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Electrical control & instrumentation inspector

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Electrical Inspector shall be to assure that the electrical, communication, and instrumentation installation on pipeline construction projects are performed in accordance with the company’s drawings, plans, specifications, and the contract documents.

The Electrical Inspector must have a thorough working knowledge of the electrical, communication, and instrumentation systems for natural gas pipeline or industrial facilities. This includes having a basic working knowledge of data acquisition systems and pneumatic and electrical control systems. This inspector shall also have a working knowledge of the current accepted edition of the National Electric Code (ANSI/NFPA 70) under the Code of Regulations Title 49 Part 192 and its provisions.

Candidate Specification

Working under the direction of the Chief Inspector or Resident Engineer, your responsibilities will include:
  • Being familiar with the approved for construction drawings and the company specifications.
  • Understanding the contract document as it relates to your duties on the project.
  • Maintaining a detailed inspector’s log book.
  • Completing and submitting applicable inspection reports that accurately describe the work performed on the project.
  • Taking proactive approach to safety on the job site and reporting safety issues to the Chief Inspector and Safety Inspector.
  • Verifying that all materials used on the installation are in compliance with company requirements.
  • Assuring that any design changes or material substitutions are discussed with the Chief Inspector/Resident Engineer and that proper company approval is obtained prior to proceeding with the work.
  • Keeping the Chief Inspector/Resident Engineer aware of any daily problems or anticipated problems with the project.
  • The ability to read and interpret piping and instrumentation drawings pertaining to the construction project.
  • Follow control logic in project electrical drawings and interface with existing systems.
  • Be familiar with interpretation of hazardous locations as defined by the N.E.C. and company specifications and be knowledgeable of approved wiring methods for these areas.
  • Able to perform or supervise the loop checks of electrical construction and document information.
  • Have knowledge of flame and gas detection systems and their operation in an industrial environment.
  • Be familiar with the A/C power systems including single phase and three phase systems and proper wiring methods.
  • Understand interfacing of pneumatic and electrical control systems (i.e. actuators, pressure, and I/P transmitters).

Professional Experience: Six or more years in oil and gas, water, or similar industries. Field experience is required.

Required Code and Standard Knowledge:
NEC, IESNA, NFPA 70E, IEEE Color Book Series, API RP-500, and AGA XL1001

Required Software Capabilities: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, SKM or ETAP, Computer Based Lighting Software

Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills
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