Job: Field Construction Inspector

Title Field Construction Inspector
Categories Un-Classified
Title of Position Field Construction Inspector
Pay Range Commensurate Upon Experience
Effective Date 2014-01-15
Purpose of Position

This is an unclassified, non-exempt position performing inspection and construction oversight duties for the Engineering Department of the Grand River Dam Authority as assigned by the Chief Engineer.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Reports directly to Inspector-Field Construction Superintendent.  Works in conjunction with other inspector(s) and engineering staff for technical resources.

SUPERVISED PERSONNEL:  No direct supervisory duties.  May assume specific temporary supervisory duties for certain project functions and/or training duties.


  • Inspects and/or verifies work of outside contractors concerning substation and/or transmission line construction projects.
  • Maintains records of contractor progress on assigned projects.  Verifies contractor pay estimates based upon project completion levels.
  • Coordinates switching and line sectionalizing with GRDA dispatch center for contractor work.
  • Creates, organizes, and maintains records for assigned areas.  Maintains records for completion of as-built drawings on assigned projects.
  • Assists in coordination of construction activities with landowners, contractors, and GRDA personnel.
  • Assists engineers in designs of substation and transmission projects as requested.
  • Assists in the obtaining and verification of easements for substation and transmission projects.
  • Field checks easements to verify placement of equipment and encroachments.  May be required to research easements to determine validity.
  • For assigned work, may assist in creating specifications, reviewing bid documents, and evaluation of bids received;
  • Assists in troubleshooting and may provide technical advice during repair activities as assigned.
  • After-hours work may be required under normal and system emergency conditions.
  • Assists in preparation and upkeep of construction standards for transmission lines and substations.


  • High school education or GED.
  • Journeyman level of experience as an electric utility lineman or in a substation maintenance position.
  • Minimum of four years experience in line and/or substation construction.
  • Prefer applicant who has had working experience in an electric utility environment in and around high voltage equipment.


  • Must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.


  • Must have a working knowledge of electric utility equipment, materials, and construction practices involved in building and maintaining transmission lines and substations.
  • Functional competency with personal computers; prefer experience with Excel and Word.
  • Must be capable of methodical analysis of technical problems.
  • Familiarity with lockout tag-out procedures.
  • Must be familiar with safety practices involved in working around energized high voltage equipment within substations, distribution systems, and customer electrical systems.
  • Must be comfortable dealing with customers and contractors in a one-on-one atmosphere and have demonstrated good communications skills.


  • Must be able to walk, climb stairs, and work from ladders and elevated platforms.  Must not have a fear of heights, confined spaces, or working around high voltage equipment.
  • Ability to lift, move, and carry weights of up to 50 lb. on an irregular basis.
  • Must possess mental, visual, and auditory acuity for attention to visual and auditory detail.  Manual dexterity is required for operation of test equipment, tools, and computers.


  • Work is performed mainly outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Emergency work may be performed outdoors and/or indoors in a high noise/high temperature environment with possible work in confined spaces.
  • Emergency repair assistance work may be required during inclement weather and at any time in any season.


  • Office area is currently provided at the Transmission headquarters nearPryor,Oklahoma. Specific work sites and substation locations exist throughout the northeastern quarter ofOklahomaand/or other locations, as assigned.
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