PERMITTING COORDINATOR II

Cuhaci & Peterson Blue Bell, PA

About the Job

Cuhaci & Peterson is seeking Permitting Coordinator II to join its growing team in Blue Bell,PA The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years experience with an associated site development trade or profession. Knowledge of basic site development procedures, blueprint reading, mathematical skills and map reading is necessary. Superior communication skills, both written and verbal are basic requirements. This position requires a high level of organizational skills. Responsibilities: Prepare site investigation reports and associated graphics with minimal direction. Coordinate supplemental documents/presentations with the Permits Assistant. Must be available for travel to prospective sites and investigation and permitting purposes. ? Identify importance of various issues identified in the site investigation and the ability to understand and communicate the implications for the project. ? Understanding and application of any sensitivities of the project from and/all aspects (i.e., real estate, design impacts). ? Understand the importance of time and sense of urgency to the client for all aspects of development. ? Understanding of basic code requirement impacts on the project (both architectural and engineering) ? Forward thinking on issues that may arise that could delay projects in the permitting or construction process and bring the issues to the attention of the project manager and the client as needed. ? Field measure, photographs and videotape existing conditions as needed. ? Effective communication with all parties involved in the project (in house, outside consultants and clients). ? Initiate/keep project moving by interviewing and prompting parties. ? Review construction documents at 90% completion to ensure consistency with architectural and civil engineering plans as well as insuring issues and information required by the reviewing agency are addressed. ? Preparing submittal packages, submitting and tracking reviews through the approvals. ? Identify the ramifications of new laws and/or ordinates hat will impact projects. ? Assist office personnel with code research and basic interpretation of codes as interpreted by the reviewing agency. ? Coordinate and prepare documents for submittal including all aspects needed to obtain approval for permits (i.e., addressing, water/wastewater agreements, civil engineering permits, architectural/engineering permits). ? Coordinate outside consultants including surveys, landscaping, site electrical, geotechnical, architectural and/or civil engineering. ? Prepare comments/response letters for resubmittals and coordinate the responses with the architectural/civil project manager. ? Act as liaison between the Architectural or Civil Project Manager, client, outside consultants and municipality. ? Troubleshoot design problems and coordination of resolution. ? Ensure that corrections have been made on the revised plans to answer any questions and basic understanding of the corrections. ? Understanding and familiarity of plan details and ramifications of changes. ? Effectively interpret municipality comments regarding submitted plans and negotiate for the most favorable outcome for the client including creating options and solutions. ? Representation of clients and projects at meetings and public hearings. ? Demonstrate ability to streamline processes and minimize time expended while maintaining a high quality product. ? Communication with the contractor to bridge permit issuance and construction starts. ? Assist the contractor in construction issues as instructed by the client. ? Assist in coordinating efforts to bridge construction completion and turnover to operations as directed by the client. ? Assist as directed in all other permitting related activities for which the department is responsible. ? Work effectively with various Project Management styles. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO: ? Sr. Permitting Coordinator ? Development of delegation and supervisory skills as demonstrated through interactions with the permits assistant and other firm employees. ? Exhibit ability to effectively grasp an overview of projects and consistently demonstrate knowledge of the ongoing status of all projects for which the position is responsible. ? Show ability to troubleshoot permitting related problems and minimize impacts to projects. ? Ability to delegate while maintaining control and quality of work. ? Demonstrate basic understanding of the need for departmental systems and their impacts on procedures. ? Demonstrate effective communication with outside consultants, clients and firm employees. ? Demonstrate advanced skills in negotiating issues that arise on particular projects. ? Participate in the marketing efforts of the company with existing and new clients. ? Contributing factors for advancement include the above items as well as an established need within the department. ? The ability to consistently work efficiently and accurately. ? Demonstrated success at taking on added responsibilities. ? Must attend seminars relating to communication skills, software utilities and multi-tasking. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, able to handle stressful situations and multi-tasking, able to work under time constraints, long hours may be required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Overtime (40+ hours) may be required as needed. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to handle stressful situations, multi-tasking, and working within reasonable time constraints to meet production schedules and budgets. Will work in normal office environment and may also be required to work outside of a normal office from time-to-time. The above criteria has been developed to establish guidelines for this position, but note that these are only guidelines, and a person s ability, talent, effort, personality, and other aspects of the profession shall become a deciding factor for each position. Promotions are dependent on effort, attitude, ability, need, and schooling and should not be considered automatic. Cuhaci & Peterson provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cuhaci & Peterson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.