Electrical Inspector (ID# 33605)(Supervising Inspector), 20242

Location New Orleans, LA
Date Posted April 21, 2017
Category Fire Alarm
Job Type Full-Time


About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa

WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff is the Program Manager for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, North Terminal Project. We have an immediate need for an experienced Electrical Inspector to join our Program Management Inspector Team. This person will work under the supervision of a professional resident engineer performing construction inspection duties according to contract plans, specifications, change orders, and job specific instructions.
The Electrical Inspector conducts inspections to confirm Contractor’s compliance with the contract documents and building codes, and to monitor the Contractor’s testing and commissioning activities regarding applicable Electrical Work. Experience should include detailed electrical inspection for:

      •  Medium and Low Voltage Power Gear, Wiring and Devices for:
        • Stand By Generators, Transformers, Unit Substations, MCC's, Switchboards, Distribution Panels, Light Fixtures, Raceways and Wire, Grounding, Hangers and Supports, Power Outlets, Lightning Protection, Grounds, Overcurrent Protective Relay Systems, Miscellaneous Auxiliary Equipment and other Devices, etc…
      • Communications Systems and related components:
        • Communication Cables, Cable Trays, Local Area Network, Public Address System, Electronic Visual Information Display Systems
      • Electronic Safety and Security Systems and related components:
        • Digital/Addressable Fire Alarm System, Security/Access Control System, and Video Surveillance System

In addition, the Electrical Inspector will be expected to:

    • Become familiar with the pertinent Contract Documents (Drawings and Specifications, Designer Supplemental Instructions (DSI’s), Submittals, Shop Drawings, etc.)  and applicable Building Codes so as to inspect for adherence and compliance by the Contractor:
      • Inspect construction work for compliance with contract plans, specifications, codes, and regulations
      • Inspect Electrical systems
      • Inspect Communication Systems
      • Inspect Electronic Safety and Security Systems
      • Prepare Inspection reports
      • Observe testing and commissioning
      • Document and track open items for systems construction
      • Verification of Punch List completion
      • Coordinate contractor and user group testing
      • Read and interpret drawings and specifications
      • Provide field measurements and quantity reports
      • Apply a thorough knowledge of building construction to remedy issues as they arise
      • Research applicable codes
      • Refer complaints to the appropriate parties for follow-up
      • Perform other designated duties
    • Develop professional working relationships with the responsible individuals from the Contractor, Subcontractors, Sub-subcontractors, other Program Manager Team inspectors and QA/QC individuals, etc.
    • Adhere to Project Safety protocols and PPE wear

Working conditions require physical activities such as: walking to and from inspection sites and during inspections; climbing or descending ladder or stairs; driving a vehicle to and from inspection sites; walking over various surfaces; exposure to various outdoor environment conditions and weather; standing for an extended period of time; kneeling or crouching to verify information on systems and equipment during inspections; maintaining balance while walking over narrow walkways or unusual areas.
Inspectors may be required to work shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays.

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