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Plan Review Coordinator 30394

City of Atlanta

Listing Summary

General Summary

The Watershed Plan Coordinator reports to the Watershed Plan Manager. The Watershed Plan Coordinator assist with the day-to-day management of the program.

Manages professional/technical engineering projects including, engineering design and review, standards, survey work, inspections, and other engineering project components. This position may assist in the day-to-day Management of the Site Development Section within the Office of Watershed Protection, Department of Watershed Management. Site Development provides technical review of all construction plans, both public and private sector, which involve “earth disturbing activities” within the City Limits of Atlanta. This review serves to enforce both Georgia state laws regarding erosion and waters quality, and City of Atlanta standards for sanitary sewer design and capacity, paving, grading, drainage, and storm water management. 

The employee in this position is responsible for assisting in overseeing and managing engineering, contractual, and financial activities for this program area. This employee will interface with the Site Development Manager, Bureau Directors, the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, and Law Department. This employee will identify engineering and technical needs, and manpower requirements for the program area. Reviews and critiques all engineering documents submitted by applicants for Building Permits. This employee will be responsible for the work activities of as many as twenty staff including engineers and technical staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Collect information for plan review and approval. Create and comment on plan revisions to assist Engineer on requirements for approval.
  • Review and approve plans, review contractor’s compliance with City of Atlanta minimum design standards, provide written comments pertaining to reviews. 
  • Tracks the status of plan in the review process by entering data in Accela and other software 
  • Coordinates document management activities with team to ensure effective and efficient maintenance of document.
  • Ensure that installation specifications and regulations are in compliance with Federal, State, and City codes. 
  • Provide explanation of departmental procedures to customers to facilitate permits, issuance requirements and payment of services; to direct customers to appropriate areas for services requested.
  • Research projects and perform site visits to gather information. 
  • Prepares updates in database regarding plan review and other issues that may arise.
  • Provide point of contact for applicant needing advice concern minimum design standards,
  • Provide guidance to applicants on required standards concerning all permitting matters
  • Enforce City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances concerning engineering design requirements, enforce, City of Atlanta and Official Code of Georgia requirements for Soil and Erosion Control Standards and Best Management Practices as pertains to Program, review
  • Enforce City of Atlanta Stream Bank Buffer requirements, review for and enforce State of Georgia Stream Bank Buffer requirements, coordinate with other agencies as necessary, e.g. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Provide guidance and advice regarding Easement, Right of Entry Agreements, access requirements, and Indemnity Agreements, provide guidance and enforce City of Atlanta Bonding requirements, overview and minimize, as necessary, impact of contractor’s access arrangements on City’s existing easements


 Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of technical terminology; extensive knowledge of construction projects - administrative or field; knowledge of engineering, water and sewage, hydrology, hydraulics, and geotechnical processes and terminology; knowledge of legal requirements and ordinances.
  • Strong Computer and Software (Microsoft) Skills; ability to utilize Microsoft suites and project management programs.  very strong administrative and managerial skills; inter-personal and team working skills; skilled in communicating verbally and written.
  • Ability to develop relationships and partnerships; ability to write clear and concise technical documents; ability to read, understand, and prepare legal documents; ability to effectively negotiate resolutions of conflicts among citizens, neighbors, elected official, and staff, as well as efficiently manage a government office open to the public; ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings; ability to interpret laws, regulations and guidelines.

Leadership Provided

  • Has managerial authority over a group of professional employees and/or a group of professional, technical, or administrative employees with multiple intermediate supervisors and/or team leaders.

Additional Requirements

  • Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc.

Qualifications for Internal Candidates

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. 
  • Five years of progressively responsible management experience in engineering, project management, or a closely related technical area. 
  • Obtained specialized training in stream identification or ability to acquire within one year.
  • Must have knowledge of Federal and State regulations. 
  • Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be determined under prescribed guidelines. 

Licensures and Certifications

  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License
  • Floodplain Manager Certification is desirable
  • Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level II Certification or ability to obtain license within 6mos of employment

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

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