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Piping Design Engineer (1-Year Contract)

Date: Dec 30, 2020

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.


We are currently recruiting for a Piping Design Engineer for our Peterborough, Ontario location.




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




  • Provide execution of design and analysis of complex CANDU piping systems from concept to issue of final engineering documents.
  • Performing piping stress analysis calculations, overpressure protection calculations and reports, pipe support load capacity data sheets, etc. Traditional methods of the analysis as well as the use of associated software packages would be included.
  • Maintain knowledge of stress analysis techniques and applications and provide consultation to design engineers as required.
  • Preparation or approval of design documentation, design reports, analysis reports, technical specifications, applicable codes & standards, development and test plans, and engineering quotations requests. Prepare and present technical data to internal and external customers as required.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks is consistent with engineering policies and applicable standards.
  • Adhere to on-time/on-budget criteria associated with project commitments and customer success.




  • Bachelor or Masters of engineering degree in Mechanical with specialization in piping system design and analysis techniques.  Finite element analysis experience of piping systems or pipe support structures is required using one or more of the following software platforms:  AutoPIPE, Caesar II, DST PEPS or ANSYS Workbench.
  • Professional Engineer registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
  • Knowledge in the application of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section III and VIII), ASME B31.1, B31.3, CSA N285.0, CSA B51. 
  • Experience with creation of nuclear piping system design specifications and design reports in accordance with ASME NCA-3250 and NB/NC/ND-3600 respectively.
  • Experience with creation of nuclear piping overpressure protection reports in accordance with ASME NB/NC/ND-7000.
  • Minimum 20 years experience in the practice of engineering and piping system design or analysis.
  • Strong preference given to experience related to CANDU nuclear heavy water systems or safety systems:  Primary Heat Transport, Moderator Auxiliary Systems, Fuelling Machine Auxiliaries, Purification, Leak Collection, Shutdown and Maintenance Cooling, ECI, etc.
  • Consideration given to experience related TO conventional CANDU light water systems: LP Service Water, HP Service Water, etc.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and jurisdictional processes for pressure boundary items (TSSA, CNSC).
  • Competence in mechanical equipment design and design processes.
  • 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.




  • Knowledge of machine design for oil & gas, mining or power generation industries.
  • Experience in project management, P6 schedule creation, or project estimating.


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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