Building Code Examiner
City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Building Code Examiner within our Toronto Building Division.

Please Note:
Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

Major Responsibilities:
Examines, corrects, signs and approves architectural as well as associated structural, fire service, electrical, mechanical and building services 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.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Post secondary degree, or diploma in a discipline such as architectural technology, building science or civil engineering technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience reviewing drawings for compliance with the Ontario Building Code
Experience in the construction industry or building design
Experience with computer applications such as CADD, MS Office, Amanda and other engineering or architectural software.

You must also have:
Must possess or be able to pass the tests for the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs BCIN qualification requirements for building officials: Legal, Small (which includes House), Complex (which includes Large) and Structural.
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.
Good interpersonal, problem solving and conflict management skills.
Ability to deal effectively and courteously with customers, general public and all levels of staff by telephone, in person and in writing.
Ability to plan, organize and manage work with minimal supervision and complete assigned duties accurately and within timelines.
Ability to work well autonomously or within a group or team environment.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Communication: Please note that we communicate to applicants via email. Therefore, please ensure that your email address is up to date in your TalentFlow account, and that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We 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. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. 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.