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Provides comprehensive plan review(s) on a wide variety of campus construction projects ranging from very small Tenant Improvements through complex new construction and infrastructure replacement projects and provides expert level plan review within technical areas of expertise such as Electrical, Plumbing/Mechanical and Infrastructure. Reviews plans for proposed projects and previously submitted plans for compliance to code and campus standards. Issues permits after the completion of a successful plan review. May review and inspect all building exterior access projects for compliance with all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, state and local requirements, and act in coordination with the campus' Access Compliance Officer to confirm alignment with the expectations of that office as applicable. Coordinates with Inspector of Record (IOR) on small and complex general construction projects, coordinating the activities of other campus inspectors within areas of technical expertise, and 'special inspectors' as required by California code of Regulations Title 24. Works with inspectors and subject matter experts to resolve conflicts between disciplines, competing standards, codes or specifications. Administers Permit Center, including intake of plans and related customer service functions, issuance of permits once plan review is complete, and issuance of Certificates of Occupancy once projects are complete and have submitted required close-out documents. Oversees mandated document retention and archiving. Coordinates and supports plan reviews and inspections with State/Campus Fire Marshall. Provides written documentation of all plan reviews and inspections performed, including daily reports, weekly updates and other reports as required to keep various project participants informed as necessary. Prepares analysis on deficiencies and conflicts during plan review for supervisors and managers. Reviews and inspects construction projects and confirms compliance with all applicable codes, plans and specifications, campus standards, and acts in the capacity of deputy to the Director of Inspection Services and the Campus Building Official. Conducts both onsite inspections and plan review to ensure compliance. Maintains required certifications and membership in plan review and inspection trade association(s) for the purpose of ensuring continuity of interpretations of applicable codes.Must maintain certification as International Code Council California Building Plans Examiner.
Expert knowledge of California Building Codes, and the Campus Construction Design Standards. Expert knowledge/skills in providing comprehensive plan review services including the most complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of campus facilities, with particular emphasis on area of technical expertise. Expert ability to review, evaluate, and advise project management on level of project completeness as it applies to application for progress payments submitted by contractors. Expert verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents. Expert organizational and analytical skills, including skill in problem recognition, avoidance and resolution. Expert skills in effectively meeting budget and time constraints. Skills to use computers and other electronic media to complete project documentation of all inspections, project progress, and equipment accounting and digital photography of the work in progress.
Education/Training: Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Certification in a specialty skilled trade required.
Licenses or certifications, if any: Possession of a certificate as International Code Council California Building Plans Examiner is required within 12 months of employment. Possession of ICC certification as a Building Inspector, Fire Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector or California Access Specialist (CASp) are highly desirable. Possession of a valid class C California Driver's License is required.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary for this position is $86,600 - 132,000.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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