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Technical Advisor, Emissions and Resilience

Technical Advisor, Emissions and Resilience

Technical Advisor, Emissions and Resilience 

Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) 

“The Voice of Canada’s Residential Construction Industry Since 1943” 

Position Type:     Full-Time 

Salary:     Commensurate with Education and Experience 

Job Location:     National Office - 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa 


CHBA’s national office is seeking a dynamic individual to provide technical support to CHBA’s committees and councils on GHG emissions reductions and climate change resilience. Reporting to the Director, Building Science, this Technical Advisor position will provide advisory services on guides, codes, standards, and regulations as they relate to residential construction, and will play a key role in integrating GHG emissions reductions and resilient building practices into CHBA’s Net Zero Home Labelling Program. Key activities will involve coordinating, analyzing, and communicating emissions and resilience related subjects, including collaborating with provincial and local home builder association (HBA) offices across Canada, and closely collaborating with CHBA’s Net Zero Team in the delivery of related initiatives. Come join our dynamic team in this exciting position to support the residential construction industry in meeting the housing aspirations of Canadians! 

Key Responsibilities 

Liaise with CHBA committees, key government agencies and officials, and strategic partners regarding technical issues and opportunities related to emissions and resilience by: 

  • Linking CHBA’s technical team with the Net Zero, Modular Construction, and Government Relations teams to develop and communicate CHBA policies and advocacy positions pertaining to technical matters. 
  • Liaising with CHBA members, HBAs, industry partners, other associations, governments, consultants, and other organizations in the residential sector to obtain and provide information and respond to technical inquiries as required. 

Provide technical advice on codes and standards as they relate to emissions and resilience to the Technical Research Committee, Modular Construction Council, Net Zero Council, and Canadian Renovators’ Council by: 

  • Monitoring proposed and adopted changes to emissions and resilience related standards and regulations that affect the residential construction industry. 
  • Communicating with governments and association members regarding industry positions, current practices, issues and opportunities; and preparing comments on proposed changes as well as developing requests for code changes as required. 
  • Participating on technical committees or groups that develop guides, codes or standards that deal with GHG emissions and climate change resilience at the national level. 
  • Supporting technical aspects of the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program.

Support the design and delivery of programs to support innovation in the industry by: 

  • Monitoring emerging industry practices, R&D activities of interest to members, and regulatory barriers in the areas of GHG emissions reductions and climate resilient buildings. 
  • Identifying sources of information with respect to potential innovative solutions and providing guidance to enable members to benefit from such information. 
  • Identifying research to develop cost-effective solutions. 
  • Supporting the development of information for education and training activities. 

Provide programmatic and logistical support to relevant committees and councils by: 

  • Providing logistical support for meetings of CHBA councils and committees (agenda, meeting summaries and status updates) and working with directors and chairs to administer meetings. 
  • Providing regular updates (e.g. presentations, seminars, web content, bulletins, and magazine articles) on related activities, opportunities, and issues. 
  • Coordinating information sharing among CHBA and other organizations, including program updates for education/training courses. 
  • Reporting on the status of regulatory activities, opportunities, and issues.



Post-secondary education in architecture, engineering or residential construction technology or a related field. 


  • Experience in GHG emissions reductions and climate resilience efforts in the residential construction industry. 
  • Experience participating in the development of technical documents, such as guides, codes, and standards. 
  • Experience in the residential construction sector. 
  • Experience communicating technical information to a broad audience. 
  • Asset: Experience providing programmatic and/or logistical support to a committee or council. 
  • Asset: Association/not-for-profit experience.

Note: Assets throughout this document are not an essential qualification for the role but would be beneficial if the candidate has them. 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. 


  • Fundamental knowledge of building science principles. 
  • In-depth knowledge of energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, as pertaining to residential construction. 
  • Knowledge of the national codes and standards development system. 
  • Current knowledge of technical challenges in the residential construction and renovation sector including proposed and recently adopted changes to codes and standards.  
  • Asset: Knowledge of association/not-for-profit management and governance best practices. 
  • Asset: Knowledge of HOT2000, ‘carbon’ calculators or other modeling tools. 
  • Asset: Knowledge of residential voluntary energy labelling programs. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Competency with Microsoft Office including MS Teams, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders at various levels within different organizations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, advancing multiple projects and activities simultaneously. 
  • Demonstrated strong writing and presentation skills for a variety of audiences. 
  • Asset: Bilingual in English and French.

Team fit 

  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to enhance the residential construction sector. 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines. 
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where he/she can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills with a demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation. 
  • Friendly and helpful with a positive client-service outlook. 
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of the CHBA and its members. 

Hours of work 

The hours of work are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. CHBA also has a hybrid work policy, with a combination of work-from-the-office and work-from-home days. There may be a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be asked to work overtime as required. 

Please send resume and cover letter to CHBA is looking to fill this position ASAP and will assess applications as they are received. Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of applications from qualified individuals. 

Accommodation will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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About the CHBA National Team

CHBA exists to serve the interests of the residential construction industry and the Canadians who depend on that industry for housing they can afford. We are focused on delivering the best services and support, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, to our membership. We deal with building codes, energy efficiency, development challenges, business knowledge, and continued professional learning. Our work brings us into contact with related industries, government, and media. We attend meetings in and out of the office, and travel occasionally – notably to our National Conference, which is held in a different Canadian city each year.


Who we are

  • We are high-performing individuals who each contribute our own expertise to the organization.
  • We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on professional challenges and develop new skills.
  • We value a positive, respectful, and collaborative work environment above all, with each member striving for continuous improvement.
  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative, and comfortable working autonomously when needed.
  • That said, we enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge; we’re not shy about asking for help and maximizing each other’s strengths.
  • Oh, and we take corporate Christmas cards very seriously.

Our Office

Newly renovated, our office is a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies. The bright and modern space is a great work environment, featuring new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group work spaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotel's fitness center, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities. At the corner of Laurier and Elgin, we are close to many restaurants, shopping, and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit.

About the Canadian Home Builders' Association

Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry." Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, our membership is made up of some 9,000 companies – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offences, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), or sexual orientation. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of fair and equitable treatment for all, the Company has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment.

CHBA takes action to eliminate the different and negative treatment of individuals or groups, protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, 1962. CHBA takes very seriously its responsibility to accommodate to the point of undue hardship.


Accessibility Policy

CHBA also maintains an Accessibility Policy to ensure it provides accessible customer service to people with various kinds of disabilities.