Engineering Scientist

Burnaby, BC

Posting Closes: December 18, 2021

Engineering Scientist

Coanda Research & Development Corporation is a rapidly growing research and development company specializing in solving the most complex industrial problems. Our expertise is the application of fundamental scientific principles to tackle complex problems. To tackle such complex challenges, Coanda develops and leverages a range of advanced methodologies such as physical and computational (CFD) modelling, mathematical and statistical modelling, and custom instrumentation. Our scientific, logical and comprehensive approach to industrial and engineering challenges often leads to fundamental, lasting solutions for clients and a rewarding place to work for our employees.

An exciting opportunity exists in our Burnaby, BC facility for a Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Scientist with a strong background in experimental work, dimensional analysis, and project management. The successful candidate will engage in advanced research and development projects over a wide range of industrial sectors and technologies.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic management and technical direction of research projects
  • Analysis of complex problems through physical modelling programs and/or CFD
  • Project Management
  • Supervision and mentoring of Engineering and professional staff
  • Report writing and review
  • Proposal development and project planning
  • Building and management of client relationships
  • New technology development
  • Data collection, sample analysis, and general laboratory support and assistance

Required skills and experience:

  • Very strong fundamental knowledge and understanding of the principles of fluid dynamics, heat, mass, and momentum transport, thermodynamics, and chemical reaction engineering.
  • Experience managing technical teams and projects, with a focus on technical deliverables, planning and communications.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, in a resource-constrained environment.
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate data from findings and results in parallel fields and apply these to the problem under study.
  • Planning and setup of complex experimental programs to support analysis of industrial systems.
  • Project Management with a strong emphasis on planning and communications
  • Preparation of reports, scientific papers, proposals and/or grant applications, at a level that considers the end reader.
  • Presentation of results and data to industry experts, clients, and internal stakeholders

Additional (preferred) skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated successes in industrial problem solving
  • Data analysis
  • Mixing processes
  • Multi-phase flows
  • Separation technologies
  • Sprays and jets
  • Gas/solids fluidization
  • Heavy oil upgrading
  • Tailings management
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Instrumentation development

Qualification requirements:

  • 2+ years of industrial Engineering and/or research-based experience
  • PhD in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Eligibility for Professional Engineer status in BC

Benefits available to our employees:

  • RRSP matching
  • Health spending account
  • Dental, vision and extended health coverage
  • Travel coverage
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid time off for sick days and medical reasons

This is an on-site job at Coanda’s Burnaby laboratory; however some travel and participation in field projects at customer’s facilities is also a possibility for this position.

Coanda is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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