Project Manager
Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI)
CMC Research Institutes

Location: Calgary

Corporate Overview

CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI) is an environmental technology firm supporting the transformation of Canada’s industrial economy to thrive in a low carbon world. We provide facilities to field test, develop and demonstrate emission-reducing technologies and offer access to scientists, engineers and technologists who work with clients to solve design and process challenges encountered as technologies are scaled up. Incorporated as a not-for-profit, our revenue stream is through a combination of private sector, government, and academic partnerships and contracts.

CMCRI’s Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) facilitates the development of reliable measurement and verification technologies for the secure containment and storage of CO2, methane and other fluids. At its globally unique Field Research Station, scientists and technology developers from around the world conduct research into the efficacy and evaluation of monitoring technologies in a realistic field setting. The Institute is also developing a world-class demonstration site for the development of methane monitoring technologies, and operates a Mobile Environmental Lab (MEL) equipped to identify and measure methane and other gases in the air, soil and water.

Job Summary

CMCRI seeks a Project Manager for the Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) to act as a key representative and project leader in the facilitation of projects related to the development and demonstration of innovative methods, techniques, tools, and technologies for subsurface containment and conformance monitoring of injected and natural fluids, including CO2.

Working with international industrial and academic research clients, the University of Calgary and other partners, the Project Manager acts as key point of contact to ensure CaMI’s successful delivery and dissemination of research, development and demonstration project outcomes for industry, government and research institutions. The Project Manager also acts as a visible CaMI spokesperson at local, national and international meetings and conferences with energy companies, governments, universities and government research labs to advance the Institute’s fee-for-service field research, industry partnerships and academic research.


Reporting to CaMI’s Institute Director, the duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager include:

Project Management and Delivery

  • Manage projects to develop, demonstrate and/or validate new methods, techniques, tools, technologies and processes in areas that include subsurface containment and conformance monitoring of injected and natural fluids, including carbon storage; methane reduction; and other carbon-reducing applications.   
  • Work with CaMI staff and external contractors to ensure the efficient and safe operation of the FRS CO2 injection and monitoring facilities, including issues related to process engineering and wells.
  • Work with the CMCRI Business Manager to establish performance monitoring, timeline tracking and reporting structures and processes to ensure effective and transparent implementation of CaMI programs and major RD&D projects.
  • Analyze geophysical and engineering data and co-author research and technical reports.
  • Mentor interns, fellows and junior staff members.

Business Development and Partner Management

  • Support and maintain strategic relationships with RD&D decision makers in prospective industrial, government and academic client and partner organizations.
  • Identify and develop revenue generating collaborative research, development and demonstration project opportunities with industry partners.
  • Contribute to the development of CaMI proposals (unsolicited and responses to calls for proposal) as lead applicant or as a partner with other applicants for revenue generating projects and for capital equipment. This includes the development of ‘proposal teams’ of external partners to develop multi-stakeholder innovative applications.  

Knowledge Dissemination

  • Act as a visible member of relevant communities of practice, including industry associations, government task forces, and other networking opportunities. 
  • Lead, support and/or contribute to the production of peer-reviewed publications, scientific results, presentations, and reports for professional and public audiences related to the FRS, the Mobile Environmental Laboratory and other work.
  • Act as a key CaMI spokesperson through the delivery of technical presentations and participation at relevant conferences (locally, nationally, and internationally) on behalf of CMCRI and the Containment and Monitoring Institute.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Hold an advanced technical degree in geoscience or engineering disciplines.
  • 10 years of relevant industry experience with strong technical knowledge in geophysics and process or petroleum engineering (field experience would be considered an asset).
  • Strong management and oversight experience relating to projects or programs.
  • Able to work effectively with internal and external teams (including clients as well as with domestic and international academic researchers) to understand their requirements and constraints.
  • Able to communicate information effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Familiarity with industrial, government and academic cultures and processes.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Valid passport and ability to travel outside of Canada.

To Apply

Join a dynamic team working to help Canada’s industries thrive in a low carbon future. To explore this opportunity further in confidence, please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae in one PDF document to admin@cmcghg.com. The subject of the email should be ‘CMCRI Project Manager’.

CMC Research Institutes, Inc. hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.