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Team Leader, Codes Production and Planning

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: IS-5 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC 

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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 the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated 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 Team Leader, Codes Production and Planning to support our Construction Research Centre. The Team Leader, Codes Production and Planning would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The national model construction codes are developed through a collaborative process involving the best expertise from across Canada and around the world to provide effective building and safety regulations that are harmonized across Canada.

These highly legalistic and technically complex documents are accessed by thousands of practitioners in the construction industry so the quality standards are very high.

The incumbent manages the production and delivery of Codes Canada publications, which include the National Model Codes, and supports the editing and translation of the National Master Specification (NMS) and Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) documents. The duties include supervision of a team of editors and translators, including developing work plans and performance agreements and establishing priorities for staff, and providing a liaison between the Codes Canada technical advisors and the Production Unit.

This highly specialized position is also responsible for conducting the quality control of these legalistic and technically complex publications and related communications material, such as information posted on the Codes Canada website and NRC’s Virtual Store.

The incumbent provides strategic direction to management regarding the planning, production, and delivery of Codes Canada publications, and related construction industry information in support of the mandate of Codes Canada and of NRC’s Construction Research Centre. This involves recommending courses of action to streamline the production of the Codes, the NMS and the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments. The incumbent is also responsible for updating existing policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as developing, implementing, and maintaining new procedures, and mentoring new staff involved in code writing.
The Team Leader, Codes Production and Planning regularly provides progress updates to the Manager, Production and Marketing. The incumbent must maintain awareness of other projects and initiatives directly or indirectly impacting daily operations.

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:

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on this poster in order to be given further consideration as candidates. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in translation, journalism or in a field related to English technical writing or editing.

A lesser degree of education combined with more significant in-depth training and/or experience may be considered.

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


  • Extensive and recent* experience in the delivery of complex technical or legal documents in both official languages, including experience in the production management of multiple concurrent large publication projects, translation, editing and quality control, supplier selection and contract management.
  • Extensive and recent* experience in training, mentoring and managing a team of editors and translators in a production environment involved in the publication of legal or technical documents.
  • Experience in providing strategic advice to clients and management related to publication projects.
  • Experience in publishing documents using a content management system, mark-up language (XML preferred), Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.
  • *Extensive and recent : a total of at least 9 years of experience, 5 of which are within the past 5 years.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of the editorial and publication processes, particularly substantive editing and quality control of English technical/legal documents.
  • Ability to manage the production of technical/legal material to exacting standards of quality and accuracy, including analyzing project deliverables and interdependencies, allocating resources, planning milestones, editing/quality control, liaising with clients, SMEs and IT staff, developing documentation (e.g., instructions, statistics, task tracking tools), and optimizing and adapting processes.  
  • Ability to mentor, motivate, support, manage and unite a team of editors and translators.
  • Ability to resolve problems, think abstractly, overcome obstacles, strategize, and adapt to changing priorities.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 3)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Visioning/alignment (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profiles: Management ServicesSupervisor


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


From $99,759 to $106,945 per annum. 


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


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • 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 (17589) to:


Telephone: 613-998-6825 

Closing Date: 3 October 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time 



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