19-043 – Senior Technical Engineer/Officer

Pickering, Ontario
Job ID:
Mousumi Saha

We are currently requesting resumes for the following position: Senior Technical Engineer/Officer
Resume Due Date:  Wednesday, May 22nd (5:00PM EST)
Number of Vacancies: 4
Duration: 2 years
Location: 889 Brock Road, Pickering ON

Job Overview

This Job Description/Posting is applicable to candidates whose subject matter expertise is in one of the two primary nuclear safety analysis disciplines (Thermal-hydraulics or Reactor Physics).  Expertise in both disciplines will be considered a strong asset.

General Accountabilities

  1. This position is accountable for executing thermal-hydraulics analysis and/or reactor physics analysis, and operational support assessments for nuclear power plant to ensure safe operation.

Specific Accountabilities

  1. Perform nuclear safety analysis, including participation in multi-disciplinary projects.
  2. Prepare nuclear safety analysis work plans, reports, and other technical documentation in accordance with relevant OPG governance, CSA standards and codes, and CNSC regulatory documents.
  3. Provide expert advice regarding the Safety Report, and other nuclear safety analysis.
  4. Provide expert support to station staff in interpreting the Safe Operating Envelope and in evaluating Technical Operability issues and in resolving Discovery Issues.
  5. Procure and manage nuclear safety analysis services on behalf of OPG Nuclear.  Support the Smart Buyer Office function within the Nuclear Safety Division.
  6. Prepare presentations and submissions to the CNSC on matters related to nuclear safety analysis.
  7. Provide technical direction regarding nuclear safety analysis computer code development, maintenance, and qualification.
  8. Provide support and technical direction to OPG Nuclear R&D projects; interact with peers at other utilities via joint R&D projects supported through the Candu Owners Group.

Essential Experience and Qualifications:

  1. Requires a four-year degree in Engineering or Science at a recognized university or equivalent level of education.  A period of up to 8 years experience in nuclear safety analysis is considered necessary.
  2. Requires documented training and qualifications in Nuclear Safety Analysis for Thermal-hydraulics and/or Reactor Physics disciplines.
  3. Licensed with Professional Engineers Ontario or equivalent.
  4. Demonstrated experience in managing regulatory and licensing issues within nuclear safety context.
  5. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work to meet objectives. Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
  6. Demonstrated ability to achieve results consistent with the requirements for nuclear safety, quality, and timeliness.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-motivated.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Expert user knowledge of safety analysis codes in executing Nuclear Safety Analysis for Thermal-hydraulics and/or Reactor Physics disciplines, including but not limited to: TUF, RFSP, WIMS, RRS_Em, PhysicsShell, and SIMBRASS.
  2. Strong technical skills, particularly in areas directly related to nuclear safety analysis, and in management of technical projects.
  3. Strong technical problem solving skills; ability to develop innovative and creative solutions.
  4. Excellent comprehension, written and oral communication skills.
  5. Strong inter-personal and teamwork skills.
  6. Ability to co-ordinate and influence the work of others external to the Department.
  7. Good understanding of nuclear station systems and operations including interactions between the various processes and safety systems.
  8. Good understanding of CSA standards and codes, and CNSC regulatory documents related to nuclear safety analysis.
  9. Knowledge of the Safety Report and overall nuclear station accident analysis.