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Plans Examiner

Company: Stantec
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like static 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 client designs comply with life-safety 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 Sacramento office is looking for a Plans Examiner who is qualified to review and approve residential and commercial projects such as new construction, tenant improvements, remodels, additions, and small structures. Reviews will be based on applicable codes, ordinances, and administrative directives which are enforced by our clients.

The responsibilities include reading, interpreting, and approving building plans and specifications; providing concise written documents communicating deficiencies; document maintenance; and client and applicant interactions to communicate requirements and find solutions. Candidates work with all international codes which are complex and require a variety of interpretations 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 current code requirements.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Interpret code language and review plans and supplemental documents for compliance with adopted codes and amendments.
  • Assist applicants by phone or in-person regarding conformance with the various code disciplines and related regulations and directives.
  • Research and enter technical data as required for sites, permits, or plans information into Word documents, various client software programs, and Microsoft Office files.
  • Maintain knowledge of code updates and ordinance changes and attend seminars for continuing education on code and ordinance changes.
  • Work efficiently with a priority placed on customer service, integrity, and a commitment to support growth and profitability.

    Your Capabilities and Credentials
    • 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.
      • Measure dimensions using engineer's and architect's scales.
      • Use graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, or other visual aids.
      • Work safely without presenting a threat to self or others.
      • Knowledge to apply code requirements and make independent decisions to ensure life safety in the Stantec and home office.
      • Knowledge of:
        • International Council Codes (IBC, IMC, IPC, IRC, etc.) including building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing as applied to new and existing residential construction projects and moderately complex projects.
        • Various construction materials and methods and stages of construction.
        • Mathematical principles required to perform related technical calculations.
        • Microsoft Office at a proficient level.
        • Driver's license with satisfactory driving record required for inspection assignments.

          Must possess the following certifications:
          • Minimum two (2) International Code Council Certifications
            • One certification to be Building Plans Examiner, Residential Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, and/or Residential Inspector
            • Other certifications or job experience may be considered.

              Experience
              • Minimum five (5) years of experience reviewing plans and other documents to ensure compliance. Other combinations of experience and education meeting the minimum requirements may be substituted.
              • Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

                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 other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Keywords: Stantec, Sacramento , Plans Examiner, Professions , Sacramento, California

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