Mechanical Stress Analyst

Peterborough, Ontario
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Essential Responsibilities:

You will work on technically challenging projects as a member of the Fuel Handling and Engineering Solutions, Pressure Boundary and Analysis Engineering team. You will be responsible for the design of mechanical equipment and systems for CANDU reactors. Projects will involve you in the design, development and test of mechanical equipment for automated and semi-automated fuelling machines, robotic systems, and maintenance tooling for CANDU reactors and related systems. There is also opportunity to work on site assignment at one of the nuclear power plants in Ontario.

Provide execution of design and analysis of complex CANDU piping systems from concept to issue of final engineering documents.

Performing piping stress analysis calculations, overpressure protection calculations and reports, pipe support load capacity data sheets, etc. Traditional methods of the analysis as well as the use of associated software packages would be included.

Maintain knowledge of stress analysis techniques and applications and provide consultation to design engineers as required.

Preparation or approval of design documentation, design reports, analysis reports, technical specifications, applicable codes & standards, development and test plans, and engineering quotations requests. Prepare and present technical data to internal and external customers as required.

Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks is consistent with engineering policies and applicable standards.

Adhere to on-time/on-budget criteria associated with project commitments and customer success.


Bachelor or Masters of engineering degree in Mechanical with specialization in stress analysis techniques.  Finite element analysis experience required using one or more of the following software platforms: ANSYS APDL, ANSYS Workbench or ABAQUS.

Professional Engineer registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

Knowledge in the application of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section III and VIII), ASME B31.1, B31.3, CSA N285.0, CSA B51.

Minimum 10 years experience in mechanical engineering analysis practice in a manufacturing environment with modern technology.

Strong preference given to experience related to stress analysis of nuclear components, particularly those used for CANDU stations.

Knowledge of the jurisdictional processes for pressure vessels (TSSA, CNSC)

Competence in mechanical equipment design and design processes

Creative problem-solving skills, outstanding analytical abilities, demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work in a team

Flexibility to work remotely on short-term customer site assignment

Desired Characteristics:

Knowledge of machine design for oil & gas, mining or power generation industries.

Experience in project management, P6 schedule creation, or project estimating.