Research & Development Incentives Manager

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted 14 days ago
Salary Range: $85,000.00 – $110,000.00
Full Time

Job Description

For over 80 years and four generations, our family has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become an industry-leading mass timber provider with a high-tech sawmill. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process — from forest management to manufacturing, design, prefabrication, and delivery.

As an independent, family-owned, and operated company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

At Kalesnikoff, working safely is an expectation. In your role you will have the time and resources needed to meet that expectation.

Role and objectives:

The Research & Development Incentives Manager at Kalesnikoff plays a central role in our innovation strategy. Responsibilities include securing and managing incentives and funding programs, with a key focus on optimizing returns from the SR&ED tax credit program. Collaboration with operations, business development and design teams ensure alignment of research and development initiatives with our strategic objectives.


SR&ED Tax Credit Program Expertise:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the SR&ED program,
  • Identify SR&ED program opportunities including eligibility assessment for R&D and improvement initiatives.
  • Organize and coordinate trial time recording within our operating and maintenance teams to ensure we maximize our SR&ED tax credit claims.
  • Collaborate with our R&D teams to develop technically sound project proposals.

Strategic Funding Identification & Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Identify and assess research and development grant opportunities & tax incentives from various government and industry sources.
  • Maintain a database of available incentives and stay informed about new opportunities and changes to existing programs.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funding agencies, government bodies, and industry partners.
  • Assist in developing a strategic plan for acquiring grants and optimizing the use of the tax incentive programs, integrating with our long-term budget planning.
  • Research and evaluate funding opportunities for green technology initiatives, aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental innovation.

Proposal Development:

  • Collaborate with operations, manufacturing, and design teams to communicate project details.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of applications, adhering to all guidelines for program requirements.
  • Maintain accurate records of relevant activities, expenditures, and outcomes for audit purposes.

Financial Oversight & Program Management:

  • Collaborate with finance and R&D teams to develop and manage budgets for funded projects.
  • Develop project budgets in collaboration with key internal stakeholders, ensuring accuracy and alignment with grant guidelines.
  • Monitor grant budgets and expenditures throughout the project lifecycle, working closely with finance and accounting departments to ensure compliance with grant guidelines.
  • Work closely with R&D project teams to track and report on the progress of initiatives supported by grants, with a focus on SR&ED compliance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Science, Engineering, Business, etc.).
  • Proven experience in grant management, specifically in the context of research and development, with a focus on the SR&ED program.
  • In-depth understanding of Canadian research grant and tax credit programs, especially the SR&ED program, and funding mechanisms.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, particularly in conveying technical concepts.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail.
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new software.
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures.
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work.

Compensation Package:

  • Salary Range: $85,000.00 – $110,000.00
  • Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, travel, Health Spending Account and RRSP program.
  • Team building and social events.
  • Training, development, and mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to advance in your career.
  • Work-life balance
  • A great culture where we truly value our employees

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

Equal opportunity commitment:

Kalesnikoff is a committed equal opportunity employer. Kalesnikoff’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Kalesnikoff prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Kalesnikoff is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Kalesnikoff believes in integration and equal opportunity. Kalesnikoff is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.

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