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Technical Officer, Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English 

 

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

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 Technical Officer to support the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) in the Construction Research Centre. The Technical Officer, CCHT would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
 
The primary responsibility of the Technical Officer, CCHT is to support the goals of NRC and the Research Centre through the delivery of technical support services in the design, planning, conduct and analysis of complex experiments and/or tests in evaluating technologies to improve residential building performance, particularly with respect to energy efficiency, indoor air quality and comfort.
 
The successful candidate would also be responsible for:
 

  • the operation, maintenance, and upgrade of state-of-the-art full scale facilities and their data acquisition systems;
  • implementing custom data acquisition and control systems used in the facilities
  • providing technical expertise for defining requirements and selecting scientific instrumentation, components, software, and test equipment.

 
The incumbent is expected to work autonomously with general guidance from management and/or project managers, and to effectively liaise with clients.

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 the poster. 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.

Education

Graduation from a 3-year post-secondary engineering technology program or applied science technology program in electrical, electronics, instrumentation or other related field.


An equivalent combination of work related experience, training and education would be considered.

 

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

Experience

  • Experience with the selection, installation and wiring of sensors and scientific instrumentation;
  • Experience with the maintenance, calibration, operation, troubleshooting and repair of electronic measurement instrumentation;
  • Experience working on electrical projects including planning new equipment installations and energy metering;
  • Experience using software tools such as Excel to analyze and manipulate data;
  • Experience developing operational procedures and electrical diagrams.
  • Experience working in a project management focused multi-disciplinary research environment to efficiently support projects, including project planning, developing cost estimates, status updates and schedules.


Experience in the use of scientific computing software such as LabVIEW, Matlab, C++, VB, VBA would be considered an asset.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

English 

 

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of calibration methods and standards;
  • Knowledge of the troubleshooting and repair of electrical, electronic and electro-mechanical systems;
  • Ability to review real-time and historical data from building systems and identify anomalies and appropriate solutions;
  • Ability to analyze energy and other building performance parameters using data from multiple meters and sensors;
  • Ability to plan technical projects and equipment installations including reviewing electrical and mechanical requirements, developing work plans, schedules, status updates and cost estimates;
  • Ability to support the installation and operation of conventional and novel building system components, and to maintain residential buildings in good working order;
  • Ability to use MS Office Suite (or other similar software tools), particularly for the purposes of system documentation and for reporting of test results;
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety regulations and legislation required to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research Technician/Technologist - Creative thinking (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Initiative (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Research Technician/Technologist;

 

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Relocation

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

Salary Range

From $57,581 to $78,857 per annum. 

Notes

  • 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.
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. 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.

 

 

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (11305) to:

E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 613-998-6825  

Closing Date: 27 January 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time

 

 

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