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Damage Prevention QA QC Inspector (CNG-CT-Meadow)

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Posted on: 18-Mar-2023

Location: East Hartford, CT, US

Company: IBERDROLA, S.A.

Job Info

POSITION - Union: Damage Prevention QA QC Inspector (CNG-CT-Meadow)(40575)


Review and ensure accuracy of markouts submitted by the Markout Technicians. Provide quality controls and assurance for gas operation required system protection activities. Coordinates and maintains a dialogue with internal markout technicians, contracting and construction firms, governmental agencies, utility associates, public works, and highway departments to assure system protection of gas distribution facilities. Provides reports on damages and damage metrics as required for gas operations activities.


Education & Experience Required:

  • High School/GED with the completion of the relevant progression program and 8 years relevant experience required.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in locating underground utilities.
  • Knowledge of field computers, software applications, database management, and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of gas operations, construction, procedures, safety manual, emergency response, procedures, and instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of construction maps and drawings.


  • Technically proficient within subject matter.
  • Knowledge of industry codes including: 49 CFR Part 192, Connecticut General Statute Chapter 293 Section 16-345, and OSHA.
  • Ability to multi-task, delegate to others and respond effectively to high level stress situations.
  • Ability to provide field personnel explanations of identified issues pertaining to damage prevention activities.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely express and exchange ideas.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, the ability to form valuable conclusions and recommendations, and effectively manage and present data through a proficient use of Company computer systems.
  • Maintains control over all current projects/responsibilities and follows up on all relevant issues.


•    Provide quality control for main and service markouts completed by Company markout technicians.
•    Coordinate and maintain a dialogue with internal markout technicians, contracting and construction firms, governmental agencies, utility associates, public works, and highway departments to assure system protection of gas distribution facilities.
•    Conduct audits on completed mark out requests by Company markout technicians.
•    Report hazardous and abnormal operating conditions to contractor representative and immediate supervisor.
•    Assist Company markout technicians with main and service locates where applicable to achieve quality mark outs.
•    May participate on Mark-out Representative on call rotation.
•    Review available maps and records to ensure accuracy of information for markouts. Investigate and coordinate resolution of mapping issues between field operations and technical services when needed.
•    Act as the competent Company representative during excavations near critical facilities. 
•    Submit QA/QC inspection and audit forms on markouts completed by markout technicians. 
•    May report and perform excavator damage investigations as required.
•    Analyze and identify patterns in inspection and audit findings and propose future inspection schedule to supervision.
•    Monitor excavation activities of Second- and Third-Party Contractors. Ensure CBYD Excavator Manual and the PURA Excavation Near Underground Utility Facilities Regulation is adhered to. Document interactions and site information in Company software. 
•    Immediately report Third Party Excavator CBYD violations to supervision and submit Damage Access reports with pictures and video for review and approval. 
•    Conduct virtual and field pre-construction meetings to formulate a strategy for underground locating of large construction projects and recommends course of action to supervision.
•    Communicate with town and state paving contractors to ensure valve risers and covers are properly allocated.
•    Review and report follow-up on blasting and cast-iron encroachment tickets to supervision. 
•    Assist the supervisor in training and acts as a technical expert in underground locating activities.
•    As directed by supervision, may be required to allocate department resources and locate requests on a daily basis. 
•    May be required to mark out and complete routine and emergency CBYD tickets.
•    Valid driver's license required 

This is a DOT safety-sensitive position. Any applicant transferring into this department from a non-safety-sensitive position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen. This position requires a current driver's license. 
Additional duties as assigned.


  • Be a role model
  • Be agile
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self and Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country.  If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Hartford