Russell Gregory

Senior Project Inspector

Russell Gregory is a talented and safety oriented Senior Project Inspector at Qunity with 30 years of experience in labor and project inspections. Mr. Gregory has specialized in applying technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices.  Throughout his career he has provided considerable knowledge of the standard methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment employed in the building construction trades with emphasis on extensive experience involving large commercial and civil projects. Mr. Gregory has been able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with developers, contractors, architects, engineers, and City staff.


Department of Public Works, Engineering Inspector – City of Durham 

  • Reviews engineering work, navigates the permitting system and procedures
  • construction drawings and specifications for constructability and provide input and feedback to engineers.
  • Provides inspections and management of Private Utilities, by navigates the permitting system and procedures; ensuring permit compliance; inspecting work sites; issuing field reports; researching projects.
  • Works closely with contractors and project managers to assure construction and repairs within the Public Right of way adheres and is maintained to the City codes and specifications. 
  • Attends project conferences and meetings with team, contractors and other stakeholders, including responding to citizen concerns.
  • Primary focus of position is to provide engineering inspection generate and secure rights-of-entry, and inspect sites to verify and monitor problem areas and conditions.

Utility System Supervisor – Department Water Management

  • Manage Excavation Group
  • Supervise Five Crew Chief II positions, with each position consisting of a 5-man crew 
  • Performs midyear and yearly appraises on assigned employees
  • Reviews daily assignments entered by Crew Chiefs through City Works Computer program system 
  • Gives constructive feedback that promotes teambuilding, mentoring and support for a positive workplace
  • Oversees and maintains the scheduling of leave and time keeping
  • Schedules training throughout the year for employees
  • Evaluates and assigns jobs based on level of priority and complexity
  • Reviews crews daily work task, reports, and productivity logs
  • Oversees new installation of water and sewer services
  • Repairs and maintains the infrastructure of the City of Durham’s Water and Sewer system including water mains, hydrants, valves, manholes, water serves, sewer mains, sewer services, and laterals
  • Generates monthly data reports on work group statistics including work orders completed as well as a written summery that thoroughly describes the previous month’s activities
  • Maintains City Works database pertaining to crew assignments, prioritizing projects, work orders, and cost effectiveness
  • Seeks out and engages in relevant professional development actives and shares with subordinates and the City organization as a whole
  • Provides troubleshooting for Engineering Services and Public Works Engineering Inspections to provide knowledge and solutions for maintenance of City of Durham infrastructure
  • Managed Utility Support Group, Senior Engineering Designer, Senior Engineering Technicians, and Engineering Technicians  
  • Managed Inspections of the City of Durham’s High Priority sewer lines twice a year and report to NC State
  • Organized and oversaw annual water main system flushing program
  • Worked closely with City of Durham Public Works Engineering Department 
  • Consulted with Engineering Inspections and contractors that involved approved construction plans for the scheduling of water main shut downs
  • Served as Liaison for Water and Sewer Maintenance and Utility Engineering within Water Management
  • Involved with utilities in NCDOT related projects. 
  • Coordinated with the Utility Engineer Department at Duke University.  
  • Provided customer service related to Water and Sewer Maintenance issues

Cross Connection Control Inspector

  • Assisted in ensuring compliance with the City’s Cross Connection Control Ordinance and other regulations 
  • Conducted field inspections of water piping systems of the City’s water customers to locate potential hazards and defects
  • Recommended effective means of reducing cross connection problems and specific corrective actions; Advised water customers about the essentials for developing their own in-house program
  • Investigated potential contamination problems from inadequately controlled cross connections and maintained the programs records and prepares technical reports 
  • Assisted with the training programs designed to certify contractors and maintenance personnel as backflow technicians
  • Examined plans and specifications for construction projects for compliance with pertinent regulations.

Senior Engineering Inspector Supervisor – Department of Public Works

  • Supervised a team of 13 Engineering Inspectors in accordance with City policies/guidelines and applicable laws
  • Supervision of Engineering Inspectors –  included:  hiring, administering performance evaluations, discipline, work objectives/effectiveness, distributing work assignments to facilitate contracts or duties, and provided constructive feedback in the areas pertaining to adherence to protocol, productivity, and the goals of fulfilling the Work Plan
  • Delegated job tasks to staff supervised, notified staff of future projects to be inspected
  • Oversaw and maintained scheduling of leave time and all inspection projects in the assigned areas
  • Consulted with other supervisors to coordinate construction activity, bid, and contract documents preparation, special projects, and personnel and work flow issues
  • Ensured that construction drawings and unit take off estimates, maps, plats, and other appropriate project documentation prepared by the Design Group are reviewed
  • Reviewed inspector’s data, daily reports and diaries for content, completeness, and adherence to standard practices
  • Managed Water and Sewer Contracts; ensuring compliance of contract terms for payment; prepared periodic and special reports; maintained required records
  • Coordinated construction projects to ensure timely completion of tasks
  • Oversaw project finances by reviewing monthly contract reports; verifying material inventories and orders; ensuring payment submittals; and providing cost estimates for contracts
  • Responded to construction projects emergencies that involved City infrastructure
  • Provided consultation and advice to other City Departments

  • 1987
    Northern High School, Durham, NC
  • NCDOT ACI Concrete Certification #02225167