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Research Analyst

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Position Information

Position Title Research Analyst
Who We Are
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Position Summary
BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment is seeking a temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE) Research Analyst. The Building Science Centre of Excellence (BSCE) aims to establish a regional education and research capacity in Building Science and Building Engineering, advance the state of practice for the building construction industry, and become a recognized knowledge-based node in the global network of building science experts. The Research Analyst will assist with challenging strategic and industry-initiated research projects.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful applicant will support the experimental and numerical building science research projects the BSCE Director is leading. The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily operation of the Building Envelope Test Facility, the Building Science Material and Instrumentation Lab, the Whole Building Performance Research Lab, and an Environmental Chamber, and supports students teaching and research activities in the laboratories. Moreover, the successful candidate will contribute to numerical and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, building performance optimization, and machine language application to building science. The successful applicant will assist the Director with the preparation of research publications, grant applications, and contract proposals. The successful applicant is expected to work in a colloquial manner with other BSCE research team members.

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s in Building Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant, current, and related research experience.
  • Strong Building Science knowledge.
  • Experience with data acquisition systems including the setup, programming, and troubleshooting of data loggers and DAQ systems is required.
  • Experience with temperature, relative humidity, airspeed, heat flux, and pressure measurements.
  • Experience in instrumentation including the design and customization of circuits and probes is an asset.
  • Experience working with machine shop tools and hand tools is required.
  • Experience in the construction industry and carpenter skills would be an asset.
  • Experience in fabrication and instrumentation of building envelope test panels is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and propose efficient technical solutions an asset.
  • Experience in building energy modeling and hygrothermal simulation software.
  • Experience with building performance optimization, building retrofit and net-zero energy building design.
  • Working knowledge of Machine Learning applied to buildings as asset.
  • Working knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applied to building science problems as asset.
  • Working knowledge of technical drawings and proficiency in AutoCAD software an asset.
  • Experience in data analysis and technical report writing.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial manner within a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation (or more, depending on your position)
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

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Salary Range Salary Range: $63,150 - $110,238 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
Position Details

Posting Category Faculty
School/Service Area SOCE Building and Design -Tech
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA)
Job Status Temporary
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 09/05/2023
Anticipated End Date 06/30/2025
Competition Information

Competition Number 23FSA325
Competition Open Date 07/05/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. * Where a successful applicant places within the salary range is dependent on education, experience, and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement. Are you satisfied with being placed on this range?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents