Technologist Restoration

Full Time, Permanent
Ottawa
Posted 1 month ago

Founded in 1956, BPA is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in buildings for institutional, commercial, multi-unit residential, and industrial markets. With a Canada-wide presence, we offer our clients expertise in mechanical and structural engineering, electricity and power, sustainable development and energy efficiency, telecommunications, security, building automation, acoustics, food service, and commissioning.

Motivated by our values of integrity, excellence, accomplishment, and passion, we will fully accomplish our mission: To build a sustainable future.

Together, we can make a greater positive impact on the world through engineering, that has the power to make a difference!

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position is responsible for, both direct and indirect, provision of services to clients. As such, the incumbent requires the proven technical expertise to independently complete and certify large- and small-scale projects, work in cooperation with other building specialists and work under the direction of a Project Manager. Work is generally not supervised in detail, with the amount of supervision being based on complexity of the proposed project or client requirements. Building Science projects generally include but are not limited to the following:

  • Investigation of problems related to existing structural elements and the building envelope components including cladding, roofing, and windows.
  • Design for rehabilitation/restoration or repair of existing structures and building envelope components.
  • Management of building system retrofits.
  • Investigation and design for restoration/repair of site surfaces and drainage.
  • Field review services.
  • Infrastructure investigation and repair.
  • Completion of property condition assessments (pre-purchase and re-financing).
  • Completion of building condition assessments.

This position is operational in nature, reporting directly to a Project Manager in a supervisory role. Work will be assigned by the supervisor in terms of broad objectives to be accomplished and is reviewed by the supervisor for policy, soundness of approach, and general effectiveness.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carries out technical tasks requiring accuracy in calculations, completeness of data, and adherence to established codes and standards and specifications.
  • Regularly identifies problems and devises practical and economical solutions.
  • May assist in the mentoring and training of junior staff.
  • Assist senior staff in selected courses of action necessary to expedite the successful completion of assigned projects.
  • Apply advanced engineering knowledge in planning and conducting projects having scope for independent accomplishment and coordination of difficult and responsible assignments.
  • Prepare independent studies, analyses, interpretations, and conclusions verifying difficult, complex, or unusual matters.

Client Service Delivery

  • Direct and indirect, delivery of services to clientele.
  • Maintain expected level of client service delivery quality on projects.
  • Follow departmental processes on all engagements for client deliverables.
  • Perform tasks necessary to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and client requests.

Business Development

  • Develop and maintain client relationships, identify new business opportunities.
  • Respond to client requests in a timely fashion or defer to senior staff for resolution.
  • Responsible for receiving and responding to requests for proposals with appropriate approvals from the Department Director.
  • Develop an understanding of engineering business fundamentals.
  • Develop an understanding of client business operations and objectives.

CORE DUTIES

All duties listed below will be performed under the guidance of a Project Manager/Supervisor.

  • Perform the structural analysis and design focused on rehabilitation or restoration, in accordance with the applicable Building Codes and Standards and utilizing hand calculations or computer aided design.
  • Perform condition surveys, gather data, and prepare reports, drawings, and specifications under guidance of a Project Manager/Supervisor.
  • Perform investigations required to diagnose specific problems and recommend repair.
  • Perform property condition assessments and prepare reports with guidance from Project Manager/Supervisor.
  • Prepare plans, calculations, and designs in accordance with established codes and standards.
  • Assembly of drawings and specifications.
  • Analysis and design for the repair of structural elements comprising a variety of materials.
  • Preparation of standard structural drawings and sketches utilizing hand drafting techniques, and/or, CAD drafting software.
  • Work in cooperation with CAD operators, utilizing drafting software, to develop accurate project structural drawings and sketches.
  • Attendance at regular Departmental and Project Meetings with Senior Staff and Managers.
  • Perform on-site field reviews of construction/renovation/rehabilitation projects to assess constructed element conformance, including the preparation of any associated field review reports.
  • Prepare site instructions, change orders, progress draw approvals, and letters of certification.
  • Participate in regular skills training and professional development including attendance at seminars and courses.
  • Regularly review all material and building codes and standards (including all updates) to ensure accuracy of structural designs and analysis techniques and requirements.
  • Complete all Human Resource Department documentation in a regular and timely manner.
  • Regularly review the Corporate Health and Safety Policy.

KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES

Education

  • Achieved an undergraduate degree in engineering, applied sciences, building sciences (or similar accredited program) or a diploma in civil or architectural technology.

General Knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of building restoration processes and technical concepts.
  • Possess a balance of technical and communication skills.
  • Developing knowledge of engineering business fundamentals.

Competencies

  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings and sketches.
  • Ability to work within deadlines.
  • Strong commitment to professional and customer service excellence.
  • Adept at making observations and identifying problems.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of engineering business fundamentals
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health & Safety requirements applicable to the position.

EXPERIENCE

  • 6 to 10 years of related experience.
  • May have attained certification or training in specialized equipment and investigative tools.
  • May have attained IIBEC certifications and/or BSSO Building Science Specialist (BSS) designation.
  • Will have attained Professional Engineer designation, or Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) certification.

A career at BPA means:

  • A dynamic environment that promotes teamwork, knowledge sharing, and technological innovation
  • A 37.5-hour work week, with flexible hours and the possibility of finishing at noon on Fridays
  • Recognized overtime (banked or paid hours)
  • A complete and competitive total compensation package
  • Training and professional development under the umbrella of our entity UniversiT
  • A structured mentorship program
  • State-of-the-art technologies (BIM)
  • Social activities and employee discounts

 

We adhere to the principles of employment equity and uphold the AODA. We encourage women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be made upon request for individuals involved in the selection process.

Thank you for your interest. Only selected candidates will be contacted by the Talent team.

For the purposes of inclusivity and simplicity, the third-person pronoun “they” may be used to refer to an individual person. If there is any specific mention of gender in a general context, it should be construed to include any gender.

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