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Universal Engineering Sciences Assistant Department Manager - Building Official in Tampa, Florida


Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) has an opening in our Building Inspection Department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.


The Building Inspection Assistant Department Manager is a key role responsible for managing the technical, operational, and financial aspects of the Building Inspection Department. Supervising the department’s personnel, business development efforts and performing building inspection and plans examiner duties, as required by business needs. The ideal candidate is a reliable, trustworthy individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment where collaboration and autonomy are valued.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

• Required to drive, stand, walk, use hands to type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk and hear. Body motions and movements include bending, twisting, reaching, stooping, pulling, kneeling, lifting, carrying, and pushing, with or without reasonable accommodation

• Lifting and/or moving up to 35 lbs regularly is expected, on occasion, with or without reasonable accommodation

• On average, the workdays range from 7 - 12 hours

• Job site conditions may or may not be accessible by vehicle, including wetlands, swamps, grasslands, and fields with uneven surfaces, sand, brush, and other natural and man-made obstacles

• This job is primarily and regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and construction sites where the noise level is usually moderate to loud

• This is not a remote position. This role will be based on the selected job posting location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keeps records of personnel transactions such as timesheets, benefits, new hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations; forwards necessary documentation to the Human Resources Department and/or Payroll for recordkeeping purposes

  • Interviews and selects employees to fill vacant positions

  • Review clerical and personnel records to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness

  • Responds and/or investigates employee inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs

  • Perform Structural Building Inspection duties (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing as licensed)

  • Inspect commercial and residential buildings, which are under construction or are being repaired, remodeled or enlarged and is performed during various stages of completion to ensure structural integrity and compliance with building codes/ordinances

  • Manages building inspectors, plan reviewers, quality control inspectors, project coordinators, and administrative assistants

  • Determines whether changes may be required in plans and makes recommendations to contractors, engineers, architects, etc.

  • Performs inspections of foundations, concrete slabs, framing, roofing, and related construction work

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and current inspection records

  • Exercises tact and courtesy when conducting inspections, and communicating with clients

  • Prepare reports and report data in a complete, timely and understandable fashion and return them as required to the branch office

  • Complete daily time and labor reports in accordance with company policy

  • Ensure that project requirements are met and compliant with inspection specifications, requirements, and company policies or procedures

  • Travel to various job sites at locations both locally and throughout the State of Florida

  • Regular attendance is required

  • Follows safety procedures

  • Other duties may be assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Five to seven years of building construction experience or equivalent training or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing License

  • State of Florida Plan Review Certification (PX)

  • State of Florida P.E. or Architect License and 3-5 years of related construction experience

  • Certified Building Official License (CBO)

Who We Are:

UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.

Growing in Excellence

As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 73 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.

Why Work at UES?

We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here (https://teamues-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/sbielefeldt/EbEUX7QyRi9Np7gALiJOZlkBNwVgknUxkYY7P7dcARIV9Q?e=aEICvf) to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace . Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Team: Building Inspection Department

Work Type: Full-Time

Location Type: onsite