Architectural Systems Specialist – Onsite

What you will be doing!

The Architectural System Specialist is accountable to the Energy and Infrastructure Management Architectural Section Head for operating and maintaining the Architectural Systems at CRL facilities and Deep River buildings. Responsibilities will include optimum operation of all building architectural systems and equipment to ensure peak operational efficiency and reliability as well as providing safe, hazard free work environment to customers. This duty shall be carried out within the confines of the Buildings & Structures (Site Operations) program plans, defined budgets and schedule.

The purpose of this position is Asset Management of the Building Envelope at CRL and Deep River. It is needed to ensure that routine operation, scheduled preventive maintenance, and strategic upgrades are planned and executed as part of a defined program.

Executing the position’s mandate will slow the deterioration of CRL’s building architectural systems, and ensure that they are replaced before failure.

It will reduce the volume of emergent work due to breakdowns, and the capital cost to replace prematurely worn-out equipment. As maintenance and strategic upgrades stabilize the condition of our assets, CNL will experience the restoration of our ability to provide “laboratory conditions” to staff in our Research and Development branches.

Functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor progress on design activities against standards and objectives for project implementation.
  • Review contractor quotes, submittals, schedules, reports, costs/ invoices, etc. and ensures scope requirements are met for each change order.
  • Provides project lead and contractor representative support.
  • Perform field inspections for projects and Infrastructure work.
  • Provides advice and leads the development of practical and economical solutions to specific problems encountered by projects.
  • Monitor and control Architectural systems.
  • Maintain building envelope and assets at lowest life cycle cost and identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Maintain a Deferred Maintenance program for architectural systems.
  • Prepare scope of work documents and requirements for upgrading and retrofitting of existing facilities.
  • Perform Facility and Infrastructure evaluations complete with status reports.
  • Initiate and maintain all related processes including requests for quote, procurement, change control, integrated work control, and scope change management.
  • Investigate and authorize work requests.
  • Liaise with trades and contractor personnel for carrying out maintenance activities and/or renovation activities

What we are looking for?


Graduation from an institute of technology in an architectural related discipline or 10 years’ experience in related maintenance and construction.


Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in architectural related maintenance and construction.

Abilities and Skills

· Ability to work in a team environment and with minimum supervision. Understanding of project management.

· Must have excellent written and oral communications skills; the ability to disseminate information to other team members and clients and strong team problem-solving skills are essential.

· Must have the ability to work smoothly and effectively with customers, technical staff, colleagues and management.

· Ability to perform a variety of duties, changing tasks without loss of efficiency or composure

Job/Industry Specific Knowledge

· Strong knowledge of facility management and maintenance would be an asset.

Have a good base knowledge of the National Building Code, Canada Labour Code, WHMIS, CNSC regulations and other codes pertaining to life safety such as Ontario Regulations dealing with hazardous products such as asbestos containing materials.

Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom.

Why CNL ?

Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

Location :

CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield . Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep ! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com .

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission . CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.