Commerical Plans Examiner at Stantec

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Tucson, Arizona





Job Description:

The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn't have to be true? What if our built environment - where we live, learn, play, and conduct business - carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future-join us!

Your Opportunity

We put the engine in buildings engineering. Intelligent collaboration. Innovative execution. These are the elements of buildings engineering that rev us up. With decades of experience under our belts, we're achieving remarkable results with our work in building technologies, energy, and environmental performance. Our team works with clients, registrants, and jurisdictions to ensure designs, buildings, and processes are on track for safety, performance, and sustainability.

Our team of interdisciplinary code professionals work collaboratively to assure designs comply with all requirements of the international codes. Our history with local and regional jurisdictions and tribal governments includes plan review, field inspection, and interim building official.

Stantec's Tucson office is looking for a Commercial Plans Examiner who is responsible for approving moderate to complex commercial projects such as new construction and remodels of buildings of all occupancy types based on applicable codes, ordinances, and administrative directives which are enforced by the jurisdictions that Stantec Consulting Services provides services.

Your Key Responsibilities

Reading, interpreting, and approving plans and specifications; working directly with applicants, developers, contractors, and owner to resolve issues to gain code compliance in all international codes; researching and understanding construction methods, product applications, and code requirements; evaluating compliance based upon the specific conditions of each construction project, including the scope of work to be performed, nature of work, age of existing building, codes applicable during the original construction, and present code requirements; and maintaining paperwork and files in the office.

  • Reviewing plans, structural and energy calculations, product specifications, and other project submittals for design conformance and code compliance.
  • Communicating design and code nonconformance issues and approvals via phone, email, and written correspondence.
  • Organizing and maintaining project records, calculating project and client fees, denoting approved and denied project submittals, and learning and using client-based software applications.
  • Researches and enters technical data as required for sites, permits, or plans information into Word documents, various client software programs, and Microsoft Office files.
  • Writing corrections and problem-solving with design teams, contractors, developers, owners, and clients.
  • Creating and maintaining internal and external plan review records.
  • Advises applicants when deficiencies are discovered regarding client processes, review times, expedited reviews, and alternate review options.
  • Maintaining code knowledge through code update research and attendance at continuing education seminars and classes.
  • Assists Project Manager Assistant and department management in technical and customer problem resolutions for all projects.
  • Desired candidates prioritize customer service, integrity, and a commitment to support growth and profitability.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of:
  • IBC, IRC, IMC, IPC, IRC, IFGC, IECC, and NEC codes, ordinances, and directives, including building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and accessibility as applied to moderately complex new and existing commercial construction projects.
  • Various construction materials and methods and stages of construction.
  • Mathematical principles required to perform related technical calculations.
  • Microsoft Office at a proficient level.
  • Ability to:
  • Cooperate with internal and external Stantec clients and the public.
  • Read and accurately interpret plans and specifications.
  • Objectively interpret and consistently apply code requirements and related standards in accordance with department policies.
  • Draw or letter charts, schedules, graphs, maps, or similar objects.
  • Measure dimensions using engineer's and architect's scales.
  • Use graphic instructions, such as blueprints, plans, schematic drawings, or other visual aids.
  • Comprehend and make inferences from written material.
  • Work safely without presenting a threat to self or others.

Education and Experience

High school diploma and a minimum of five (5) years of experience reviewing plans, specifications, and other data to ensure proposed construction conforms to building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical codes, ordinance, and related regulations. Other combinations of experience and education meeting the minimum requirements may be substituted. Must possess the following certifications: ICC Building Plans Examiner OR ICC Building Inspector and at least one other ICC certification in mechanical, plumbing, or electrical.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others' talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Building Technologist/Technician

Primary Location: United States-Arizona-Tucson

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190002NP