Project Lead, Mass Timber and Offsite Construction

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Project Lead, Mass Timber and Offsite Construction
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 School of Construction and the Environment is seeking a temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE) Project Lead, Mass Timber and Offsite Construction. This position leads projects that focus on exploring opportunities to develop curriculum and pilot programs that will support both the entry level and the upskilling of individuals in the mass timber and offsite construction sector. Works within a team of interdisciplinary colleagues to identify training opportunities and to implement changes or improvements within existing BCIT programs. Identifies curriculum training gaps and proposes solutions to address them. Prepares project plans, identifies project resources, monitors project progress and resources from project initiation to completion.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drafts the project’s goals and deliverables, along with a tactical project proposal for actions and implementation based on the School’s organizational goals and mandate. Gains endorsement of the proposal from management and stakeholders.
  • In conjunction with the Manager, develops the project plan and strategy to achieve the goals of the assigned project.
  • Leads projects to achieve the goals and deliverables of the project. Monitors project progress and resources, reporting out project progress and addressing roadblocks with leadership teams and stakeholders.
  • Conducts an inventory of the School’s courses and programs, to identify existing training, or gaps in training, related to Mass Timber Construction and its industry skill needs.
  • Gathers information through industry surveys and BCIT initiatives, conducting a needs analysis of the construction sector to identify existing training, or gaps in training, related to Mass Timber and the broader field of Off-Site Construction.
  • Presents regular project reviews to the Manager, the working group, and other project stakeholders. Prepares regular project progress reports and subsequently final detailed technical report(s) as required.
  • Develops a recommendation/plan designed to address the most pressing educational needs of the sector, validating or disproving their tangible support for training in Installation, Manufacturing and in applicable Design considerations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective liaison and relationships with both internal and external stakeholders including the School’s Dean, Associate Dean, BCIT staff, external consultants and industry partners to keep abreast with Industry needs, skill gaps, industry developments and changes and to move project progress forward.
  • Keeps abreast with the current Industry trends and provides advice on emerging issues and opportunities for the mass timber sector and on-site construction field, thereby enabling the School to identify and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, science or project management, or in a related field.
  • Seven years related experience with a combination of post-secondary teaching, private sector and supervisory experience preferably in wood science, mass timber and/or off-site construction

Other Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience at managing projects and working within complex project framework with ability to deal with cross functional teams and multiple stakeholders
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Good organizational skills and high degree of self-motivation and business acumen.
  • Superior communication skills both written and verbal with ability to use judgment, tact, discretion and sensitivity when interacting with a diverse range of contacts required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as well as in a team environmental and with a highly diverse population.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including word-processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation software.
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 benefitpension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learningcourses 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 Dean's Office
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 04/22/2024
Anticipated End Date 03/31/2026
Competition Information

Competition Number 24FSA418
Competition Open Date 01/20/2024
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. * This position is temporary with an anticipated end date. At the time of posting, there is no guarantee of extension past the anticipated end date.
    • I acknowledge that there is no guarantee of extension past the anticipated end date of this temporary position.
  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
  5. * 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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents