Current Postings

Building Technologist


Competition No: 2024-013

Duration: Regular Full Time

Salary: $6,730 – 7,011 – 7,319 – 7,629 – 7,946/month

Schedule: 70 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM (Nine-Day Fortnight)

Special Notes: Normal for CUPE 23 Inside Division Collective Agreement

Last Updated: 5/15/24

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 technical work entailing responsibility for the provision of an effective plan checking service to ensure that proposed complex construction projects, alterations and additions to existing buildings and structures meet the general design and life safety standards of the municipality prior to the issuance of building permits. The Building Technologist examines plans accompanying applications for permits; discusses plans, proposed projects and non conformance issues with applicants; clarifies problem areas; interprets and explains building code, regulations and bylaws and reviews methods of revising plans to conform to same. Liaises with City inspection staff and contractors during building construction regarding code interpretations, substitutability and equivalency of building materials, and revisions to approved plans; carries out joint inspections to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Provides assistance to departmental staff engaged in plan review matters and participates in the development of departmental and inspection staff in matters related to Interpretation of the building code. Performs 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; perform mathematical calculations; 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. Ability 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. A Building Officials' Association of British Columbia, Level 3 Qualification and a Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

The closing date for this competition has been extended until it is filled. New applications are welcome!

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture 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

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