New Job Construction Inspector I In Newfoundland And Labrador

Construction Inspector I
Construction Inspector I

Construction Inspector I

Company : City of St. John's
Salary : $33.35 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Construction Inspector I

Job Number:
Position Title:
Construction Inspector I
Planning, Engineering & Regulatory Services
Appointment Status:
Full-Time Temporary
Employee Group:
CUPE 1289
Job Category:
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Closing Date:
May 21, 2023

Our City, Our Future

St. John's is a progressive city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of valued services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live and feel they belong.

The Opportunity

The City of St. John's is seeking applications for the temporary positions of Construction Inspector I for the period of June 5 - September 29, 2023.


  • Perform inspection work on construction projects to ensure adherence with prescribed specifications. These projects will primarily involve water, sewer and street and concrete work.
  • Perform field and laboratory sampling/testing of asphalt, concrete and granular material for adherence to City specifications, and retests material upon deliverance to job operating any and all equipment associated with same, including nuclear densometer, concrete air meter, coring machine and mobile electric generator, amongst others.
  • Assist with site inspections, video inspections, and security estimates for new City developments.
  • Assist with inspection of "Cured In Place Pipe" (CIPP) liner installations, and coordination of the collection, tracking, shipping and testing of liner samples. Review videos related to installations as required.
  • Provide technical advice to contractors on City specifications, sound construction principles, practices, methods and techniques, and prepares written/oral reports as required.
  • Provide contractor with engineering data regarding alignment and grades.
  • Determine extent of work progress by contractors and prepares estimates on the value of work completed.
  • Ensure adherence to all safety practices at the job site, including traffic control, through inspection and enforcement of City and Provincial OH & S regulations/manuals.

Description disclaimer

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Education: Graduation of High School, supplemented by the successful completion of a three (3) year Civil Engineering Technology Program from a recognized educational institution. Must be a member, or be eligible to become a member, of the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland.

Experience: One (1) year experience in Construction Inspection with the majority of this experience being related to water and sewer installations and street and sidewalk construction. Experience in the interpretation of plans and specifications is required along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver's License. Preference may be given to those with experience in laboratory and field testing of asphalt and concrete and granular material. Must have ability to work independently with minimum supervision and be able to maintain good communications with City Departments. Must have ability to deal with people in a tactful, diplomatic manner.

The successful incumbent will be required to obtain certification* for the following:
1. Transportation of Portable Gauges by Road;
2. Portable Gauge User Regulations; and
3. Radiation Protection.

  • Training will be provided by the City if necessary.

Working Conditions

Exposure to active construction sites in close proximity to multiple pieces of construction equipment (trucks, excavators, graders, etc.) in operation simultaneously.

Use of the portable nuclear gauge exposes this position to radiation. The Inspector is classified as a radioactive worker by the Canadian Nuclear Radiation Agency & is required to wear a dosimetry badge. This badge is monitored quarter-annually by the agency for exposure dosage to radiation.

Physical Requirements

Performs core drilling to determine existing granular conditions beneath City streets when required. This involves frequent lifting, setup & dismantling of the core drilling apparatus. The Inspector will frequently lift manhole covers & catch basin frames in order to inspect for possible deficiencies. The Inspector will perform concrete, asphalt and salt testing which includes carrying heavy samples.

Hours of Work

Regular Hours of Work are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (33.75 hours per week)

Applicants must be members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1289, or should be prepared to join the Union immediately upon appointment.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.

This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.