Plumbing & Gas Inspector 2 -

Richmond West, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 9 days | Deadline: 30 Oct 2020

Job Summary

Richmond West
City of Richmond;

$140,000 Average salary of similar jobs | Check Salary...

Job Description

The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.

Job ID: 2020-0148

The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply on our internal careers page.

This is a technical and regulatory assessment role, requiring sound knowledge of the design, installation and operation of plumbing, gas and sewer systems, as to evaluate their compliance to adopted regulations, codes, standards and City bylaws. The position reports to the Coordinator, Plumbing and Gas Inspections and requires considerable independence and judgment when making technical and regulatory decisions, while consistently interpreting the wide ranging scope of requirements applicable to all building classes and project complexities throughout the City.

Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate special plumbing, gas and/or sewer projects, as well as the Cross Connection Control Program and the examination of plumbing plans.
  • Provide onsite inspections of all plumbing, gas, water, and drainage installations in the City of Richmond.
  • Deal with contractors and public with regards to plumbing, gas, water, and drainage inspections and issues arising from these inspections.
  • Research existing plans and records, and review plans prior to inspection.
  • Maintain accurate records and files for future reference of all plumbing & gas inspections.
  • Support the development of new inspectors (as a function of experience).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of plumbing, gas-fitting and sewer-connection codes and standards and the bylaws related to same.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing and gas trades.
  • Ability to understand and coordinate all phases (design, installation and operation) of building plumbing, gas and/or sewer systems, and to act as a resource to external and internal contacts on such systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and customer service with owners, tradespersons, contractors and others and enforce rules and orders with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to understand and interpret building plans and recognize requirements related to plumbing, gas and sewer installations and disposal systems.
  • Ability to use smart phone, computer, and software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and ability to learn similar property records management system and (GIS) Geographical Information System and
  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the departmental policies, procedures, and practices related to the work.
  • Ability to successfully clear a Police Information Check, and review of driving record.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, supplemented by completion of a recognized apprenticeship in plumbing. Possession of a valid BC Class B Gas Fitter Certificate of Qualification and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience, preferably as a journeyman plumber and gas fitter.
  • Valid Cross Connection Control Certification.
  • Qualification or Certification to BOABC Level 2, or ability to achieve certification within six months in the new position.
  • Certification as a Local Gas Safety Officer.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia.

Working Conditions:

  • The work is performed in an environment with regular exposure to disagreeable conditions or hazards (e.g. chemicals and isolated working conditions).
  • The incumbent will be required to operate a vehicle on a regular basis, usually within the municipality.

Additional Information:

Employee Group
CUPE Local 718

Position Status
Regular Full Time

Pay Band

Pay Range/Rate
$42.14 - $49.76


Close Date    
October 30, 2020

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