Senior Code & Zoning Specialist

Full-Time On-Site

KM Associates of New York, Inc. provides expediting services and code & zoning consulting services to the architecture, design, and construction industries.

As a Senior Code and Zoning Specialist with a strong background in NYC Building Code and FDNY Regulations, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring compliance with these regulations, facilitating communication with clients, and providing expert guidance on complex projects. This position requires a high level of expertise, excellent communication skills, and the ability to lead and manage teams.

This is a full-time (M-F) position located onsite at the KM Associates office in Manhattan.

Essential Job Functions

Code Analysis:

  • Analyze NYC building codes and zoning requirements for a variety of projects.
  • Identify compliance issues and propose solutions to ensure adherence to regulations.

Documentation and Communication:

  • Independently prepare detailed code and zoning communications and reports.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of code-related information and correspondence.

Client and Agency Interaction:

  • Effectively communicate with clients, addressing inquiries, and providing in-depth explanations of code and zoning matters.
  • Lead communication and coordination with city agencies regarding applications, permits, and code-related issues.

Application Filings and Project Support:

  • Understand city agency processes and the required forms for application filings related to building permits and zoning approvals.
  • Provide guidance and support to Project Managers and Coordinators in code and zoning matters for ongoing projects.
  • Scope new projects and gather necessary information for initial assessments.

Research, Updates, and Billing Services:

  • Stay informed about updates and changes in building codes, zoning resolutions, FDNY Regulations, and related regulations.
  • Summarize and share updates within the team.
  • Record and document time spent on project-related research.
  • Ensure timely submission of service billing.

Miscellaneous Tasks and Training:

  • Handle administrative tasks related to code and zoning, such as organizing files, scheduling meetings, and managing documentation.
  • Create and conduct internal and external training presentations.

Knowledge and Ability

  • Knowledge of the necessary processes, forms, and filings resulting from a review of plans.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Self-reliant and a self-starter, capable of taking initiative and working independently.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to changing regulations and processes.
  • Familiarity with CO requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of relationships between city agencies.
  • Complete understanding of all application filings and processes.
  • Expertise in the concepts of construction.
  • Strong management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong knowledge of building codes, zoning regulations, and land use.
  • Proficiency with all NYC codes, zoning resolution, memorandums, building bulletins, TPPNs.
  • Experience in meeting with DOB commissioners and ensuring timely billing submissions.
  • Financial management of project budgets and billing.
  • Preparation of RFPs and Change Orders.
  • Proficiency in conducting training related to project management and code and zoning.
  • Ability to manage ALT-1, ALT-2, and New Building Projects.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, or a related field (or in progress) or 5-10 years of experience in the construction and expediting industry with a strong background in NYC Building Code and FDNY Regulations.
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