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Bldg Code Plan Reviewer/Inspector (Electrical Engineer)

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Bldg Code Plan Reviewer/Inspector (Electrical Engineer)
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170223
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the University Building Official, the Building Code Plan Reviewer/Inspector conducts interdisciplinary reviews of plans and documents related to work covered by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Virginia Statewide Fire Code, and VA Tech Design Standards for new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, commercial, industrial, one and two family dwellings, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations prior to permit issuance. Also conducts routine inspections of new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, commercial, industrial, one and two family dwellings, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations during construction. The work shall be performed in a complex setting requiring dealing with multitasking as well as paying attention to details and serving the clients. Other related duties as required under the supervision of the University Building Official.

Required Qualifications:

- Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or training and work experience that equates to an advanced degree.
- Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia.
- Must have or capable of acquiring VA DHCD certification in the Virginia Code Core Academy, commercial and residential plans examiner, building inspector and one or more trade inspection within 18 months of employment.
- Must have significant experience in electrical engineering principles and practices of design, construction, and inspection processes for large and small projects.
- Must have a valid drivers license.
- Must have the ability to resolve issues in an amicable manner and promote a team approach to problem solving; and organizational skills to work in a fast paced and multitasking environment with variable priorities.
- Must be able to travel to and from work sites on and off main campus within Virginia and perform on site inspections. Site inspections require bending, climbing, pushing/pulling, reaching, lifting, standing, walking and moving and handling up to 50 lbs.
- Work is both inside in the office and outside in the field. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds, maneuver in small spaces, and walk and perform work tasks on uneven surfaces. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. of tools or books.
-Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Private design practice with experience with Commonwealth of Virginia and CPSM directives.
- Strong working knowledge of the application of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Codes (Building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, accessibility, etc), the Virginia State Fire Code and related standards.
- Design, inspection and testing experience in Fire Alarm and or Fire Suppression Systems.
- Knowledge of Virginia Tech Design Standards.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Experience in making group presentations.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below), Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- On occasion overnight travel may be required.
- On occasion may work additional or modified schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to, posting AP0170223. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: FS - University Building Official
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M - F 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Job Posting Date: 08/07/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/11/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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