The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!
Reporting to the Deputy Building Inspector, this is specialized technical work entailing responsibility for the provision of effective plan checking service to review new construction projects and alterations/additions to existing buildings/structures for compliance with the design and life safety standards of the municipality prior to issuing building permits. The Building Technologist will conduct complex reviews; coordinate the processing of applications through various City Departments; provide assistance to departmental staff in interpreting the BC Building Code, regulations and by-laws; clarify problem areas with the plans; participate in the development of departmental and inspection staff in matters related to interpretation of the BC Building Code; and perform other related work as required.
Qualifications include graduation from an Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Building Technology, plus considerable related experience in the building construction industry or municipal field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Thorough knowledge of the pertinent sections of the building code, bylaws, and related departmental policies and procedures. Considerable knowledge of building construction and materials. Working knowledge of the BC Fire Code and Fire Services Act. Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications and to suggest corrections and changes where required; to perform mathematical calculations; to interpret and apply the building code, bylaws, regulations, and City planning guidelines and policies and to effectively explain same to a variety of external contacts; to coordinate the processing of applications through relevant City departments to ensure the timely completion of same, to perform routine inspections as required, and to liaise with said departments to facilitate same; to deal effectively with a wide variety of staff, owners, builders, professional people and the general public; and to participate in the review of policies and bylaws. BOABC Level 3 Qualification and Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia are required.
This competition will remain open until the positions are filled.
New applications are welcome!
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.
Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
- Address 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, Canada