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Electrical Designer/Drafter (1-Year Contract)

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (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.


Electrical Designer/Drafter (1-Year Contract)


We are looking for an Electrical Designer/Drafter (1-Year Contract) for our Peterborough, Ontario site.  


BWXT NEC's Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions group is involved in the design, manufacture, development, testing, parts supply, and service of on-power refueling, reactor maintenance, and nuclear medicine delivery tooling sold around the world. We are the original designer of the automated systems that allow 24/7 on power refueling of CANDU reactors and aim to solve some of the Nuclear Industry’s most challenging problems. Today, BWXT’s equipment is being used in most of the nuclear power plants in Canada and is critical to delivering carbon free energy production and lifesaving medical isotopes.


Check out the YouTube video of an innovative product we 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”. There are exceptional opportunities to learn and grow with a career in the nuclear industry in Ontario.


The Peterborough community invites you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy life. We have an abundance of recreational opportunities, festivals, and entertainment that is fuelled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and incredible lakes are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better.




Reporting to the Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Manager, responsibilities of the designer performing this role include supporting the technical direction for the overall project and supporting technical interfacing to both internal and external customers. Electrical designers participate in the development and drafting of designs for automated and semi-automated equipment.


The Instrumentation and Controls Engineering department largely focuses on the control systems and instrumentation involved within Fuel Handling Systems, other parts of the plant, tooling, medical isotope systems as well as remote delivery machines. These systems are often complex and are in specialized areas. The department has the expert knowledge, legacy information and skillset to support our customers with engineering design, troubleshooting, maintenance and support work. We use such tools as AutoCAD®, AutoCAD Electrical® and IntEC® to create concept drawings, detailed designs, elementary drawings, BOMs, wiring diagrams and can also provide design replacement solutions for obsolete components such as relays, motors and circuit cards.




  • Develop concept designs into detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product using CAD packages AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, and Autodesk Inventor.
  • Work in a multi-disciplined engineering environment with teams of Professional Engineers and Technologists.
  • Produce and update general assembly drawings, interconnection block diagrams, functional block diagrams, cable assembly drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring lists, and bills of material.
  • Selection of instrumentation, control, and power components based on Engineering requirements.
  • Participate in design reviews and occasional customer review meetings, providing resource information and design input.
  • Liaise with customer design and operations personnel to gather site-specific design information.
  • Assist others on specific projects.
  • Accountable for cost and schedule on assigned projects.




  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology diploma.
  • AutoCAD experience required, AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor experience an asset.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal English communication skills understandable by a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Possess working knowledge of fundamental drafting technique.
  • Must be able to multitask and work with minimal supervision.
  • Competence in control system design and design processes.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, outstanding analytical abilities, demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work in a team.
  • 3D parametric modeling experience is an asset.
  • Understanding of a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: mechanical, software design, systems engineering and manufacturing.
  • Most importantly…. creative and innovative thinkers!




  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in design of electrical systems with previous electrical and controls design drafting experience.
  • Experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry.
  • Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or greater qualification.  
  • Membership in OACETT or other certifying organization.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and technical writing skills.
  • General understanding of Engineering Change Control (ECC) concepts for the nuclear industry or other industries.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation during the recruitment process.


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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