Class Title: Plan Review Engineer Location: City Hall
Department: Community Development Grade/Step Number:
Performs a variety of advanced technical, administrative, and supervisory work in directing engineering activities related to development review and capital projects throughout the City. Performs complex administrative and higher level professional civil engineering work in the design, construction, inspection, and coordination of a variety of public works projects; processes, reviews, and approves plans associated with residential, commercial, industrial and public assembly development, subdivision, transportation and other projects for conformance with City and State standards and current civil engineering practice; and performs other duties as assigned.
Reviews residential, commercial, industrial and public works project plans, reports and other development and design related documents for compliance with City of Ranson Design and Development Standards, and all applicable local, state, and federal codes and guidelines.
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, meeting strict deadlines, and occasionally involves working extended hours to meet strict deadlines and to attend public meetings after office hours.
Works under the general guidance and direction of the Assistant City Manager – Community Development
May exercise supervision over part-time, temporary or other third-party inspectors and consultant engineers as assigned
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews subdivision preliminary plats, final plats and re-plats; subdivision construction plans; subdivision bonding calculations
Reviews construction plans, site plans and other development related applications and documents for compliance with the City design standards and/or state and federal codes and other civil engineering standards
Reviews hydrologic and hydraulic models and analysis, drainage reports, FEMA letter of map change documents and reports, geotechnical reports, pavement designs and other development related reports/documents
Meets with citizens, developers, contractors, other agencies, and City departments
Responds to questions from the public concerning drainage, private development, and other related issues
Conducts inspections of work-in-progress and ensures projects are completed in compliance with applicable codes, regulations and standards
Coordinates assigned engineering projects with outside contractors, government agencies and organizations and the public, and provides assistance to internal City staff
City Standards and Details
Provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public in the administration of City’s Development Standards
Coordinates and reviews development standards with other agencies
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or closely-related field; and
Two years of experience in civil engineering plan review and construction; or
Any equivalent combination of education and experience
Registered Engineer in the State of West Virginia preferred
International Code Council Plans Examiner Certification is highly desirable
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Principles and practices of civil engineering and surveying including design, construction, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis principles and application and drainage infrastructure design and operation; open channel hydraulics
Knowledge of West Virginia Department Standards and their applications in urban compact walkable context
Basic understanding of residential and commercial development
Ability to read and interpret site plans, building plans, specifications, calculations and codes to determine compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances
Understanding of Form Based Codes, Smart Growth Principles, Context Sensitive Design, and Complete Streets
Basic understanding of floodplain management
Principles of record keeping and organization
Expressing ideas and answering questions clearly and concisely
Communicating clearly both orally and in writing
Dealing tactfully with others
Establish and maintain good working relationship with architects, contactors, the public and co-workers
A valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one by start of employment.
Registered as a Professional Civil or Structural Engineer in the State of West Virginia preferred.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processing and data base software; motor vehicle; phone; copy and fax machine
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed both in the office with some field inspections. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land uses and other matters. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Additional Salary Information: DOQ
About City of Ranson
Nestled in the heart of Jefferson County, West Virginia, and less than 70 miles from the center of the nation’s capital, the City of Ranson is seeking an ambitious and qualified individual to assist the City of Ranson in its continuing mission of becoming a model for how a small city on the fringe of a major metropolitan area can foster sustainable economic development, transit and community livability through targeted and strategic planning and infrastructure investments.