Vice President, Operations Strategy

Date: Mar 20, 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 at


We are recruiting for a Vice President - Operations Strategy position for our facility in Cambridge, Ontario.




The Vice President, Operations Strategy will play a pivotal role in ensuring efficient operations and growth of the nuclear power segment of the Commercial Operations (CO) division of BWXT. This position encompasses a broad range of responsibilities that contribute to optimizing operations as well as developing and implementing growth strategies. The role requires strong executive business operations and development leadership and organizational skills, the ability to collaborate with a wide variety of staff, and deep strategic insight into commercial nuclear businesses.





  • Performance Assessment: Establish high-level key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of operations and strategic initiatives and regularly report progress to leadership team.
  • Performance Improvement: Analyze and monitor operational KPIs to identify opportunities for improvement, efficiency gains, etc. via the deployment of various operational strategies, including productivity improvement, cost reduction, supply chain strategies, partnering, etc., working collaboratively with operating segment leaders.
  • Growth Planning and Implementation: Develop and implement plans in collaboration with operating segment leaders to ensure sufficient capacities and capabilities to achieve growth plans and objectives.
  • Risk Management: Lead identification and assessment of potential risks to CO’s operations and strategic plans and objectives and develop plans to mitigate, working with Enterprise Risk management and CO leaders.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with CO and Government Operations (GO) segments and corporate functions to leverage internal capabilities to achieve optimal operational performance.
  • Change Management: Assist CO leaders with implementation of changes and improvements in operational processes to achieve goals and objectives.



  • Market Analysis: Monitor trends in the marketplace and competitive landscape to inform strategic plans and decisions.
  • Strategic Planning: Prepare and lead implementation of strategic plans for the CO business aligning with the organization’s vision and long-term goals.
  • Business Development: Identify and evaluate potential growth opportunities, including partnerships, and new business ventures, working with marketing, sales, and opportunity capture staff.
  • M&A: Working closely with Corporate Development, identify and assess acquisition targets, support diligence, negotiate agreements and oversee smooth integration to achieve anticipated outcomes.
  • Innovation: Foster a culture of innovation with the CO organization, encouraging creativity and the pursuit of new ideas and technologies.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Business, or Engineering with a minimum of 15 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with executive-level internal and external leaders.
  • Proven track record in operations or a related role.
  • Strong strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software and tools for data analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and lead when necessary.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and quality standards.
  • Strong attention to detail and a focus on process improvement.
  • Ability to work in manufacturing and field services settings.




  • 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 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 $165,000 and $217,000 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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