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BUILDING TECHNICIAN
Posted: Mar 20, 2019
PEI Government
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Job Location: Provincial Admin Building, Charlottetown
Contact: PEI Public Service Commission PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Salary
$25.91 - $30.84 per hour (Level 14)
Duties
Bi-Weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly

(Commencing Immediately)

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the professional engineers, architects, and the Manager of Contract Administration in the Buildings Section. Responsibilities include conducting site data collection, analysing existing conditions, developing solutions, preparing and controlling contract documentation, preparing tender documents and reviewing construction work to ensure compliance with contract requirements associated with building construction projects. This position also involves meeting with clients and engineering or architectural consultants to review problems that have arisen during construction and identify solutions.
- Arranging and participating in meetings with clients associated with building projects;
- discussing project requirements and obtaining information related to existing onsite physical conditions; evaluating existing building systems and components;
- Using CADD software, preparing drawings of existing buildings and sites indicating construction project requirements and methods;
- developing detail sketches and plans required to communicate concepts to client or public, followed by development of construction details and documentation for inclusion in tender documents;
- Carrying out analysis of construction project requirements presented by clients in conjunction with existing conditions and budget;
- developing potential solutions for review by professional engineers, architects, and the Manager of Contract Administration;
- Monitoring, inspecting, and providing direction as required; identifying conflicts prior to construction starting; ensuring construction work (new or renovations) meets the requirements of the contract carried out in accordance with the drawings and specifications;
- communicating with contractors to arrange proper project initiation;
- conducting associated inspections, supervision, and project close out; compiling accurate records of materials, labour, and equipment utilized to complete extra work authorized on a cost plus basis;
- Reviewing and providing initial approval or rejection of progress claims/invoices; compiling deficiency lists for corrective action by the contractors and initiating follow up inspections to confirm corrective action has occurred to meet contract requirements.
- (Ensuring that adequate deficiency and mechanics lien holdbacks are maintained and approve hold back releases at the appropriate times.);
- Other related duties as required.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
- Must have successful completion of Grade 12. Graduated from a post-secondary college with a certificate or diploma in architectural or building construction technology or a university degree in civil engineering.
- Extensive experience in preparation of construction drawings utilizing CADD software, combined with development of appropriate details and building layout.
- Extensive experience related to administration of construction contracts, building construction quality assurance, building construction methods, associated test procedures, and documentation of activities.
- Extensive experience related to assessment of building user needs, accompanied by development of concept designs appropriate to the user needs.
- Experience in operating survey instruments and computer software for word processing and spread sheets.
- Proven ability to communicate (both verbal and written) in a professional manner with contractors, users, regulatory officials, and consultants.
- Must hold a valid driver’s license, provide a current driver’s abstract and have access to reliable transportation.
- Must provide a Criminal Records Check, prior to employment.
- Must have a current hearing test, prior to employment.
- Additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset.

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