City of Portland - Plan Review Manager

PLAN REVIEW MANAGER (Building and Life Safety Codes)

Permitting and Inspections Department

The City’s Permitting and Inspections Department is seeking a full-time Plan Review Manager to oversee the building and life safety codes review portion of the building permit process.  The person hired for this role will supervise seven plan review staff and will play a key role in the overall success of the City’s permitting, inspections, and enforcement activities within a complex and fast-paced environment.  The Plan Review Manager will analyze procedures and workflow, set priorities and goals, and organize work to ensure that the plan review program is consistent, effective, and accountable to the public.  The preferred candidate should have an ability to foster a team environment and provide leadership and support to staff, including code interpretation guidance.  Candidates must have experience and knowledge in the administration and enforcement of codes, as well as with plan review and building inspections.  The Plan Review Manager reports to, and will work closely with the Permitting Manager to coordinate efforts between the plan review team and other inspections and permitting teams, as well as with other City departments.  This is primarily an office-based position, but the Plan Review Manager may occasionally conduct field inspections to help ensure that complex projects are progressing within the terms of the permit. 

Candidates must have excellent customer service skills to be able to work with a diversity of property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.  Requires graduation from a four-year college or university in architecture, engineering, or a related field, or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training.  Registered Architect or Licensed Professional Engineer is preferred, but not required.  Must have, or be able to obtain within six months of hire, Maine Code Enforcement Certification in legal issues, land use, internal plumbing, subsurface wastewater disposal, and building, energy, and ventilation standards.   Must have a valid State of Maine Class C driver’s license, access to a vehicle for daily work use, and must have and maintain a good driving record.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Non-Union position - Grade C44 – Salary range:  $73,097 to $89,891 annually.   

Accepting applications until Friday, August 26, 2022.


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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.  


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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