Construction Inspector

American Water Company Scranton , PA 18510

Posted 2 months ago

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Come join our Pennyslvania American Water operations as a Construction Inspector. This person will report to our facility in Scranton, PA and will be responsible for inspecting and overseeing large water utility projects from start to finish. Work directly with our contractors to faciliate water resource assignments that will impact the way we safety provide water services.

Primary Role

Responsible for the on-site inspection of construction work for water resource projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects to ensure conformance to contract documents. (50%)

  • Oversees compliance with the requirements of permits or approvals granted for construction. Coordinate with permitting agencies for inspectons and certifications of compliance. (5%)

  • Represents the Water Company as the primary point of on-site contact for construction contractors. Serve as a liasion between construction contractors and the Water Company. (15%)

  • Serve as the on-site liasion between the engineering organization and construction contractors to resolve questions related to the engineering of assigned projects. (15%)

  • Prepare project documentation in accordance with Company Standards.

  • Maintains records of work changes and assists in preparation of "as built" drawings. (10%)

  • Review and approval of construction contractor progress payments. (5%)



  • Knowledge of engineering specifications and surveying principles.

  • Knowledge of construction means and methods.

  • Knowledge of federal and company safety regulations, and knowledge of critical path and method scheduling principles.


  • Coordinating and organizing skills.

  • Ability to read engineering plans and specifications.

  • Communication skills (e.g., verbal, listening and recording).

  • Interpersonal skills (e.g., tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation).

  • Attention to details.



  • Four (4) years experience on major construction projects.


  • High School Diploma

Certifications & Licenses:

  • NICET Preferred

Travel Requirements

  • Travel required.

Work Environment

  • Field / Construction Site Work Environment


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Construction Inspector

American Water Company