The HDD Inspector is assigned to monitor horizontal directional drilling and pull through activities of trenchless crossings to assure conformance with the applicable drawings, procedures, and specifications.
Monitoring access, setup, drilling, mud management, and pull through; the HDD Inspector mitigates the risks associated with sub- standard HDD practices.
Acting as the primary liaison between the HDD Contractor and PMC for HDD related issues, the HDD Inspector will support the HDD Contractor to ensure that the technical requirements of the project are understood and achieved.
Your Key Responsibilities
Review crossing plus boring specifications and procedures for the project
Review and understand project reporting requirements for horizontal direction drilling operations and complete daily inspection reports
Verify that crossing agreements are on site and notifications have been filed with the appropriate entities
Verify that foreign utilities are identified prior to crossing or excavating activities
Verify that drilling fluids are contained and managed in accordance with the EPP
Verify that contingency plans associated with a loss of drilling fluid are in place and well understood
Verify the measurements of drill mud density and mud volumes
Verify location of pilot hole in accordance with IFC drawings
Verify the succession of reams as specified in project plans and / or specifications
Monitor pull through activities including final holiday testing and the application of any sacrificial coating, verify integrity of coating after pull through
Ensure that pipe is suitably supported during pull through activities
Provide input to post construction evaluation and lessons learned documents
Coordinate progress data collection
Interface with and provide necessary assistance to the group preparing the final as-built drawings and documentation
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Thorough knowledge of construction principles, techniques and procedures, occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to effectively discuss project issues with contractor, project team and clients, including ability to resolve conflict situations.
Takes initiative on tasks and in coordinating with other members of the project team, obtaining and sharing necessary information.
Strong organizational skills and understanding of task assignment and schedule.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to solve problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation.
Working knowledge of critical path method scheduling.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
Education and Experience
10 Years industrial and / or pipeline construction experience in a Horizontal Directional Drill (Trenchless) Inspector role.
API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification.
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
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