Chief Building Official/ By-Law Enforcement Officer/ Risk Management Official

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Planning and Development Services
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Marc Bancroft

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Director of Planning and Development Services
mbancroft [at]

Located in southwestern Ontario, Thames Centre is a modern thriving municipality situated on the eastern boundary of the City of London. We offer the convenience of urban living with the less hectic pace of life in a community where neighbours and friends are often the same people. Our proximity to Highways 401, 402 and 403 make Thames Centre's geographic location an ideal place to live, work and play.

Thames Centre invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Chief Building Official / By-law Enforcement Officer / Risk Management Official.

Under the direction of the Director of Planning and Development Services, this position is responsible for the direction and administration of the Building Division, including the processing and issuance of building permits under the Ontario Building Code as well as the enforcement of municipal by-laws. As a Risk Management Official, this position is also responsible for administering and enforcing the Source Water Protection Plans having jurisdiction in the Municipality.


  • Post-Secondary College Diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology or Construction Engineering Technology or related discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years related work experience in building and bylaw enforcement at an administrative level.
  • Ontario Building Official Association designation.
  • Knowledge of by-laws, applicable provincial and federal statutes and regulations, rules of evidence, and property rights including the following: Freedom of Information and Privacy Legislation, Municipal Act, Planning Act, Provincial Offences Act, Ontario Building Code Act, Municipal By-laws as mandated, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Proven supervisory, leadership and management abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with little supervision.
  • A valid unrestricted Ontario driver’s licence (minimum Class “G”)