Building Science Technologist

Position Type:
Full-time (40.0 hours/week)
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DS Consultants Ltd (DS) is a consulting engineering firm which specializes in geotechnical, environmental, hydrogeology, building science, materials inspection, and testing. Our head office is in Vaughan, Ontario with branch offices located in Barrie/Collingwood and Cambridge. Our team currently consists of 130 highly qualified and experienced engineers, hydrogeologists, environmental scientists, technologists, and support staff.

DS is currently seeking a Building Science Technologist to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to further develop their career in Building Science. DS offers competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret contract documentation, drawings, and technical reports of building envelope
  • Perform and schedule field inspections and investigations for various types of projects and scopes
  • Conduct pre-construction surveys, building condition assessment, and or roofing evaluation
  • Prepare field review reports, milestones, final walkthrough deficiency reports etc., and provide input
  • Manage project deliverables and activities, handle contract administration for rehabilitation projects
  • Perform windows and railing tests for different projects as required by project management team
  • Familiar with shop-drawings, technical data sheet and other construction documentations
  • Coordinate project delivery, work with team and participants, estimate activities, and conduct tasks as required
  • Communicate effectively with clients, contractors, consultants, and team members and develop rapport
  • Submit technical and administrative reports in a timely manner and as per company procedures and protocol


  • Post-secondary education in relevant Architecture, Building Science or Engineering program
  • Experience of 1-3 years in building science or Tarion B19, with a focus on building envelope would be an asset
  • Knowledge of building and construction activities, field inspections or cladding assessment
  • Familiarity with OBC, NBC and technical understanding of evaluating building components
  • Skill in preparation of field review observations, technical specifications or investigations
  • Good ethics, people skills and clear verbal communication
  • Competence at writing tech. reports, composing clear documents with strong editing and/or proof reading
  • Advanced computer skills to produce reports, documents, and various presentations
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office application and Outlook software is essential
  • Excellent organizational skills in managing paperwork, priorities and keeping projects deadlines
  • Proficiency in software skills including, AutoCAD, and other discipline specific software is an asset
  • Valid driver’s License, and insurance as well as access to a registered vehicle

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