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New Product Innovations (NPI) Engineering Lead

Date: Aug 7, 2022

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 Product Innovations (NPI) Engineering Lead


We are looking for a New Product Innovations (NPI) Engineering Lead 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 Systems Engineering Manager. Responsibilities of this role include having ultimate responsibility of the NPI portfolio, collaborating with Engineering Functional Managers and Site Representatives to pursue new innovative products. This role also includes setting the technical direction for the overall program and acting as the main technical interface point to both internal and external customers. The Systems Engineering department largely focuses on the overall integration and interfacing across our multi-disciplinary engineering groups including I&C, Software and Mechanical Engineering. The Systems Engineering group focuses on System Level design for various Fuel Handling sub-systems, tooling, medical isotope systems and remote delivery machines.




  • Identify and develop new product ideas through internal idea generation or external customer demand
  • Provide overall leadership and direction with strategic R&D work
  • Work directly with the broader business on NPI alignment with strategic opportunities and alignment to the strategic plan
  •  Own the NPI portfolio of ideas and opportunities and progress in line with BWXT governance and business case needs
  • Work and engage with the BWXT innovation council as required
  • Define, manage and lead interfaces and scope between discipline specific design areas (mechanical, I&C and software).
  • Prepare and/or verify project level deliverables including but not limited to evaluations, reports, and assessments
  • Continually drive best in class quality through active design engagement and motivation of staff. Work with technical staff on decision making with proper influencing and technical guidance.
  • Present and report on status, issues/solutions, improvements, escalate resources needs as required
  • Provide overall Project Technical Leadership (PTL) duties for projects as required.
  • Contribute to and lead process change through process enhancement, and technology introduction to achieve world-class product development and product deployment.
  • Build customer relationships and ensure market alignment.
  • 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.




  • B.A.Sc. in Engineering.
  • Holds a current PEO license.
  • Typically requires 20 years’ experience in design engineering in Nuclear, Aerospace, Transportation, or other highly regulated and process based design.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a specific engineering focus area and designated as a subject matter expert
  • Innovative thinker with a growth focus to pursue new and exciting opportunities
  • Experience with developing new products and research and development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability in helping lead engineering projects and a key design team member for complex projects over their complete EPC life cycles.
  • Experience with a broad range of interdisciplinary activities: systems design, requirements development, interface design and testing
  • Exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: mechanical, I&C, software 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.
  • Some periodic travel required to customer sites to present innovative and strategic opportunities




  • Strong and proven leadership skills to lead and motivate various engineering teams to drive progress and innovation on new products
  • Growth focus.
  • Motivated and inspired to bring new ideas to market
  • Experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry.
  • Familiarity with CSA Nuclear Codes and Standards.
  • Familiarity with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards.




  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with talented and collaborative teams!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


Come join us… we’ve been waiting for you.


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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