Nature of Work: The Senior Plans Examiner is a member of the City Of Rochester Development Services Infrastructure (DSI) Team. The primary responsibility of the position is the review of construction documents, specifications and calculations submitted to DSI as part of the building permit process for new construction, alteration and/or repair of commercial and residential projects to ensure compliance with the State Building Code with an emphasis on structural compliance.
This position may also conduct field inspections of new and existing buildings during construction by comparing actual construction to approved plans and resolve discrepancies by providing technical advice and assistance to architects, engineers, contractors and/or designers regarding code compliance. The position is also responsible for training and advising staff in all applicable structural codes and technological specifications, and meeting with structural engineers to resolve code related issues and interpretations. The Senior Plans Examiner will also be expected to conduct plan review for non-structural commercial and residential projects.
The Senior Plans Examiner is part of the DSI team that promotes an overall positive customer service experience within the development services area and contributes to the City's vision to create a vibrant, compassionate and innovative team.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or closely related field from an accredited four-year college or university AND five (5) years of full-time, progressively responsible structural design or building plan review employment experience. OR A Professional Engineer (PE) license AND four (4) years of full-time, progressively responsible structural design or building plan review employment experience.
Must possess or obtain professional certifications related to plan review: State of Minnesota Building Officials Certification AND International Code Council (ICC) Plans Examiner Certification within 1 year of hire as a condition of continued employment.
Rochester is located in the southeast portion of Minnesota and is the state's third-largest city. Rochester is a growing city that has been consistently rated one of the best places to live in the United States. It is the home of the world renown Mayo Clinic.