City and County of Denver Engineer/Architect Supervisor (Residential Plan Review) in Denver, Colorado

Job Description

The City of Denver's Community Planning & Development Department (CPD) is recruiting for a highly-motivated and innovative Engineer/Architect Supervisor for a crucial role that will be responsible for the supervision of the department's*Residential Plan Review*work group. This team has an impact throughout Denver and is responsible for reviewing and evaluating construction documents to ensure compliance to Building, Zoning and other related codes, ordinances, guidelines and standards for various one and two family buildings and structures throughout the City and County of Denver.

Metro Denver has an enviable quality of life that makes it simply one of the best places in the U.S. to live and work. If you are interested in building a career within one of America's most beautiful cities, while at the same time, providing a better environment for the public, this may be the ideal opportunity!

This the work group consists of licensed professional and technical staff that are responsible for the review of submitted plans and the issuance of Building and Zoning permits for one-and two-family residential projects.

The supervisor is responsible for providing day to day leadership and direction for staff to ensure high-performance, a customer service oriented work environment that supports the department's vision, mission and goals and recommending and implementing process improvements to increase operating efficiency and expedite work flow.

About Denver Community Planning and Development (CPD)

At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building.

Community Planning and Development 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 Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The Department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Learn more about how we're BUILDING COMMUNITY at and

Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top of this posting and/or visit*jobs*.

Job Responsibilities

The Engineer/Architect Supervisor will:

Directly supervise a team of licensed professional and technical staff who provide residential plan review services to a diverse range of customers including architects, other design professionals, contractors, property owners, and city staff from other partner work groups.

Plan, assign, monitor, and evaluate the work of plan review staff members and provide feedback to assist with the ongoing development of individual staff members.

Provide technical expertise to staff. Provide work instruction and assist employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments.

Train new staff members on applicable codes, regulations, requirements, and standards for plan review, orient staff with appropriate policies and procedures, and ensure that work conforms to standards and regulations.

Establish work unit and staff work goals and objectives. Develop and implement performance metrics for the Residential Plan Review team including measures for staff workload, on-time reviews, quality assurance, customer satisfaction, etc.

Participate as required on the Development Services Management team to resolve issues of projects, policies, and regulations.

Interact directly with the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, other Directors, Managers, Supervisors, staff from the Planning Services Division, (including Landmark Preservation), other work groups within CPD, the City Attorney's Office, developers, owners, consultants, and other customers.

Evaluate the effectiveness of existing codes, standards, regulations, methods, and/or procedures, recommends modifications, and make code interpretations in less defined areas of codes.

Ensure that staff prepares comprehensive records, reports, and documentation that complies with standards and requirements.

Resolve problems encountered during daily operations and determine standards for problem resolution including escalations from clients.

Develop the performance enhancement plan, document performance, provide performance feedback, and formally evaluate the work of employees.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


*Education Requirement: * Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, Construction Management, City or Regional Planning or other related degree.

*Experience Requirement: * Three years of experience at the type and level of a Senior Engineer or Senior Architect.

Three years of professional level experience in community, city, regional, or transportation/infrastructure planning, development review, or housing and neighborhood revitalization.

*Education/Experience Equivalency: *A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification: * Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers at the time of application. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the applicant is registered by the State of Colorado by the completion of the probationary period. *OR Registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at time of application. Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant have Colorado registration at completion of probation.

OR Professional Planner that is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.

Completion of Career Service Authority supervisory training courses prior to completion of the probationary period.

Preferred Experience Five years at the type and level of a Plans Review Engineer/Architect that included reviewing, examining, interpreting, and approving a wide range of complex residential and/or commercial construction plans.

  • Possession of the Residential Plans Examiner certificate (R3) issued by the International Code Council is preferred.
  • Experience supervising a team working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience that demonstrates a multi-disciplinary approach to development review.
  • Project management skills and experience, particularly with complex regulatory or process improvement projects.
  • Working knowledge of zoning regulations, especially form-based code.
  • Working knowledge of building regulations, especially residential. Additional Information

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Classification Title: Development and Planning Supervisor CE1566 Pay Grade: 817E Compensation Range: $76,853.00 - $122,965.00 Department: Community Planning and Development To Apply: please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit

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Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

BB/AF We offer a very competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
  • Flex Spending Account
  • RTD EcoPass Discounts
  • Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Programs
  • Wellness Center #ZR

Salary: $76,853.00 - $122,965.00 Annually

Job Type: Unlimited Regular

Job Number: 26837 15036

Location: Denver, CO

Department: Community Planning/Development (CPD)

Closing: 11/15/2016 11:59 PM Mountain