Office Assistant C (Jemtrud lab)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

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ReCONstruct is a five-year, $6M applied research project to develop a scalable, turn-key mass building climate retrofit program within Quebec in response to the climate emergency. Deep building climate retrofits can help to reduce the impact of climate change on existing buildings and improve resiliency during extreme weather events, as well as contributing to power grid stability through reduced mean and peak loads. The project is funded through an NSERC Alliance grant with Hydro-Québec and the Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Québec.

ReCOnstruct is led by Prof. Michael Jemtrud, the Chair in Architecture, Energy, and Environment at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill. The multi-disciplinary team includes researchers at Carleton University’s Center for Advanced Building Envelope Research (CABER) and the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) , the University of Toronto’s Daniels School of Architecture, and Hydro-Quebec's Energy Technology Laboratory (LTE) . They have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, building science, data and computer science, urban planning, and the social sciences. The project will address the obstacles to mass deep climate retrofit deployment by engaging with stakeholders from a range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, building maintenance, ownership and management, finance, and policy.

The research will be driven and informed by a series of pilot project retrofits through which exemplar retrofit proposals will be developed and tested. The realization of these projects will demonstrate the feasibility of deep climate retrofits and serve as a catalyst to build the capacity needed in the regional professional and industrial sectors to deploy them at a massive scale. ReCONstruct currently intends to focus on specific building types with a high potential for impact, including schools, community centres and public multi-unit residential buildings.

ReCONstruct is looking for a detail-oriented, bilingual undergraduate student with excellent writing skills and communication skills to provide part-time administrative support to the research group. The successful applicant will be required to manage multiple tasks, synthesize detailed information, and work seamlessly across the Microsoft ecosystem. There is room for the incumbent’s role to expand and take on greater responsibilities with time. Responsibilities will include: participate in organizational and planning meetings; help to manage task lists and workflow across various research teams using Asana; consolidate work logs, interim status updates, and progress reports from research team; assist in managing the calendars and scheduling of the research team; assist in preparing internal documents, and documents for external distribution; assist in organizing events, preparing agendas/itineraries, and travel; ensure standardization and consistency of internal working documents; writing detailed meeting minutes, and distributing them to all attending parties; assist in preparing monthly and annual reports to project partners and funding agencies.

Applicants must be current students at McGill University, in the second year of their undergraduate studies or later. Preference will be given to students pursing a degree, major, or minor in environmental science, and interest in sustainability.

Applications must include the following documents: 1 page cover letter including your interest in the project, your professional goals, and a summary of relevant experience; Curriculum Vitae; Contact information for 2 references, academic or professional.

Minimum Education and Experience:

High School Diploma 2 Years Related Experience

Hourly Salary:

(AMUSE C) $18.00

Estimated Number of Work Hours per Week:

10 (Part time)

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