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Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.

Coanda Research & Development Corporation is a growing research and development company specializing in solving the most complex industrial problems. Our expertise is the application of fundamental scientific principles to tackle complex problems. To tackle such complex challenges, Coanda develops and leverages a range of advanced methodologies such as physical and computational (CFD) modelling, mathematical and statistical modelling and custom instrumentation. Our scientific, logical and comprehensive approach to industrial and engineering challenges often leads to fundamental, lasting solutions for clients and a rewarding place to work for our employees. 

Your Role: 

A challenging opportunity exists in our Burnaby, BC facility for a Junior Research Scientist with a strong background in fluid mechanics and computational methods. The successful candidate will engage in advanced research and development projects over a wide range of industrial sectors and technologies.


  • Application of CFD models to analyze industrial systems
  • Selection of suitable mathematical models and computational approaches and their implementation within a commercial software environment to simulate complex flows
  • Supplement commercial code with custom sub-routines if required features are not available
  • Development of computational grids for complex 3D geometries
  • Post-processing and analysis of simulation results to address research objectives 
  • Assessment of quality and accuracy of the numerical solution and taking steps to improve them 
  • Report preparation and presentations to clients and internal stakeholders 
  • Proposal development and project planning 
  • Building and management of client relationships 


  • PhD in Engineering or related discipline with a focus on Fluid Mechanics (MSc with a strong record and post-graduate experience will be considered) 
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation in BC (or ability to obtain it) is an asset
  • Very strong fundamental knowledge and understanding of fluid mechanics, the principles of heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, process simulation, and numerical methods 
  • Extensive experience in developing CFD models for complex fluid dynamics problems 
  • Deep understanding and practical experience with various approaches to simulate multi-phase flow 
  • Familiarity with CFD software packages (ANSYS Fluent preferred) and mesh generation software (GAMBIT, ANSYS SpaceClaim, ANSYS ICEM) 
  • Experience with the following an asset:
    • CFD code development 
    • Experimental fluid dynamics 
    • Management of research projects 
    • Mathematical statistics and data analysis
    • Operation and administration of high-performance Linux clusters 
  • Ability to work to deadlines, in a fast-paced and resource-constrained environment 
  • Comfortable with both working independently and as part of a team 
  • Preparation of reports and proposals 
  • Presentation of results to industry experts, clients and internal stakeholders 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to stay current with the latest developments in the field 
  • Impressive academic record supported by peer-reviewed publications 

The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $95,000. Please note that Tetra Tech considers various factors in determining pay, including but not limited to: education, relevant and demonstrated work experience in the role, skills, geographic location, qualifications, certifications, and other competencies relevant to the needs of the business. 


 A requirement of working for Tetra Tech is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)

Apply now!

In addition to rewarding job opportunities and continuous growth, we offer an attractive employee package including:

  • Benefits starting day one of employment and competitive base salary
  • Rewarding retirement savings program
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Hybrid work model - work remote and at our great office location


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties, including women; First Nations Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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