ABOUT THE COMPANY
The company is located on the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation Territory in West Vancouver, BC, and says it wants to make a difference in Urban, Rural and Northern housing. It oversees the administration of operating agreements between housing providers and Indigenous housing organizations, keeping everyone's best interest in mind and developing and maintaining relationships of trust. Every employee on the team is integral to ensuring the company’s success and the success of the Housing Providers that they serve.
ABOUT THE JOB
The company is looking for a full-time Housing Condition Advisor located in West Vancouver. As a valued member of the Asset Strategies team, the Housing Condition Advisor contributes to the organization's success by conducting assessments and providing planning advice on building conditions on existing and new housing projects. Accurate building condition data is instrumental in providing healthy, safe, and sustainable housing across the Province of BC.
- Conduct visual building condition assessments on a wide variety of assets, including residential houses, townhome complexes, and large multi-family properties across British Columbia. This work will include both occupied and vacant units.
- Assess the condition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, structure and foundations, building envelope and other systems.
- Interview property owners, managers, and occupants to obtain information concerning the property’s condition.
- Review repair/improvement costs information, maintenance reports, Building and Fire Department inspection reports and similar documents to determine the condition of the building.
- Take photographs of building systems, conditions, and physical deficiencies.
- Record the results of visual inspections in Asset Planner software.
- Create scopes of work and manage consultants where further studies are required, or in cases where assessments are being outsourced.
- Support the Portfolio Planning and Capital Projects teams in creating portfolio and capital plans.
- Collaboratively develop project details (scopes, budget, and schedule) including, if required, physical inspections and best practices for project planning, based on unforeseen needs and established Capital Plans.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
- Assist with training and provide feedback to housing providers to support capacity development.
- Support internal Housing Operations staff in conducting operational reviews to ensure compliance with operating agreements and with reviewing replacement reserve expenditures.
- Provide advice and support to housing providers on matters relating to technical and non-technical construction and building assessment, maintenance, renewal, and project delivery.
- Minimum 5 years of proven experience in the construction and/or residential building sector.
- Ideally possess a post-secondary diploma or degree in architecture, engineering, construction, or other relevant disciplines. Ticketed skilled trade, or Red Seal certification is an asset.
- Experience working with Indigenous peoples; direct experience working within an Indigenous environment is a definite asset.
- The employer may consider an equivalent combination of education, certification, and lived experience,
- Strong interpersonal skills and a positive work ethic. Ability to provide efficient, reliable, and courteous service to customers.
- Advanced computer skills. Ability to write reports, input and maintain accurate data and use Microsoft Office Suite Products.
- Well-developed skills in prioritizing, organizing, decision-making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills.
- Focused, versatile, dependable, multi-task oriented, flexible, positive, and able to adapt effectively to challenging and emergency situations.
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyze situations accurately and effectively.
- Proven adaptability to differing cultural and business environments.
- Able to travel and work periodic evenings and weekends.
- Possession of valid BC Driver’s License and reliable vehicle. Ability to travel within BC as required
West Vancouver, BC.
THIS IS A TRAINING POSITION
This position is posted by Iron and Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, if eligible.
The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers and their communities to diversify their skills into a net-zero sector. NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities.
Week 1: Employability skills training and overview of renewable energy sector. NZP is a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
Weeks 2-7: Hands-on on the Job Training. We will assist in placing you in a paid on-the-job training for 6 weeks with an employer in the renewable energy industry.
HOW TO APPLY
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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.