Industrial Technology Advisor – Engineering & Information Communications Technology

National Research Council

November 20, 2014

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Working with clients and partners, the National Research Council Canada provides strategic research, innovation support, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. Guided by our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration, NRC is a dynamic and vibrant organization that, in its ongoing evolution, is seeking an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) specialized in engineering (e.g. mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial) with additional expertise in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

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Industrial Technology Advisor – Engineering & Information Communications Technology

Industrial Research Assistance Program 

Victoria - British Columbia, RCO, English

Job Summary/Your Challenge

The successful candidate will support Canadian small to medium sized enterprises (SME) to grow through innovation. He/she will provide business and technology advisory services to SMEs and will assess their innovation projects for potential IRAP funding.

The incumbent will promote the awareness of and facilitate access to programs, expertise and services available from NRC and other government organizations, as well as from universities, colleges and other non-government organizations.

In order to better serve IRAP’s clients, the incumbent will develop and maintain a network of business and professional contacts in his/her sector of expertise

Screening Criteria
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering in a discipline related to the position from a recognized university.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with a complementary degree or diploma in management, administration, finance or marketing.


  • Recent and extensive industrial business experience in the sector as described in the poster above as an entrepreneur or senior manager, preferably in SMEs.
  • Recent and extensive private sector experience in developing and commercializing innovative products or services, with demonstrable outcomes.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in technology development in the Information and Communications Technology ICT field, preferably in software applications and development

To view the full job description and list of qualifications or to see the information in French please visit:


An external eligibility list may be established for a one-year period for similar positions with various tenures.

In their cover letter, candidates must:

Clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them.

This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.

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Application Process:

Please read the following instructions carefully to ensure efficient processing of your application:

Résumés must be submitted by e-mail using the “Send Resume” button on the NRC website ( . Please do not modify the subject line of the email and ensure that you answer all of the pre-populated application questions found in the email. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

Or please send your resume and cover letter to and be sure to quote hiring number 10-14-0485 in the Subject line.

The NRC is an employer who values diversity in its workforce.

Telephone: 613-990-1343