Supervising Plans Examiner

Join the City of Torrance as our next Supervising Plans Examiner!

The Community Development Department’s Building & Safety Division is looking for a dedicated, results oriented Supervising Plans Examiner to join their team. The main purpose of the Division is to protect and promote public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. To accomplish this purpose, the Building & Safety Division provides inspections for new construction, buildings and remodeling of structures for compliance with the local, state and federal laws.

The Supervising Plans Examiner is responsible for the overall day to day operation of Plan Checking. This position supervises assigned staff involved in permit and plan check processing, as well as examines, checks, and approves engineering plans, specifications, and reports for a variety of complex structures; and reviews applications for building permits The Supervising Plans Examiner checks structural plans of greater complexity requiring a more thorough understanding of plan checking including the ability to calculate load and stress factors.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture, or a related field; and three years progressively responsible professional experience in engineering or architecture involving structural design and/or plan checking of residential, commercial and industrial structures. One year in a supervisory or lead capacity is preferred.

Possession of an ICBO Certificate in Plans Examining or Registration as a Civil Engineer may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

License and/or Certificates
Possession of a valid Class C Driver’s License.

Ideal Candidate
In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:
Supervisory skills and experience including staff training and development;
Strong organizational skills and self-motivation;
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies;
Extensive building and safety knowledge;
Thorough understanding of effective code enforcement;
Public Sector experience; and
Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Possession of an ICC Certificate in Plans Examining or Registration as a Civil Engineer is desirable.