Building Services Engineer (Mechanical Engineer, Conservation)

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Building Services Engineer (Mechanical Engineer, Conservation)

Reference number: PCH22J-023036-000273
Selection process number: 22-PCH-EA-LHR-2641

Canadian Heritage - Canadian Conservation Institute
Ottawa (Ontario)
$88,989 to $108,127

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Heritage

Closing date: 21 October 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


In the Preventive Conservation division, we work with clients to ensure that access to heritage collections, as well as their use, are sustainable over time. We are a dynamic and creative multidisciplinary team that develops innovative solutions, tools and approaches to meet the current and emerging needs of the heritage community. We strive to convert research-backed evidence into practical tools and approaches that can be understood and used by a variety of heritage professionals ranging from volunteers and collection managers to conservators and decision makers.

đź’Ľ As Building Services Engineer, you will be expected to:

👉Conduct assessments and provide advice to heritage institutions across Canada on building-related issues (e.g. building envelope, building systems including HVAC, fire protection, security systems).
👉Undertake research projects on subjects relevant to CCI’s strategic priorities (e.g. improving energy efficiency in facilities, addressing high risks to heritage collections).
👉Deliver training for heritage professionals and facilities managers on building-related issues.
👉Disseminate information and research in Canada and abroad at professional conferences and in publications.
👉Develop and advance your own knowledge of issues that will or can affect the heritage institutions in Canada, with emphasis on those that have building-related implications, in order to better support the heritage community.
👉Represent CCI in various settings (e.g. committees, working groups, meetings) that are relevant to the duties of the position and to the field of conservation.

New to heritage conservation 👀 ? Read: (Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property) 🔎

Work environment

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is one of the few heritage conservation organizations with a national mandate, and is renowned internationally for its expertise and leadership. Working at CCI means collaborating with a team of conservation professionals in conservation treatment, preventive conservation and conservation science, and with specialists in publications, communications and training. Having all of these specialties under one roof leads to many opportunities for developing innovative and inclusive multidisciplinary approaches. CCI staff work with their clients – primarily with heritage professionals and institutions (e.g. museums, libraries, archives, cultural centres) in Canada. They also maintain close connections with organizations and colleagues from around the world to collaborate on research projects or to share their knowledge at professional conferences.

CCI is part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is committed to building a culturally safe and accessible workplace. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities, including members belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as LGBTQ2+.

Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) in Canada are diverse and have customs that dictate the care and handling of sacred or other important items. CCI recognizes the importance of respecting all such protocols and strengthening partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, guided by reconciliation. As such, CCI recognizes the special status of Indigenous applicants as the holders of unique, constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights.

🏡 The position to be filled is located in the National Capital Region. Successful candidates who reside outside the NCR may have to relocate to be considered for a position. A hybrid working model is possible (combination of on-site and telework).

Intent of the process

âś” The immediate need is to staff one position indeterminately (permanent) by early 2023. A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be created for similar and futures needs.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical, environmental or building engineering or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency


- Experience in the design or modeling of Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment or other building systems
- Experience in processing and analysing results of modelling/simulations for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), including conducting energy analyses
- Experience working on projects with multidisciplinary teams with diverse perspectives and objectives
- Experience in reading technical drawings including those related to the design and construction of buildings

*Experience could have been acquired trough work experience and/or within academic context.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual non-imperative BBB/BBB

Bilingual Imperative : Imperative hiring means that candidates who have been found qualified and who are to be appointed must meet the language requirements at the time of appointment.

Bilingual non-imperative: Non-imperative hiring means that candidates who have been found qualified and who are to be appointed will be required to undertake language training to achieve the required proficiency level in their second language within a two-year period.

Information on language requirements


Applied engineering skills
- knowledge of the life cycle of built facilities, properties and application of building materials, features of building systems such as HVAC, energy efficiency in buildings and related systems, thermal comfort and indoor air quality, structural properties and requirements of building components, and building/fire codes and regulations.

- Showing initiative and being action-oriented
- Demonstrating integrity and respect
- Thinking things through
- Working effectively with others
- Project management
- Communication (oral and written)
- Service excellence
- Leadership.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Qualifications


Master’s degree in Building Engineering, Building Systems/Services Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or program relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency


- Experience in working on complex projects*
- Experience in the review and implementation of fire protection systems
- Experience in the review and implementation of security systems
- Experience in working with or for organizations with heritage collections (e.g. museums, galleries, cultural centres, libraries, archives, historic sites)
- Experience in advising on environmentally sustainable building design or operation.

* A complex project includes one or more of the following significant components: difficult site conditions, unique equipment, specialized requirements and building systems, multifaceted program, accelerated schedule or historic designation, time or budgetary constraints.

- Knowledge of emerging building systems and existing technologies

- Knowledge of indigenous issues
✨History and realities of Indigenous Peoples in Canada today
✨Indigenous arts, culture and heritage

Organizational Needs:

In support of our Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and action plan, preference may be given to qualified candidates who indicate (by self-declaration) that they belong to the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Persons, Persons with disabilities.

SELF-DECLARE! (Section available when you apply)

Canadian Heritage is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values as diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues.

Operational Requirements:

- Willingness and ability to travel in Canada and abroad
- Willingness to work off-site
- Willingness to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

â–¶ How will we communicate with you?
We will contact you by email or through your GC Jobs account.
Please ensure that your email is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your inbox, junk mail and your GC Jobs account to find out about all the information regarding this selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Marie-Ève Marsan, Staffing Advisor

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