Inspection Supervisor

  • Engineer
  • Maintenance/Construction
  • Mechanical/Utility
  • Water Distribution Operator
  • La Mesa, CA
  • $113,963 - $145,434/annually

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Setting standards of excellence in public service

HELIX WATER DISTRICT is seeking an experienced, innovative leader to join our engineering team as an Inspection Supervisor. This is your opportunity to perform rewarding work while leading a team of 4. If you consider yourself a team player that works cooperatively, uses sound judgement and is resourceful, you might be just who we are looking for!


The Inspection Supervisor plans, schedules, lays out, directs and supervises the work of field engineering staff engaged in performing detailed inspections of complex, multi-disciplined public works and waterworks construction projects. Inspection Supervisor performs in a leadership role in setting section goals and objectives, providing strategic direction and coaching and counseling within the field engineering section.



Plans, schedules, lays out, supervises and inspects the construction of multi-disciplined public works and waterworks construction projects performed by contractors within the district service boundaries; determines work and project priorities in consultation with the engineering manager.


Supervises and coaches assigned staff and provides leadership and direction to achieve section goals and individual performance results by establishing performance standards, development opportunities and goals.


Participates in the assignment of work duties/tasks and training of assigned personnel; provides day-to-day leadership; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets for assigned staff; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and professional development; subject to management approval, recommends disciplinary action to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with the district’s personnel policies and labor group memorandums of understanding.


Provides day-to-day supervision, technical and problem-solving assistance, coaching and training to assigned staff.


Independently acts as liaison between the district and outside contractors on capital improvement construction projects, including but not limited to, tanks/reservoirs, pump stations, treatment facilities and pipelines.


Performs advanced journey-level duties in the inspection, monitoring, testing and assessing of construction performance, and records construction activities to ensure compliance with contract documents.


Maintains and develops project documentation through daily status reports, charts progress of contract completion and schedules via regular project meetings.


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We are looking for a candidate with strong technical skills and is also a strategic thinker, motivator and someone who values each employee’s unique contributions. The successful candidate will be someone who can work with staff to ensure high-performance and provide a customer service-oriented work environment which aligns with our mission and values.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifying candidates will have training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by college-level course work in civil engineering, public works construction or related fields. Candidates will have ten years of progressively responsible experience in public works construction or equivalent, which includes at least five years of experience independently directing and controlling the quality of complex construction projects.


Certification/License Requirements:

A valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 3 (D3), or ability to acquire within two years.


Possession of an APWA Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) certification, or ability to obtain within one year.


A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.



To be considered for the Inspection Supervisor, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire at Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. For more information about Helix Water District, our excellent benefits package and a complete job description, please visit

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