Under general direction of the project engineer, to take charge in the field of the supervision of quality control and inspection activities for the installation, testing and initial operation of electrical and mechanical equipment at a major hydroelectric or other hydraulic project; and to do other related work.
Supervises employees involved in making technical inspections of all mechanical and electrical assemblies at a major hydroelectric or pumping plant; secures compliance by contractors with plans and specifications; reviews and recommends change orders and the acceptance of finished work; supervises the preparation of and recommends approval of estimates for contract progress payments of equipment installation; reviews and coordinates the review of shop drawings of equipment with the designers and contractors; recommends corrective action on contractor's operation; maintains necessary records and prepares reports.
Experience: Five years of experience in inspection of the on-site assembly, installation and testing of electrical and mechanical components for hydroelectric plants or other hydraulic structures, two years of which shall have been in charge of the field inspection for the installation, start-up, testing, acceptance and initial operation of electrical and mechanical equipment for hydroelectric or large pumping plants.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in electrical and/or mechanical engineering. (Additional supervisory experience similar to that described above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Theories, practices, methods and techniques involved in inspection during the assembly, installation, and testing of large electrical and mechanical components for hydroelectric power plants or large pumping plants; principles of effective supervision; safety codes, rules and regulations; laws and regulations pertaining to equipment manufacturing and installation and contracting procedures for water development projects; design criteria and strength of materials affecting the adequacy of hydraulic structures; permissible tolerances in all types of rotating machinery; practical limitations of electrical power, metering, control, and generating equipment and safety devices; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of others; interpret plans, specifications, and standards; establish and maintain cooperative relations with participating representatives of manufacturing organizations; conduct technical inspections and studies and develop sound recommendations; prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.