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Design Team Lead (DTL)

Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC) we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT NEC has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.


Design Team Lead (DTL) 


We are currently recruiting for a Design Team Lead in our Systems Engineering group for our Peterborough, Ontario location.


Check out the YouTube video of an innovative product we recently designed and manufactured in partnership with Bruce Power, called the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System Channel Access Device.  Go to YouTube and search for video:  “Bruce Unveils new BRIMS Tool”.




At BWXT NEC Nuclear Services, you will work on technically challenging projects as a member of the Systems Engineering team in support of on-power refueling systems for CANDU reactors. You will be immersed in the design, development and test of multi-disciplinary projects related to automated and semi-automated fuelling machines, robotic systems, and maintenance tooling for CANDU reactors and other related systems. DTLs participate at all stages of the project including initial modification planning, preliminary engineering, detailed design, testing, installation/commissioning, AFS and closeout.  Systems Engineering work focuses on integration of mechanical, electrical instruments and software to achieve turnkey product solutions for our customers. You will execute in a close collaborative environment with other engineering disciplines on continually and rapidly evolving designs. This opportunity will test your ability to lead both technically and procedurally. There are also opportunities to work on site assignment at one (or more) of the nuclear power plants in Ontario as part of long term placement, or short term outage support.


If you see yourself in a challenging, rewarding career at an extremely diverse, technology-driven company, this is the perfect place. BWXT’s supportive environment and free flow of information will encourage you to imagine, build, solve and lead.




  • Coordinate the design activities for a project (or proposal) throughout its lifecycle for safety and non-safety related systems for specific application within the nuclear industry.
  • Setting the technical direction for the overall project and acting as the main technical interface point to both internal and external customers.


Specific responsibilities and accountabilities include:



  • Utilize customer based Engineering Change Control (ECC) process for all station modifications.
  • In depth understanding of design lifecycles for both OPG & Bruce Power modifications.
  • Ensure that the technical requirements and design planning are created at appropriate project stage.
  • Define and manage interfaces and scope between discipline specific design areas (mechanical, I&C and software).
  • Provide leadership and direction of design activities in conjunction with the technical counselors.
  • Ensure that there is alignment between the project requirements / scope and customer expectations and facilitate interaction between teams to resolve issues.
  • Prepare and verify Asset Suite / Passport entries for a wide variety of projects.
  • Interface with customer stakeholders including Operations, Maintenance and Engineering staff.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient evidence that technical requirements and quality requirements have been met before shipment of the product.
  • Understand and utilize human performance tools for increased efficiencies.
  • Prepare engineering estimates to support the engineering change control process.
  • Lead and participate in troubleshooting investigations to support system failures on site.
  • Lead customer meetings and processes including Constructability/Operability/Maintainability/Safety (COMS) and Available For Service (AFS), design challenge boards, design reviews and other customer meetings.




  • Work efficiently within our Business Management Structure to ensure compliance of design and supply projects.
  • Work within the customer’s engineering change control process to successfully deliver products for customer success.
  • Determine and document project deliverables, methods and limitations.
  • Conduct COMS, Design Reviews, AFS as required during the project lifecycle.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders during the entire project.
  • Support the project manager and multi-functional design to manage scheduled tasks.
  • Maintain systems engineering tools and best practices and educate other engineering disciplines on these.




  • B.A.Sc. in Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in design engineering & engineering change control.
  • Holds a current PEO license (or in process).
  • Experience with a broad range of interdisciplinary activities with an emphasis on engineering change control.
  • Exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: mechanical, I&C, software design and manufacturing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, understandable by a diverse audience.
  • 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.
  • Most importantly…. creative and innovative thinkers!



BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. 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, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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