Plan Check Engineer

City of Alameda
Alameda, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Community Development

This position is regularly scheduled to work a 4-day, 38 hour workweek.

Under general direction coordinates and performs review of various building, construction, improvement, repair plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; performs the most difficult and complex structural plan reviews, including those that require a Registered Professional Engineer; performs other related work as required.

The City of Alameda offers a great benefits package including generous pension benefits and fully paid medical/dental plans for you and your family.  To learn more, click here. (Download PDF reader)

  1. Reviews plans and administers systems and procedures to ensure that construction plans, structural calculations, geotechnical reports, energy calculations and specifications comply with all federal, state, and local building laws, rules, ordinances and regulations, including compliance of health and safety features, proper materials usage, placement on the property, flood, wind and earthquake provisions, sewer, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and energy requirements.
  2. Performs the most difficult and complex plan checks, including those requiring a Registered Professional Engineer.
  3. Provides clear and concise direction in plan review comments.
  4. Works with design professionals, engineers, contractors, property owners and others regarding permit requirements, various notices, engineering details, correction of plans, and other related matters relevant to acceptance and approval of construction plans and other permitting processes requirements.
  5. Assists inspectors, contractors, design professionals and the public by providing information and clarification regarding various codes and their application.
  6. Participates in development plan review providing expertise and guidance for future, current and past projects.
  7. Approves field changes to construction plans and designs.
  8. Conducts research and investigations such as those involved with reports of structural problems or in cases dealing with code and ordinance interpretation and application history.
  9. Maintains current knowledge of all applicable codes, ordinances and regulations, and of approved methods, materials, and equipment pertaining to building, plumbing, heating ventilation, refrigeration and electrical constructions; may attend meetings and conferences of inspection officials.
  10. Maintains records, prepares a variety of reports, and makes estimates of a specialized nature in connection with various building projects.
  11. Participates in court actions involving building, zoning, housing, plumbing, electrical, fire and related violations.
  12. Coordinates the work of outside plan review consultants.
  13. Provides lead direction and training to assigned staff.

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in civil, structural or architectural engineering or a related field.
Three years of increasingly responsible professional plan check, plans examiner or senior level inspection experience, at least one of which shall have included structural engineering experience in California Building Standards Code work or equivalent plan check work in public works construction.
Other Requirements
Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California.
Possession of or ability to obtain within one year of appointment, International Code Council Plans Examiner Certification.
Selected positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.

Published on:
August 7, 2018 - 9:25am
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