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Senior Code Compliance Electrical Engineer
Ref No.: 18-25740
Location: White Plains, New York
Summary:
  • Client is designated as a construction permitting agency by the New York Secretary of State. Client has identified the need in Corporate Policy 1-5 (CP 1-5), "Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Part 1204 – Title 19 NYCCR,” and the related Corporate Policy 1-4 (CP 1-4), "The Americans with Disabilities Act – Title II”.
  • Client has designated that certain positions have responsibility for administering this construction permitting process as defined in New York State Executive Law, Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204, Uniform Code; Administration and Enforcement by State Agencies.
  • The Senior Code Compliance Engineer is accountable to the Director of QA & Code Compliance for the performance of the program as outlined in Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204 and the business unit policy and procedures.
  • This position is designated as a Code Compliance Manager for projects affecting buildings, structures, premises and equipment under custody that are subject to the permitting requirements of Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204, and may also be designated as the Code Coordinator.
  • The Senior Code Compliance Engineer supports the Program Manager – Code Compliance with all activities necessary to implement the program outline as defined in Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204.
  • The Senior Code Compliance Engineer supports the Director of QA and Code Compliance by promoting stakeholder awareness.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Perform the function of a Code Compliance Manager as defined in Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204.6.
  • A Code Compliance Manager is authorized to issue construction permits and code compliance certificates for work undertaken by the Client.
  • Provide for the review of construction permits, for inspections during the process of construction, and for inspections in response to complaints regarding work which is subject to the Uniform Code
  • When appropriate, may issue notices of violations, stop work orders, and temporary approvals of occupancy.
  • If so designated, perform the duties of the Code Coordinator pursuant to Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204.5 and 1204.12
  • Responsible for monitoring annual fire safety inspections and other inspections in response to complaints regarding conditions or activities allegedly failing to comply with provisions of the Uniform Code.
  • Collect, maintain and archive project and fire inspection record documents required to verify compliance with Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204, and the Uniform Code.
  • Support Program Manager in preparing all necessary activity reports regarding projects and fire inspections within the code compliance program.
  • Support program outreach and awareness to project stakeholders.
  • Support Program Manager with identifying stakeholder projects affecting buildings, premises or equipment under the custody of subject to the Uniform Code.
  • Provide guidance and support to other code compliance staff for the performance of their duties within the group. Provide technical expertise and guidance to all project stakeholders and other staff regarding building code matters.
  • Support maintenance of paper and electronic documents for the code compliance group.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of the NYS Building, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas Codes; NFPA and other reference standards; and applicable NYS regulations (i.e. Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1202 or 1204) regarding the administration and enforcement of the Code Enforcement Program in NYS.
  • Ability to perform objective plan reviews of all disciplines and provide code interpretations with respect to applicable state regulations and building code requirements
  • Good knowledge of building construction processes and related inspection and testing within a utility environment
  • Ability to work effectively both independently or in a team environment.
  • Skills and aptitude for use of electronic data and document management systems (e.g. Microsoft Office and SharePoint).
  • Good knowledge of the NYS Building, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas Codes; NFPA and other reference standards; and applicable NYS regulations (i.e. Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1202 or 1204) regarding the administration and enforcement of the Code Enforcement Program in NYS.
  • Extensive knowledge of building construction processes and related inspection and testing within a utility environment
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal and the ability to develop working relationships with, present to and interface with personnel at all managerial levels, project stakeholders and other related industry professionals.
  • Strong problem-solving, multitasking and project management skills.
  • User and development experience with MS Access, preferred.
 
Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • New York State Professional Engineering License
  • Basic Code Enforcement Training Certification
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in the commercial or industrial construction industry with experience in applying the NY Uniform Code to construction.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Code Enforcement and applying performing plan reviews and inspections related to the requirements of the NYS Building Code (New York State Executive Law, Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204 or 1202, Uniform Code) or ICC-based building code.
  • Experience with evaluating the code compliance of new products, materials, and equipment and systems used in the building industry.
  • Knowledge of the organization, both at headquarters and the operating locations, preferred.
  • Experience with utility business practices including developing operating and/or maintenance policies and procedures, preferably in a power generation or transmission environment, preferred.
  • 5 Years' experience performing electrical inspections.
 
Physical Requirements:
  • Up to 30% travel (20% for Program Manager)
  • Travel throughout New York State to operating facilities, attend agency meetings, and industry seminars and working group meetings as noted in table below.
  • Occasional out-of-state travel to attend agency meetings and industry seminars and working group meetings.
  • Ability to walk long distances, climb up and down stairs and ladders, inspect in trenches below grade, and be able perform physical inspections of all facilities
  • Ability to wear personal protection equipment such as safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection and safety glasses
  • Have a valid NYS Driver's License.