Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Innovation Director

Department Of Civil Engineering UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#112-18.19Closing Date:November 16, 2018 4:30pm
Employment Group:PTSUSalary or Rate:Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience.
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-time (36.25hpw)
Position Length:(tentative)Three year term with the possibility of extension.Funding:University Budget


In partnership with construction industry practitioners and public owners, UNB is creating an Off-Site Construction Research Centre (Centre) to transform the industry by designing building elements that can be pre-manufactured under controlled factory conditions and then rapidly assembled at the job site. Often referred to as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in the shipbuilding, aerospace and automobile industries, this new approach in construction focuses on DfMA elements which are easy to manufacture and efficient to assemble. The successful candidate will provide leadership in growth and development of the Centre and support its mandate of joint industry-academic research as the Centre’s Innovation Director.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Aid the Centre’s Advisory Board in developing a strategic plan.
·    Create a schedule and budget to successfully implement the strategic plan.
·    Coordinate and document all significant meetings at the Centre, and report to the Advisory Board on progress achieved and budget-to-actual expenditures with respect to the strategic plan.
·    Prepare proposals, market to and network with private and public partner organizations to manage the entire client engagement process.
·    Coordinate the development of new research proposals, including providing advice on technical and commercial opportunities and challenges.
·    Support the Centre’s Research Chair and the other managers of the research program.
·    Liaise with other UNB departments and faculties to utilize in-house expertise wherever possible.
·    Network with global experts at other universities and research institutions in areas related to the initiatives undertaken by the Centre.
·    Organize joint industry-research seminars, conferences and events.
·    Lead the communications strategy to attract additional capacity and project investment in the Centre.
·    Bachelors level education in a professional field (e.g., engineering and/or business).
·    Experience in innovation, communications and project management.
·    Knowledge of the Canadian construction industry and its principal players is an asset.
·    Very strong leadership and communication skills, and a record of achievements in applying research to practical outcomes.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.                                                                                           


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.