Manager, Plan Reviews & Inspections

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • Jul 25, 2019

Website COLocalAffairs Colorado Division of Housing

Open to Colorado residents only. Full job announcement at

The Manager, Plan Reviews & Inspections manages and supervises the inspections and plan review functions of the Building Codes & Standards Section. This position is responsible for the efficient and effective functioning of the technical aspects of the team, which requires assessment of the work to be accomplished, the desired outcomes, and determination of the best way to achieve those outcomes, and will also perform inspections and plan reviews as needed, particularly when staff are out or workload spikes in a particular area.

Responsibilities of the Manager include:

  • Oversees the work of the inspections and plan review functions, continuously monitors the quality, consistency, and volume of work completed, and evaluates opportunities to increase efficiency in order to ensure that the program is utilizing resources to its fullest extent; considers program priorities, industry standards, stakeholder input, and resource limitations in setting goals and objectives;
  • Implements reporting processes with relevant data points and quantifiable analytics in order to continuously monitor progress;
  • Ensures that the inspection schedule is designed in order to maximize effectiveness by adjusting staff assignments, prioritization of inspections, travel routes, and any and all other opportunities;
  • Conducts plan review of factory-built construction documents (both residential and nonresidential) as well as those for hotels, motels, and multi-family structures where no local building department has jurisdiction; writes plan review reports and timely review resubmittals of plans to ensure corrections are made;
  • Conducts inspections of factory-built units in production facilities and sales lots throughout Colorado to verify that the quality control program the facility has in place is adequate to ensure that units produced will meet all adopted codes and standards (International Code Council Residential and Commercial Building Codes (I-Codes), National Electric Code (NEC), U.S. Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Housing Construction Standard (HUD), etc.) and are in compliance with approved plans and the quality control manual;
  • Evaluates manufactured home installations for compliance with manufacturer’s instructions and/or applicable codes and standards;
  • Writes inspection reports and determine appropriate action (written response, re-inspection, etc.) to ensure corrections are made;
  • Performs quality reviews of work completed by reviewing inspection reports, scoring inspections, and conducting follow-up inspections;
  • Provides technical expertise verbally and/or in writing, including through presentations to manufacturers/builders, department staff, local authorities, and consumers on code requirements, quality control methods, differences between codes, types of units, requirements for each (i.e. Manufactured Housing Standard, International Codes, etc.), and compliance with these requirements;
  • Supervises four staff members, overseeing quality and quantity of work, tracking time and leave requests, performance management, and contributing to staff professional development.

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in construction management, building construction technology, architecture, civil engineering, or a closely related field (or substitute experience) and four years of professional experience as an architect, engineer, commercial plan reviewer, building inspector, building official, contractor or superintendent of construction.

Requires a valid driver’s license.

The successful application will be required to pass the Manufactured Housing Installation Exam within three months of hire and the following International Code Council (ICC) certifications within six months of hire:

Building Plans Examiner (Commercial),
Building Inspector (Commercial), and
Electrical Inspector (Commercial).

Requires certification or licensure in multiple construction/building trades, including the International Code Council (ICC) code set (IRC, IBC, IPC, IECC, IMC, IFGC), the national electric code, and/or U.S. HUD manufactured housing construction and installation standards.

Salary range: $79,908-$96,000 annually


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