Electrical Plans Examiner
The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) seeks a highly motivated Electrical Plans Examiner. Our ideal candidate is adaptable, a quick learner, and would be a strong contributor within a fast paced, high performing environment. This is an opportunity to join a very exciting part of our department - driving electrical project review that will directly impact construction projects.
Your responsibilities will include:
• Independently reviewing plans and specifications for proposed electrical work to ensure conformance with electrical and safety codes relevant to each proposed plan and interprets applicable codes
• Review of critical and complex electrical project plans for commercial, complex industrial, hospitals and high power distribution systems
• C onducting field investigations as assigned; prepares and records results of all plan reviews or correspondence; issues permits and stop work orders; and performs related duties as assigned.
• Independently conducting electrical inspections on the normal range of new or remodeled electrical installations to verify conformance with national, state and City of Seattle electrical codes and related ordinances; evaluate compliance with minimum standards for electrical materials and construction standards; and document records of inspection results in the Department data management systems.
• Providing leadership and direction in conveying accurate information and direction to customers to assure public safety in the use of potentially hazardous electrical installations.
• Personal contacts include electrical engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, contractors, property owners and the general public to provide information and interpretation of complex electrical code regulations.
Requires two years of college level training in mathematics, physics and electrical engineering subjects plus two years of experience as an electrician or electrical inspector or one year experience as an electrical plans examiner with a public code enforcement agency (or an equivalent combination of education and/or training and/or experience).
Successful candidates will possess the following skills, abilities, and experience:
• Journey level electrician experience
• Comprehensive knowledge of national, state, city codes, ordinances, industry standards, departmental policies, procedures, and precedents
• A thorough knowledge of industrial, commercial, and residential electrical and safety codes for buildings
• Skill in the accurate and appropriate calculation of fault currents, basic building loads, and related electrical plan evaluation techniques
• Knowledge of electrical engineering principles, methods and practices as they relate to equipment testing procedures and to electrical wiring and equipment system designs for buildings
• Proficient in using word processing and database software.
• Bluebeam construction software experience
The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections is a proud participant in the Race and Social Justice Initiative, a citywide effort to realize the vision of racial equity.
We require a strong commitment to customer service and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including a pre-employment physical, a driving abstract, and a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans
The full salary range for this position is $45.81 - $53.31 per hour.
A working test will be scheduled as a part of the screening and selection process.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov