Projects & Field Services Quality Assurance and FME Program Lead

Date: Nov 13, 2023

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 looking for a Project & Field Services Quality Assurance and Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) Program Lead.




Oversee the implementation of the BWXT Commercial Operations QA Program within the Projects & Field Services business - including implementation oversight; performance metrics; implementation of the corrective action program; development and support of QA program requirements for Joint Ventures undertaken by the business; conducting of surveillance and audits of team compliance; support interface and presentations to customers and internally; and lead the Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) program for the business. Directs impact on strategic planning and procedural improvement.




  • This job reports to the Executive VP, Field Services and Projects.
  • This position currently has no direct reports.
  • The Quality Engineers will indirectly report to this position for Quality Program related matters.
  • Field Services Document Control will indirectly report to this position.
  • This position reports and resolves quality issues with external clients.
  • This position leads the FME Council.
  • This position interacts with internal and external parties to resolve QA issues.
  • This position represents BWXT QA in customer and joint venture discussions.


Maintains BWXT’s Certifications for Supplying Items and Services to the Nuclear Industry


  • Schedules, leads audits by regulatory bodies, including ASME, TSSA and ISO.
  • Schedules, leads audits by current and potential BWXT customers.
  • Updates and monitors BWXT quality program to ensure it meets all regulatory and customer requirements.

Function Efficiency


  • Monitors and improves Quality Assurance which includes Quality Engineers, Field Services Document Control, and FME Council.

Supplier Quality


  • Reviews and approves suppliers to be maintained on BWXT’s Approved Supplier List.
  • Monitors supplier’s quality and takes appropriate actions for poor quality.

Reports out Effectiveness of Quality


  • Monitors and maintains quality metrics.
  • Reports out monthly to the Projects & Field Services Management team regarding the effectiveness of quality program.

General Accountabilities


  • Owner of Projects & Field Services Corrective Action Program.
  • Establishes and runs the Corrective Action Review Board (CARB) for the Projects & Field Services business.
  • Implements and measures the impact of corrective actions.
  • Enforces regulatory compliance.
  • Develops policies and programs ensuring that organizational products and processes meet established quality standards.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and administration of an organizational quality management system and monitors progress against strategic quality-related goals.
  • Solicits internal and external feedback with the goal of continuously improving processes or products.
  • Creates Quality Plans for joint ventures and unique BWXT inter-entity projects.
  • Supports QE for on-call as required: MITP, DCINs, AFCS, NRs, RRs, CARs.

FME Program


  • Leads FME council for improvement in FME practices.
  • Approve FME plans.
  • Monitors FME compliance and industry best practices.
  • Compares and benchmarks industry and customer FME programs.




  • College diploma or University degree in Engineering, Technology or Quality.
  • Experience in ASME Codes, CSA N285, N286, N299 and other quality standards such as ISO.
  • Nuclear industry experience.
  • 10 years related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the nuclear industry and field implementation of quality programs and procedures.
  • Primarily focused on developing new and updating and maintaining established policies and procedures.
  • Effective leadership and management skills.
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
  • Strategic thinking skills, problem-solving and analytical skills. Excellent decision-making and judgement.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and build collaborative relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.




  • 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 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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