Building Plans Examiner

4 days ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Building Materials, Construction and Trades, Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description


Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team where your contribution makes a positive impact on the lives of many people? The City of Mississauga is looking for great people to join our Building Division team and take a proactive role in ensuring a safer built environment in our communities.


Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.




Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Building Plan Examination, the successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Review permit applications and related documents to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws, by-laws and regulations
  • Process applications for building permits, including the examination of drawings and submitted data for acceptability and conformity with the Ontario Building Code
  • Respond to enquiries from homeowners, builders, architects, engineers, department staff and the general public regarding interpretation of the Ontario Building Code and/or other applicable law pursuant to building construction
  • Prepare information for files and reports in matters relative to this section
  • Liaise as required with other sections, divisions, departments and external agencies
  • Ensure that duties are carried out in a manner consistent with established policies and technical information for reports, correspondence and other communications
  • Ensure that technical expertise remains current
  • Participate in Building Code seminars and training courses as required
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned



  • Certified Architectural/Civil Engineering Technologist and/or a post-secondary degree/diploma in a related discipline
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years' experience in the building design or construction field, municipal experience is a definite asset
  • Must be qualified or be working towards successfully completing the examination program in accordance with Division C-Part 3 Section 3.5- 2006 Building Code
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the requirements of the Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code, and any other applicable law as they apply to all buildings in general, and more specifically, to architectural and structural systems
  • Must be proficient in reading and interpretation of drawings, specifications and other technical documents 
  • Personal computer literacy is required, experience with reviewing electronic plans is an asset
  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills; and, the ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently
  • Designation or eligible for designation as a Certified Building Code Official is desirable



Hours of Work: 35 hour per week

Salary: $67,420 - $89,897

Closing Date: November 29,2017

Number of Openings: 2 Permanent Full-Time

Department/Division/Unit: Planning and Building/Building/Plan Examination Services

Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON



A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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