The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is the nation’s largest state-owned
power organization and one of New York State’s leading electricity
suppliers. As part of its charter, NYPA supplies low-cost power for economic
development purposes generated at facilities throughout the state, with 80
percent of its energy coming from clean, renewable hydropower.
Presently, the Power Authority is seeking a dynamic individual for the job
of a Sr. Code Compliance Engineer to work in our White Plains, NY office.
Responsibilities include performing code review of engineering and design
documents for new construction projects and providing comments regarding
code compliance issues; preparing Construction Permits and Conditions to
authorize construction of NYPA projects; supporting the safety personnel at
the operating locations regarding building code and fire protection issues;
performing code compliance inspections of permitted construction projects
and preparing reports detailing inspection activities and corrective actions
required before ensuring that corrective action is taken; maintaining files
and documentation required to verify NYPA’s compliance with the construction
permitting process defined in Part 1204, Title 19, of the Uniform Code; and
providing technical expertise to NYPA staff regarding Uniform Code matters.
Additional duties include maintaining certification as a NYS Code
Enforcement Official through completion of required certification courses
and annual “in-service” training courses; maintaining technical competency
regarding the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other
standards through self-study and designated training; and performing the
duties of the NYPA Code Coordinator pursuant to Part 1204.5 (the Code
Coordinator is responsible for providing fire safety inspections in response
to complaints regarding conditions or activities allegedly failing to comply
with provisions of the Uniform Code. In addition, the Code Coordinator shall
be responsible for NYPA’s compliance with Parts 1174, 1195, and 1196 of
Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations
including the preparation of the reports required under those Parts). This
position requires up to 20% travel to our operating facilities within NYS.
Excellent leadership, problem solving, planning, verbal and written
communication skills are essential.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering,
a Professional Engineering License and Code Enforcement Certification, along
with a minimum of 10 years experience applying and working with plan reviews
and inspections related to the requirements of the NYS Building Code (New
York State Executive Law, Title 19, NYCRR, Part 1204, Uniform Code) or ICC-based
building code. Previous experience with the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) fire protection and detection standards is necessary.
Familiarity with the engineering design process, construction activities and
processes, and code requirements for new products, materials and equipment
and systems used in the building industry is helpful. Knowledge of the New
York State Building Code as well as the NFPA and other referenced standards
is required. Working knowledge of NYS regulations (i.e. Title 19, NYCRR,
Part 1204) regarding the administration and enforcement of the Code
Enforcement Program for NYS Agencies is a must.