Building Plans Examiner

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Building Plans Examiner. You will be responsible for reviewing all proposed building/construction plans for compliance with California building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, accessibility, and fire codes. You will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and conflicting priorities. This position is in the Fire and Building Safety Division of the Emergency Management Department.

Essential Duties
- Provide advanced technical and administrative coordination and oversight to plan and lead the review of all proposed building plans and/or construction documents for new and existing buildings, renovations, and remodeling work for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, accessibility and fire codes.
- Participate on project teams with builders, architects, engineers, and facility managers to ensure compliance; provide interpretation and offer, advise, or recommend solutions to meet the necessary standards, codes, or regulations.
- Provide advanced review of complex materials and application permits for all significant structures, developments and/or rehabilitations.
- Apply broad technical knowledge of codes and regulations in the recommendation for issuance of permits.
- Provide advanced technological assistance to technical staff regarding building plumbing, mechanical electrical, accessibility, and fire codes.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelors degree in Architecture or Engineering technology, related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience with significant experience in reviewing plans for building code compliance.
- ICC Certification as a B3 Building Plans Examiner or I6 California Building Plans Examiner.
- Advanced knowledge of building, electrical, mechanical, and/or plumbing, fire and accessibility codes and regulations; and ability to read, interpret, and understand complex regulations, Federal, State, and NFPA codes and regulations governing building construction, rehabilitation, alteration, and use and occupancy.
- Advanced knowledge of building materials and construction methods and practices; advanced technical skills and experience reading blueprints, drawings, and specifications.
- Advanced written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a diverse workforce and represent the Fire and Building Safety Division with all levels of management, internal and external to LLNL.
- Problem-solving and decision-making skills to anticipate, identify, and independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions to complex technical problems.
- Ability to be self-motivated and flexible, exercising a high degree of discretion and mature judgment in handling business sensitive and/or classified information; experience working effectively as a team member as well as independently.
- Extensive computer skills and experience using standard software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Desired Qualifications
- ICC Certification as a Commercial Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, or Electrical Inspector.
- ICC Certification as a Permit Technician.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Notes:  Relisted position. Originally listed on 04/30/2020.  Previous candidates need not reapply.  This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.  Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees. Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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