Manager, Clean Technology


We are seeking a Manager, Clean Technology, who will be responsible for managing and implementing projects and initiatives related to Clean Technology, with a specific focus on energy storage and minerals.  The Manager will also provide subject matter leadership and advice, build internal and external relationships, and ensure activities are compliant with corporate policies, technical standards, and applicable regulatory/legislative requirements while working closely with other strategic areas within Alberta Innovates, Clean Resources, and Clean Technology.


Are you our next Manager, Clean Technology? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are resourceful, creative, and forward thinking; always looking to tackle new challenges and develop innovative solutions to problems.
  • Enjoy utilizing your technical knowledge while developing and guiding others.
  • Are effective at influencing others and enjoy championing projects and initiatives.
  • Want to make a difference within Alberta.
  • Are collaborative by nature and able to work in a team environment across diverse disciplines.


We are game changers.

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance, and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.


Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific, engineering, and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage programs and projects for the Clean Technology team with a focus on energy storage and minerals alongside industry and other stakeholders to advance technology development.
  • Undertake technology scanning and market intelligence activities to deliver the identification of trends, issues, and challenges within the energy storage and minerals focus area.
  • Identify high impact initiatives and projects based on gap analysis and identified needs.
  • Foster a collaborative culture between governments, ministries, universities, research organizations, industry, stakeholders, and other technical staff in the planning, development and delivery of all other research and technology investments.
  • Advise, recommend, and report on the progress and results of programs, projects, and initiatives.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Undergraduate Degree or above in Science or Engineering or in a related field; extended work experience may be substituted for educational credentials, if appropriate.
  • Minimum 5 years of managing research or technical programs and projects including engineering and scientific analysis delivery.
  • Experience working in/with government and industry in electricity, mined natural resources, clean technology, or environmental management.  Utility sector experience highly desired.
  • Familiar with Alberta’s social, economic, environmental, and technological needs and priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, experience working with senior technical and management professionals from industry, environmental NGOs, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to comprehend technical issues; independently expands technical knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to work within a group environment and effectively participate in the discussion of tasks and outcomes.
  • Ability to demonstrate financial management and business case development skills.
  • Creative thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Strong research and project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral), and the ability to build networks among stakeholders.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills.


Why Alberta Innovates?


We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business, so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance. 


The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.