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Manager, Canadian Construction Materials Centre CCMC

City: Ottawa-based; Position will have hybrid flexibility to work on/offsite. Relocation support available.

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Non-Imperative CBC/CBC



The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

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

We are in need of a Manager for our national evaluation centre for innovative constructions products.  The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership, management and delivery of construction products evaluation activities.

The successful candidate will be assigned the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Promote an environment that supports Construction Research Centre vision and objectives, encourage input and contributions from employees and nurture lines of communication and free exchange of ideas between staff and management.
  • Maintain relationships with a range of standards development and regulatory agencies
  • Provide Leadership by developing strategic direction for CCMC and ensuring activities are aligned with Construction Research Centre and Program goals; plan development and enhancement of CCMC core competencies; develop new service areas to meet client needs.
  • Provide operational management by developing annual program plans reflecting the Construction Research Centre's strategic plan and implementing; monitoring and measuring performance against the plan; managing budgets consistent with plans and policies.
  • Develop policies for approval by the Canadian Commission of Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME) and Manage and establish operational practices to implement policies.
  • Provide primary linkage to Provinces, territories and municipalities and to industry stakeholders to ensure CCMC evaluation service of innovative construction products meet regulatory needs and to support specific needs or expectations of individual clients.
  • Ensure the quality and appropriateness of innovative construction product evaluations consistent with building code compliance for “alternative solutions”.
  • Participate in overall management of the Built Environment Regulations and Specifications Directorate through participation in strategic planning, participate in branch meetings and provide advice to Director and other managers.
  • Manage staff by establishing clear goals and performance expectation, development of skills, preparation of required promotion documents with input from staff.
  • Support the activities of the CCCME through the role of Deputy Chair, ensure staff provide the needed information to enable informed discussion and decisions.
  • Support international trade through specific initiatives in partnership with other international bodies, government departments and through services to industry associations or companies, including liaison with equivalent evaluation services in other countries.


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. Candidates having a related degree and considerable relevant experience will also be considered.

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


  • Related 5+ years’ experience managing technically based teams in support of the construction industry. Knowledge of codes, standards and building science.
  • 5+ years’ experience in the leadership and supervision of staff is essential. Part of the function will be both leading people and managing services in an environment similar to those of the position (planning, project execution and monitoring, resource allocation, budgeting, and quality assurance).
  • 5+ years’ experience managing complex projects and diversified teams.
  • 5+ years’ experience in at least two of the following: budgeting, human resources management, client relationship management, change leadership.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

Must have :

  • Knowledge of the following is required: construction technologies and practices, building science, Canada’s Building regulatory and Standard systems, construction innovation process and programs supporting innovation in construction, Department roles and programs, international trade as pertaining to construction, and business skills.


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 $57,220 to $161,754 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 who meets the language requirements will  receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


  • 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 (12501) to:


Telephone: 613-998-6825 

Closing Date: Posted until filled. 



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