hourly rate for this position is $52.00 - $83.00 and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.



At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.