Mechanical Engineer EIT

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Our Technology center at NOVA Chemicals is seeking qualified candidates for the Mechanical Engineer EIT position.


This position is with the Fluid Dynamics team at the NOVA Chemicals Research & Technology Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
As a member of
this team you will provide research support to NOVA Chemicals Olefin and Polyolefin businesses as well as TransCanada Pipeline Ltd. through an ongoing research program.



This is a challenging position, which requires a strong knowledge of fundamental Mechanical Engineering principles and skills in analytical and simulation methods to carry out research projects in related areas. Research experience and knowledge with experimental techniques including data processing is considered an asset.


  • Development of analytical techniques and computational methods to solve specific problems;
  • Provide first cut analysis of data; and
  • Prepare internal technical reports and external papers for conferences and journal publications.
  • Construct and operate high-pressure natural gas test rigs at the TCPL Gas Dynamic Test Facility in Didsbury, AB.
  • Design and construction of experiments and test rigs in collaboration with senior engineers;
  • Operate various test rigs, which include above ground piping systems, conventional and specialized instrumentation, static and high-speed dynamic measurements, gas flow metering, and respective data acquisition systems.
  • Ensure accuracy of results. Identify unusual trends. Recommend and take agreed upon corrective actions.
  • Suggest improvements to numerical approach, equipment, procedures and processes.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures and participation in safety related activities such as the Management of Change processes.


The successful candidate will posess a MSc (or BSc with 1-3 years related experience) in Mechanical Engineering or Applied Science or equivalent. In Canada, registered Engineer-In-Training (EIT) with relevant provincial association is highly desirable.

  • Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating excellent academic records and achievements.* PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH RESUME. 
  • A solid understanding of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, numerical methods and heat and mass transfer.
  • Experience with advance simulation and modelling techniques in fluids, heat and mass transfer.
  • Good knowledge of experimental methods / equipment design, instrumentation, data acquisition and data processing.
  • Hands-on experience with experimental test facilities and/or field work.
  • Proficiency in computer programming in one or more of the following languages would be an asset: Python, C++, C#, Fortran, Visual Basic / VBA, LabView.
  • Results orientated with an understanding and utilization of processes and procedures. 
  • Ability to work safely, effectively and independently in team environment.
  • Effective in team interactions and relations.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills both internal and external to the organization.

In order to fulfill the duties of this role, the successful candidate will be required to wear respiratory protective equipment. Candidate must successfully pass a fit test and be physically able to wear a respirator


About Us:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


The NOVA Chemicals technology center is located in Calgary, Alberta. The state-of-the-art facilities, comprised of the Centre for Applied Research and Centre for Performance Applications, focus to support technological advancements in the polyolefins and olefins fields.

The technology center is recognized as the largest in Canada.



NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


Additional Comments:

Internal and External candidates are being considered simultaneously


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