Construction Inspection Technician

Water/Wastewater Allentown, Pennsylvania


Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career? Lehigh County Authorityis seeking an experienced, outgoing professional to join our team in the role of Capital Works Construction Inspection Technician.  If you are a detail-oriented and safety-focused inspector who enjoys working in the field in a fast-paced environment, then this might be the job for you!      
What the Job Looks Like     
As an Inspection Technician, you’ll primarily be in the field on construction sites handling technical inspection of water and sewer infrastructure construction projects, to assure compliance with LCA standards and specifications, applicable codes, and performance standards. You’ll make a significant contribution to the long-term success of Lehigh County Authority with your utmost precision and attention to detail, making sure that every project and task is executed to perfection!      
Get ready to dive into some exciting responsibilities that will keep you engaged and motivated:   
  • Oversight of contractors in the field and collaborate with other LCA departments to ensure seamless coordination of waterline tie-ins/taps, utility conflicts, final inspections, meter installations, and utility mark-outs.
  • Conduct daily on-site inspections of liner infrastructure and perform punchlist inspections, issuing correspondence for mandatory corrective work.
  • Adhere to safe construction practices and take all necessary field measurements.
  • Utilize Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to collect and record site-specific physical features for water, wastewater, and or other infrastructure related to development projects.
  • Facilitate regular coordination with development contractors to ensure proper construction schedules, modifications & connections with existing LCA facilities, new systems testing and disinfection, final inspection, and end-of-maintenance-period inspection.
  • As a liaison between the public and LCA during construction, including resolving any issues that may arise including preparing property damage and incident reports and notifying customers of any outages or issues. 
Important Qualifications for Your Success     
  • Experience: 5+ years’ experience in utility construction or construction inspection required        
  • Education: Associates or technical school degree and/or relevant certifications preferred        
  • Licensure: Pennsylvania driver’s license required in order to operate company vehicles        
  • Location:  Working from the field, you’ll be working outside in all weather conditions        
  • Skills:  
    • Water and wastewater systems construction practices including trenching/excavation, site work, water mains, sanitary sewer, paving, sidewalks and curbing.
    • Good communication and conflict resolution skills as you’ll need to explain LCA policies, standards, and procedures to contractors and resolve any conflicts that may arise.
    • Solid understanding of standard construction details and proficiency in operating handheld GPS equipment and portable computer equipment.
    • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and work effectively with others as part of a team.
About Us and What We Offer You 
Established in 1966, Lehigh County Authority (LCA) is a municipal authority focused on providing high-quality, affordable water and sewer services to our customers. We operate in a cost-effective and efficient manner that results in affordable rates for public services such as the water and sewer services LCA provides.      
LCA works directly with ratepayers (water and sewer customers) to meet their needs and to develop partnerships and cooperative programs with neighboring municipal water and sewer systems. LCA's water rates are among the lowest in the Lehigh Valley, and our regional approach allows us to act quickly and to provide enhanced services where and when needed. LCA is an exciting and busy place to work, and our employees are the key to ensuring that our public services are valuable, affordable and of the high quality our customers expect.      
At LCA we are fully focused on equality and inclusion and believe deeply in diversity and all the fascinating characteristics that make us each unique.      
Benefits and Perks         
LCA offers competitive pay and robust benefits including:   
  • Health, dental and vision coverage – covers employee and eligible dependents with affordable employee contributions.
  • Generous paid vacation, excused absence, personal days, and holidays
  • Company provided life insurance, long-term disability, and short-term disability  
  • Eligibility for two retirement plans - Pennsylvania Municipal Defined Benefit Retirement Plan and 457(Empower)
I’m interested, how do I get started?     
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Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization.     
Lehigh County Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lehigh County Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, Veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.     
Thank you for considering us as a potential employer!