Building Codes Manager (DCA)

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As the Building Codes Manager, you will manage programs related to compliance with building codes on all Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority) properties and as assigned.

Building Codes Manager

Serves in the Building Codes Department in the Office of Engineering Support and Real Estate. Offices are located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Reviews construction plans, issues permits, manages special studies and analyses, and conducts facility inspections to enforce and assure compliance with building codes for construction projects and daily operations. Performs related functions.


Acts on behalf of the Vice President for Engineering Support and Real Estate Development as the Airports Authority’s Building Code Official and serves as principal advisor to the Senior Vice President and other Airports Authority executives on Airports Authority building code issues.

Directly and/or through subordinate staff, manages the comprehensive building code program to ensure all new construction and alterations and repairs to existing buildings and structures comply with the Airports Authority Building Codes Manual, Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC), and other building codes and standards (e.g., the National Electric Code (NEC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards).

Conducts building code reviews of plans, designs, and specifications of new construction or modification of facilities, airside and landside, on all Airports Authority properties.

Provides advice and direction on all building code related matters to both Airport Engineering and Maintenance Departments for Work Permits and other related projects, as required.

Conducts inspections of all Airports Authority facilities and properties at the direction of the Vice President of Engineering Support and Real Estate for building code violations, including tenant and information technology related work.

Issues construction permits, inspects facilities for code compliance, advises on remedial actions, and issues requirements and reports.

Coordinates with regulatory agencies, the Planning, Design, Construction Departments within the Office of Engineering, and the Airports Engineering and Maintenance Departments on  building code issues.

Monitors evaluation of proposals, firm selection, and technical contract negotiations.

Serves as contracting officer’s technical representative (COTR) for building code contract work, provides technical direction to the program management consultant and others, and provides oversight for subordinates performing as COTRs.

Participates in development of contract provisions on building code compliance.

Establishes building code aspects of the design guidelines and maintains the Building Code Manual.

Serves as Safety Security Oversight Administrator (SSOA) for the AeroTrain and related fixed facilities. Administers the Program Standard and reports on AeroTrain System safety to the Vice President for Engineering Support and Real Estate Development. Is the primary point of contact for the Safety Security Oversight Contractor (SSOC) on all Program Standard matters.

Conceives of and manages special projects and analyses to establish or improve systems and processes for accomplishing the Department’s and Office’s mission and tactical objectives.

Writes technical procedures, letters, reports, and memoranda.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Eight years of progressively responsible experience in design, inspection, or construction of facilities including substantive work reviewing, evaluating, and advising on construction permit applications, construction plans, and specifications for building code compliance.

Knowledge of VUSBC, International Building Code (IBC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), NEC, and NFPA standards and skill in applying them to implementing and enforcing a comprehensive building code program, including both permit plan examination and code inspection.

Knowledge of construction industry standards and practices (e.g., civil and structural construction, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and elevator) and ability to apply it to evaluate construction drawings and specifications and ensure compliance with codes.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and ability to manage the operations and programs of the unit/team.

Ability to make detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

Knowledge of the procedures and policies related to contracting and procurement programs and ability to assist with solicitations and proposal evaluations and serve as a COTR.

Ability to speak and write effectively, with emphasis on communicating technical issues to nontechnical audiences.

Skill in using a computer and office suite software, with emphasis on systems/software used for building code work.


Licensure as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field.


A state driver’s license in good standing.

Certification by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) as a Building Code Official.


Must maintain certifications.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

Operates vehicle landside and airside (requires AOA permit).

May be exposed to some adverse weather conditions and dust, grease, dirt, and loud noise when visiting work sites.

Wears personal protective equipment, as needed, at work sites.

Must distinguish color-coded electrical wiring and building materials.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

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