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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 Prevention Code, and Virginia Tech Design Standards for new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, research, commercial, industrial, large residential, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations prior to permit issuance. Also, the position conducts routine inspections of new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, research, commercial, industrial, large residential, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations during construction. The work shall be performed in a complex setting requiring multitasking, attention to detail, and customer service. Other related duties may be assigned as required under the supervision of the University Building Official.
- Advanced degree in Architecture, Engineering, or related field; or training and work experience that equates to an advanced degree. - Licensed Architect or Engineer in Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia. - Must have or be capable of acquiring VA DHCD certification as commercial and residential plans examiner, building inspector, and one or more trade inspection within 18 months of employment. - Must have a valid driver's license. - Strong working knowledge of the application of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Codes (building, fire protection systems, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, accessibility, etc), the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and related standards such as NFPA 13 and 72. - Must have significant experience in the engineering/architectural principles and practices of design, construction, and inspection processes for large and small projects. - 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. - Work is performed both inside in the office and outside in the field. Must be able to travel to and from work sites and perform on-site inspections. Site inspections require bending, climbing (ladders and scaffolds), pushing/pulling, reaching, lifting, standing, walking and performing tasks on uneven surfaces, maneuvering in small spaces, and moving and handling up to 50 lbs.
- Private design practice with experience with Commonwealth of Virginia and CPSM directives. - Knowledge of Virginia Tech Design Standards. - Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. - Excellent communication skills; ability to make group presentations.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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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.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).