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Science & Technology Advisor (Anticipatory) - Closing date extended.

Reference number: RSN20J-021086-000275
Selection process number: 2021-RSN-EA-ETS-201329
Natural Resources Canada - Energy Technology Sector, Office of Energy Research and Development
Ottawa (Ontario)
$87,674 to $106,529

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 18 January 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html

We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

Intent of the process

This is an anticipatory process to staff several ENG-03 positions.

A pool of qualified candidates may also be established through this process to staff similar ENG-03 positions at Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (determinate period or indeterminate), various language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential and Bilingual) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.)), various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, energy engineering, oil & gas engineering, or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience in conducting analysis and developing report(s) and presentation(s) in an energy related field.

Experience analyzing technical issues and data and providing technical and/or policy advice to senior management on energy science and technology (S&T).

Experience in carrying out the technical review of project proposals or preparation of technical proposals and reports, for example, for federal government energy innovation programs related to oil and gas extraction and processing (oil sands, conventional and offshore) and/or oil spill response, CCUS and/or air emissions technologies and/or environmental management related to water and tailings.

Experience in conducting engineering and research projects, including project scheduling, project costing, preparing bid specifications and procurement.

Experience in analysis of developments, trends and emerging key technologies in at least one of the areas of oil and gas extraction and processing (oil sands, conventional and offshore) and/or oil spill response, CCUS and/or air emissions technologies and/or environmental management related to water and/or tailings.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
(English Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to plan, organize and implement.
Ability to analyse and synthesize technical information, and to provide recommendations.

Demonstrating integrity and respect
Working effectively with others
Able to work independently

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience in conducting R&D projects in any of the areas related to oil and/or gas extraction and processing (oil sands, conventional and offshore), oil spill response, CCUS, air emissions technologies and/or environmental management related to water and/or tailings.

Experience in the negotiation and management of contribution agreements, transfer payment agreements and/or amendments for projects that focus on innovative energy technologies or solutions.

Experience participating in consultations and collaborative activities with stakeholders related to innovative energy technologies in oil and gas processing

Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority.

Willing and able to travel occasionally within Canada and abroad, including travel by car, rail, and air;
Willing and able to work overtime upon request
Willing and able to work flexible hours

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - or Secret Security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Government of Canada jobs website. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

It is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for assessment purposes. This will include communication of invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Guylaine Naef - Senior Human Resources Advisor
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