City of Sunnyvale – Plan Check Engineer

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking a Plan Check Engineer to provide building construction inspections. The Building Safety team works as one solution-driven, cohesive team, and encourages leadership from the ground-up (are you the next Plan Check Engineer to join the team?).  This position is part of a 21-person building safety team that includes plan checking, inspection and administrative staff; the team works on a variety of projects from single-family maintenance, remodel and commercial tenant improvements in existing and new buildings, new construction of large development projects of townhomes, apartments, hotels, and Class A office buildings. The City of Sunnyvale is known for a focus on service including the timely processing of permits and development plans.

Under supervision of the Senior Plan Check Engineer, performs professional duties involving the review and checking of building and site plans to ensure compliance with City codes and ordinances and performs related work as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical expertise in plans, specifications and structural calculations for a range of residential, commercial, office and industrial buildings, is a good communicator to coworkers, contractors and other members of the public, and will be able to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other required documents. The candidate will advise professional engineers, architects and others concerning code requirements, engineering and planning problems arising in the preliminary design of buildings; assists building inspectors in difficult or unusual code interpretation; ensure safe construction of building based on structural adequacy and compliance with building codes; and other related duties of a plan check engineer.

The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefits package. A complete application consists of a City application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The position opens Tuesday, June 25, 2019 and final filing date is Monday, July 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm. For complete information regarding this current opportunity, please visit: and click on JOBS.

A direct link to the job posting can be found here: Plan Check Engineer

Salary $50.43 – $64.37 Hourly | $104,901.89 – $133,884.19 Annually