Job Opportunity | PLAN REVIEW ENGINEER III | St. Charles County, Mo




Salary Range:              $56,659.83(min) – $70,286.52(mid) per year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement, and Tuition Assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this position is to direct and perform plan review for code compliance, commercial occupancy inspections, one-stop meetings, estimate projects costs, establish permit fees, approves projects for permit issuance, and monitors blasting. The work is performed under the direction of the Division Director of Building and Code Enforcement.

• Reviews construction plans for residential and commercial building projects to determine compliance with ICC, NEC, FEMA and other applicable codes and state statutes.  
• Assists Division Director, Inspection Manager, and Inspectors as needed regarding plan review matters.  
• Calculates construction area to estimate project cost and establish permit fees.  
• Consults with architects, builders, and developers regarding residential and non-residential plan review processes and offers appropriate plan changes to meet code requirements.  
• Conducts preliminary residential and non-residential plan review meetings with developers, architects, and engineers.  
• Provides information regarding code requirements for other County departments and the general public. Notifies permit applicants regarding needed changes for code compliance.  
• Analyzes project scope and establishes building inspections required for project.  
• Establishes division review guidelines. Ensures compliance with guidelines .
• Assists the public in acquiring building permits.  
• Participates in on-going training as needed. Attends training seminars.  
• Maintains current knowledge of construction standards, applicable codes, plan review process, and building permitting process using both paper and electronic plans.  
• Conducts commercial occupancy inspections.  
• Conducts inspections as required by the fire code.  
• Answers building code questions by telephone, email, computer software, and in person.  
• Reviews construction plans for residential and commercial building projects to determine compliance with ICC, NEC, FEMA and other applicable codes and state statutes.


• Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, building technology or related field, or a comparable level of experience in a related field.  
• Certifications: A valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.Certification from the International Code Council (ICC) as a Residential Plans Examiner, Commercial Building Plans Examiner, and an Accessibility Plans Examiner / Inspector.Certification from the International Code Council (ICC) in three of the four following areas: Mechanical Plans Examiner, Plumbing Plans Examiner, Electrical Plans Examiner, and Energy Conservation Plans Examiner. Certification in FEMA IS – 100, IS – 200, IS – 700, IS – 800, and IS-2200 required within the first six months of employment (obtained online).  
• Job Experience: 5 years construction experience or bachelor’s degree in related field or combination thereof with either (1) a minimum of five years of experience with St. Charles County as a plans examiner or inspector, or (2) a minimum of four years of experience as a plans examiner with St. Charles County.   • Knowledge, skills and abilities Proficient in plan review software with training in performing residential and commercial plan review including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.Training in blasting operations and monitoring.   • Employment is contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled or a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied.

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.