Substation Construction Inspector

Location: Various Locations, OR & ID
Date Posted: 05-31-2017
MacKay Sposito is seeking two full time Substation Construction Inspectors to join the team in Idaho and Oregon.  This position performs physical on-site observation, documentation, and inspection of electrical substation projects to assess and ensure compliance with applicable contract plans, specifications, codes and regulations.  The Substation Construction Inspector position also requires communication of project information to clients, regulatory agencies, and other agencies, peers, and managers routinely. 

Keys to Success:

  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical substation systems including steel structures, electrical equipment, foundations, grounding, control wiring, buswork, etc.
  • Ability to distinguish live parts and experience working around energized facilities.
  • Ability to work under the direction of or act as a lead construction inspector.
  • Ability to affectively document the project through daily reports and photographs.
  • Ability to affectively communicate with the project team including the owner, construction contractor, design team, and project stakeholders.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Seeks continual learning and improvement.
  • Requires demonstrated success in working independently to meet deadlines, act in an Owner’s Representative role, and execute a wide range of inspection activities reliably.
  • Requires ability to maintain composure while under pressure and remain flexible despite interruptions or changes.


  • Three years of work experience in construction inspection (civil, mechanical and/or electrical) or civil engineering role or 10 years of applicable trade experience is preferred.
  • Must have a current or be able to obtain prior to employment a BPA issued Restricted Electrical Workers Permit.
  • The ability to review project documents electronically (blueprints, project specifications, drawings, etc.) as well as submit comprehensive and detailed daily reports is a critical component of this position – you must be computer literate.
  • Must have proficiency in the following key areas:  Word processing, spreadsheet and email software; and higher math (algebra, trigonometry and geometry).
  • Must be able to walk, lift, carry, stoop, bend, twist and work in the outdoors on uneven surfaces routinely. Typical workday may include exposure to weather extremes and rough or uneven terrain.
  • Current driver’s license and good driving record required. Ability to be insured to drive company vehicles required.

What You’ll Gain From Working Here:

Employees of MacKay Sposito are united by our drive for excellence, our passion for innovation, and the responsibility we take for our clients’ success. We also like to sprinkle in a bit of fun. This combination makes MacKay Sposito an enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

Our Values

At MacKay Sposito, we’re serious about our work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have a unique and diverse mix of employees who enjoy each other’s company. In addition to having first-rate technical skills, we search out people who are friendly, honest and dedicated to their work.
We believe firmly in the principle of constructive candor – always telling the client everything they need to know to make fully informed decisions. By creating a positive, committed and supportive environment, we’re able to challenge our people to be the best that they can be, and to celebrate every success. 

About MacKay Sposito:

Providing consultation services to energy, public works and land development clients, MacKay Sposito’s expertise spans civil engineering, construction management and inspection, land survey, planning and project management, and landscape architecture for both public and private sector.     
Whether connecting public and private sectors, helping our clients put together a complex mixed-use masterplan development, getting power to a remote rural outpost, or improving a city’s facilities, MacKay Sposito is all about building lasting relationships and strong communities. At our core, we’re committed to honesty, dedication and relationships. These pillars make up the foundation of how we treat our people, and ultimately our clients. >> Learn more about working at MacKay Sposito.
We promise to challenge, inspire, and reward you.
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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