Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Jan 14, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Requisition Id: 5208

Job Opening ID: 12924


Working Title: Senior Inspector

Department: Design & Construction Services

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004340

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 7am-4pm

Employee Class: Contract

Position Summary:

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Design & Construction Services role is to support the University's strategic plan through the design and construction of new and renovated facilities. We are committed to innovation, quality and value while being stewards of the University's valuable resources as we focus on the mission of UCI's brilliant future.

Under the general direction of the Director of Construction, the incumbent provides a full range of construction inspection experience, for all construction projects including participating in the design, planning, specifications, construction schedules, contract documents, inspections, estimates, and project closeout for complex renovations, and new construction for projects over $100,000. Manages specialty inspectors (i.e., testing laboratories, electrical testing, etc.), as well as providing assistance to other Design & Construction Department Inspectors, as appropriate. Serve as a liaison between Design Professionals, Project Managers, and Contractors.

Compensation Range:

$62,400 - $85,000

Department Website:


  • Minimum of five years of field-related working experience in building or utility construction work, including three years as an inspector or superintendent of major construction work.

  • Demonstrated work experience and certification in one or more construction inspection disciplines (i.e. electrical, mechanical, plumbing, civil, etc.) ICC certification.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of California Administrative Code, specifically building codes (e.g. Uniform Building Code {UBC}, Title 24, etc.), OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) requirements, and OSA (Office of State Architect) laws and regulations (Handicap access regulations). Thorough knowledge / skills in providing plan review services on simple and moderately complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of facilities. Thorough verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents. Strong skills in reviewing, evaluating and advising project management on project completeness as applied to application for progress payments submitted by contractors. Thorough working knowledge of California Building Codes, Cal / OSHA, and the campus, medical center or University Construction Design Standards. Strong organizational and analytical skills, including skill in problem recognition, avoidance and resolution. Skill in prioritizing workloads as is necessary due to changes in availability and deadlines, for self as well as for the Inspection Staff.


    Bachelor of Arts or Sciences AA Degree


    Thorough knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure and applicable rules, regulations, policies and practices.

    Special Conditions Preferred:

  • Must be able to work outside of regular scheduled work hours including weekends, nights and holidays
  • Must have a valid CA Driver's license and participate in the DMV Pull-Notice program
  • Must be able to wear PPE.

    Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/19/2021
    Application Due: 2/19/2033
    Work Type: Full Time