Chief Inspector - Independent Contractor
2d ago

Your Opportunity

The focus of the Chief Inspector role is to provide on-site direction to the inspection team. The Chief Inspector will be accountable for the detailed monitoring of on-

site contractor performance and inspection / surveillance of the on-site activities, including technical quality, budget and schedule compliance, reporting, field permitting, overall successful project execution and client satisfaction on the project.

We are looking to fill this position for opportunities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario.

Your Key Responsibilities

Ensure site safety and environmental standards are maintained and enforced by the Construction Contractor.

Ensure safety standards and local regulations are followed by all construction and inspection personnel at all times.

Ensure a site specific safety plan is developed prior to construction start.

Ensure environmental standards and local regulations are followed by all construction and inspection personnel at all times.

Ensure the construction work conforms to the various Federal / State / Local codes.

Provide spread site office mobilization, set-up and management.

Ensure the Prime Construction Contractor has the necessary licenses and permits to commence and perform the work.

Approve time reports and expense statements, and sign and approve Inspector Daily Reports and ancillary contract-related work reports.

Coordinate (in advance) with Owner’s Operations Staff to ensure all hot and tie-in work is carried out with a minimum of upset to the facilities.

Review Contractor’s request for changes and make recommendations to Construction Manager regarding necessity, effect, cost and schedule implications.

Ensure scope changes are in accordance with Contract Terms and Conditions.

Monitor construction progress and initiate corrective action when the Contractor deviates from the schedule.

Review and approve the Prime Construction Contractor’s progress billings.

Act as chief liaison in discussing with the Contractor’s daily activity inspectors (civil, mechanical, instrument / electrical or pipeline) at the construction site.

Address construction non-conformances, raised by any of the inspection team, with the Contractor.

Conduct daily meetings with the Discipline / Activity Inspectors to discuss construction and in-house concerns.

Conduct daily activity and weekly progress meetings with the Contractor to highlight progress and resolve any areas of concern.

Keep detailed records of construction activities and keep the Construction Manager informed of the same via regular formal project reports.

Offer practical advice or possible resolution for items of concern that may arise during the construction, equipment installation and commissioning phases of the project

Act as liaison between Operations and the Construction Contractor where necessary.

Ensure periodic Quality Assurance audits are conducted on site activity documentation created and held by the Construction Contractor.

Ensure periodic Quality Assurance inspections are conducted on all equipment on site associated with the projects construction.

Ensure periodic Quality Assurance audits are conducted on any procedures used during the construction of the project.

Ensure periodic Quality Assurance audits are conducted on any third party inspection groups associated with the project.

Ensure site inspections are carried out in a timely and efficient manner so as to impose no delays upon any construction activities.

Schedule Discipline / Activity Inspector’s time and advise the Construction Manager if further personnel will be required to support inspection activities.

Conduct on-site training programs related to specific situations and construction techniques.

Ensure safety briefings and meetings are conducted as required with the Construction Contractor and Operations (e.g. pre-jobs, tailgates, etc.).

Ensure design deviations on site are properly addressed by the field engineer and followed through to approval with the appropriate documentation.

Ensure OEM representatives are properly scheduled on site to prevent delays to the project, and all documentation is in place.

Ensure all site visitors have been approved in advance by the Owner, and that they report to the site office for check-in and orientation.

Review site and engineering generated changes and supervise the submission of the Field Change Notice requests to the Home Office Project Manager for authorization.

Track and report commissioning activities.

Perform the successful hand-over of the facilities to Owner’s Operations.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification required when working on pipeline, not required when on pumping stations or terminals.

Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementing skills.

Strong presentation, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information to a variety of audiences.

Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation.

Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Advanced skills in use of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite.

Education and Experience

Post-secondary and / or 10-20 years industry experience equivalent. Minimum of 10 years of senior construction manager experience, including Project Management training or experience.

Position will work in office and field setting. Visits construction sites and works in outside weather conditions.

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.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us.

Join us and redefine your personal best.

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