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Pipeline Construction Supervisor-Gaithersburg

Company name
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Laurel, MD

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Functional Title
Pipeline Construction Supervisor-Gaithersburg

Recruitment Category Type

Functional Category
Engineering & Construction


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Job Description Summary

Organization Name
Pipeline Construction

Reports to
Construction Manager

Full or Part Time
Full Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or Temporary

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

7:30 AM - 4:00PM Monday thru Friday

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Position Summary Information

General Summary

The Technical Contracts Supervisor enforces the technical requirements for new pipeline construction contracts; water distribution and sewer collection system rehabilitation contracts; renewed service connections; new house service connections; health hazards, paving and landscaping restoration in close coordination with administrative contract managers. Performs related duties as required.

Incumbent supervises subordinate technical/inspection personnel who provides support to a specific Technical Contracts Supervisor while assuming the role of the Commission's and the Engineering and Construction Team's representative in the field. Work involves the application of sound construction management, technical knowledge and judgment gained through extensive experience in the construction field and assignments relative to the enforcement of the above referenced contract types. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Construction Management Section Manager and in close coordination with the Administrative Contract Manager, who represents WSSC in managing the administrative provisions of the contracts. Supervisor also assumes the role of the Construction Management Section Manager during the latter's absence.

Essential Functions

• Supervises employees, including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination;
• Enforces the technical provision (standard specifications) of pipeline construction projects, rehabilitation contracts, including water main replacement and cleaning & lining, sewer and water house connection renewals by lining and open-cut, sewer main and manhole rehabilitation by lining and open-cut, paving and restoration contracts; water and sewer main relocation contracts;
• In conjunction with the Administrative Contract Manager, schedules and conducts pre-construction meetings with contractors, sediment control specialists, and state, county and local agencies;
• Supervises Construction Inspectors on construction contracts; monitors and documents disciplinary problems;
• Reviews and approves contractors' current and final estimates, providing same to the Administrative Contract Manager;
• In concert with the Administrative Contract Manager, prepares change and field orders issued by the Administrative Contract Manager;
• Recommends acceptance of work as being finally complete to the Administrative Contract Manager;
• Conducts and provides constructability reviews and design critiques;
• Conducts bid-ready contract package reviews for all Commission water and sewer pipeline and house connection contracts to ensure completeness;
• Meets with contractors on a regular basis to resolve construction issues and coordinate on bid item quantities for work successfully completed;
• Prepares and updates daily, weekly and monthly reports;
• Reviews and recommends revisions to General Conditions, Standard Specifications and Standard Details;
• Trains new inspectors.

Other Functions

• On 24-hour call to work nights/weekends as warranted;
• Receives, reviews and approves/processes submittals, Closed Circuit Television Videos and associated reports from contractor;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

Work location is generally split between the office and the field. When working outdoors, you will be exposed to the seasonal fluctuation in temperatures. Due to the nature of the work, you could be required to enter confined spaces (large diameter pipe, manholes, vaults, etc.) which could expose you to loud noises, fumes, odors, dusts, and poor ventilation that would require the use of appropriate personal protective equipment to mitigate these conditions. Candidates for this position shall be able to lift objects that weigh up to 50 lbs. Work varies with task assignments and location.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

• Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of all types of pipeline construction and rehabilitation (including, but not limited to sewer lining and pipe bursting);
• Proper inspection techniques, and the materials and installation practices involved with pipeline construction; knowledge of soils compaction methods and testing;
• Skill in making engineering computations, estimates and measurements; basic line and grade practices; skill in communications both orally and in writing; knowledge of basic construction management techniques;
• Ability to detect construction faults and to appraise construction for quality and physical depreciation;
• Ability to work with contractors, state, county, local agencies and the general public;
• Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of technical subordinates.

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of progressively responsible para-professional civil engineering experience at the senior inspector level; or six years of construction inspection experience or related field position.

Additional Requirements

• Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license with no more than 4 points and the ability to obtain a WSSC driver's permit;
• Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure Statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.


Experience in the water/wastewater industry.

$62,410 to $95,274

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two (2) years of progressively responsible para-professional civil engineering experience at the senior inspector level - OR - six (6) years of construction inspection experience or related field position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with pipeline construction and rehabilitation (including, but not limited to sewer lining and pipe bursting)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have considerable knowledge of proper inspection techniques in construction?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience in a supervisory / management role?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience in the water/wastewater industry?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?
    • Yes
    • No

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Company info

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
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Company Profile
Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and more than 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline. Our service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties serving 1.8 million residents through approximately 460,000 customer accounts. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.

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