HUD AEC Plan Reviewer
The Plan Reviewer will work within the HUD Architectural, Engineering, and Cost Review (AEC) service line and will function as part of an AEC project team that generally consists of the Project Manager, the Cost Analyst, and the Plan Reviewer. The AEC team works jointly to complete the HUD Plan Review and Cost Analysis required for substantial rehabilitation, new construction, adaptive re-use, and historical preservation projects primarily associated with multifamily and health care properties.
The Plan Reviewer will complete the review of all construction-related plans, specifications, and supporting documentation for consistency and compliance with applicable local building code requirements, accessible design standards, and HUD requirements for each AEC project to which they have been assigned.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Performance of a review of all documents provided that define the construction event.
- Assist with compilation of the building and development tabulation, coordinating with the cost analyst to confirm the coordination of this information within the construction documents.
- Identify and confirm with the Architect and/or the governing municipality and the applicable codes relevant to the proposed construction event.
- Assembly of a comprehensive plan review letter incorporating code or regulation reference.
- Coordination and review of the identified concerns with the development team to expedite completion of any modifications or response items.
- Confirm that all deficiencies or concerns are addressed either within the revised construction documents or within the required response letter.
- Assist with completion of the appropriate HUD Forms (or sections) including but not limited to the 2326, 2331b, 92264, 92329, etc.
- Participate in project coordination meetings and conference calls with the AEC review team, the development team, and the lender.
- Coordinate and/or assist in the completion of project site inspections and manage relevant data gathered during such inspections.
- Assist with assembly and review of reserve for replacement and funding schedules.
- Assist the AEC Project Manager with identification of any additional studies (i.e. sound attenuation, intrusive studies, system evaluations, etc.)
- Coordinate all findings with the AEC Project Manager.
Desired Education / Experience:
- ICC Certified Plans Examiner (building, fire, electric, plumbing, etc.)
- Accredited college coursework in any of the following areas: Architecture; Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, Structural Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Construction Technology; Public Safety, Fire Science, or a related area.
- 3 years full-time experience in plan review (building and/or fire), design, engineering, inspections, building construction, ensuring procedures, materials, methods and specifications complied with fire and building codes, or related experience.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to read and interpret construction documents and specifications. Must be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting: architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing drawings and specifications, as well as for any other discipline provided in regards to completion of the project.
- Building construction experience and building codes knowledge, with emphasis on Multifamily and/or Healthcare construction.
- Ability to provide code interpretation assistance to design professionals (architects, engineers), contractors, and owners.
- Plan development, construction administration, or project management (when working, as or with, a design professional).
- Ability to apply conflict resolution skills when discussing code issues discovered in the review process with design professionals, contractors, and owners.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal and client relationship skills. Must have the ability to interact with owners, contractors, and design professionals in a professional, productive manner.
- Strong time management skills. Ability to independently establish priorities and coordinate and complete competing assignments within established time frames.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently within the HUD AEC team.
- Flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion:
- Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion when communicating with clients.
- Flexibility to work effectively in a changing environment.
- Ability to adapt to changes in work environment, work assignments, and/or changes in priorities.
- Excellent typing, proofreading and editing skills.
- Computer skills with experience in word processing, spreadsheet applications and preparing Adobe pdf documents.