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Colorado Springs Utilities Water/Wastewater Pipeline Inspector in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water/Wastewater Pipeline Inspector

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $37.59 to $43.23

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 4/15/21

Water/Wastewater Pipeline Inspector

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Water/Wastewater Pipeline Inspector to join our team. As an inspector, you will establish the quality and proficiency of pipeline systems, adhere to public safety guidelines, and follow all environmental regulations. In addition, this job will be responsible for inspecting water and wastewater facilities such as pipelines, hydrants, valves, regulators, pump stations, manholes, water and wastewater services lines, etc. Initially, this position will primarily inspect the repair, replacement, and installation of water and wastewater service lines for commercial and residential buildings. The work that is being inspected is being completed primarily by contractors who are working on behalf of the property owner/developer.

In this job you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring projects/construction progress and conducting on-site inspections; including final inspections

  • Assuring compliance with standard specifications, regulations and appropriate construction techniques

  • Providing solutions to ensure compliance with required standards, specifications and codes

  • Authorizing appropriate changes to designs, or construction

  • Preparing and maintaining project/construction reports, activity reports and logs

  • Coordinating water main shut-downs, air and vacuum tests and bypass pumping

  • Coordinating chlorination flushes and discharges

  • Documenting as-builts/record drawings, plat cards, field measurements, work orders, and signing permits

  • Assisting in developing and maintaining construction and design standards

  • Ensuring construction materials meet specifications

  • Participating in pre-construction and construction progress meetings

  • Coordinating with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department to ensure inspections are conducted and approved Maintaining inspection equipment

  • Complying with the safety and health program in support of an incident and injury-free workplace

  • Demonstrating the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with customers and stakeholders throughout the community, maintain composure and tactfully navigate through challenging issues with grace

  • Working autonomously with little supervision, demonstrating leadership and focus to ensure that your team is successful

Why should you apply? If you have demonstrated experience in water or wastewater systems, have excellent customer service skills, value autonomy, and are familiar with water/wastewater standards we want to hear from you! This job will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries, partner with contractors, and citizen owners to manage, prioritize and execute projects and assignments.

What will it take to be successful? The ideal candidate will bring either an associate or bachelor’s degree with a focus in Construction Management, Business, Engineering, or related field and/or completed a pipeline apprenticeship or equivalent program (journey-level). The ideal candidate will have five or more years of relevant Water/Wastewater experience and have the ability and desire to obtain and maintain a level 4 State of Colorado Operator’s certification in Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection. Leadership experience is preferred. Must have and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment that embraces teamwork and flexibility

  • Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential! For more information and to apply, visit


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft