19-045 – Senior Fire Protection Engineer/Officer

Pickering, Ontario
Job ID:
Suraj Sukumar

We are currently requesting resumes for the following position: Senior Fire Protection Engineer/Officer
Resume Due Date: Wednesday Sept 11th (5:00PM EST)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Duration: 18 months
Location: Pickering

Job Overview

  1. Provide technical evaluations and advice, solve problems and coordinate technical work as required, in a number of major work areas, in support of the commissioning, operation and maintenance of the facilities.  Receive assignments from Supervisor as well as identify potential problems and opportunities in assigned areas and/or systems in the facility. 
  2. Prepare reports to provide information and data in answer to external requests or for historical purposes.  Initiate studies or investigations where opportunities for improvement are apparent.  In some instances, these opportunities may be identified by the Supervisor. 
  3. Review proposals received from internal or external sources related to assigned area.  Discuss proposal with originator as necessary to suggest changes or revisions as appropriate.  Recommend disposition of proposal to Supervisor in writing for review and forwarding to approval authority.
  4. Prepare or help prepare specifications, for purchasing requisitions for material, services and equipment.  Follow up with procurement and provide necessary technical services during field installation. 
  5. Participate in training programs to further own development and assist in the development of others.  Attend lectures, do assignments and write examinations.  Develop training material and give lectures, and otherwise assist in training programs.
  6. May be required to gather and collate data for use in department budget preparation and to monitor variances to annual budget and submit to Supervisor for reporting purposes.
  7. Provide support for ensuring compliance with all site license conditions relating to CSA N293, CSA N393 and associated NFPA codes and standards related to the fire protection program. 
  8. On a periodic basis, supervise staff involved in the above activities by assigning and checking work and as required give instructions and direction.
  9. Provide expert advice, guidance, direction and assistance to management and fire protection staff, regarding fire hazard assessment, fire response equipment lifecycle and fire response personal protective equipment and kit. Provide interpretations of station compliance requirements with licensing codes and standards (CSA N293, CSA N393, NFPA, NFCC), Provincial and Federal laws, acts, statues, and OPG Fire Protection procedures. 
  10. Ensure all fire protection systems and equipment is operational and initiate appropriate compensatory measures to maintain compliance with regulations and station licence conditions where deficiencies exist.  Provide support in developing/ updating standards, procedure, Instruction and guides to ensure CNSC regulations, and code and standard requirements are adhered to. 
  11. Assist the Section Manager of Fire Protection Programs with fire risk assessments including review of pertinent system impairments, Fire Safe Shutdown Analysis and Fire Hazard Assessment information, official local information and fire codes and standards to identify credible alternative and performance based strategies for compliance with station licence conditions.  Develop response plans for postulated fire scenarios based on the plant safety report licensing basis.
  12. Develop and maintain an ongoing review process to identify any increase in risk from equipment, training, staffing or procedural deficiencies and recommend the requirement to modify the site fire response protocols to compensate for changes in the site specific fire risk.
  13. Liaise with site department managers to identify solutions to their support needs.  Develop and implement Fire Protection service delivery options to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the service to stakeholders within OPG. 
  14. Ensure CNSC correspondence is prepared to an appropriate standard and that all recommendations, action notices or directives are appropriately addressed with corrective action plans.
  15. Support the interface with external fire protection, and other emergency response groups, both internal and external.


Requires a knowledge of Fire Protection, engineering and economics to technically understand the operation of the facility.  Requires knowledge of Fire Hazard Assessment, Fire Safe Showdown Assessment, National Building Code of Canada, National fire Code of Canada and CSA N293 to evaluate and propose improvements to Fire Protection processes, equipment and systems in OPG Nuclear Stations and Facilities.   Requires a knowledge of English in order to prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations both verbally and in writing.


This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the successful completion of a four-year university education in an appropriate engineering field or by having the equivalent level of education.