Project Controls Lead (PCL)

Date: May 1, 2024

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC), we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. With nearly 500 workers across locations in Peterborough, Toronto, and Arnprior,  BWXT NEC supplies nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU® nuclear power industry.


We are recruiting for a Project Controls Lead (PCL) for our location in Peterborough, ON.


Role Summary/Purpose:


Through leadership of the Projects Control Team (including Project Controls Specialist, and Project Coordinators), the Project Controls Leader (PCL) is responsible for the quality & effectiveness of project controls governance, processes, tools, and metrics within the Project Management Organization. They are responsible for the creation, maintenance, implementation, and support of all project controls elements within the Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions (FHES) business.




• Develop the procedures, tools, and best practices to ensure accurate and efficient management of the company’s portfolio and its associated projects.

• Lead all members of the PMO toward compliance and understanding with all project controls requirements.
• Assign tasks to the Project Controls Team to establish, proceduralize, implement & maintain robust controls for projects and programs across the entire portfolio.
• Support BWXT with the most accurate information to facilitate decision-making.
• Ensure thorough and varied instructions support all PMO procedures.
• Oversee and audit portfolio level resource forecasting.
• Improve, audit & reinforce scheduling fundamentals.
• Improve, audit & reinforce earned-value management fundamentals.
• Improve, audit & reinforce change management fundamentals.
• Improve, audit & reinforce risk management fundamentals.
• Work with the PMO Manager to assign tasks to the Project Controls Team to support specific projects and programs.
• Engage directly in supporting specific projects and programs.
• Work to consolidate information sources to facilitate simple and reliable periodic reports & reviews across the portfolio.
• Support departmental plans, goals and objectives, for the effective execution of project controls within the FHES business.
• Empower, support, and approve the PMO staff in the creation and maintenance of effective governance for work executed through the PMO.
• Support recruitment, development, succession planning, performance reviews, and retention of assigned resources.
• Support and lead the continuous improvement of departmental governance, procedures, tools, and best practices.
• Maintain strong collaborative relationships with FHES Management.
• Work with intra-departmental FHES colleagues to develop & support strategies to improve overall organizational effectiveness.
• Organize, plan, and chair meetings to ensure staff and other colleagues have the information, context, and expectations necessary to be successful.
• Accountable for project data and performance metrics and the effective dissemination to appropriate stakeholders.
• Responsible to report, present, and advocate departmental performance data and resource needs



• Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or other suitable field from an accredited university.
• 10 years of related experience.
• 5 years of project controls experience in a project based organization.
• Proven mastery of project management fundamentals like, scheduling, earned-value management, budget controls, and change management.
• Proven mastery in organizing, analyzing, and presenting large and diverse data sets.
• Professional mastery of English, in written and verbal forms.
• Demonstratable capabilities in personnel management, including conflict resolution, delivery of critical feedback, and supporting individuals and teams to achieve personal and professional success.
• Evidence of leadership capabilities.
• Demonstratable capabilities in data analytics and critical thinking.


Desired Characteristics:
• 15 years of related industry experience
• 10 years of project controls experience in a project based organization
• 5 years experience managing a Project Controls Team
• Experience in the nuclear energy production industry
• Advanced competency with Oracle Primavera P6
• Advanced competency with database management
• Project Management Professional certification
• Experience with development and maintenance of Project Controls within a project based business


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


 The base salary range for this position in Ontario at the start of employment is expected to be between $86,000 and $132,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment.


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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. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


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