Plans Examiner I

Temporary Full Time (24 months)


Merge your building and construction knowledge with customer service!
The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in B.C. with home to more than 140,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through development of our green spaces, arts & culture, urban design and state-of-the art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.
The City of Coquitlam is experiencing high growth rates and exciting new development challenges. The completion of the Evergreen Rapid Transit Line and a rapidly growing town centre are generating a fast paced and dynamic work environment.   
As a member of the Building Permits Division Team, combining technical and clerical work, you will examine plans and permit applications relating to single family and small multi-family dwellings for compliance with the BC Building Code and by-laws. Using a considerable degree of independent judgment, you will: 
  • Discuss plans, projects and nonconformance issues with applicants; 
  • Interpret/explain codes and clarify problem areas; 
  • Make recommendations for revised plans; 
  • Coordinate and process building permit applications.
Along with education from an Institute of Technology with a certificate (and, preferably, a diploma) in Building Technology plus considerable related experience in the building construction methods, architectural/engineering field, and preferably some experience in a municipal office, you also have: 
  • Sounds knowledge of BC Building Codes, building and zoning bylaws 
  • Interpretation and application of BC Building Code, Bylaws, and regulations 
  • BOABC Level 1 certification is preferred  
Experience with AMANDA would be considered an asset.  You will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as exceptional customer service.  An equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered.
A CUPE hourly rate of $30.37 to $35.74, with a comprehensive benefits package.  Applicants under consideration may be required to consent to a Police Information Check and will be required to possess a valid BC Driver’s License.
Please apply on-line at by 5:00 pm on July 3, 2018.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected
for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: June 8, 2018, 9:34 am
Expires: July 3, 2018, 4:30 pm