Asset Integrity Officer

NOC #10029, #90011

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $90,000 to $160,000

Career profile

Asset integrity officers are instrumental in maintaining the integrity and reliability of a company’s assets and ensuring their continued operation, safety, and compliance with regulatory standards. Their dedication to risk management and preventative measures is essential for the long-term success of the organization and the protection of both people and the environment.

They play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of various critical components such as pipelines, pressure equipment, tanks, and infrastructure. The primary objective of this role is to proactively manage risks associated with asset failure, safeguarding against incidents that could lead to environmental harm or loss of pressure containment.

Asset integrity officers usually have a background in engineering, providing them with a strong foundation to understand complex assets and their maintenance requirements. They work closely with and direct a team of specialized asset integrity inspectors, engineers, and specialists and use a variety of skills to ensure they can effectively ensure safety, efficiency and operations including:

  • risk-based management
  • leadership
  • communication
  • regulatory compliance
  • preventative maintenance
  • asset surveillance
Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Pipelines, Offshore, Oil sands, Geothermal

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Assessing loss of containment threats and developing the annual budget and long-range asset integrity management plans appropriate for mitigation of risk.
  • Executing inspection projects in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies, engineering and construction standards and applicable legislation.
  • Providing clear and concise communication of the requirements associated with integrity plans.
  • Providing emergency response support as required, and supporting investigation of loss of containment events.
  • Collaborating with area foremen and the integrity team members on inspection, repair and maintenance issues.


  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, often chemical or materials engineering, is typically required
  • Several years of experience in the area of facilities or asset operations is usually required
  • Related post-graduate degree (MSc., PhD) may be preferred


  • Certifications may be required, depending on the employer. Typical certifications are specific to materials standards such as NACE certification (General Corrosion, Cathodic Protection, Internal Corrosion), American Petroleum Institute (API) certifications, or Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certifications.

  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

You are a strategic, long-term planner, you can see both the big picture and the fine details. You understand health, safety, and environmental policies and standards and how to make sure things are reliable and safe. You are also required to work with a variety of different people, so you need strong interpersonal skills.

Companies strive to operate in the safest way possible, and asset integrity officers help them identify risks before they become a problem.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production and Processing
  • Understanding Risk
  • Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Operation and Control
  • Systems Evaluation and Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Instructing
  • Professional Judgment and Decision Making