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Utility Construction Restoration Inspector/Auditor 51115 in Livonia, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job ID: 51115

Utility Construction Restoration Inspector/Auditor

If you're looking for a career that will provide a challenging work environment and many opportunities to learn, our company is the place for you.  Join our team and become part of a company full of exciting opportunities. We help employees achieve their personal best by offering many opportunities that develop and enhance their skills for career advancement.


The Energy Delivery Restoration Inspector/Auditor will work seasonally to audit our compliance with the company’s restoration requirements as well as Permit Agency permit requirements. The season will coincide with the summer construction season, generally beginning in April and ending mid-December. They will be responsible for inspecting/auditing all construction work performed by various company labor resource groups including Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Program, Classic Distribution and Contractors. The type of job sites to inspect/audit will include, small scale single excavation sites to large scale projects encompassing multiple miles of pipe installation. The number of jobs reviewed will vary as required to understand how well we are meeting specifications.

  • Types of work to be audited:
    • Civic Improvement
    • Company Initiated
    • Augment Supply
    • Leak repairs / replacements
    • Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Programs
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • New Business / Customer requested
  •  The scope of the audits will include, but is not limited to:
    • Soft surface restoration, such as: black dirt, grass seed, sod, landscaping, tree/shrub planting, slopes/ditch banks
    • Hard surface restoration completed, such as: concrete, asphalt, sub-base, driveways, sidewalk, parking lots, local streets, major streets, MDOT roads
    • SESC Controls such as: silt bags, silt fence, mulch blankets, covered spoil piles, temporary hard surface repairs, etc.
  • Work to be done in field (Approximately 75%):
    • Site visits/audits, both company and contractor
    • Validate proper techniques used for restoration
    • Validate quality of restoration, before and after vegetation growth
    • Customer visits to provide an expectation for timing of restoration
    • Validate and track complaints from Owner Agencies and Customers
    • Report back on completed work for Bond Recovery and permit closeout
    • Pre-Construction drive-by video
    • Work with Agency Inspectors/Field Personnel as needed for permit close-out, bond recovery, complaints, etc.
  •  Work to be done in office (Approximately 25%):
    • SAP/Database searches for unplanned work that may need permitting/notification/restoration
    • Pull spreadsheet and database reports on restoration notifications to validate accuracy
    • Track turnaround time on restoration orders
    • Reporting findings to Field Leaders, Permit Coordinator, and Restoration team via email, phone, in person, etc.
    • Obtain permit requirements from Permit Coordinators and Permit Agency Database
    • Obtain scheduling information for jobs recently completed
    • Compile evaluation of results and tracking database entry
    • Track complaints/concerns from agencies via spreadsheet, database, email, etc.
  • Inspector/Auditor will report to Gas Statewide Permit Coordination Lead and the office will be in the Livonia Service Center primarily covering the Livonia and Howell territories with possible help in other areas of the state if needed.  Will need to report to Royal Oak Service Center for training as needed.
  • Inspectors/Auditors may be required to assist in all areas listed above
  • This role may perform 'other duties' as assigned by Leadership to meet business needs.
  • This position will be held as an individual contributor responsible for inspecting/auditing projects in progress as well as completed project job sites

Working Conditions:

This position requires both office and field work with a minimum of 40 hours per week.


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in landscaping, road construction, utility construction, asphalt or concrete work
  • Basic underground utility construction knowledge
  • Familiar with interpreting and following permit specifications (MDOT, muni, etc.)
  • General engineering technology concepts and principles
  • Construction print reading and interpretation
  • Very strong skills in conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Proven Customer Experience
  • Skills in communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Must have knowledge in Microsoft products; SAP and CAD experience preferred
  • Must be self-motivated


High school diploma (minimum)

NOTE: Preference may be given to higher level degrees or certifications, such as: Storm Water Operator, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Aggregate, or Bituminous Certifications

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have fun a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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