Job Posting 99174

Senior Researcher
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 4 days ago (Sun, 18 Feb)
full time



($68,321.84 - $78,059.40 Annually) 


The Senior Researcher for the Technical Research Portfolio undertakes a broad range of complex analytical, research and evaluation initiatives designed to support the activities of the Commission. The position prepares knowledge mobilization plans, writes communication materials and disseminates research findings to business areas, government partners, community agencies, and housing providers. The incumbent maintains a good understanding of the emerging policy issues and housing system needs.


The successful candidate will have the following:


Technical Research Portfolio

  • Master’s degree in Building Sciences (such as Engineering, Building Sciences, Architectural Sciences) or other related discipline.
  • Considerable experience in researching trends and issues that relate to the built environment of housing,
    with a particular focus on building science, building techniques, and processes and materials.



  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of principles, practices, and techniques to lead research projects and program evaluations
  • Considerable knowledge of the broader research community and ability to integrate this knowledge into work done at the Commission
  • Considerable knowledge about Indigenous history, issues, rights, governance, and culture in Canada and how that has contributed to systemic and institutionalized marginalization, racism, ableism, and inequity.
  • Sound knowledge of the housing system and affordable housing sector in the province of BC
  • Considerable knowledge of the concepts of institutional and structural exclusion and how these impact underrepresented communities
  • Sound knowledge of best practices in advancing strategy and policy to support marginalized communities
  • Working knowledge of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – TCPS 2 and related BC Housing policies
  • Ability to develop research documents, including literature, scoping reviews and manuscripts
  • Ability to operationalize (i.e., secure appropriate ethics approval) and evaluate ongoing research
  • Ability to facilitate, engage, present to and mobilize multisectoral stakeholders
  • Ability to learn and apply departmental policies and the Commission’s mandate
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional groups to achieve common goals
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, urban and non-urban Indigenous communities, academic institutions, scholars, and other external stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of self-awareness, empathy, and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to lead a project from idea to execution while managing multiple inputs and priorities
  • Ability to manage project teams and external consultants
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive matters
  • Ability to identify weaknesses and conflicts in policies and procedures
  • Ability to apply an intersectional approach to work analyses
  • Ability to be sensitive to the diverse perspectives of stakeholders and work with them to resolve differences
  • Ability to formulate research plans, select appropriate methods, design, and conduct research
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong data analysis and synthesis skills
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving abilities, organizational and time management skills


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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