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Materials Engineer

InnoTech Alberta is seeking an innovative and collaborative Materials Engineer to join its Advanced Materials & Asset Integrity team to support the group’s applied research and industrial client projects. This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership and client support for the group’s materials activities with a focus on surface engineering and wear-resistant materials, including the development and management of projects and programs, client engagement, design of experiments and testing protocols, and analysis and interpretation of experimental results.


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 materials engineering capabilities. Specific related responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Use and apply innovative technical expertise and capabilities to:
    • Lead projects involving the design, selection, and evaluation of materials and manufacturing processes, with a focus on surface engineering and wear-resistant materials
    • Design project experiments and testing protocols, analyze and interpret data and experimental results, and draw conclusions
    • Identification of new technologies and industrial applications
  • Develop and manage the execution of applied research 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 primarily in InnoTech Alberta’s facility at Edmonton Research and Development Park but occasionally may work at InnoTech Alberta’s facility at Devon.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Education and Experience Requirements:
    • Advanced degree in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering (PhD is preferred)
    • Registered with APEGA as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). Consideration may be given to holders with E.I.T. status.
    • Minimum of 6 years of technical and project/program management experience related to materials, welding or metallurgical engineering and related technologies is desired; 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 agendas, and client demands
    • Collaborative nature that works well with internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Strong written communication skills, demonstrated thorough 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. 

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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.