Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Building Code Official to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will support the continued development and evolution of critical infrastructure at Berkeley Lab. This position, within the Facilities Engineering Department, will manage the code compliance program and serves as the authority having jurisdiction over the building permit and inspection processes at Berkeley Lab. The Building Code Official (BCO) will help ensure consistent implementation of the Engineering Department's core function, which is to deliver mission-ready, safe, sustainable and highly reliable infrastructure and utilities to the Lab's world-class user facilities and research programs. Berkeley Lab is home to 16 Nobel Prizes, credited with the discovery of 16 elements on the periodic table and the place where nearly 4,000 dedicated professionals choose to work.
What You Will Do:
The BCO establishes procedures to conduct the appropriate reviews and inspections to enforce compliance with applicable codes and federal regulations.
Develop, implement and evaluate processes, systems, and procedures to achieve Department goals, objectives, and work standards.
Manage in-house staff, consultant plans examiners and building inspectors.
Provide leadership and work with staff and consultants to ensure a high performance, customer service-oriented work environment through selection, training, and day-to-day management practices that supports the department's and the Lab's mission, objectives and values.
Work effectively to build cooperative relationships with other Laboratory operations areas to ensure code compliance while maintaining alignment with the Laboratory's mission to make significant investments to repair, maintain, and upgrade existing infrastructure and buildings.
May serve on committees or perform other duties as assigned.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration or engineering technology or a related field; Master's Degree (Preferred) and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience including 5 years recent full-time experience managing technical plan reviews, permitting processes, and construction inspection for a local, state or federal entity responsible for fire or building code regulations.
The BCO shall possess or obtain certification as an ICC Certified Building Official (CBO) within six months of hire.
Demonstrated experience managing plan review and building inspection processes, including supervision of administrative and technical staff.
Demonstrated experience refining existing and developing new work processes, procedures and policies related to plan review, permitting and/or building inspection services.
Strong understanding of fire protections systems, fire alarm and notification systems, complex building designs, egress systems, accessibility and sustainability.
Hands-on experience with computers, proficient with software applications related to design review processing, document and information management.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to promote customer relations through collaborating with customers and colleagues, including senior internal and external contacts.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to independently make sound judgments and develop creative solutions to complex problems.
Excellent project management skills to develop detailed work plans and schedules to meet desired goals and objectives.
Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to all levels of an organization.
Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive administrative and technical reports.
Talent for working well under pressure and handling multiple tasks to achieve broadly defined group and institutional goals.
Ability to manage, train and develop staff and contracted support in order to keep pace with a growing demand for services.
Experience on the interpretation and enforcement of building codes and standards related to DOE Orders.
ICC Certification for Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector.
ICC Certification for Electrical Inspector.
Licensed professional engineer or architect in the State of California.
California Division of State Architect - CASp Certification.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Budgeted Salary is $187,944 - $229,704
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.