Plan Review Engineer (Mechanical Plan Engineer)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Plan Review Engineer (Mechanical Plan Engineer)

George Mason University's, University Building Office is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for it's Plan Review Engineer (Mechanical Plan Engineer). This position will report directly to the University Building Officer and will work at our Fairfax, Virginia campus. The working hours for this position will be Monday - Friday, from 7:30am - 3:30pm.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

The successful candidate for this position will be a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer and will perform interdisciplinary reviews of plans and documents for large multifaceted structures at a nationally recognized research University. Complex engineering and constructability analysis related to work covered by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the National Electric Code, NFPA 72, other referenced standards, Virginia Statewide Fire Code, and GMU Design Standards for new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, commercial, industrial, one and two family dwellings, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations prior to permit issuance. Conducts interdisciplinary inspections throughout all phases of construction to verify compliance with codes and related regulations during construction. Evaluate proposed alternative designs to determine whether equivalent measures are provided. Analysis and decisions require engineering and constructability expertise as they affect life safety. Work shall be performed in a complex and fast-paced setting requiring professional expertise, attention to details, and client assistance. Other related duties as required under the supervision of the University Building Official.

Required Qualifications:

  • Substantial knowledge and experience with all Mechanical standards referenced by the VUSBC;
  • Must have significant experience in the complex calculations and evaluations of HVAC and plumbing systems, engineering/architectural principles and practices of design, construction, and inspection processes for large and small projects;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including those requiring expedited review and action;
  • Progressive, resourceful and flexible; able to effectively navigate in a setting that involves numerous parties, internal and external stakeholders with differing perspectives, interests and goals;
  • Must have the ability to resolve issues in an amicable manner and promote a team approach to problem solving;
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal skills when interacting with a myriad of personalities;
  • Able to balance the ability to listen and solicit input with the capacity to make analytical and objective decisions in conformance with adopted codes and regulations;
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize project work appropriately;
  • Exhibit leadership and fortitude to uphold findings that may not always be popular;
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
  • Normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, and speaking are necessary;
  • Ability to move about construction sites and commercial/residential properties in a safe and effective manner in small spaces and walk or perform work tasks on uneven surfaces to perform inspections; and
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications:

  • An ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor or Master of Engineering degree with an emphasis on building systems or mechanical engineering is preferred;
  • Must be able to use computer-based applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Bluebeam Revu. PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs. CAD and GIS experience is helpful; and
  • Virginia-Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required. Professional Engineers licensed in another state must have the ability to become licensed in Virginia within one year.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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