Digital Research Engineer

Off-Site Construction Research Centre

Employment Opportunity #255-22.23



Closing Date: March 31, 2023 at 4:30 PM





We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.








Full-Time | 2-Year Term | Fredericton | Hybrid














Standard Work Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week




Salary Range:

$58,740.00 - $76,360.00 per annum



A Market Differential may apply.



Subject to final budgetary approval.



Why Choose UNB?




UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we're proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.








Reporting to the Director, Innovation & Operations, the Digital Research Engineer's (DRE) will work with others to lead the research and development of projects with a focus around BIM, VDC, augmented, mixed and virtual reality as well as AI project development. The DRE will also be responsible for leading the delivery of industry partner projects and, on occasion, managing the relationship with the industry partner.




































  • A University degree in Engineering, Architecture, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in the construction industry is considered a strong asset.


Additional Strengths






















  • A Graduate degree and/or Ph.D. in a related field is considered a strong asset.
  • A background in Building Information Modelling, Virtual Design and Construction and/or programming is an asset.
  • A background in research would be considered an asset.
  • Prior experience with software development in the construction industry would be considered an asset.
  • Prior experience collaborating with external stakeholders (e.g., industry partners, other institutions, research partners, etc.).
  • Ability to use Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, or similar software.
  • Experience using augmented and mixed reality technologies (e.g., HoloLens) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with data analytics, data visualization, and/or machine learning would be considered an asset.
  • CanBIM professional certification would be considered an asset.








The Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that conducts research in a variety of topic areas including digital technology implementation (BIM, VDC, AR, etc.), constructability, Lean construction, policy, and standardization. The OCRC's activities focus on applied research with over 30 industry partners and is governed by an Advisory Board. The OCRC recently completed its new 5-year strategic plan reinforcing the vision, mission, values, and objectives of the centre.




This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.



UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.






The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are 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.

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