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BC Housing

Project Technologist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
21 hours ago
Position Summary


Job ID: 3679


Location: BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
  • Join one of BC's Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing is committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We encourage and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they've helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians. And while they're here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:
  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees' current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **



The Project Technologist, under the direction of the assigned Manager, is responsible for ensuring that all projects developed and administered by BC Housing comply with the appropriate Design and Construction Standards. The position conducts detailed plan and specification reviews, conducts site inspections during construction and provides contract administration services. The role also monitors the work of inspectors, architects, other consultants and general contractors.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Diploma from a building, engineering or architectural technology program or equivalent education to qualify as an Applied Science Technologist (Graduate of an accredited building technology diploma program).
  • Minimum five years progressive experience as a technologist including experience with contract administration and building inspections. Significant experience with industry standard construction contracts.
  • Training in project management, building envelope principles, industry standards including regulatory requirements, construction contract administration, and recommended construction practices is an asset.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.
  • Eligible for designation as an Engineer, Quality Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technologist, or AScT (Applied Science Technologist) or CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC)

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of architectural and building technology and systems
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the BC Building Code, Municipal approval procedures, and applicable regulatory standards and policies
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and construction software or other relevant business applications
  • Ability to read, review, analyze and critique construction drawings and building envelope assessment reports
  • Ability to estimate construction costs for new construction, renovation and building envelope repair projects
  • Ability to provide direction and leadership to consultants and staff on design and construction standards and contract administration
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and display initiative
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational, creative thinking, and innovation skills
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Valid BC Driver's Licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to travel on Commission business and work periodic evenings and weekends

Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.

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