Architect – Plan Reviewer

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JLL is currently seeking an experienced Architectural Plan Reviewer to join our team in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; or Deerfield Beach, FL.

About Us:

Since 1937, Merritt & Harris has been a national leader in construction consulting, representing lenders and real estate investors on a variety of complex and high-profile projects including professional sports facilities, hotels, retail spaces, industrial, office and residential buildings. No design work is performed by our staff. The firm employs over 40 people in three offices across the country (New York City, Los Angeles, South Florida). Along with access to some of the most compelling projects and best experience in the industry and a collegial and professional group of peers, we offer a full range of benefits including 401k, health, dental, eye care, and life insurance, Transit Cheks, paid licensing fees, and a great work/life balance.

Job Description:

The position involves the review of plans, specifications, and related construction documents, and the writing of a descriptive report. The work involves a variety of project types and building sizes. The reviewer will determine each project’s:

  • Quality of design and appropriateness of materials,
  • General compliance with national and/or state building codes,
  • Adequacy of the proposed construction schedules, and
  • Status of the state of completion of the drawings, specifications, certifications, and permits.

The prospective candidate will be writing reports following established company formats in Microsoft Word.


Education and Experience:

  • Degree in Architecture preferred
  • Candidates with degrees in Engineering or Construction Technology will be considered
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in reviewing construction documents

Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of plans and specifications, contracts, budgets, change orders and construction schedules
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Personality Traits of Our Team:

  • Professionalism in all interactions
  • Independence in reporting
  • Thoroughness in analysis
  • Tirelessness in representing our clients
  • Positive and energetic in contributing to the Merritt & Harris team
  • A healthy sense of humor

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full Benefits package available

No phone calls please. E-mail resumes to or apply online below.

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