At Washington County, you are given opportunities and challenges to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best, every day. The Planning and Development Services Division, Building Services section within the Department of Land Use and Transportation is currently hiring for a Building Engineer. This group is a full-service building permit office for all phases of construction on commercial and residential properties in unincorporated Washington County and inside the city limits of Banks, Gaston and North Plains. In addition, they provide electrical permitting, plan review and inspections for the cities of Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Sherwood, and Tualatin and plumbing permitting and inspections for the cities of Banks, Gaston and North Plains. As the Building Engineer, you will be responsible for the review of structural engineering plans and calculations for commercial, industrial, and residential projects for compliance with State adopted codes and accepted structural engineering standards and practices. It is imperative that you understand the various philosophies of engineering buildings and be capable of reviewing the designs of engineers to determine compliance with Oregon Structural Specialty Code and referenced standards including ASCE, ACI, AWS, etc. Successful candidates will be resourceful problem solvers, proactive and strategic decision-makers, and adept team-builders. The individual in this role works with external customer's as well as fellow staff members in plan review, inspection, and permitting. We are looking for someone who has outstanding personal communication skills and has the ability to articulate complex issues in a straightforward manner.
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