Electrical Plans Review Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • Apr 2, 2024

Website City and County of Denver

Are you a professional engineer with electrical design experience with a wide variety of buildings (including commercial)? Are you passionate about doing work that matters in your community and are looking for a stable position with work/life balance, amazing benefits and a pension plan for life? If so, this may be the role for YOU!   The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is recruiting for a highly motivated Electrical Plans Review Engineer to join our Development Services Division. We are seeking an individual with expertise in design and relevant electrical power and lighting systems with the ability to serve as a technical expert on such issues, and the ability to research effective solutions. Apply today!


With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver (CCD) means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. Click here to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for CCD!


What We Offer


The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The starting salary range for this position is $120,000-150,000/year, based experience and education. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to:

Four (4) Medical Plans, Dental, Vision Insurance
Pension Plan for Life (Employee contributes 8.45%, Employer matches at 17.95%)
457 (b) Retirement Plan
PTO (over 3 weeks in your first year) and 12 paid holidays
Yearly Merit Increase
STD, LTD, HSA, FSA, Life Insurance
CARE Bank, Family Leave Benefits
Employee Assistance Program, Employee Volunteer Program
Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2000/year), We Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Learning and Development Opportunities; Courses and Career Development Resources
EcoPass (unlimited free RTD bus/train rides)


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model. Employees work where needed, at a job site several days a week and off-site as needed. In this position you can expect to work 3 days per week on site at the Wellington Webb Building, located at 201 W Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80202. Employees must work within the state of Colorado on their off-site days. *Please note: Due to construction at the Webb Building, CPD will be working from another location (the Republic Plaza) for approximately 6-8 months during 2024.


*9/80 Flex option after successfully completing 6-month probation (meaning within a two-week period, you are working nine days, approximately nine hours per day, 10th day off).


What You’ll Do


The Development Services Division within CPD administers Denver’s building, fire and zoning codes through review, permitting, and inspection of all new development projects in Denver. Through each of these critical roles, Development Services helps to implement the city’s vision for an outstanding Denver.
At CPD, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. CPD is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe and plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at CPD works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department’s three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections.


The Electrical Plans Review Engineer will work with our customers to research effective solutions and serve as a technical expert that assists design professionals with engineering standards.


Key responsibilities will include:

Quickly and accurately review complex electrical construction drawings and specifications for compliance to the Denver Building Code for new and existing buildings as well as photovoltaic systems
Assist design professionals with engineering standards, coordinating with other electrical engineering functions, such as, fire alarm, utilities, life safety, security, contractors, and appropriate managers and staff
Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team as well as work independently reporting directly to the Engineer/Architect Supervisor for the section
Assist inspectors with difficult or unusual code compliance issues and answer questions from inspectors about plan review comments
Participate in recommending and establishing policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and specifications and evaluates the effectiveness of existing methods, policies, procedures, and proposed local and national model code modifications and issues
About You
We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels. You’ll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, the people around you and Denver to the next level.


We are looking for someone with some or all the following skills and experience: ​

Direct electrical design experience with a wide variety of buildings (both multi-family residential and commercial)
Experience in design and construction of high-performance buildings, at minimum experience utilizing the National Electrical Code and IECC
Familiarity with emergency power systems, residential and commercial photovoltaic systems, and electric vehicle charging systems
Certification as a LEED professional
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; Ability to understand, interpret, and enforce the intent of the codes
Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing; Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers
Experience using Bluebeam® Revu®
Efficiently demonstrates excellent time/work management skills
Problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes
Strong attention to detail and highly organized; Dependable and can maintain confidentiality
Required Minimum Qualifications

Education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of professional engineering experience after obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license. (Some positions may require experience in a specific engineering area). Additional directly related engineering/architecture experience can be substituted for up to two (2) years of the three (3) years of post-licensed experience
Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements
Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application
Requires registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application
Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant has Colorado registration at completion of probation
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
Application Deadline


To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

Cover Letter
This position is expected to stay open until February 2nd, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than February 2nd, 2024 at midnight to ensure consideration.

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