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Research Financial Administrative Officer

Department: Civil Engineering Effective Date: February 9, 2005
Grade: USG 7 Reports to:

General Accountability

The Research Financial Administrative Officer is directly responsible for all administrative activities associated with the Industrial Research Chair (IRC) under the direction of Professor Mahesh Pandey, within the Department of Civil Engineering. The scope of the position encompasses three main functions: the incumbent manages the administrative and financial operations of the IRC, acts as a liaison with the granting agency, industry, Office of Research, Finance, and the Department, and supervises the administrative requirements of research staff (including technical staff, visitors, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students) involved with the various projects.

The Research Financial Administrative Officer is responsible for the financial and operational administration and personnel management for the IRC. The incumbent requires an exceptional financial background within an academic environment. The incumbent must have superior computer skills, including proficiency with the latest word-processing and spreadsheet software. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of federal and provincial funding sources and related guidelines. Extensive experience using FORE (Financial Online Reporting Environment) is imperative. The Research Financial Administrative Officer must possess excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills. Fluency in the French language and French/English translation experience would be an asset.

This position is for 8 hours a week. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Nature and Scope

The IRC program led by Professor Pandey is jointly funded by NSERC and the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE). The UNENE is an alliance of universities, nuclear power utilities, research and regulatory agencies to support the development of nuclear research and education capability in Canadian universities. Professor Pandey will lead research on risk-based life cycle management of nuclear power plants in order to optimize the operation, inspection and maintenance of critical engineering systems. The program budget is in excess of $400,000 annually.

The Research Financial Administrative Officer will be a key member of this IRC program and will support, develop and manage the project from the administrative and financial perspective.


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Statistical Data

The Research Financial Administrative Officer will manage the IRC. The incumbent will report directly to Dr. Mahesh Pandey in the Department of Civil Engineering. The program budget is in excess of $400,000 annually. The incumbent will have signing authority on all research accounts.

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