- Examines, corrects, signs and approves architectural, electrical, mechanical and structural plans and specifications for compliance with Building Code and related By-laws and regulations, within the timelines specified in the legislation. Verifies that materials and methods of construction meet approved standards and construction practices. Prepares notice indicating deviations or non-compliance with city by-laws and other applicable regulations.
- Calculates construction costs, building permit fees, quantity take-off, other fees and charges related to building permit application and issuance.
- Responds to enquiries from the general public, contractors, designers, architects, engineers, City Councillors, and other stake holders, regarding interpretations of by-laws, regulations and City/divisional policies and procedures. Conducts meetings with the interested parties regarding the above. Resolves conflict and offers possible solutions to ensure compliance.
- Conducts plan examinations manually or electronically, advises applicants of required changes and informs them of divisional and City policies and procedures.
- Advises applicants and City employees regarding policies, procedures, and building permit application requirements.
- Performs site inspections to resolve construction problems and provides technical advice to Building Inspector.
- Determines which other divisions or agencies are involved in approving applications, forwards plans and assures comments or approvals are obtained prior to issuing permit.
- Coordinates required phasing of building permits for projects and the collection of related approvals from divisions and external agencies.
- Prepares examiners’ notices and documents examination details. Inputs and updates divisional database.
- Appears and gives evidence in court on Building Code and other building regulatory matters and gives presentations at the Building Code Commission in matters of disputes over Building Code interpretation.
- Liaises with other divisions, agencies and levels of government.
- Represents the division at various committees and meetings.
- Trains and mentors staff.
- Examines plans for Building Services approval for OBC Part 9 Buildings regarding fire service equipment.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Experience as a building plans examiner, or similar occupation.
- Extensive construction industry or building design experience.
- Post secondary degree, or diploma in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as architectural technology, building science or civil engineering technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Holds or in the process of obtaining all courses necessary in the following categories per the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs: Legal, Small (which includes House), Complex (which includes Large) and Structural.
You must also have:
- Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code.
- Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of building construction and related legislation.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to work place safety.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills.
- Proactive problem solving skill.
- Ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and within a team environment.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good knowledge and experience with computer application such as Amanda, MS Office, CADD, and other engineering or architectural software.
Membership in the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists, the Ontario Association of Architects, or other recognized professional building design association, is an asset. A CBCO certification from the OBOA is also an asset.
Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.
If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.