Assistant Plan Examiner, Cranes & Derricks

NYC Department of Buildings – Manhattan, NY

The Cranes and Derricks (C&D) Unit s mission is to ensure that crane and hoisting work in New York City is performed safely as per manufacturer recommendations and best industry practices while maintaining the requirements of the NYC Construction Codes.

Under supervision, perform complex engineering analysis of structures and building equipment systems related to cranes and derricks:

  • Review designs and calculations for out-rigging staging and crane installations, and operations.
  • Examine plans for the design and operation of crane equipment for compliance with the NYC Construction Code and other pertinent laws and rules.
  • Interpret the Construction Code and other rules, regulations and legislation as they apply to proposed building construction related to cranes and derricks.
  • Engage in research, investigations, studies and reviews related to hoists and crane incidents.
  • Explain and enforce rules and laws in support of compliant development.
  • Testify as needed to support violations issued for non-compliant construction, alteration, and repairs.
  • Perform fieldwork to make on site determination of structural stability and safety of cranes and building structures.
  • Additional duties and projects as needed.


  • Minimum Qual Requirements
    1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in civil engineering and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; or

    2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a Master s degree from an accredited college in civil engineering.

    Preferred Skills
    Strong knowledge of NYC Building Code and/or the International Building Code.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Excellent computer skills.
    Experience must have been structural.

    Additional Information
    ONLY PERMANENT ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEERS AND APPLICANTS WHO CAN PROVIDE PROOF OF FILING FOR THE MOST RECENT ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER CIVIL SERVICE EXAM WILL BE CONSIDERED

    This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. If you are eligible for and would like to be considered under the 55-a program, please indicate that on your resume and cover letter.

    A selected candidate who is currently employed at the Department of Buildings serving in the civil service title Assistant Plan Examiner (Buildings) will remain in his/her current title.

    To Apply
    For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit the External Applicant NYC Careers site (nyc.gov/jobs/search) and search for the specific Job ID #

    For Current City Employees: Visit Employee Self-Service (ESS) to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search for the specific Job ID #

    No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.
    NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED

    Residency Requirement
    New York City Residency is not required for this position

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