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George Mason University
Fairfax, VA, United States
25 days ago
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
25 days ago


The successful candidate for this position will be a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer and will perform interdisciplinary reviews of plans and documents for large multifaceted structures at a nationally recognized research University. Complex engineering and constructability analysis related to work covered by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the National Electric Code, NFPA 72, other referenced standards, Virginia Statewide Fire Code, and GMU Design Standards for new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, commercial, industrial, one and two family dwellings, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations prior to permit issuance.  Conducts interdisciplinary inspections throughout all phases of construction to verify compliance with codes and related regulations during construction. Evaluates proposed alternative designs to determine whether equivalent measures are provided. Analysis and decisions require engineering and constructability expertise as they affect life safety. The work shall be performed in a complex and fast-paced setting requiring professional expertise, attention to details, and client assistance. Other related duties as required under the supervision of the University Building Official.


Required Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Substantial knowledge and experience with all Electrical standards referenced by the VUSBC;
  • Must have significant experience in the complex calculations and evaluations of Electrical systems, engineering/architectural principles and practices of design, construction, and inspection processes for large and small projects;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including those requiring expedited review and action;
  • Progressive, resourceful and flexible; able to effectively navigate in a setting that involves numerous parties, internal and external stakeholders with differing perspectives, interests and goals;
  • Must have the ability to resolve issues in an amicable manner and promote a team approach to problem solving;
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills when interacting with a myriad of personalities;
  • Able to balance the ability to listen and solicit input with the capacity to make analytical and objective decisions in conformance with adopted codes and regulations;
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize project work appropriately;
  • Exhibit leadership and fortitude to uphold findings that may not always be popular;
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
  • Ability to move about construction sites and commercial/residential properties in a safe and effective manner in small spaces and walk or perform work tasks on uneven surfaces to perform inspections;
  • Normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, and speaking are necessary;
  • Ability to move about construction sites and commercial/residential properties in a safe and effective manner;
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator’s license that meets all of GMU’s requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason’s Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver’s licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review. 

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications:

  • An ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree is required.  A Bachelor or Master of Engineering degree with an emphasis on building systems and Electrical engineering is preferred;
  • Must be able to use computer-based applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Bluebeam Revu.  Powerpoint, Word and Excel programs.  CAD and GIS experience is helpful;
  • Virginia-Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required.  Professional Engineers licensed in another State must have the ability to become licensed in Virginia within one year.  

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58857164
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Electrical Plans Examiner
  • Company Name: George Mason University
  • Job Function: Plans Professional - Electrical Plans Examiner
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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