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Mechanical Construction Inspector

Job ID 2107 Date posted 07/23/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Organizational Overview

BNL's Modernization Project Office's (MPO) mission is to design, construct, and update the physical plant of the Lab to provide facilities where world-class research can be performed.

Position Description


As a member of the Modernization Project Office, the experienced mechanical inspector will inspect plumbing /mechanical/HVAC work associated with new construction and/or renovation work to ensure conformance with contract documents and applicable codes and standards.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ field experience in construction with an emphasis on HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitting and fire protection. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of daily narrative reports
  • Verification of work performed on contractor payment applications
  • Coordination of construction work with facility operations and other stakeholders
  • Responsible for quality of work.
  • Verification of contractor compliance with contract drawings and specifications
  • Coordination of construction activities with facility user and support divisions to meet operational requirements 
  • Responsible to verify installation against shop drawings and specifications
  • Conformance with contractual safety requirements

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 10 years’ experience in construction inspection of Mechanical / Plumbing / HVAC
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of the latest version of the mechanical and plumbing ICC building codes and testing criteria for all types of mechanical systems
  • Valid driver’s license
  • The ability to work overtime on weekends or extended hours to accommodate contractor work schedules

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering 
  • ICC Certified Mechanical Inspector
  • NICET Level II and III Certification
  • Working knowledge of the latest version of the mechanical and plumbing ICC building codes and testing criteria for all types of mechanical systems is required
  • Knowledge of fire-stopping, fire-rated construction, and/or fire-proofing
  • OSHA 30-hour training

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements (as applicable):

  • Essential functions from Job Assessment Form (JAF) such as: lifting of 30 pounds; the ability to run a ½ mile; successfully pass a stress test, climb a ladder or more, etc.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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