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Junior-Intermediate Building Science Consultant, Burnaby

The Junior-Intermediate Building Science Consultant will be primarily responsible for providing project technical support and assistance, which will require applying a variety of established building science principles and standards and working with senior staff when presented with challenges of advanced complexity. Day-to-day duties involve communicating with clients, conducting investigations, producing reports, as well as design work, field reviews and contract administration. Properties/buildings range from small to large, wood frame to concrete, as well as new and existing buildings.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with and report to other engineers and project managers where dictated by project complexity and to expand upon knowledge base and experience;
  • Proactively seek opportunities to establish relationships with new clients and to maintain/improve relationships with existing ones;

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Prepare written reports, which may include, but is not limited to depreciation reports, warranty reviews, maintenance reviews/manuals, leak investigations, etc., outlining findings, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Assist project managers with reviewing of technical documents provided by the clients, clients’ representatives and authorities of jurisdiction for each project; Be familiar with various City and Municipality building codes;
  • Apply engineering and/or architectural design and risk assessment to develop design solutions;
  • Perform field reviews, testing and risk assessments;
  • Conduct and assist with window tests, bosun chair drops and other field testing;
  • Litigation support consisting of reviewing files, summarizing documents, and research and report writing;

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, & Self-Development:

  • 1-2 years engineering/technical experience with a preference in building envelope/science, structural, mechanical, acoustics, civil or code consulting;
  • Registration as an EIT with APEGBC, or an Intern Architect with AIBC;
  • Involvement in professional development opportunities such as conferences, seminars, publications and presentations;

Personal Qualities/Competencies:

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment with humility and a high attention to detail;
  • Inherent organizational skills and coordination skills;
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written, including ability to translate vague or complex requests into concrete actions;
  • Self-starter with the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and varied workloads;

JRS Engineering is a premier full-service consulting firm specializing in building science and building envelope consulting. With over 55 people in 3 offices and over 450 years of construction and consulting experience, we consist of engineers, architects, technologists, roof inspectors, reserve planners, energy/thermal modellers and master’s graduates in building science. Because of our robust and structured EIT training and mentorship program, we are an Accredited Employer within Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Member-In-Training Program – the only company in building envelope consulting, which means our EITs become P.Engs faster than any other company in our industry.

For a more detailed job description, please visit our careers page at www.jrsengineering.com. To apply, please send your resume with cover letter to HR@jrsengineering.com.  Applications must have BEC-VR in the subject line. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. No recruiters please.

Join us today and grow your potential alongside our own.  JRS offers competitive compensation based on experience, full benefits, and support for continuing education. No phone calls please. No recruiters please.

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