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Engineering Construction Inspector I

Company: City of Brownsville
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY: The City of Brownsville is in a transformative period driven by significant public and private investments such as the expansion of the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport Passenger Terminal, creation of a New Space City, the Port of Brownsville, Downtown Revitalization, and quality of life enhancements.

The ideal candidate for Engineering Inspector I aspires to be a model of innovation, inclusion, and empowerment who enables bold people and ideas to thrive. The Engineering Inspector I will be a participatory leader: a results-oriented, relationship-building, self-aware team player who also possesses high integrity and politeness, and who fosters trust by building relationships with tolerance, patience, and support to provide the best value in service of the citizens of Brownsville.

The Engineering Inspector I is responsible for providing plan review and construction quality assurance through physical inspection of construction site and project coordination, as well as, site development inspections for compliance. These duties are performed for public street construction and reconstruction, earthwork, and construction development projects. Employee works independently in the field and is responsible for decision making requiring technical discretion, sound judgement, and familiarity with a variety of codes, ordinances, and construction methods or problems. The employee works according to set procedures under direct supervision and strictly adheres to all applicable state and local laws, regulations, safety rules, departmental policies, and procedures.


  • Safety Acumen
  • Self-Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Self-Awareness
  • Flexible
  • Critical Thinking
  • Trust
  • Responsible
  • Ethical


  • Provides information to contractors, owners or other customers regarding the Construction Code and other regulatory requirements and specifications.
  • Monitors and assigned geographical area to identify street and drainage construction being performed without prior City authorization.
  • Investigates alleged violations of the Construction Code and related ordinances.
  • Approves alternate methods or materials for code compliance within the scope of authority delegated by the City Engineer.
  • Coordinates the Construction of City projects with utilities, City departments, Contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Respond to Citizen complaints and request for information regarding construction projects.
  • Performs inspections in accordance with approved construction plans and review.
  • Computes monthly estimates of work and recommends payments to contractors.
  • Inspects the full range of public works construction projects, which includes streets, alleys, irrigation facilities, storm drains and permit construction in the City right-of-way for compliance with standard details, specifications and approved plans.
  • Inspects materials, grades, and other work compliance with contract specifications.
  • Must be able to read, interpret and follow work orders and procedures as necessary.
  • Possesses the ability to manage time efficiently to accomplish goals and tasks.
  • Must be customer service oriented, have a customer friendly attitude and professional appearance at all times.
  • Must maintain professionalism and technical knowledge.
  • Must be able to work effectively under pressure and stringent schedules and produce accurate and satisfactory results.
  • Must be capable of working with Management, internal department, other departments and staff to maintain positive image of the division and services.
  • Must be able to effectively respond to questions from Management, groups of managers, customers, and the public.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, both orally and in writing.


  • Safely operates tools and equipment in all types of weather, or conditions.The job may include morning, evening, weekend, holiday, split, or other work schedules.
  • Complies with all State and local laws; Departmental policies, safety rules, and procedures.
  • Reports hazardous and dangerous conditions in and around the facility, including incidents/accidents immediately.
  • Communicates professionally and responsibly.
  • Is able to work in groups, and is a good team player.
  • Engineering terminology.
  • Mathematical principles required to perform related technical calculations.
  • The principles and techniques of civil engineering including materials, testing, surveying and plan review.
  • Performs other related work as required.


  • Requires High School diploma or GED
  • An Associate Degree in Engineering is preferred.


  • Requires a minimum of 2 years of work related experience.


  • Job requires a current, valid Texas Class C driver's license, or possess the ability to obtain a TXDL as required by State Law (no later than 30 days from job offer and acceptance).
  • Ability to pass a personal, criminal and employment background check.


Ability to exert up to 35-50 lbs. of force occasionally or a negligible amount of energy frequently to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, stretching, or lifting all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or exceptional skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands, or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy. Work is primarily performed outside with exposure to dangerous tools, equipment, machinery, inclement weather conductions, noise and fumes. This position is subjected to emergency call back if required.


The City of Brownsville requires all employees to successfully pass a Drug & Alcohol examination and a Background Check.


The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.


The City of Brownsville participates in a generous retirement plan with retirement opportunities available at 5 or 20 years of continuous service. The City has an exceptional employee and family medical and dental insurance plan. Employees may also contribute to deferred compensation plans from AXA Equitable or supplemental insurance plans from AFLAC and Colonial Life. Full time employees have the opportunity to accumulate 10 sick days and 10 annual days per year. Additionally, the City of Brownsville observes 12 holidays annually.


The City of Brownsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time to develop our employees. This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prohibit or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Keywords: City of Brownsville, Brownsville , Engineering Construction Inspector I, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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