Materials & Corrosion Engineer

Canadian Natural



The Opportunity:

Canadian Natural has an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer to join our Horizon Asset Integrity team. With 10 years of successful operations, the Horizon Upgrader is a keystone of Canadian Natural’s Asset (CNRL) portfolio, producing 250,000 bbls/day of synthetic crude oil. Reporting to the Asset Integrity Manager, the Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer will be an essential source of expertise, providing professional guidance and support to advise our Operations team on the full life cycle of all fixed plant equipment. Safety is a core value within CNRL, and we are looking for an individual that proscribes to those values.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to produce the required Corrosion and materials, coating and cathodic protection specifications 
  • Perform corrosion assessments and/or provide solutions related to corrosion, material, and metallurgy
  • Create or improve corrosion management processes by applying management systems to assure integrity and enhance system efficiency
  • Assist in timely selection of material upgrades for replacement, especially heat exchangers, piping, rotating equipment components, machinery components, etc.
  • Participate in root cause failure analysis to identify corrosion mechanisms and establish inspection programs to monitor those mechanisms.
  • Review the corrosion monitoring plan and thickness monitoring locations for corrosion management of the project
  • Develop degradation manuals for the new plants and periodically review the existing degradation manual and update, as necessary.
  • Mentor and develop young / intermediate corrosion Engineers
  • Lead and investigate corrosion mechanisms based on the process parameters and life history of the plant operation
  • Act as subject matter experts on corrosion Engineering and metallurgical area for supporting the plant
  • Assist in developing, monitoring and maintaining records to support on-going equipment integrity programs, including the updating the Corrosion monitoring program
  • Develop, review and communicate, corrosion management and materials engineering plans within the project and coordinate work efforts with other areas of the project
  • Evaluate and approve all the material selection, corrosion engineering aspects, coating, insulations and refractory procedures, based on national/international code and standards and governing documents, for all piping, equipment and structural for the project/ maintenance  
  • Review the material selection drawings for the project based on the national and international standards and company degradation manuals.
  • Provide engineering support and guidance while working with management, engineering, business development and contractor personnel for all phases of the project including design, construction, commissioning and operation
  • Review the corrosion monitoring plan and thickness monitoring locations for corrosion management of the project
  • Engage partners outside company such as material suppliers, component fabricators, equipment manufacturers, engineering and design firms, and service contractors to deploy solutions into current project design
  • Experience with NACE, API 571 and API 579 and other industry standard would be required
  • Having Welding knowledge and related experience would be added advantage

Other Details:

  • Job Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Eligible for relocation to Fort McMurray
  • Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out from Edmonton or Calgary
  • Shift schedule: 4X3 (Monday to Thursday, 10 hours/day)
  • This is a safety sensitive position
  • Competitive Salary, Stock Options, Stock Savings Plan and benefits


  • Engineering degree, preference in corrosion, materials, metallurgical or mechanical engineering, registered or eligibility to register with APEGA is required
  • Minimum 15 years of extensive experience in welding and joining of medium carbon steels, low alloys, high alloys, and wear resistant weld overlays in oil & gas
  • 5 years senior level experience in the Corrosion and or metallurgical area of oil and gas production plants and refineries
  • A mix of “hands on” projects and operations experience, with the ability to effectively steward a significant number of complex project elements simultaneously  

Why Canadian Natural?

CANADIAN NATURAL is a senior independent crude oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our strong, diversified asset base is comprised of a balanced portfolio of light, synthetic, and heavy crude oil and natural gas. Canadian Natural operates in Canada, the United Kingdom and Offshore Africa.

At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: “To develop people to work together to create value for the Company’s shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity.” We are committed to a long-term presence in the communities where we operate. Our activities create value by providing employment, business development opportunities, revenues to governments that contribute to spending on goods and services, and essential resources for public services, including health, safety, education and training. 

Over the last 30 years, we have grown from a Company with nine employees to over 10,000 employees. We have increased our production from approximately 400 BOE/d in 1989 to more than one million BOE/d today.

Safety is a core value at Canadian Natural. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited – “Canadian Natural” – is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ

Application deadline is February 3, 2021. Apply now!


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