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Plan Review Specialist, Sr. Plumbing


Listing Summary

The purpose of this job is to review construction plans to ensure compliance with regulatory codes, ordinances, and laws. Duties include but are not limited to approving plumbing plans and specifications; assisting architects and developers with building code conformation; answering inquiries regarding construction materials and procedures regarding plumbing; explaining departmental procedures; and processing paperwork. The incumbent must ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers and embrace, support, and promote the City’s core values, beliefs, and culture.

Supervision Received

Work independently or in a team environment, reporting to the Project Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Review plumbing designs submitted for commercial applications. Covering all aspects of design and installation in compliance with the State adopted Plumbing Codes. Verification of all plumbing components and the use thereof. Including but not limited to, all installation, materials, design, water in flow, water to sewer connections, all components leading from the sewer tap to the structure, and all involved with the structure. Discuss plumbing installations with contractors, property owners and other interested parties. Explain and interpret codes and standards. Examines submittal documents for plumbing equipment compliance with current adopted jurisdictional codes. Identify deficiencies in plumbing submittal documents and communicates procedural requirements for correction of these documents in compliance with jurisdictional codes and standards. Respond to inquiries regarding plumbing designs from parties including, but not limited to, other plan reviewers, inspectors, registrants, owners, and contractors. Maintain knowledge of code updates and ordinance changes and attends seminars for continuing education on code and ordinance changes. Assist a high volume of architects, engineers, developers, and constituents in conformity to building code regulations. Providing services at a public counter to answer questions and approve plans, answer inquiries regarding construction materials and procedures. Explain departmental procedures to customers to facilitate permit issuance, direct customers to appropriate divisions for requested services.

Maintain accurate records, files of plans, plan review status and work performed. Offer suggestions and direct or participate as a member of a work group.

Administrative Duties:

Evaluate and approves plumbing plans and specifications that comply with city codes and regulations regarding zoning, structural adequacy, life safety, and fire emergency exit configuration. Research projects and gather information from specifications, standards, and design manuals, plumbing codes, life safety codes, and governmental regulations. Interpersonal Relations: Confer with architects and engineers to acquire information necessary to assess building’s plumbing systems. Assists architects, engineers, developers, homeowners, and public in voluntary conformity to plumbing code regulations. Answer inquiries from customers in office and over telephone regarding construction methods, procedures, and materials used. Explain departmental procedures to customers to facilitate permit issuance, direct customers to appropriate divisions for requested services. Marginal Job Functions: Performs other related duties as required.

Administrative Duties:

Prepares periodic updates in the City’s database regarding plan reviews and other issues. Communication: Confers with supervisor, Inspectors, contractors, the public and others regarding code interpretations, and related issues. Problem Identification and Solution: Studies, interprets, and ensures Electrical -NEC codes are adhered to in system designs.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures, building code regulations and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks. Applies organizational policies and codes. Leadership Provided Provides guidance and training as required to lower level, interns, temporary employees, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of established plumbing and construction codes and regulations Knowledge of plumbing construction procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties

Knowledge of the terminology used within the department. Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information. Ability to communicate with supervisors and other staff members. Ability to use independent judgment. Ability to perform the mathematical calculations required by the job. Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques required by the job. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department. Ability to work under a minimum degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention to detail and tight deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering, Plumbing Engineer, Building Construction, or related field is required. Three (3) years of experience reviewing plans, for compliance with plumbing systems for major structures. Additional classes in plumbing engineering, plumbing certification for state compliance or other that shows proficiency in plumbing designs, standards, and general practices. OR State certified plumbing contractor and High school diploma or equivalent with considerable experience in plumbing installation and review of the trade. Minimum five years construction experience in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education & Experience

Field experience in installation, plan reviews, inspections or class time affiliated with plumbing requirements is preferred.

Licensures and Certifications Required:

Valid Georgia Driver’s License Certified Plumbing Inspector Plans Examiner by the ICC or obtain Certification within 6 months of hire. At least five years field experience as a state Certified Plumbing Contractor issued by the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board with not less than five years of field experience; OR A current license issued by the State of Georgia as an Engineer may substitute for three of the required five years of construction experience.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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