Infrastructure Construction Management section oversees Public Works contracts being performed in the public right of way. The section enforces contract and permit requirements, interprets plans and specifications, coordinates construction activities, and resolves field issues. Projects include traffic signal work, asphalt concrete paving, Portland cement concrete construction, sewer pipe installation, streetscape and green infrastructure improvements, curb ramp construction, pump station construction and facility improvements.
As a City representative, gain hands-on experience working in the field to provide construction inspection of a variety of complex, multi-disciplinary projects. Learn to read and interpret contract plans and specifications to ensure good quality workmanship and proper construction methods. As you monitor and track labor, materials and equipment of onsite work, you will learn about construction scheduling, payment processes and materials testing. Learn how to foresee potential constructability issues and resolve field disputes and problems professionally and expeditiously.
While providing day-to-day oversight of construction projects, gain practical understanding and experience working with a variety of project documentation, including daily reports, field correspondence, meeting minutes, quantity sheets, progress payments, force accounts, change orders, submittals, RFI’s, materials testing and other construction records. You will gain the opportunity to record your daily observations of field activities, site conditions and contract agreements to serve as the City’s official record of events.
Gain invaluable experience as a City representative to foster effective and harmonious communication with a variety of City agencies, private utility companies, general contractors and the general public. Learn how to actively participate and lead pre-construction, coordination and progress meetings. Through verbal and written communication, gain confidence in providing direction to contractors, explaining field activities and issues to design engineers/supervisors, as well as coordinating work with diverse groups to ensure the successful completion of complex projects.
Build strong relationships by collaborating with a variety of fellow engineers, inspectors, City agencies, private utility companies, general contractors and the public. As a City representative on complex, multi-disciplinary projects, you will learn to work as a team to resolve project issues and problems. With practical hands-on training, you will earn a sense of responsibility and independence as you learn to make quick decisions and establish understanding through strong communication and documentation.