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Process Engineer (1-Year Contract)

Date: Jun 15, 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.


Process Engineer (1-Year Contract)


We are looking for a Process Engineer (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 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”. 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 fueled 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 Pressure Boundary & Analysis Engineering Manager, responsibilities of the engineer performing this role include setting the design of mechanical equipment and systems for process and piping projects in the Nuclear industry. Pressure Boundary & Analysis Engineering is a Mechanical Engineering function that largely focuses on the design and analysis aspects of pressure-retaining systems and components for CANDU reactors. The Pressure Boundary & Analysis Engineering group is responsible for the design, analysis, regulatory requirements, development and test of pressure boundary equipment for automated and semi-automated fuelling machines, medical isotope systems, robotic systems, and maintenance tooling for nuclear reactors and related systems.  This includes but not limited to concept design, detailed design, design calculations, stress analysis, design reports, design specifications, overpressure protection reports, assessments, studies, technical documentation preparation, and manufacturing, test, commissioning, maintenance and operational support.




  • 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.
  • Create and review block flow diagrams, PFDs, P&IDs, and Layout drawings.
  • Perform capacity simulation and analysis for process and utility areas.
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks.
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets.
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with the agreed scope and timelines and make relevant recommendations to the client.
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction.
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision.
  • Suggest, contribute, and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures.
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface.
  • Provide execution of design and analysis of complex CANDU piping systems from concept to issue of final engineering documents.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks is consistent with engineering policies and applicable standards.
  • Key success factors are engineering and product excellence, effective design activity management, task/milestone completion on-time/on-budget, producing defect free designs, meeting your metrics, motivating a diverse team, managing and achieving results through influencing and setting of expectations/actions.
  • Leading by example, assure compliance and adherence to processes (including internal Business Management System), industry codes and standards, quality systems, policy, and contractual requirements.
  • Report on status, issues/solutions, improvements, escalate resource needs as required.
  • Contribute to process change through process enhancement, and technology introduction to achieve world-class product development and product deployment.
  • Build customer relationships and ensure market alignment. This position requires consistent interaction with external customers, subcontractors, and cross functional internal teams.
  • Take an active role and responsibility in driving proposal development and review including scope review and estimate preparation as well as technical and product presentations to the customer. May be assigned Proposal Estimate Lead (PEL) roles as required.
  • Proactively identify project risks, analyze solutions, and take decisive action to resolve issues and communicate these to the leadership team.
  • Provide technical direction/decisions and oversight of design activities including, technical review and verification of documentation and/or drawings, as applicable.
  • Provide assurance of health and safety associated with the execution of all projects and activities.
  • Short term travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients and stakeholders.




  • B.A.Sc. or Masters in Chemical, Biochemical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, or related fields.
  • Holds or working towards a current PEO license.
  • Typically requires 7 years’ experience in fluid process plant design in Nuclear, Aerospace, Mining, Oil and Gas, or other highly regulated and process based design.
  • Proven ability to perform mass and energy balance calculations for plant design applications.
  • Experience in the design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs.
  • Demonstrated ability with supporting leadership on complex and general engineering projects over their complete EPC life cycles.
  • Demonstrable experience with project schedules, working within budgets, financial metrics and other project management methodologies.
  • Exposure with a broad range of interdisciplinary activities; systems design, requirements development, interface design and testing.
  • Exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: systems, I&C, software design and manufacturing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, understandable by a diverse audience.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, outstanding analytical abilities, developing 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!




  • Experience related to Darlington TRF or other detritiation technologies or facilities.
  • Experience producing isometric piping layouts and schematics.
  • Experience in project management, or project estimating.
  • Experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry.
  • Familiarity with CSA Nuclear Codes and Standards.
  • Familiarity with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and other ASME Standards.
  • Knowledge of process system, pressure vessel or pressure boundary component design


We thank you for your interest, however, only those 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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