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Senior Building Consultant (Toronto or Ottawa)

Sector: Client Operations 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary Range: $74852.60 to $93565.75

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

About us 
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us.


**This role can be located in Toronto or Ottawa.


How You Will Be Contributing

  • Providing expert functional guidance and advice to technical resource officers using an in-depth knowledge of up-to-date construction theories and practices.
  • Providing expert functional guidance, interpretation and assistance to CMHC’s internal and external clients.
  • Performing on-site technical reviews and preparing inspection narrative reports in support of Multiple Underwriting, First Nation Housing, Real Estate and Affordable Housing / National Housing Strategy.
  • Directing the outsourcing process for the acquisition of external technical services and consultants.
  • Monitoring and measuring the quality of work of external contracts.
  • Undertaking special requests or assignments and comprehensive technical audits and consultation on multiple unit residential buildings.
  • Supporting CMHC’s technical transfer initiative by making presentation to the general public and the housing industry on various technical issues.
  • Working closely with the immediate team, the manager and other regions to ensure the continued delivery of technical services, with emphasis on efficiency, effectiveness and quality.
  • Networking with external agencies such as professional associations, provincial and municipal authorities, consultants, developers, builders and lenders to maintain good relations and to keep abreast of current issues.


Essential requirements

  • Ability to manage flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle, as this position requires travel (50%) in very remote locations including site visits.
  • Ability to move safely over uneven terrain, in confined spaces or high altitudes.


What We Are Looking For

  • College diploma in engineering technology, building sciences, or architecture technology, and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in building technology.
  • Experience providing guidance to others regarding sound construction practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the National Building Code, and provincial/municipal regulations as it relates to engineering, building science principles and construction theory and the principles and practices for complex multiple unit buildings.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of computer systems - in particular, spreadsheet and data management applications (Microsoft Excel); and software used in the technical or building inspection professions.
  • A recognized Home Inspectors and Property Inspector Association membership would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships, recognize opportunities for improvement and contribute to a working environment where diversity is valued, respected and integrated.
  • Ability to meaningfully share expertise and advice that is relevant to the clients’ needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written) with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills enabling the balance of workloads and the prioritization of requests to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to achieve results, deliver quality work and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project management skills (asset)


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Posting closing date:  (Note, the competition may remain active until filled).



Job Requisition ID: 4182  

Primary Location: TorontoOntario  

Other Location(s): Ottawa 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Frequent 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.