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Technical Officer, Digital Construction

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: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English


Note: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified, in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite)


This position is being re-posted. If you had previously applied to competition 18274, there is no need to re-apply.

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 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 Technical Officer, Digital Construction to support our Construction Research Centre. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The successful candidate will play an important role within our Intelligent Building Operations Unit. Responsibilities will include data preparation, analysis, and reporting related to building energy use and other aspects of building performance. Duties will also include interpretation and visualization of results and input to, or preparation of, technical reports or scientific publications.  The Technical Officer may also provide support for data collection in a lab/field environment and liaising with clients and stakeholders.

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:


A university degree in one of the following fields: 

•    Mechanical engineering
•    Electrical engineering
•    Building science
•    Engineering physics
•    Applied mathematics and/or statistics
•    Data science
•    Environmental engineering
•    Civil engineering

An equivalent combination of a college diploma in a related field along with relevant experience may be considered.

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



  • Experience* organizing, analysing, interpreting, and documenting large data sets in the context of building heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and energy performance .
  • Experience preparing material (text, graphs, tables, etc.) for inclusion in reports.
  • Experience working in a project focused environment with well defined objectives, commitments, and schedules.
  • Experience in the efficient organization of one’s own time, and in guiding the tasks of more junior staff/students/peers.

 *  At least 2 years of continuing experience.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies


  • Knowledge of building HVAC systems and their operations, and the sensors used in such systems.
  • Knowledge of the efficient organization, analysis and visualization of large data sets. Including programming in Python, Matlab, and/or R, database tools, and some of Excel’s advanced features. Preference may be given to knowledge of Python.    
  • Ability to use MS Office Suite (or other similar software tools), particularly for documentation of procedures, and for reporting of test results.
  • Experience using application programming interfaces (APIs) for data retrieval may be considered an asset.
  •  Knowledge of SQL databases and web development tools such as HTML and Javascript may be considered an asset. 


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)

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


From $58,445 to $80,040 per annum. 


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 (18274) to:


Telephone: 343-571-6509 

Closing Date: 7 June 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time 



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