Building Science Consultant

Morrison Hershfield

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time

Nov 9

Morrison Hershfield is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering and management firm located throughout the US and Canada. We are a dynamic, employee-owned, team-oriented firm with a diverse project list that ensures you will be working on exciting, high-profile and challenging projects. For more than 75 years, the people at Morrison Hershfield have been the leading force behind our continuous growth and the expansion of our services.

Here at Morrison Hershfield, we are committed to providing flexible work arrangements, to assist employees in fulfilling their multiple responsibilities at work, at home and in the community.  Flexible work arrangements provide additional options for work schedules and locations.  As we focus on project delivery, clients and staff, we have several working options available for working at Morrison Hershfield.

You're creative, client-oriented and interested in working with a team of technical experts who deliver value through building science consulting services. You're looking for your ideas to be valued, learn new skills and impact the communities you live and work in. Looks like Morrison Hershfield has the perfect opportunity for you!

Kick-start your career at an organization that is proud to be a home for people committed to making a difference. You will have an opportunity to learn your craft, work on a variety of projects that range from thousands to multimillions in fees, develop client relationships with industry leaders and stay inspired every day through practical design and field work. Don't miss out on an opportunity to further your career and have a positive impact on your community. Apply today!

Our Building Specialty Services (BSS) group is one of the fastest growing service offerings at our organization that includes a diverse mix of professionals with practical design, field, and industry research and product development expertise. This group is able to seek the best projects with the best clients because they deliver tools that empower designers to create high performing buildings without compromising budget or function.

Morrison Hershfield’s 75+ years of success as a market leading, employee-owned engineering practice is a direct reflection of our employees’ expertise, dedication, teamwork and innovation.

We value technical growth, entrepreneurial spirit, work-life balance and an environment that supports the development and mentoring of our staff. We are constantly expanding and seeking ambitious, committed individuals that want to excel through challenging opportunities and projects that will allow them to achieve their career goals. Our focus on our people, culture and capabilities allows us to make a difference for our clients and the communities we serve.

Our future starts with you. Your future starts with us.Responsibilities – Foundational

  • Accountable for the technical quality and accuracy of work performed.
  • Works under general supervision.  Receives broad guidelines, working within defined standards and specifications.
  • Manages own time.
  • Exercises independent judgment in selecting and interpreting information.
  • May represent MH technical know-how at external event/conference.
  • Reviews work of more junior staff.
  • Performs all technical service delivery as a form of business development and technical development.
  • First level contact with clients.
  • Drives profitability for Department.
  • Develops political skills and learns to influence clients to meet mutual goals.

Responsibilities - Technical:

  • Certify professional work.
  • Writing proposals and establishing financial budgets.
  • Performs project contract drawing reviews (drawings, specifications, shop drawings, material submittals, etc.).
  • Preparing contract drawings and specifications in conjunction with project team for delivery to clients.
  • Reviews and reports on project mock-ups.
  • Performs periodic site visits and utilize a site visit reporting system to identify and update action items.
  • Performing engineering analysis and calculations, e.g., quantities, initiating or checking design elements, etc.
  • Carrying out field investigation work and the diagnosis of building problems required to design building envelope or structural repairs.
  • Performs field testing to confirm building enclosure performance (water, air leakage, EFVM, infrared testing, etc.).
  • Assists in small project management and coordination.
  • Performs building condition assessments, building envelope rehabilitation, concrete restoration, and building enclosure related projects.
  • Participates in continuing education.
  • Performs various office related tasks.
  • Periodic out of province travel.


  • Degree or diploma in Engineering, Building Technology, Construction Management, Architecture or related field.
  • Pursuing professional registration either as a P.Eng. or CET is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Building Science principles or Building Envelope components.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks on multiple projects.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, and other engineering and office related application software.
  • An interest in construction, the performance of buildings, field review/investigation, and materials science.
  • Experience writing construction specifications
  • Experience writing and reviewing construction contracts.
  • Experience on building construction sites.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong customer service commitment.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Professional attitude with strong problem-solving capability.
  • Commitment to succeed.
  • Interest in continued learning/education is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license.

Why work with us?

  • Company culture focused on work life balance, including work from home and flexible work arrangements
  • Competitive salaries and health benefits
  • RRSP matching program
  • Minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation, plus other paid time off options
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
  • Wellness programs with direct access to medical specialists, financial advisors and corporate gym discounts
  • Mentorship/Ambassador program
  • Employee shareholder program
  • Employee Recognition events
  • Work on cutting-edge and innovative projects
  • Work with industry leaders in a team-focused, casual work environment

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