Job Requisition Number: 24022. Inspection Services is a unit of Facilities Services that provides the campus community a variety of services, including construction inspection for large and small projects and plan review.
The construction inspection role at UC Berkeley is wide and varied. For small projects on campus, one or more members of our team of certified professional inspectors confirm compliance with all relevant codes and requirements. On large construction projects, an Inspector of Record (IOR) is assigned to assist the project team in ensuring compliance with all contract documents and quality assurance metrics as well. Using our Inspection Request log, we track a project progress, relative to short and long term schedules, levels of completion as they relate to a contractor's monthly submittal for progress payment, and work on a time and material (T&M) basis when required. Inspectors also ensure compliance with general construction and site safety rules for the greater campus community.
Our unit reviews plans for all campus construction projects, ranging from small plumbing and/or electrical upgrades to classroom renovations, laboratory remodels, seismic retrofits, utility or landscape projects to new building construction. We review plans in conjunction with the Campus Fire Marshals, who focus on fire and life safety, and Department of the State Architect, which reviews for access compliance. Plan review is an important part of the service our unit offers the campus, as it minimizes the occurrence and related costs of identifying code related non-compliance items during construction. Additionally, we work closely with Facilities Services to identify maintenance and repair issues in both plan review and construction inspections.
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 such as Electrical, Plumbing/Mechanical and Infrastructure. Provides expert inspection of buildings and their related components, reviews and inspects all 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. Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Certification in specialty inspection discipline or disciplines required.
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.