Competency summary

The competencies below have been identified as key behavioural competencies contributing to excellence in a research role at NRC. They are not intended to represent all of the competencies necessary for success in a specific position. In addition to these competencies, specific technical expertise will be required.

Creative thinking: Responding to challenges with innovative solutions, products or services by questioning conventional means, using intuition, experimentation and fresh perspectives.

Networking: Cultivating a network of contacts as sources of information, advice and support.

Partnering: Seeking and building internal/external alliances, collaborations and services with or for clients to advance NRC business relationships, as well as knowledge, innovation and economic development.

Communication: Openly communicating in a compelling, honest, persuasive and articulate manner, ensuring the message is clear, understood and consistent with NRC objectives.

Continuous professional learning: Continuously expanding and applying technical expertise.

Results orientation: Focusing efforts on achieving quality results consistent with the NRC vision.

Initiative: Anticipating and dealing with problems and issues in a persistent manner, seizing opportunities that arise and going beyond what is expected.

Teamwork: Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and working cooperatively and effectively within and across organizational units to achieve common goals.

Self-knowing and self-development: Assessing strengths and weaknesses and engaging in ongoing self-development and improvement; maintaining effectiveness in the face of change or ambiguity.

Note: The term "organization" is used in this document to refer to NRC as a whole or that part of NRC for which the individual is accountable or exerts influence.

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