Building Official

Building Official

Building Official

Permanent Full Time

North Vancouver

Public Works


Based on Experience

Job Summary:

Working under the direction of the Manager of Lands and Director of Public Works, the Project Management Technician is responsible for three key aspects of on-reserve land development projects:

  • Construction management of TWN-led Part 9 construction projects and minor civil works,
  • Plan checker for Part 9 construction projects, and
  • Construction inspections for Part 9 projects to ensure construction activities meet the applicable designs and standards, and the works are executed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The Project Management Technician will be working in a fast-paced environment and must be detail-oriented and comfortable partnering with and leading cross-functional business and technical teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews plans accompanying applications for Part 9 building permits to ensure structures comply with B.C. Building Code, TWN Laws and Bylaws and other applicable design standards.
  • Provides interpretations, explanations and advice on problems, unusual projects, and preliminary development proposals with architects, engineers, contractors, owners, TWN staff and various other internal and external contacts.
  • Coordinates the processing of building permit applications through relevant TWN departments and other stakeholders.
  • Identifies the need for additional submissions and approvals such as specialist reports.
  • Prepares draft building permits and other permits and recommends the issuance of Part 9 building permits to the Director of Public Works.
  • Inspects Part 9 projects during and after construction, alterations, or repair to ensure compliance with approved plans, established laws, acts, codes, standards and regulations.
  • Prepares other permits as necessary for construction projects, for example temporary street use permits, harvesting permits, etc.
  • Administers the permitting process from application to issuance including record keeping, budget management, scheduling, planning and permit fee collection.
  • Ensure jobsite compliance with industry safety standards and organizational policies, procedures, and ethical standards.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities and evaluating progress.
  • Monitors developments related to building permitting, public works and utility matters, evaluates their impact on community operations, and implements policy and procedures to enable field crews, trades, and contractors to operate efficiently.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations as directed by the Manager of Lands and Director of Public Works.
  • Keeps up-to-date on latest technologies in building and civil construction.
  • Identifies issues that impact project scope & quality, milestones, budget & resource requirements; closely manages and reports on the critical issues that affect the critical path and the risks of assigned projects.
  • Other related duties.



  • Post-secondary education in building technology or related discipline, or a combination of education & experience resulting in a CTech. or AScT. designation.
  • Regular Member in good standing with the Building Officials’ Association of British Columbia (BOABC) with a current level of Level 1 Building qualification from the BOABC.
  • 2-3 years of plan checking/building inspection experience.
  • Eligibility for Level 1 Plumbing qualification from the BOABC is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workloads and Contractors.
  • Sound knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage work related records and reports.
  • Understanding of financial management, budgeting and cost management.
  • Time management skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cognizant of differences between local, provincial and First Nation governance practices.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record check.
  • Must have a class 5 driver’s license.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering on projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative problem-solve skills.
  • The ability to work alone and take a lead when hurdles arise or when tasks require completion.
  • Project Management.
  • Ability and willingness to learn.
  • Punctual, reliable and excellent attendance record.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Practical skills in using and maintaining hand and power equipment and tools.
  • Good level of physical fitness and stamina.
  • Skilled in analyzing data and interpreting drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines.
  • Ability to determine when a problem needs to be elevated to a Director.
  • Perform effectively in an environment with frequent workload changes and competing demands.
  • Ability to provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice.
  • Attention to detail, high degree of accuracy with strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience within Tsleil-Waututh or another First Nation culture will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of legal codes, building code, government regulations, etc. related to public works and residential construction.
  • Working knowledge on reading site plans and construction drawings.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety codes and regulations.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Knowledge of budgets as related to construction management.


Work Conditions:

  1. Physical Demands
  • May involved significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).
  • Work in an outdoor environment in variable weather conditions.


  1. Mental Focus
    • Must synthesize complex and diverse information while under pressure.
    • Must remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive, even when faced with hostility.
    • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
    • Adherence to established systems and processes.


  1. Environmental Conditions
    • Work independently or as part of a team.
    • Dynamic environment with frequent interruptions.
    • Respond quickly to reassignment of priorities, requiring innovation and resourcefulness.
    • Sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
    • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

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