Plans Examiner - CASp

San Diego, CA/Remote
Added: February 27, 2024
NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives .

NV5 strives to foster an exceptional and collaborative environment where employees are empowered to utilize their professional abilities and create opportunities for development. Our municipal services market is growing, and we are looking for a team member to enhance our ability to provide disability access plan review to new and existing clients.

Successful candidates for this position should be experienced in the review of accessibility for new construction and planned alteration to verify compliance with applicable codes, standards, and local ordinances. This position will be responsible for the review of construction and permit documents and may be asked to be available to perform construction site inspection and post-occupancy inspection to evaluate compliance with approved documents and accessibility requirements.

Candidates should be detail and process oriented and able to find creative solutions to challenging problems. The ability to interact in a professional manner with municipal agencies, design professionals, and permit applicants will be a critical responsibility of this position.

This person will engage with a multidisciplinary team to ensure timely plan review and work quality. Plans will be reviewed to establish compliance with the California Building Standards Codes, local municipal codes and ordinances, provide coordination of plan review staff, and coordinate with clients.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage, plan, and conduct accessibility plan review services
  • Ensure plan review services are timely and completed in accordance with established procedures
  • Communicate as needed with clients, project stakeholders, property owners, developers, and designers to explain requirements, policies, and procedures and to mediate/resolve conflicts and respond to questions
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns from engineers, architects, contractors, and clients regarding permit, plan review, inspection, or other accessibility issues
  • Interpret codes, standards, laws, and regulations; resolves accessibility issues during plan review
  • Stay current with new development or changes in codes, standards, materials, and technology
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or a related field
  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in plan review


  • CASp Certification Required
  • ICC Accessibility Certification Desired
  • Certification as a Building Plans Examiner by ICC or Licensure as an Engineer by the State of California Desired

The pay range for this California position is $60.00- $70.00 per hour; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.