Sr. Engineering Consultant

Onsite Engineering Consultants

Location: Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, New Brunswick
Duration: 3 years, starting April 2020

A minimum of 2 onsite consultants, one senior engineer and one senior technician,  are required to ensure the consulting engineering firm offsite resources can attain technical details, support the design deliverables, and provide a point of contact. 

Consultant will be provided training and mentoring on PLNGS functions by NB Power, to ensure information can be exchanged efficiently and effectively.

Consultants will be the interface between NB Power and Framatome Canada Ltd., and expected to perform the following, but not limited to: 

  • Communication between NB Power and consulting engineering firm offsite resources at both project level and technical details
  • Gathering technical information from both stakeholders and configuration documentation and databases
  • Filed investigations for planning and configuration purposes
  • Engineering and technical support during construction
  • Validation of construction and incorporation of as-built information on drawings

Senior Engineer Qualifications

  • University graduate from an accredited engineering program
  • Minimum of 10-year experience in the nuclear industry and 15 years of design engineering knowledge
  • Recognized as an authority in a professional field
  • Knowledge in more than one field of engineering
  • Involved in short and long-range planning
  • Making independent decisions on work methods and procedures within an overall program
  • Originality and ingenuity are required for devising practical and economical solutions to problems
  • May supervise large groups containing both professional and technical staff OR may exercise authority over a small group of highly qualified professional personnel engaged in complex technical applications
  • Take courses of action necessary to expedite the successful accomplishment of assigned projects

Senior Technician Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years in the nuclear industry and 5 years of technical OR CADD experience
  • Under minimal supervision, complete complex CADD assignments and perform field quality control functions
  • Analyze, provide recommendations and make decisions related to technical problems
  • May provide technical advice or supervise the daily activity of less experienced technical staff concerning processes and procedures
  • Verify accuracy and adequacy of their work

Project Engineer – Transmission & Distribution

Our Transmission & Distribution Client is looking for a Project Engineer. Duties of the Project Engineer includes all parts of the design and support of the construction and commissioning phases for both new or modifications to and expansions of existing facilities.

This role reports to the Project Manager on the assigned project. The role of the Project Engineer (PE) can often be described as that of a liaison between the project manager and the technical disciplines involved in a project. The PE coordinates a series of activities or tasks performed by engineers, designers, drafters along the engineering consultant for those projects which have external engineering scope.

Duration: 1 year 

Location: Fredericton & Milltown Generating Station, New Brunswick

Project tasks consist of; 

  • Writing specifications
  • Preparing the technical support for project tendering, reviewing vendor proposals and evaluating or selecting equipment and preparing various lists, such as equipment and materials lists.
  • Responsible for the delivery of drawings such as electrical, piping and instrumentation diagrams, physical layouts and other drawings used in design and construction.
  • When an engineering company is contracted to conduct a study or to design a project; the PE is typically involved in the entire design process and is part of the decision making process throughout, including the type of equipment to use, bid evaluation and supplier selection, the layout of equipment and operational considerations.
  • The PE is responsible for establishing project inspection criteria, coordinating the review of project designs and ensuring the proper implementation of project elements. 

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Preparing, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring the assigned engineering projects
  • Monitoring compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Develop the specifications for all equipment that is required for each project
  • Establish the methods by which all field tests are administered and develop various ways to monitor the quality of those tests
  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Perform overall quality control of the Engineering scope of work and report regularly on engineering project status
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with project manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Processing submittals and other necessary project documents.
  • Shop drawing/submittal review and coordination.
  • Participation in/documentation of project coordination meetings.
  • Review/negotiate change proposal pricing from contractors.
  • Research and suggest options on construction means, methods and equipment.
  • Responsible for completion of As-Built drawings.
  • Engineering Quality control and project closeout.
  •  Analyzing and resolving field construction issues.
  • Prepare, review and distribute Request for Clarifications (RFC) & other associated documents as directed.
  • Prepare meeting Agendas and minutes for all Project Engineering meetings.
  • Ensure company procedures and standards are maintained.
  • Assists the Project Manager in preparing Project Plan.
  • Prepares work plans, schedules and budgets for the engineering portion of the Project in conjunction with Discipline Leads for submission to the Project Manager for approval.
  • Ensures that engineering work on the Project is completed in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Takes corrective action where necessary to control engineering work within budget and schedule.
  • Prepares reports as required by the Project Manager.
  • Keeps the Project Manager informed of issues encountered and that may arise in the Project.
  • To carry out designated work packages within defined projects to standards of safety, cost, quality and time.
  • Where appropriate, contribute to the development of budgetary procedures, specifications and safety documentation.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in related field and project planning experience
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is mandatory
  • Proven working experience as a project engineer
  • Ability to work with multiple discipline projects 
  • Proven track record, demonstrating the ability to manage design packages and teams 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills are necessary in order to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing requirements to a wide range of client groups (internal and external).
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently or in a team environment and provide leadership, support, direction, and consultation to a wide range of people.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives with strong organizational skills to meet project deadlines.
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to organize, analyze and report on various parameters.
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of design and visualisations software such as AutoCAD •
  • Field management experience a plus
  • Willing to travel, participate in activities, network and build relationship

 

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Chief Engineer – Nuclear Reactor Design

We are looking for a strong leader to lead the North American design activities including the design of the molten salt reactor demonstration project from concept stage through detailed design and build. You will lead a group of talented designers and ensure all elements of the plant design are accounted for moving forward in synergy.

We are looking for someone who is open to innovation and a new way of doing things. We need you to demonstrate a desire to do things differently, even if it seems strange. You must have great interpersonal skills, the ability to accept criticism and the willingness to learn.

Experience:

  • A strong understanding of the design of a nuclear power plant
  • Over 10 years managing multidisciplinary teams in the civil nuclear field
  • Managing design of nuclear fuel processing facilities;
  • Knowledge of design requirements and operation of nuclear fuel processing facilities.
  • In depth knowledge of nuclear safety

 

 

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Commissioning Lead

Our client a leader in the Nuclear industry is currently seeking a Commission Lead  The details are as follows:

General Functions

The Commissioning Lead is accountable for development and execution of commissioning packages for modifications performed.

This includes all aspects of commissioning such as initiating, planning, implementing and monitoring all stages of the commissioning phase of a project from inception to final close out.

 Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Produce Commissioning Packages, including procedures, logic diagram and commissioning specifications and objectives.
  • Perform pre-commissioning field inspections.
  • Work with modification design staff, as required, to develop commissioning package.
  • Work with Project Lead for modification to develop commissioning package and to schedule commissioning activities to support overall project plan.
  • Identify resource requirements to support commissioning.
  • Develop integrated, logically-tied, resource-loaded schedule.
  • Provide oversight and input to safe work planning including impacts to nuclear safety, radiation safety, conventional safety and environmental safety.
  • Integrate commissioning tasks into station work control processes.
  • Provide oversight of station support related to commissioning execution including documentation and training of station staff.
  • Ensure project is integrated with station processes as required such as MS-1, MS-2, MA-2 and MA-3.
  • Monitor field execution to ensure safety and quality standards are met.
  • Track deficiencies identified in commissioning phase through to completion.
  • Prepare final report of commissioning activities.
  • Oversee turnover of modification to Operations.
  • Expeditiously close-out Commissioning Package.
  • Assist with continuous improvement of commissioning processes and procedures.
  • Document and distribute lessons learned.
  • Participate or lead incident investigations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Implement the corrective management process.
  • Provide support to other Commissioning Leads, as required.

   Mandatory Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in Engineering with two (2) years field experience
  • Engineering field experience in excess of two (2) years.
  • Commissioning experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Visio and SAP.
  • Nuclear experience is a strong asset.
  • Experience with writing procedures for field execution considered an asset.

Evaluated Key Competencies

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Effective planning, work scheduling, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to coordinate many activities and work with deadlines.
  • Able to manage conflict resolution in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to allow effective interaction with project team, stakeholders and supplemental personnel.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Leadership ability including effective decision making and facilitation.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and conflicting assigned tasks to meet schedule commitments.
  • Self-starter.