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Technologist - Architectural Engineering

Technologist - Architectural Engineering

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
2125 - Civil and Environmental Eng.
Job Status 
Regular Full-Time
Hiring Range 
$56,914 - $71,143

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The Technologist - Architectural Engineering will be responsible for supporting teaching and research related activities associated with the Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering Programs. They will serve as an expert in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, the production of architectural models and displays, and the operation and maintenance of laboratory and maker space equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters and hand and power tools typical of a woodworking shop.


Architectural Engineering Lab Instruction and Maintenance

  • Under the direction of the Technical Resources Manager and Architectural Engineering Director, set up, maintain and operate a safe, efficient and well organized Architectural Engineering Maker’s Space that can be used by undergraduate and graduate students and researchers.
  • Provide laboratory instruction to Architectural Engineering students and researchers the and assist with laboratory instruction of Civil and Environmental Engineering students
  • Instruct students on the proper and safe use of equipment, including but not limited to 3D printers, laser cutters, hand and power tools typical of a woodworking shop
  • Maintain equipment within the Architectural Engineering Maker space
  • Fabricate and assemble research and test apparatus and architectural models as requested by researchers, faculty members and department administration
  • Provide laboratory instructions and demonstrations to external visitors (for example: Alumni Day, Explorations and Open House activities, industrial visitors and/or consultants)

Assisting with Research Activities

  • Supervise, instruct and assist undergraduate and graduate students carrying out architectural engineering research in the laboratory and field
  • Assist the Structures, Materials, Fatigue and Concrete lab technicians with various tasks as requested, on work based either in these laboratories or in the field
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing procedures related to architectural engineering and provide advice as requested by faculty, students or departmental administration
  • Assist in sourcing and ordering specialized equipment
  • Review product bulletins and contact vendors for detailed information
  • Review technical publications

Health, Safety & the Environment

  • Responsible for the safe operation of laboratory and field work
  • Complete monthly safety inspections of workplace
  • Maintain safety equipment in the laboratory
  • Coordinate with the Department Health and Safety Manager in developing Job Hazard Analyses and Standard Operating Procedures for various tasks
  • Suggest and implement sustainable solutions
  • Ensure that students, Staff and Faculty are wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when exposed to hazards
  • Proactively identify and correct hazardous conditions in the laboratory and field, if unable to correct, notify supervisor

Other Duties

  • As requested, participate on departmental, faculty and university committees
  • Complete other duties as assigned



  • 3 year Diploma in related field (Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology), or B.Sc in Building Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Several years’ work experience in a related industrial or academic setting
  • Thorough understanding of BIM software
  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and operate 3D printers, laser cutters, hand and power tools typical of a woodshop
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent Problem Solving skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and team orientation
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail in a fast paced, multitasking environment
  • Flexible in assisting with new tasks as assigned