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Job Number:  36891
Project Technologist
Job Posted: Friday, 28 July 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
(53 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Project Technologist

Job ID: 2522

Vancouver, BC



Provides technical services to ensure repairs are well managed following large-scale building damage events (caused by vandalism, fire, flood, or third party damage) in social housing buildings located primarily in the Downtown Eastside. Reviews site conditions immediately after an event occurs to validate the remediation work required. Conducts detailed plan and specification reviews, conducts site inspections during construction, and provides contract administration services to effectively control the costs. Ensures all projects comply with BC Housing’s Design and Construction Standards. Monitors the work of inspectors, architects, other consultants and general contractors, and manages multiple stakeholders throughout the process. Undertakes other projects of importance, including support of P3 SRO Project Operations through evaluation of technical issues such as construction defects, evaluation of Project Agreement design specification compliance, and supporting the development of a preventative maintenance program for P3 buildings.  



Diploma from a minimum 2 year Building, Engineering or Architectural Technology Program or equivalent education to qualify as an Applied Science Technologist (graduate of an accredited building technology diploma program).

Training an asset in the following:

  • Project management,
  • Building system principles,
  • Industry standards including regulatory requirements,
  • Construction contract administration,
  • Recommended construction practices.

Minimum 5 years experience in advanced level positions within the discipline, including at least 2 years acceptable technologist work experience, considerable related field experience, and 2 years contract administration experience including significant experience with industry standard construction contracts.

Experience inspecting buildings

Experience working with general contractors and general knowledge of contractor market rates

Or an equivalent combination education, training and experience acceptable to the organization

Eligible for designation as an Engineer, Quality Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technologist, or AScT (Applied Science Technologist) or CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC)



  • Detailed understanding of residential building systems and components
  • Good knowledge of the BC Building Code
  • Ability to perform high level cost estimates for residential building repairs and challenge scope creep
  • Ability to maintain diplomacy and tact during sensitive discussions and resolve conflicts while maintaining good business relationships
  • Ability to coordinate work with others, keep senior management apprised of major issues and adapt to changing priorities
  • Effective consultative, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution and consensus building skills
  • Effective planning, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and well-honed decision making skills
  • Creative thinking and innovation skills; has demonstrated initiative carrying out roles
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to read and critique construction drawings and building envelope assessment reports
  • A good understanding of Municipal approval procedures
  • Ability to estimate construction costs for renovation and building repair projects
  • Proficiency in use Windows environment, MS Office applications and in Construction software
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to work periodic evenings and weekends


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Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check


The benefits of joining a Top Employer!

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


All of our employees are rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and a host of great benefits. We’re also a social and inclusive team that supports our people through ongoing training and learning opportunities. We genuinely appreciate the amazing effort our people bring to each and every day and so we have Rewards and Recognition programs that celebrate great effort, long service, environmental awareness, good ideas and positive change.


If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers


To be considered for this competition, please submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process. 


When applying, please submit your cover letter and application as one single document as a word or pdf file only.


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Please visit www.bchousing.org/careers to view the job description and to apply for the job.
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Contact Details:
BC Housing
www:   www.bchousing.org

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