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Software System Responsible Engineer, Target Delivery System

Date: Jan 23, 2023

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.


We are looking for a Software System Responsible Engineer, Target Delivery System 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 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.




The TDS Software System Responsible Engineer (SRE) position provides technical support for the Target Delivery System (TDS) operations at Darlington NPGS Unit 2.  The Software SRE is accountable for the safe and reliable operations of the TDS and will include design, development, operational support, reliability enhancements, preventative/predictive maintenance planning, outage support, and field and installation activities.  The Software SRE will be accountable to the overall system health of the TDS Control System (HMI, PLC, Safety, SCADA).


The Target Deliver System is a first-of-a-kind nuclear piping system that incorporates automation and process controls to irradiate Molybdenum targets in an operating reactor. 




  • Scope of work to include providing daily support to operations, conducting required design changes, procuring spare parts, and executing maintenance (planned/unplanned).
  • Contribute directly to the support of the system. Knowledge of the design and design change process is required.
  • Respond to production concerns, contributing to effective problem solving, troubleshooting and decision making.
  • Interface with key partner resources: OPG operations, BWXT Medical operations, and BWXT Field Services.
  • Provide support for parts and kits supply, and for the execution of regular maintenance. Portions of this maintenance may take place during a reactor outage and diligent planning in accordance with utility governance is required.
  • Provide immediate response to unplanned maintenance. Due to the sensitivity of the supply timing 24/7 support is required in response to issues that affect planned production.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, such as design reviews, preparing and presenting technical data.
  • Provide technical execution of design activities including, technical review and verification of documentation and/or drawings, as applicable.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the nuclear codes and standards applicable to the Canadian Nuclear environment.
  • Leading by example, assure compliance and adherence to processes (including internal Business Management System), industry codes and standards, quality systems, policies, and contractual requirements.
  • Provide assurance of health and safety associated with the execution of all projects and activities.
  • Travel (approximately 20%) will be required. The core support team is stationed in Peterborough, Ontario. The TDS is operated in Clarington, Ontario. The isotopes are processed in Kanata, Ontario.




  • B.A.Sc. in Software Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience with the Target Delivery System design and operation.
  • Typically requires 5 to 10 years’ experience in design engineering in Nuclear, Aerospace, Mining, Oil and Gas, or other highly regulated and process-based design.
  • Typically requires 3 years’ experience in design or manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrable experience with project schedules, working within budgets, financial metrics and other project management methodologies.
  • Exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: systems, I&C, mechanical design and manufacturing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, understandable by a diverse audience.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, outstanding analytical abilities, demonstrated leadership skills, strong technical experience and the ability to work in a team.




  • Holds a P.Eng. license from the PEO.
  • Experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry, strong preference for on-site experience at a nuclear operating plant.
  • Familiarity with CSA Nuclear Codes and Standards.


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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