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Senior Project Lead – Job Opening

Employer: Carbon Management Canada (CMC)

Posted: 30 Aug 2013

CMC Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI)

Senior Project Lead

CMC Research Institutes, Inc. (CMC) is dedicated to working directly with both industry and the international research community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with industrial processes. Linked to a national and international network of leading researchers, the Institutes manage and deliver industrially relevant research, development and demonstration projects on a service model basis. In addition to supporting early stage research and development, the institute teams manage challenge-driven projects focused on application development, performance validation and integration of diverse technologies, methods and data sources.

The first of these institutes, the Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) will focus on the field-based development and performance validation of a broad range of sensors, instruments and analyses approaches associated with:

  • Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (MMV) related to Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) or Enhanced Oil Recovery;
  • Monitoring associated with acid gas disposal projects;
  • and Containment verification and monitoring associated with exploration, production and stimulation activities.

CaMI will initially be heavily focused on projects associated with a Field Research Station presently in the design and development process that is expected to be unique in the world.

Senior Project Lead reports to the Geophysics Research Director/Institute Director and has the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and managing research projects and teams of researchers associated with CaMI, especially relating to technologies associated with measurement, monitoring and verification. The Project Lead should have a strong focus on geophysical methods and instrumentation, but knowledge of geochemical monitoring and/or geomechanics would be an asset.
  • Develop proposals for contract work and funding programs, including technical aspects, team integration, roles and responsibilities and budget/scheduling commitments.
  • Communication of research progress and results to clients and peers in academic and industry settings verbally at conferences, workshops, meetings, webinars, etc. and in writing for technical publications and reports and non-technical articles for trade and popular-press media (assisted by Communications department).
  • Represent CMC and CaMI to the industry/sponsors community to develop commercialization opportunities, resolve approaches to Intellectual Property matters to meet both industry needs and obligations of research partners and their institutions, develop project funding/proposals

The employee will require the ability to work effectively with industry clients to understand their requirements and constraints, as well as with domestic and international academic researchers.

Qualifications/Expertise Required:

Familiarity with both industrial and academic cultures is highly desirable. Experience leading/managing teams, especially in a research environment is preferred.

  • Advanced technical degree (minimum of MSc with PhD preferred) in Geosciences or reservoir/aquifer engineering;
  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience of measurement, monitoring & verification technologies, including seismic (surface and vertical seismic profile) surveys;
  • Good understanding of seismic signal processing and analysis, research, development and demonstration processes and stages; and
  • Familiarity with integrated monitoring methods, including geochemistry and geomechanics, sensors and instrumentation including fiber-optic and electronic sensors, transfer to practice, commercialization, and field testing of new technologies;
  • Must be versatile and able to work with diverse and distributed multicultural and international teams.

Please send resumé/CV and cover letter to:
Joan Smart, Executive Assistant and Office Manager
CMC Research Institutes Inc.

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Last Modified: 2015 May 14