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New Graduate - Engineering (nuclear industry)

Date: Feb 28, 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.


New Graduate - Engineering


This is a unique role for a new graduate to join the BWXT NEC engineering team into a 3-year rotational program that would expose the successful candidate to multiple roles in our Peterborough location. This rotation program would include 3-4 engineering assignments including roles in Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Project Management. These assignments would depend on the candidate’s skill set, desire, and company business demands.  At the completion of the rotation program the individual would be placed full time into the Instrumentation and Control Engineering group.


BWX Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. The Canadian operation was founded in 1844 in Cambridge, Ontario and is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment. We continue to position ourselves as a leader in Ontario’s nuclear refurbishment programs.


BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions division is involved in the design, manufacture, development, testing and service of on-power refueling and reactor maintenance tooling sold around the world. Today, BWXT’s equipment is being used in most of the nuclear power plants in Canada.  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.  Go to YouTube and search for video: “Bruce Unveils new BRIMS Tool”. There are exceptional opportunities to learn and grow within 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 fueled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes, rich forest tracts, 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.


Strong preference will be given to candidates who are from the local Peterborough/Kawartha and nearby surrounding areas and have intentions of staying in the area and growing their career.


At BWXT NEC, you will work on technically challenging projects as a member of the Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions.  You will be responsible for the design/manufacture/support of equipment for CANDU reactors.  Projects will involve you in the design, development, manufacture and test of equipment for automated and semi-automated fuelling machines, robotic systems, maintenance tooling, and Balance of Plant systems for CANDU reactors and related systems. There is also opportunity to work on site assignment at one of the nuclear power plants in Ontario.


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


Job Responsibilities Once in Final Role:

  • Execution of design/analysis/test/commissioning of complex equipment and systems.
  • Review and/or approve elementary/schematics, electrical assembly drawings, single line diagrams, equipment specifications, technical documents, and applicable codes and standards.
  • Liaise with customer design, operations, and maintenance personnel to gather site-specific design information. Execute walk-downs of various equipment in the plant.
  • Prepare and present technical data to internal and external customers.
  • Ensure designs comply with applicable company, technical, and regulatory standards.
  • Support the development and estimating of engineering proposals.


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • New graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in either Electrical, Mechatronics, Instrumentation and Control, Computer, or Software Engineering discipline (or equivalent) with exemplary academic achievement.
  • Co-op or internship experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Competence in design and design processes.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, outstanding analytical abilities, demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • CAD 3D modeling and design for manufacturability.
  • Flexibility to work remotely on short-term customer site assignment.
  • Most importantly…. creative and innovative thinkers!


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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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