Plan Review Manager (REPOST)

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Mar 23, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $83,824.00 - $104,811.20 Annually USD

Job Description

***RECRUITMENT REOPENED - APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THE ORIGINAL POSTING. DO NOT REAPPLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS STILL ACTIVE. ***

Under general supervision, this position will mentor and supervise the Project Engineering division for the Engineering Department and oversee the day-to-day plan review operations. The incumbent will be a technical expert for incoming development, and assign and manage incoming Development and CIP workload to streamline and ensure efficient and timely plan review.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Assigns and manages incoming workload per city policies and procedures such as: construction document review, entitlement review, Preliminary Application Conference (PAC) reviews, issuance of permits, tracking performance metrics for the division, and managing customer delivery and expectations;
  • Acts as the primary contact for the appeal of any technical plan and report review comments;
  • Attends all PAC and design review meetings to provide oversight and flexibility where needed;
  • Acts as the single point of contact for customers regarding turnaround times and customer service as it relates to engineering plan review;
  • Advises the City and Deputy Engineer on standards, policy issues, and timelines. Provides input regarding technical issues and concerns and is responsible for developing and managing a streamlined workflow for all civil plan reviews;
  • Communicates and coordinates the plan review deadlines with other city departments, external agencies, and regulatory bodies. Assists in more difficult reviews and code interpretation questions, ensuring civil plan reviews comply with city ordinances, design standards, and public hearing stipulations;
  • Demonstrates and leads a team in creating and implementing continuous improvement efforts and quality standards while placing a high value on citizen interaction, communication, and customer service;
  • Reviews and evaluates developer requests for exceptions on city code requirements and deferral agreements for offsite improvements;
  • Oversees the department's daily operational processes, including Capital Improvement Project (CIP) reviews, Development reviews, budget operations, and technical expertise;
  • Participates in required project meetings representing the Engineering department providing expertise in infrastructure;
  • Manages the existing potential project scopes, budgets, and schedules of the Development and CIP projects; interprets and communicates codes and policies to various departments and external agencies;
  • Manages and communicates policies and procedures set forth per department standards. Confers with engineers, architects, developers, citizen groups, and other public agencies to acquire and provide information;
  • Supervises designated staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring policies, standards, and procedures are followed; addresses employee concerns and problems; counsels, and completes performance evaluations; conducts interviews and makes hiring and discipline recommendations; maintains a safe working environment;
  • Assists with plan review responsibilities up to 25% of the time;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and a broad knowledge in civil plan review, project management, construction, operational processes or related fields. Seven (7) years experience with increasing responsibility in civil and environmental engineering, including two (2) years supervisory experience. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) with the ability to obtain an Arizona P.E. within one (1) year; OR and equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Project Management and Public Administration principles and practices
  • Land development practices including interaction with land developers and their consultants
  • Capital improvement planning, financing, and implementation
  • Principles and practices of design engineering
  • Methods and materials used in construction
  • Construction codes and related laws and ordinances
  • Determining compliance with City codes and ordinances
  • The principles and practices of finance and budgeting
  • Microsoft Windows Office products

Skill in & Ability to:
  • Read and interpret construction documents and technical specifications
  • Review complex administrative and technical issues and recommend innovative solutions
  • Respond to, communicate, and listen effectively with staff members, land developers, outside agencies, and citizens in a face-to-face setting or telephone
  • Communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, grammar, and punctuation
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities
  • Read, understand, and interpret City codes and ordinances
  • Provide concise and accurate information verbally and in writing to the development community and obtain their input on the review process
  • Proficiently perform computerized word processing, comprehension, summarizing, and writing/editing
  • Perform mathematical calculations and draw logical conclusions
  • Work diplomatically among people with diverse opinions
  • Attend and facilitate meetings
  • Supervise and coordinate the staff's activities as assigned, including training, scheduling, hiring decisions, written performance evaluations, and possible disciplinary actions
  • Monitor the work of staff members to ensure conformance to standards
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work

Additional Information:
Special Requirements: A valid Arizona driver's license is required. Licensed as a P.E. with the ability to obtain an Arizona P.E. within one (1) year of employment.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Most work is performed in a standard office environment. May be required to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
Reports To: City Engineer or designee
Supervision Exercised: Project Engineering division
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Schedule: Monday -Thursday, 7:00am - 6:00pm


Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/21/21 6:00 PM Mountain Time

Job Address

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