Corrosion Researcher (1 Year Term)


InnoTech Alberta is seeking an innovative and collaborative Corrosion Engineer or Researcher to join its Advanced Materials & Asset Integrity team for a one-year term to support the group’s applied research and industrial client projects. This position will support the team’s asset reliability and integrity activities including the development and management of projects and programs, client engagement, design of experiments and testing protocols, and analysis and interpretation of experimental results. The team’s asset reliability and integrity for applied research includes corrosion, hydrogen infrastructure materials, CO2 transporting infrastructure materials, material degradation, gas permeation, and modeling.


Are you our next Materials Engineer? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy tackling new technical challenges and developing innovative solutions to problems.
  • Are resourceful, creative, and forward-thinking.
  • Are collaborative by nature and can work in a team environment across diverse disciplines.
  • Want to make a difference within Alberta’s energy and manufacturing sectors.


We are game changers.

InnoTech Alberta, a subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, is a leading research and technology organization serving the needs of industry, entrepreneurs, and the public sector. Our leading-edge expertise and industrial-scale research and demonstration facilities accelerate and de-risk technology development and deployment for our clients with a focus on industrial solutions and commercial applications. With over 230 employees, InnoTech operates within several locations across the province, including Vegreville, Edmonton, Devon, and Calgary. We are Alberta’s innovation engine - with 100 years of bold ideas that feed, grow, fuel, and build Alberta’s agriculture, energy, environment, and forestry sectors. Visit us at:


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

Reporting to the Manager of Advanced Materials & Asset Integrity, this role will focus on enhancing the team’s corrosion engineering capabilities. Specific related responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Use and apply innovative technical expertise and capabilities to:
    • Support development and execution of projects involving the design, selection, and evaluation of materials, and generate information to support client’s asset integrity programs
    • Support development and execution of projects involving evaluation of fluids, corrosives, or fluid-material interaction
    • Design project experiments and testing protocols, analyze and interpret data and experimental results, and draw conclusions
    • Identification of new solutions or technologies and industrial applications
  • Support in development and management of the execution of applied research, technology, and development projects including:
    • Definition and monitoring of project schedule, budget, and scope of work
    • Management of project outcomes to ensure timely delivery and high quality
    • Preparation of technical and progress reports
    • Engagement with clients and project stakeholders to provide progress updates
    • Presentation of technical information at workshops, meetings, and conferences
    • Development of new business opportunities


The position will be based in InnoTech Alberta’s facility in Devon.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Education and Experience Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Materials, or Mechanical Engineering (Master’s degree or PhD is preferred); extended work experience may be substituted for education credentials, if appropriate.
    • Registered with APEGA as an E.I.T but Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years of technical and project/program management experience related to asset integrity including, but not limited to: corrosion and gas permeation; lesser experience will be considered.
  • Key Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent creative problem-solving skills with the ability and willingness to apply technical solutions from multiple industries and sectors to move projects forward
    • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and proactive
    • Strong organization skills and attention to detail that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, competing resources, and client demands
    • Collaborative nature that works well with stakeholders
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Strong written communication skills, demonstrated through technical reports and proposals


Why InnoTech Alberta?

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. 


At InnoTech Alberta, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  



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.