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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 16, 2022.
Provides the most complex inspections for construction of all campus facilities including new construction, modifications to existing facilities and repairs.
Provides comprehensive inspection(s) on wide variety of campus construction projects ranging from very small Tenant Improvements through complex new construction and infrastructure replacement projects and provides expert level inspections within technical areas of expertise such as Electrical.
May also be involved in other inspection areas such as plumbing, mechanical, and civil infrastructure.
Provides expert inspection of buildings and their related components, reviews and inspects all electrical installations.
The position will also be expected to inspect campus infrastructure connections to those building, all utilities, including but not limited to, high pressure steam lines, domestic and fire water mains, medium and high-pressure gas lines, sanitary sewer lines, storm drains, and duct banks for various electrical installations, high voltage campus wide distribution systems, and voice and data, including fiber optics.
May review and inspect all building exterior access projects for compliance with all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, state and local requirements, and act in coordination with the campus Access Compliance Officer to confirm alignment with the expectations of that office as applicable.
Provides Inspector of Record (IOR) services on small and complex general construction projects, coordinating the activities of other campus inspectors within area of technical expertise, and 'special inspectors' as required by California code of Regulations Title 24.
Coordinates and supports inspections with State/Campus Fire Marshall.
Provides written documentation of all inspections performed, including daily reports, weekly updates and other reports as required to keep various project participants informed as necessary.
Provides plan review for civil plans and specs for all campus projects as well as meet and discuss findings with appropriate designers as required.
Inspects and confirms compliance with all applicable codes, plans and specifications, campus standards, and acts in the capacity of deputy to the Director of Inspection Services and the Campus Building Official.
Expert knowledge of California Building Codes, Cal OSHA, and the Campus Construction Design Standards.
Expert knowledge/skills in providing comprehensive plan review services including the most complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of campus facilities, with particular emphasis on area of technical expertise.
Expert ability to review, evaluate, and advise project management on level of project completeness as it applies to application for progress payments submitted by contractors.
Expert verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents.
Expert organizational and analytical skills, including skill in problem recognition, avoidance and resolution.
Expert skills in effectively meeting budget and time constraints.
Skills to use computers and other electronic media to complete project documentation of all inspections, project progress, contractor manpower and equipment accounting and digital photography of the work in progress.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Certification in Construction Inspection.
Certification in Electrical inspection discipline or disciplines preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position.
Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $95,000.00 - $142,500.00.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.