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Stantec Building Science Engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia

The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Stantec’s Sustainability Building Performance (S BP) practice is a nationally integrated community of practice of collaborative design and consulting professionals. We provide professional consulting in support of innovative, high-performance projects, including building performance simulation, integrated design and green building facilitation, and design guidance for new buildings and retrofit projects.

We work with a diverse group of clients and project types in health care, education, institutional, airport, commercial, and community development sectors in support of projects seeking high performance outcomes and/or certification. These include net-zero energy, carbon neutral, Passive House, LEED, WELL and Living Building Challenge projects.

Your Opportunity

The Building Science Consultant role will primarily involve design and field review for new building projects but may also involve providing assistance with energy and thermal modelling to meet project objectives including the BC Step Code and Passive House requirements. Your role will include reviewing the implementation of work on site as well as assisting with the development, analysis and review of design and construction documentation. This work will focus on assessing and determining solutions to assist our clients in ensuring excellent building enclosure and façade performance on a variety of building types.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Participation as part of the Building Performance team from concept design to the implementation stages of new and some existing building projects

  • Participation in new building projects by reviewing and analyzing building enclosure and energy performance aspects during early stage design, construction documents stage and field review, including field testing, plant reviews and other submittal reviews

  • Review documentation, including architectural, structural. and mechanical drawings to determine original construction detailing and identify area of risk for water penetration, air leakage, and/or condensation, as well as energy efficiency.

  • Review manufacturer’s shop drawings for conformance with the project intent, performance requirements, and specifications.

  • Research building materials when considering alternative/new materials requested by the project team, or materials considered for specific, non-typical conditions.

  • Prepare written reports fully documenting design recommendations.

  • Attend regular site meeting with owner(s), architects, contractors, developers, product manufactures, and any other relevant parties to discuss progress.

  • Review construction for conformance to contract documents and overall design intent and prepare site visit reports.

  • Review and analyze “mock-ups” of various details and assemblies.

  • Undertake field testing for air tightness, water penetration performance, and material compatibility and adhesion.

  • Prepare, review, and analyze site visit reports, documenting observations and field-testing results. Provide recommendations for deficiency items, including field sketches.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Intermediate technical knowledge of building enclosure design and construction principles

  • Good understanding of building science, heat transfer, and thermodynamics fundamentals

  • Strong interest in energy efficiency and sustainable building design

  • Experience with heat transfer and whole building energy modelling software, as well as Passive House standard and PHHP modelling will be assets

  • Familiarity with construction drawings and specifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and presents in a professional manner

  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills

  • Excellent ability to communicate with clients, trades, colleagues, project managers, and management

Education and Experience

Bachelor or Masters degree in Applied Science or Engineering, with a focus on building science. Minimum of 5 years of experience. Eligibility for P.Eng. required.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Structural Engineer

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 1900035K

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