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Manager, Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 

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.
We are looking for a Manager, Canadian Construction Materials Centre to support our Construction Research Centre. The Manager, Canadian Construction Materials Centre would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The CCMC delivers a national service for the evaluation of innovative and non-standardized building products and systems to determine their compliance to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).  CCMC clients are manufacturers of innovative building products, who benefit from accelerated and expanded access to the construction market.   The CCMC operates on a cost recovery basis within NRC programs, and with policy advice of the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation, an independent commission established by NRC.

Because CCMC evaluation service plays an important role in the innovation chain bringing new products to market through the building regulatory framework, a strong relationship with key stakeholders - regulators, construction industry, manufacturers, research community and standard developers - is critical to the success of this activity.

The incumbent manages CCMC staff serving industrial clients through a technical evaluation process that encourages innovation while acknowledging the risks associated with the introduction of new products into the marketplace.  The evaluation process involves assessing performance expectations of NBC requirements and using best available knowledge to determine through testing if innovative products and systems meet those expectations.

In addition, the Manager of this team of professionals ensures a viable and responsive business unit through contributions to planning, staffing, budget control, business development and quality assurance.  As such, experience in leading and motivating a diverse team of engineering and technology specialists plus personnel management and development is expected for this position.

This position will appeal to a person who is well organized, client-oriented, and who enjoys leading a team to deliver high quality and responsive client service. If you are that person, then this is the perfect role for you!

In exchange, the NRC will be offering you a wide-range of benefits including the Public Service Dental Care Plan, Public Service Health Care Plan, Disability Insurance, generous leave entitlements, Superannuation (pension) and the Supplementary Death Benefit.

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:


Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, or physical science from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with extensive relevant experience may also be considered


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


Experience managing budgets as well as a small to midsize team of professionals, specifically in providing leadership and supervision as well as guidance and development strategies and opportunities.

Significant experience in managing projects or services within a technically based organization, including:

  • Client Relationship Management
  • Project Management, Tracking, and Reporting including resolving resource or scheduling conflicts
  • Financial Management
  • Quality Assurance

Experience preparing and delivering advice to senior management and in managing issues in the public service context.
Experience interacting with key stakeholders within the construction industry (such as regulators, manufacturers, the research community and standard developers).
Experience leading an industry-facing government technical service through change to better integrate within the Canadian innovation system would be an asset.
Experience leading the implementation of ISO/IEC 17065, ISO 9000 or relevant standards would be an asset.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies


  • Knowledge of building science, construction technology and practices.
  • Solid knowledge of Canada’s building regulatory and standards systems.
  • Solid knowledge of construction industry value chain and related innovation processes, programs, and research issues.
  • Ability to strategically plan, implement, monitor and measure performance of projects and activities within operational budgets and timeframes.
  • Knowledge of testing and/or certification of innovative building products and systems including possible impacts on public safety and/or the environment would be an asset.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Supervisor - Visioning/alignment (Level 2)
  • Supervisor - Communication (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Results orientation (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile:  Supervisor


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

Salary Range

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $56,374 to $159,364 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.   


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.



  • A flexible schedule and overtime may be required.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • 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 (11068) to:


Telephone: 613-998-6825 

Closing Date: 26 April 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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