Building Technologist

Competition No.: 2017-193
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $5,666 – 5,902 – 6,160 – 6,422 – 6,689/month (Pay Grade 25)
Last Updated:7/4/18 9:25 AM


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!

This is specialized work entailing responsibility for the provision of effective plan checking service to ensure that new construction projects and alterations/additions to existing buildings/structures meet the design and life safety standards of the municipality prior to issuing building permits.  The Building Technologist will manage the review of complex projects; 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, and will have considerable related experience in a municipal, building, architectural, or engineering field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Thorough knowledge of the BC Building Code, Building and Zoning by-laws and related departmental policies and procedures is required, as well as considerable knowledge of building construction materials, National Fire Code of Canada and the Provincial Fire Services Act.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to read, interpret and understand plans, drawings and specifications for complex buildings and to suggest corrections and changes where needed; deal effectively with a wide variety of staff, owners, builders, professionals and the general public as well as possess the ability to participate in the review of policies and by-laws.  BOABC Level III Certificate and Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia are required.

The closing date for this competition has been extended to Wednesday August 1, 2018.  
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.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: July 4, 2018, 4:21 pm
Expires: August 1, 2018, 4:45 pm