The Building Science Technologist is a key junior member of the teams that provide a wide variety of engineering and management services such as:

  • Depreciation reports
  • Rehabilitation & new construction design and drafting, field reviews, and field testing
  • Graphically rich research and guidelines
  • Building enclosure condition assessments

Working in the Courtenay office will necessitate working on a range of projects and tasks, as well as working collaboratively with other offices at RDH. As an ideal candidate, you thrive in an active, team-oriented environment, have a passion for making buildings better, and have a strong desire to learn. You will be supported and guided by senior technical staff and project managers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are examples of the types of tasks that will be performed by the Building Science Technologist.

  • Complete Depreciation Reports, including conducting visual review of the building exterior and interior components, evaluating existing conditions; liaising with owners’ representatives; reviewing drawings and documents; performing quantity take-offs; contribute to developing maintenance and renewals plans and final reports.
  • Assist with Rehabilitation & New Construction Projects, including reviewing and creating detail drawings, with particular focus on their performance with respect to water, vapor, and air; conduct site reviews during construction; prepare site visit reports documenting observations and field-testing results.
  • Support senior staff to prepare concept and working drawings for existing building renewal projects. Design documentation and communication deliverables may include design reports, sketches, CAD drawings, graphics, and photography.
  • Assist with creation of project specifications, including acceptable product materials, material delivery to site, site storage of material, quality assurance of work, installation procedures, protection of finished work, etc.
  • Prepare graphic design elements and technical content for building science research reports, guides and technical documents.
  • Assist with Building Enclosure Condition Assessments, including conducting visual reviews; creating exploratory openings to understand the underlying components for evidence of decay/deterioration; field testing; report writing and meeting with owners.
  • Assist other senior technical staff with a range of projects, including maintenance and planning tasks, building enclosure condition assessments, site investigations, energy and sustainability, and research projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma in Building Science Engineering Technology, Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology; or equivalent practical experience (1-2 years)

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Some technical knowledge of building enclosure design and construction principles
  • Graphic design skills including proficiency with various software tools including familiarity with or willingness to learn AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Suite, SketchUp, and Revit
  • Able to conceptualize details in three dimensions
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Intermediate report writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good ability to communicate with clients, trades, employees, project managers, and management
  • Good ability to shift focus between changing priorities
  • Strong desire to learn within the field of building science
  • Awareness of climate change mitigation and adaptation as they relate to building performancE

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Drivers license in good standing
  • Car to travel to projects around Vancouver Island

ABOUT US:

RDH is an employee-owned consulting firm with 250+ 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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