Technical Specialist - Permits – Engineering Services Department

Location: YVR
Job Code: 18-83E
# of openings: 1


YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to reach our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020! We’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. We’re a BC Top Employer for 12 years standing, with high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness! And we’re looking for someone to join our team.

We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Technical Specialist - Permits in the Engineering Services Department.  Reporting to the Manager, Engineering Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing and controlling the Facility Permit Program for all new construction, facility alterations, and/or civil work in accordance with Airport Authority construction bylaws, development rules, and applicable codes and standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Administering the Engineering Services permitting process
  • Providing technical support to project managers through retrieval of past permit documentation, and detailing project design requirements, and permit submission requirements
  • Reviewing permit applications to determine completeness and required involvement by the Airport Authority Departments and outside bodies for permit approval.
  • Monitoring project construction by ensuring designers, engineers, architects, project managers and Airport Authority independent professionals inspect project construction at specific intervals
  • Ensuring safety reviews are done for occupancy
  • Ensuring all project certification is complete prior to project close out

Key qualifications include:

  • 5 years of recent, related experience supplemented by a two or three year technical or community college certificate or diploma relevant to construction; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • AscT designation or meet the qualifications for obtaining such designation
  • Completion of BCIT BC Building Code part 3, or equivalent
  • BOABC member or meet the qualifications for membership
  • Experience in electrical and/or mechanical trades is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand architectural and engineering design drawings and reports
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering practices, terminology and professional association membership responsibilities
  • Advanced computer knowledge, especially in relation to data entry into a document management system and GIS; comprehensive knowledge of MS Outlook
  • Proven time management skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Thorough understanding of Transport Canada/Nav Canada regulations and practices associated with construction at airports is an asset

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external applicants.  Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all candidates that apply for this position.

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR.  If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

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