The Building Science Research Technologist role comprises a wide range of tasks including laboratory research, field studies, and testing of construction materials under the direction of senior technical staff and project managers. The technologist’s role can also require involvement with on-site investigation and testing of buildings.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

  • Diploma in Technology from a recognized college or university program
  • Coursework or experience in the field of building science an asset
  • 2 to 5 years of related work experience

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Interest in construction principles, building materials, and the built environment
  • An understanding of construction practices and appreciation for building materials and how building enclosures are constructed
  • Working knowledge of typical construction equipment and tools
  • Working knowledge of wood-stud and steel-stud construction
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Competent communication abilities to work with employees and project managers
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Skilled at multi-tasking with ability to shift focus between changing priorities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completion of routine, and non-routine, building materials testing and research under protocols such as ASTM and ISO
  • Fabrication of testing apparatus and equipment under the direction of project managers and engineers.
  • Maintenance and calibration of research and testing apparatus including:
    • Bringing new equipment online and troubleshooting
    • Execution and documentation of maintenance and calibration as necessary
    • Development of operating procedures for existing and new equipment
  • Perform research duties for various building science research projects:
    • Record data during testing completed by other staff
    • Compile and organize data
    • Produce graphics using Excel or other programs
    • Aid staff in completing dimensional and gravimetric measurements
    • Complete pre-cut masonry sample preparation for freeze-thaw testing
    • Monitor tests and equipment as necessary to complete measurements
  • Provide field support for research and forensic projects
  • Assist with installation of monitoring equipment and sensors within buildings
  • Assist with performing airtightness and water leakage field testing of building enclosures
  • General responsibilities for the organization and tidiness of the laboratory, including periodic maintenance and re-organization

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Driver’s License and personal vehicle are required.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US an asset

ABOUT US:

RDH is an employee-owned consulting firm with 200+ employees in nine offices across North America. Our core area of business is the integration of building science engineering, architecture, and construction management to optimize the performance of the building enclosure (walls, windows and roofs). Since our beginnings in 1997, we have become industry leaders in North America and continue to grow as we focus on technical excellence and delivering high-quality projects.

We offer a positive, team-oriented workplace with opportunities for professional growth, development and ownership. As well as your background, we seek alignment with RDH’s core values: 1) commit to excellence, 2) act with integrity, 3) work as a team 4) do what it takes, and 5) always learn.

Additional information on our expertise, projects, and culture can be found at www.rdh.com

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF to hr@rdh.com with the job title and location in the subject line.

No phone calls please. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that only those already entitled to work in Canada legally and permanently need apply.

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