Stress Analyst, Engineer (Nuclear Industry)

Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has over 60 years of expertise and experience in the design, manufacturing, commissioning and service of nuclear power generation equipment. This includes steam generators, nuclear fuel and fuel components, critical plant components, parts and related plant services. BWXT Canada’s sister company, BWXT Medical Ltd. (BWXT Medical) provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, BWXT in Canada has approximately 1,500 employees at locations in Peterborough, Toronto, Arnprior, Brampton, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Kanata and Oakville, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Canada is a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT). Follow us on Twitter @BWXT and learn more


We are recruiting Junior to Intermediate level Stress Analyst, Engineers (Nuclear Industry) for our facility in Cambridge, Ontario.


Engineering Analysis & Qualification is a dynamic group within BWXT Canada that is responsible for ensuring nuclear components and equipment designed, fabricated, and installed by BWXT meet all Code and customer requirements for structural integrity and thermal-hydraulic performance. As an Engineering Analyst, you will use finite element analysis (ANSYS & ABAQUS) and other techniques to ensure ASME Code and customer requirements are met. Structural evaluation includes pressure and mechanical load analysis, transient thermal-stress analysis, and seismic analysis.  You will be working within a collaborative and diverse group of highly skilled engineers who will share their knowledge and will assist with your growth in engineering.




To perform structural qualification of steam generators, heat exchangers, process vessels and piping assemblies for new equipment supply or in support of field services. Structural analysis of small structural platforms or components in support of field services.




  • Perform numerical analysis and design qualification of nuclear components using finite element analysis or classical closed-form solutions which would include:
    • Structural analysis
    • Transient thermal analysis
    • Heat-transfer analysis
    • Response spectrum and time-history seismic analysis
  • Provide input and support to Project Engineering including:
    • Input to set the design
    • Preparation of calculations and reports to qualify the final design
    • Evaluating non-conformances as required
    • Responsible to demonstrate acceptance to the criteria of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the Customer's specification.




  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or civil engineering or associated fields with strong background in solid mechanics and/or fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
  • Experience with finite element analysis.
  • Experience using general purpose FE codes such as ANSYS, ABAQUS and numerical packages such as MathCAD or Matlab.
  • Knowledge of nuclear plant functions and ASME BPV Code would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of CSA S16 or equivalent structural codes would be an asset.
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills and ability to develop effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Typically, 2+ years of experience.
  • P.Eng or interest in obtaining same would be an asset.




  • 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!


Want to work in an inclusive and collaborative environment?  Come join us… we’ve been waiting for you.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those 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.


The base salary range for this position in Ontario at the start of employment is expected to be between $59,000 and $93,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment.

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