E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. Utility Inspector in Collinsville, Illinois
About the OrganizationE2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. (E2)is a professional services firm established in 1988 specializing in a full spectrum of engineering services including, project engineering and design, federal base operations and infrastructure support services, gas pipeline construction and inspection services, environmental consulting and remediation, and information technology services. At E2, we value safety, innovation and collaboration, and we are dedicated to excellence.
The purpose of the Utility Inspector is to provide inspection of contractor’s quality of work in accordance with the client’s policies and procedures as it relates to excavation and installation on pipeline construction projects. The Utility Inspector works under the direction of the Chief Inspector, who may assign additional responsibilities to the Inspector as needed.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Inspect other contractor’s work for compliance with all permit requirements and one-call (call before you dig) requirements. Utility Inspectors shall immediately verbally communicate any deviations therefrom to Chief Inspector and the client and follow up with formal written documentation the same day.
Verify other contractors have and are utilizing necessary equipment, safety measures, records, project designs, drawings, GIS, etc. to avoid damaging gas mains, services, and other utilities.
Verify that other contractors are following the client’s best practices.
Verify other contractors have located all gas lines and have had all other utilities marked in the areas other contractors are working on in connection with each project, and all gas facilities are painted and flagged in accordance with local requirements.
Field verify that the construction equipment used and the amounts of materials installed during construction are captured on the Daily Progress Report for inventory and billing purposes. Using experience and professional judgment inspect the material waste to help reduce any potential loss of materials through the inefficient use of the material by the other contractors. Utility Inspectors shall communicate any opportunities to reduce material waste to the client.
Verify, prior to use, that all materials to be incorporated into each project or utilized for testing are properly constructed, rated and possess proper manufacturer documentation.
Complete and submit daily inspection forms including but not limited to safety inspection forms, trenching and backfill inspection forms, and other construction inspection forms as requested by the client.
Review and verify that other contractors’ Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) path is acceptable.
Witness all HDD “pull-throughs” to verify that pipe is properly supported, the coating of pipe and weld joints are protected, and the as-built information is properly recorded. Utility Inspectors shall also examine the pipe coating at the leading edge of the pull-back to ensure there has been no damage to pipe coating during pull back.
Verify Polymers and additives used in drilling fluids are approved by the client. The approved list of additives and fluids shall be provided to the Inspector.
Verify pull force does not exceed design.
Witness hydrostatic testing for the duration of the test(s) and verify in advance of testing that calibration papers for the equipment are in proper order and attached to the test report.
Verify that other contractor(s) properly clean and dry pipelines prior to commissioning.
Witness and verify that other contractors properly inspect pipeline for deformation and that subsequent analysis is free of any irregularities.
Field validate that all environmental Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) are followed by other contractors in accordance with the permits and construction plans.
Prior to all backfills, HDD pull-throughs, or jack and bores the Utility Inspectors shall perform the following:
Visually inspect pipe for noticeable defects to pipe coating;
Visually inspect pipe for gouges, dents, or other imperfections;
Coordinate with other contractors’ survey crews to verify proper as-built information is recorded;
Verify that proper padding and bedding exists around pipe; and
Verify that pipe is rigged and lowered into trench without damage to pipe or coating.
After all HDDs, Utility Inspectors shall verify that all visible pipe and weld joint coatings were not damaged during pull-through activities.
Inspect cleaning, preparation, and fuses of plastic pipe and fittings
Oversee service transfers, including disconnect, installation of tees (weld and fusion) and meters/vents, reconnect of service to new main, and relighting of customers
Number of Openings1
Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Ability to read, interpret, and implement the client’s policies and procedures
Minimum of two (2) years coordinating and inspecting construction projects for natural gas pipeline construction.
Ability to read construction drawings, alignment sheets and valve maps and translate to actual field constructability
Competent in 49 CFR 192, ASME 31.8, and applicable OSHA standards
Employment is contingent upon completing all applicable training during onboarding, including Operator Qualifications
Project experience with urban natural gas transmission pipeline construction
Experience or expertise in the following specialties:
Corrosion / Cathodic Protection / AC Mitigation
Jack and Bore / HDD
NACE CIP Level 1 (If performing coating inspection)
General Transmission Pipeline Construction
OSHA Competent Person
GASWCC Level 1 Design Professional designation
Work Environment / Physical Demands / Travel
Construction Sites and/or Client Right-of-Way (R.O.W.)
Client testing facility (occasionally)
Corporate office (occasionally)
Reports to the Chief Inspector, based locally with respect to the projects
May require extensive driving to reach job sites and/or client/E2 offices
Frequent ascending and descending of ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms up in and out of pipeline bell-hole / trench / excavation
Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
Lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position
Ability to perform visual inspection of construction crew quality of work; using measuring devices; and/or assembly of fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes
Able to perform in both inside and outside environmental conditions in all four seasons throughout the continental United States – extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit) and/or extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit) for periods of more than one hour
BenefitsE2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match.
Candidate InformationPreferred method of application is through our online job system.
SolicitationPlease no solicitation of any kind from agencies, staffing, or recruiting firms.
EOE StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you need accommodation or alternate method of resume submittal, please contact Cindy Wilson at 470.588.0259
This position is currently accepting applications.