Materials Integrity Engineer


Calgary, AB, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

At Imperial, we work every day to responsibly develop Canada’s energy resources – applying technology and innovation to supply affordable, accessible and reliable energy while reducing emissions in support of a net-zero future. Imperial recognizes the important role we can play by advancing climate solutions within our operations and by providing lower life-cycle emission products to our customers. This effort is powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by a pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

At Imperial, we want you to come for the position and stay for the career. We invite you to bring your ideas and help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. 


Come be part of the Upstream Surface - Technical Department at Imperial which has more than 140 year history in Canada and a workforce of 5,500+ total employees. Our offices are located in Calgary, AB

What role you will play in our team

As a Materials Integrity Engineer, you will have the opportunity to bring to bear your skills, knowledge and experience while working cross-functionally with Operations, Maintenance, Planning, and other departments in support of the Kearl Oilsands Asset. The opportunities and challenges in this role are dynamic, with a blend of near term technical challenges, complimented by longer term initiatives as we strive to improve Kearl’s long term safety, environmental performance, reliability and profitability. The position is Calgary based with occasional business travel to Kearl Site as required by business needs. 

What you will do

  • While assigned to a business team at Kearl site to support, you will lead the materials/integrity program in your area, helping to ensure both short term and long term performance and integrity of the piping, tanks, and vessels for that area. 
  • Manage or create corrosion control programs, update equipment strategies, enhance our knowledge of equipment degradation modes that ultimately feed into our Risk Based Inspection program.
  • Review current and forward looking technologies (i.e. weld procedures, materials designs) and work with our material subject matter experts to assess viability for future use. 
  • Develop and optimize detailed inspection plans and relay that to our contractors for execution.
  • On an going basis, support our business teams in rationalizing future spend activities, preparations for outages and shutdowns, and input into our planning processes. 

About you


Skills and Qualifications

  • Mechnical or Materials Engineering Degree and Professional Designation (P.Eng) with 5-10 years of experience
  • Comfortable in working independently, interfacing with site personnel and able to provide work direction to contractors 
  • Knowledge and experience in design standards, specifications, codes, materials selection, corrosion, welding, fabrication, inspection techniques, coating systems, non-metallics 


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • Field experience and knowledge of Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, or Oil Sands operations 
  • Knowledge of ASME Section IX, B31.3, B31.1, API 570, ASME BPVC SECTION VII Div1, API 51, NACE coatings, Fitness for Service API 579, Risk Based Inspection API 580
  • Experience working with reliability programs, quality programs, development of equipment strategies and degradation modes 


Start date: Q4, 2023 


Location: Calgary, AB

Your benefits


  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive salary plus savings, pension, and health care plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date), one scheduled Friday off per month and 12 holidays.
  • Flexibility looks different for everyone, which is why we have many programs to help employees balance their work and personal life.  Programs include: Flex Your Day, childcare partnerships and part-time and job-sharing arrangements.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  These programs also allow you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Opporunity to participate in Employee Led Resource Groups: Women’s Interest Network (WIN), Indigenous Network (IN), Black Employee Success Team (BEST), Asian Connection for Excellence (ACE), Global Organization for the Advancement of Latinos (GOAL),  PRIDE, and the Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST).
  • Early Professional Development Program - provides you with the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of expertise or develop skills in a variety of different areas. You will quickly be given large areas of responsibility and will be encouraged to take on stretch assignments as you progress.  

Other Considerations


  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of ExxonMobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.
  • In certain situations, ExxonMobil may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Imperial Oil, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted.


Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

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Imperial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals and encourages all eligible applicants to apply.

Imperial conducts business in a manner that respects the land, environment, rights and cultures of Indigenous communities. In the areas where we explore, develop and operate, Imperial engages Indigenous communities in open and forthright consultation and strives to establish meaningful relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Please see here for more information on Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines.


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Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. 

Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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