Building Envelope Engineer for Innovative Housing Company

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Intelligent City is an urban housing technology company that takes a product and platform-based approach to buildings. We combine exceptional design with mass timber construction, robotic manufacturing, and parametric software. Our mission is to build smarter and to empower people to live better. We create a new value paradigm for housing and workplace solutions that are more affordable, faster to build, consistently carbon neutral and socially resilient.

Our motto is ‘Build Smarter. Live Better. Think Change.’ If this resonates with you, we encourage you to apply to join our team and help us build a better world!

Are you ready to engineer the future of building envelopes? Our manufacturing facility is gearing up for growth, and we need a talented Envelope Engineer to join our team!

In this new role, you will be responsible for developing, engineering, and testing the company’s own mass-timber building facade/envelope products, including curtain walls, cladding, glazing systems, roofs, and other external components. Using your strong understanding of building science and experience with façade design, manufacturing, and assembly, you will develop innovative solutions to envelope design challenges and help expand the company’s versatile product offering.

We are looking for a creative problem solver who is passionate about using the latest technology to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Join us on this exciting journey and help us change the world, one building at a time!

This position reports to the Manager, Building Systems Integration, and works collaboratively with multiple members of our multi-disciplinary team.

We are accepting applications from within Canada only.

Education & Qualifications, Required:
Post-secondary degree in Engineering, Building Science / Building Technology, or a related field.

Nice to Haves, but can be certified on the job:
Engineer-in-Training with EGBC, or the ability to apply.
Passive House certification is an asset.
Skills & Experience, Required:
3 to 5 years of industry experience working with Envelope systems.
Good understanding of building systems and technology
Experience with envelope detailing, engineering reports, testing, and manufacture or assembly standards
Working knowledge in McNeel Rhinoceros
Working knowledge of Autodesk suite of products
Able to present ideas.

Nice to Haves, but could be learned on the job:
Working knowledge of the BC Building Code and VBBL
Experience with computational or parametric design
Experience with digital manufacturing processes
Experience with Sustainability, LEED, an asset
Understanding of computational/parametric design and manufacturing systems
The Role & Responsibilities – Envelope Engineer:
Develop and design scalable and adaptable façade/envelope systems for buildings, including curtain walls, cladding, and glazing systems.
Design and oversee the manufacturing/fabrication and installation of building envelope systems.
Help expand the product offering of façade systems that are efficient, sustainable, and effective in managing heat, air, and moisture transfer.
Develop and review design documents, specifications, and manufacture or assembly drawings related to building envelope systems.
Lead the manufacture or assembly of full-scale mock-ups in our manufacturing facility, plan testing agendas, and write reports.
Assist in updating corporate standards, devise new innovative approaches, apply existing criteria in new manners, and draw conclusions for comparative situations as appropriate.
Work closely with architects, contractors, and other design professionals to ensure that building envelope systems are integrated seamlessly into the overall building design.
Collaborate and integrate with building partners, suppliers, and external engineering consultants.
Use computer modeling and simulation software to evaluate and optimize building envelope performance.
Research new building envelope materials, technologies, and systems to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.
Provide technical support and expertise to project teams during all design and manufacture or assembly phases.
Conduct building envelope assessments to evaluate the condition of existing systems and recommend repair or replacement strategies.
Conduct site inspections and assessments to ensure compliance with building codes.
Conduct field inspections and testing of building envelope systems to ensure they meet design specifications and performance requirements.
Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, including identifying opportunities to streamline processes, improve quality, and reduce waste.
Comply with all health and safety rules, policies, and procedures.
Comply with our administrative policies and procedures as set forth from time to time.
Contribute to team efforts.
Complete other duties as we may request which are consistent with your abilities and responsibilities.

What you bring to the role:
Communication Skills
Attention to Detail
Time Management
Good Judgement

Willingness to regularly between our manufacturing facility in Delta, BC and head office location in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC.
Flexible work options are available.
Important to Mention!
Must provide your own CSA-approved 6” safety footwear, required.
Proof of ability to remain and work in Canada.
Successful candidates may be required to submit a background check
Safety Requirements:
When on the production floor or construction site, wear protective equipment, such as a hard hat, hearing protection, safety work boots, and safety glasses.
Work safely and follow all health and safety policies and procedures.

Intelligent City (ICI) is a technology-enabled and platform-based urban housing systems company providing transformational innovation to the housing, architecture, building and construction industry.  Through the convergence of design, software technology and advanced prefabrication we combine three highly innovative paradigms that will change the value equation in architecture and urban design.

Our team is on a mission to empower people to live better, to build smarter, and to address climate change and urban housing challenges.  We think change – and we are looking for doers, integrators, professional hybrids, thinkers, and innovators that can help us achieve our objectives.

We take a product and platform-based approach, we vertically integrate high-rise mass timber building systems, advanced design-engineering, automated manufacturing, and parametric software. Through this, we offer breakthrough end-to-end building solutions that can be built faster with better quality while being more affordable and consistently carbon neutral.

We are broadly recognized for our leadership in bringing together climate tech and construction tech solutions, including by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC) and the Solar Impulse Foundation.

Intelligent City was co-founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Oliver Lang and Cindy Wilson, and is the sister company to Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture (LWPAC). The two companies work closely together to deliver the vision of productized and platform-based buildings. The LWPAC team has executed award winning institutional and residential projects both nationally and internationally, and we have practiced and taught architecture in Berlin, New York, Barcelona, Valparaiso, Beijing and Vancouver.Please note: Architectural employees will be employed by LWPAC.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and have made a commitment to build a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusivity, striving for open discussions, best hiring and operational practices.  We are also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview process, please let us know if we can support you throughout the process with accommodations.

Land Acknowledgement
Intelligent City acknowledges that its work takes place in Vancouver on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and other Coast Salish peoples at its Delta location.

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