Plumbing Plan Review Engineer III (May be underfilled as Engineer II/I)
Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of 1.1 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protects the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.
The Building Division of Fairfax County is currently seeking a highly qualified and experienced candidate to fill Plumbing Plan Reviewer (Engineer III) position under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Building Trades Division.
Serves as senior plan reviewer of complex building designs in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), Virginia Plumbing Code (VPC) and Virginia Mechanical Code (VMC). Communicates design deficiencies, code requirements and engineering principles to project stakeholders, design team and contractors. Performs research, provides training, interprets code provisions and offers resolution to design and construction challenges in compliance with Virginia Building Codes. Performs other duties as assigned to further the goals and objectives of the agency. Communicates with architects, engineers, contractors and other stakeholders to provide code compliant structures. Complies with county, agency and job specific training requirements, including but not limited to emergency management and safety-related courses. Attends pre and post - submission meetings, coordinates with county-assigned project managers and peer reviewers. Complies with established LDS's safety program and guidelines.
Position may be underfilled as an Engineer II (S-24) or Engineer I (S-21); the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.
This position may be underfilled as an Engineer II (Grade S-24, $58,451.95 - $97,420.54 annually), or an Engineer I (Grade S-21, $50,739.73 - $84,565.73 annually).
The employment standards for the Engineer II are: any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus one year of professional experience in the appropriate engineering field. Upon successful completion of four years of professional engineering experience, Engineer II employees are eligible for a non-competitive appointment to Engineer III within the engineering discipline for which they have been appointed.
The employment standards for the Engineer I are: any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field. Upon the successful completion of a one-year training period, Engineer I employees are eligible for a non-competitive appointment to Engineer II within the engineering discipline for which they have been appointed.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
For all positions:
- A valid driver's license is required.
- Possession of Plumbing Plans Examiner Certification issued by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is required on hire or within 18 months of appointment and;
- Possession of a Plans Examiner certification issued by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development within 36 months of appointment in either Mechanical or Electrical trades.
- Possession of Plumbing Plans Examiner Certification issued by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Plan Review;
- Demonstrated experience in the review of complex plumbing plans for commercial buildings and compliance with the Virginia Plumbing Codes (VPC);
- Knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, building codes and construction practices and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders;
- Ability to guide project stakeholders in the review and inspection of large commercial buildings in plumbing trade for code compliance.
Ability to perform sedentary tasks for extended periods. Ability to review plans on desk, on computer screen, for long hours. Ability to lift and move heavy plans up to 50 pounds from one location to another. Ability to operate key-board driven equipment. Sufficient mobility to perform on-site building inspections. Ability to communicate with customers and attend meetings. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview, may include written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.