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ARCHIBUS Administrator

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Administrative Services and Property Management 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English 

The NRC Advantage



The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization. 


The NRC is looking for an experienced ARCHIBUS Administrator who will provide functional troubleshooting, guidance and training to users, support for business related and technical changes to the software and related processes. The Administrator would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity. 


The ARCHIBUS Administrator will support the collection and analysis of space management data from various sources, managing baseline linkages with other systems and, quality assurance and quality control functions for architectural drawings, providing technical and functional support to ARCHIBUS users, as well as support the development, deployment and implementation of additional software modules in the future. The successful candidate will also be responsible for liaising with various Real Property stakeholders to report on spatial allocations, as well as providing training and support to a variety of professional as required. The incumbent will represent the National Research Council on various interdepartmental and professional ARCHIBUS & AutoCAD working groups and committees.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Completion of a three-year college diploma in Architectural, Civil, Structural, Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

Preference may be given to candidates with university degrees or certifications in Information Management, Project Management, Architectural design or drafting. 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Significant experience in developing and interpreting architectural designs and drawings for various space planning, construction and renovation projects.
  • Significant experience performing data management functions, such as data entry, quality assurance / quality control, reporting, analysis of ARCHIBUS and AutoCAD designs, drawings and projects.
  • Significant experience in consolidating data, preparing reports and presenting summaries to functional specialist and senior management.
  • Significant and recent experience in developing, administering and / or implementing spatial management systems, such as ARCHIBUS, Revit, Yardi or similar solutions.
  • Experience with relational databases and / or spatial and geospatial systems in various capacities, such as data entry, data integrity, super user, administrator etc.
  • Experience in using the BOMA standards and guidelines for measuring space.
  • Experience supporting cross functional teams of professionals such as property and facility management specialists.
  • Experience in applying project management principles and business analysis in defining and documenting requirements in conjunction with key stakeholders.
Experience (continued)


  • Experience in the provision of expert technical and strategic advice related to AutoCAD and ARCHIBUS products;
  • Experience with Cloud deployed solutions.
  • Experience managing data for commercial, industrial or scientific facilities and assets.
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements


Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies


Advanced knowledge of:

  • ARCHIBUS Space Management module as well as other ARCHIBUS and AutoCAD solutions and tools, extensions and plug-ins.
  • Software development life cycle methodologies (Agile, iterative, waterfall, Scrum etc.).
  • Ability to interpret and analyze architectural designs, drawings, sketches and/or schematics.

Demonstrate ability to:

  • Solicit and document business process, define functional requirements, develop and implement operational policies and procedures; and
  • Develop and implement project management documents such as business cases; requirements documentation, and project implementation plans etc; and
  • Troubleshoot and train user on various information management system platforms; and
  • Understand and follow space management standards and guidelines.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Research - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Research - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Research - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Technology support - Communication (Level 3)
  • Technology support - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Research; Technology Support


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $57,581 to $78,857 per annum. 

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (7789) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4292 

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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Date Modified: 2020-01-23

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