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Project Coordinator

Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment.  As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base.  We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry.


We are seeking a Project Coordinator for our facility in Cambridge, Ontario.




The Project Coordinator is responsible for planning and estimating the project including all required resources and materials to do the work, consistent with project scope, commercial requirements, customer needs, and business requirements. Once a job is won, the Project Coordinator takes primary responsibility for cost management control and reporting from initial costs to project closeout and project status reporting (cost and schedule status, Key Performance Indicators [KPIs]), both internally and with the customer.





This position reports to the Manager, Commercial Operations Support.  Typical daily communication and deliverables occur with the following departments:  Project Management, Project Administration and Project Accounting.  Frequent communication and inputs gathering from the various Operational groups in order to develop estimates and obtain project status updates.





Proposal Estimating


  • Develop labour hour estimates based on information provided from various sources, including customer specifications, engineering packages, historical returns, department inputs, etc.
  • Integrate non-labour costs into the comprehensive estimate, including such items as materials, equipment, consumables, etc.
  • Work with operating groups to review scope and identify and define all cost estimate elements.
  • Provide commercial support to Proposals, including proposal pricing, sell price analysis, cash flows, etc.
  • Present and participate in Estimate Challenge meetings and Pricing Approval Request meetings.
  • Record meeting minutes for Project Controls actions that are given in related meetings.


Proposal Project Planning


  • Develop schedules for proposal consistent with the proposal estimate.
  • Ensure that all schedule issues with cost impacts are adequately addressed in cost estimate.
  • Work with schedule stakeholders, utilizing the scope list to define the project work breakdown and activity sequence to develop a project critical path.
  • Optimize the project plan by utilizing the correct number of resources, sequencing activities, etc.


Project Planning, Scheduling


  • Break down the proposal estimate and schedule into a detailed project baseline budget and schedule. Schedule is often a resource-loaded Primavera P6 schedule and knowledge of this scheduling platform is a requirement of the role (on-job training is provided when needed).
  • Prepare and analyze various project metrics such as productivity, work down curves, etc.
  • Integrate the project plan with a focus on both BWXT’s and customer’s requirements.
  • Work with the Project Team and prepare a baseline of the schedule and monitor updates with reference to this baseline.
  • Maintain alignment between project schedule, project budgets (labour hours, material dollars), project performance and related reports and deliverables.
  • Involvement in related planning exercises dependent on project budgets and plans, such as department-level resource analysis (Master Project Plans, department loadboards, etc.).


Cost Management


  • Decompose project budget into appropriate levels of task code for cost tracking and reporting.
  • Prepare baseline budgets to support the as-sold work.
  • Prepare periodic project cost reports (Earned Value analysis) to support the commercial reporting requirements of the project (e.g. monthly cost reviews, contractual customer cost reports, etc.).
  • Maintain objective view on actual project costs, estimated values to complete, earned value and project productivity with the goal of providing line of sight to actual cost performance (past and forecasted) over the life of the project. Commercial change management is an integral part of the responsibility for management of project costs and forecasts.
  • Involvement in other commercial exercises and reports such as customer invoicing, vendor purchase orders and invoices, business-level cost reports and analysis (monthly, quarterly cost reviews), business-level forecasting.


Project Reporting


  • Develop and maintain periodic project reports (both internal and customer-facing), that accurately reflects the project status as it pertains to cost, schedule, and project/team performance, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and key project metrics.
  • Take in various information and reports from around the business as it pertains to project performance (e.g. field status reports, vendor schedules or progress reports), and reflect the status accurately in the associated project report.
  • Support Project Managers in the regular reporting cycles of monthly cost reviews, contractual customer reporting, etc.
  • Generate related reports as needed to support resource planning and financial forecasting.





  • This is considered a junior/intermediate-level role in the Project Controls Group.
  • Requires periodic oversight and support by senior members and managers to maintain role objectives, but is otherwise expected to work fairly consistently and independently as part of a project team.
  • Post-secondary education in a related technical or commercial field from an accredited university or college.
  • 2 to 5 years of related work experience (guideline).
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in MS Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word.
  • Advanced knowledge and efficiency required in MS Excel.
  • Experience with Primavera P6 or equivalent scheduling software is an asset but not required, including some knowledge of scheduling concepts and principles.
  • Good understanding of PMI PMBOK, AACE knowledge areas.
  • Good understanding of the nuclear industry and associated project types.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good technical writing ability.




  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with highly skilled employees!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Canada is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.

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