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Building Technologist - Architectural

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Position Title Building Technologist - Architectural
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s Campus Planning and Facilities department is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Building Technologist – Architectural. As a member of the Project Services team, this position is responsible for assisting the manager and project coordinators in the execution and delivery of Institute projects. This position provides technical assistance in the development of project scope, drawings, specifications, schedules, risk analysis, project notices, move, warranty and small project coordination, and post occupancy evaluations.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops initial project scope and sketches included in project charters that provide planning insight and cover many areas of construction including interior planning, cost estimation and material organization.
  • Meets with other professionals and clients at an early stage to develop the project brief.
  • Gathers technical information through maintenance manuals and as-built drawings to ascertain technical issues that need to be resolved or reviewed for a respective project.
  • Assists with the development of an initial risk matrix for projects including an initial evaluation of environmental, legal and regulatory issues and subsequently design stage risk assessments.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of project database schedules and maintains project schedules as required.
  • Assists with the preparation of concept design, permit, design development and working drawings, and specifications for small scale projects.
  • Arranges for various surveys that are required before work can commence and ensures survey results are integrated into the project.
  • Develops and maintains project update briefs. Prepares design proposals using both computer-aided design (CAD) and traditional drawing methods.
  • Assists with the detailed design process and coordinates design information.
  • Assists with producing, analyzing and advising on detailed specifications for suitable materials or processes to be used.
  • Assists with obtaining feedback from clients and users on post occupancy project outcomes.
  • Identifies potential materials that can be re-used, recycled or demolished.
  • Assists the project coordinators in preparing project status reports.
  • Prepares notices and display boards for respective projects.
  • Assists with the preparation of project descriptions and relevant project information to be posted on the department communications bulletins, such as the website, user groups, etc.
  • Provides assistance with move coordination requirements such as submitting requests and coordinating activities associated with physical moves, telecommunications/data relocations, and furniture moves on an as needed basis.
  • Assists with obtaining the required as-builts and maintenance manuals from consultants and/or contractors at project completion and submits to Facilities Services.
  • Coordinates work orders or projects valued under $10,000 which may include coordination of the warranty work required on a project. Follows up with contractors to ensure work is completed to the satisfaction of the Facilities Services and/or other impacted BCIT departments.
  • Reviews Business Case Proposals from various departments and determines what additional BCIT service providers might be required to review proposals.
  • Prepares content and formats for the Campus Planning and Facilities website.
  • Participates in Records Custodian training and remains current with record keeping practices, policies and procedures, both BCIT and FOIPOP.
  • Undertakes related duties as assigned, consistent with the job grade of this position.

The qualifications section for this position was developed using the approved job evaluation plan, agreed to between the BCGEU and BCIT. The qualifications represent the minimum qualifications required in the future (i.e. to be reflected in job postings) and do not reflect the incumbent’s existing qualifications.

BCIT Diploma in Architectural and Building Engineering Technology (or equivalent). Two years general construction experience plus two years current practical experience in electronic drawing conversions. Working knowledge of architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems including their representation on drawing formats. Demonstrated knowledge of building codes and industry standards. Experience using a variety of software packages with high degree of skill in AutoCad R2011, Archibus FM, MS Office, relational databases, and proven experience using project management software such as MS Project. Must be able to work to and within tight deadlines. Strong conceptual thinking and problem solving skills. Superb written and oral communications and experience drafting and writing a variety of correspondence and reports. Must be a team player with a customer service focus.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of fifteen days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • 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.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Grade 8; $54,753 - $59,521 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
External hires are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment.
Position Details

Posting Category Administration
School/Service Area Administrative Services-Facilities
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Support Staff
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 11/06/2023
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 23B333
Competition Open Date 09/13/2023
Competition Close Date 10/04/2023
Open Until Filled? No
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. * New employees to BCIT are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. The salary is prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Please select which statement best describes your situation:
    • I am a current BCIT employee, this is not applicable to my situation.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would not be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
  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