Plan Check Engineer

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 18516 Pay Rate: 98,000-126,300

Job Description

Boutique Beach City Department is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable Plan Check Engineer with great customer service skills to join the Community Development Department to conduct residential and commercial plan checks.  

This is a direct hire opportunity. 
Pay: 98K-126K BOE and Certifications

Check building plans for residential, commercial, and other structures to ensure compliance with building, mechanical, energy, green, electrical and plumbing codes, local ordinances, and State and Federal laws; conduct field inspections; and do related work as required. 
  • Inspects plans and analyses of structures for compliance with various codes. 
  • Works at the permit counter and responds to questions related to building codes.
  • Must have customer service focus as the ideal candidate will be working directly with the citizens of the city. 
  • Interprets and explains requirements and restrictions relative to building codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures to architects, engineers, contractors and homeowners.
  • Provides technical assistance and coordinates plan check activities with other City departments, external engineers, architects, contractors, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Explains codes and ordinance provisions to architects or engineers used in the design phase of such structures.
  • Prepares comprehensive corrections lists and forms
  • Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence. 
  • May be required to work shifts, weekends and/or holidays. 


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in civil or architectural engineering AND a minimum of two (2) years of building/structure plan check experience. 
  • Municipal building/structure plan check experience is highly preferred.

License/Certificates/Special Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license at time of employment. 
  • International Conference of Building Officials Certification or other recognized Plan Examiner Certification is desirable. 
  • State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or licensed Architect with the California Architects Board is highly desirable.
  • California Code of Regulations - Title 24


Meet Your Recruiter

Emily Munoz
Senior Recruiter

As Senior Recruiter, Emily works on finding qualified candidates for medical device and aerospace industry as well supporting our clients as account manager.  Emily focuses on finding the right people for her clients and the right fit for her candidates.  Emily graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a degree in Hospitality Management, Prior to working as a recruiter, Emily worked managing coffee shops for over 10 years.  Emily uses her customer service skills and background to help people find their ideal work environment. 

During her off time, Emily enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her husband, two sons and her dog Rosie.


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