CFD Research Scientist

Burnaby, BC

Posting Closes: July 22, 2019

An exciting opportunity exists in our Burnaby, BC facility for a Research Scientist with a strong background in CFD, 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:

  • Development and execution of CFD simulation programs to analyze industrial systems
  • Technical support in various subject areas to other Scientists
  • Data analysis, report preparation and presentations to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Mechanical design and process calculations (heat transfer, stress analysis etc.)
  • Project Management and supervision / mentoring of Engineering and professional staff
  • Proposal development and project planning
  • Building and management of client relationships
  • New technology development


Required skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience with CFD (Fluent, OpenFOAM), 3D CAD, and data analysis software packages
  • Very strong fundamental knowledge and understanding of the principles of heat, mass, and momentum transport, thermodynamics, and chemical reaction engineering.
  • Experience managing technical teams and projects, with a focus on technical deliverables.
  • 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.
  • Preparation of reports, 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


Experience in several of the following areas is desirable:

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


Qualification requirements:

  • 5-10 years of industrial Engineering and/or research-based experience
  • PhD in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Mathematics (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in Canada


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
  • In-house, online and in-class training sessions and seminars
  • Subsidies for professional accreditation
  • Annual development plans
  • Various social events for employee and their families