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Team Leader, Instrumentation and Control Engineer

Date: Nov 18, 2021

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.


Team Leader – Instrumentation and Control Engineer 


We are looking for a Team Leader – Instrumentation and Control Engineer 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.




This position reports to the Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Manager. Responsibilities of the engineer performing this role include setting the technical direction for the overall project and acting as the main technical interface point to both internal and external customers. The Instrumentation and Controls Engineering department largely focuses on the control systems and instrumentation involved within Fuel Handling Systems, other parts of the plant, tooling, medical isotope systems as well as remote delivery machines. These systems are often complex and are in specialized areas. The department has the expert knowledge, legacy information and skillset to support our customers with engineering design, troubleshooting, maintenance and support work. We use such tools as AutoCAD®, AutoCAD Electrical® and IntEC® to create concept drawings, detailed designs, elementary drawings, BOMs, wiring diagrams and can also provide design replacement solutions for obsolete components such as relays, motors and circuit cards.




  • Facilitate the preparation of proper plans and schedules (level 3) with individual contributors. Take ownership of the cost/schedule commitments of your team.
  • Create and enforce the use of Task Definition Forms (TDFs) for work assignments.
  • Provide leadership and direction of design activities in conjunction with the technical counselors. Measure and drive job scope control with individuals to improve overall performance.
  • Maintain task surveillance through active engagement with your team and driving accurate work planning through consistent meetings.
  • Maintain team and individual allocation targets, enforce budget adherence and review project budgets and runout estimates as necessary.
  • Actively participate with FM in resource planning, recruitment, interviewing and onboarding.
  • Prepare and rollout team goals, track performance of team and deliver mid-year and end of year performance reviews.
  • Attend weekly leadership meetings with FM and TLs, conduct bi-weekly team meetings, approve team's weekly timecards.
  • Prepare/verify elementary drawings/schematics, electrical assembly drawings, single line diagrams, equipment specifications, technical documents in compliance with applicable codes & standards.
  • Liaise with personnel from various customer groups like design, operations, and maintenance to gather site-specific design information.
  • Execute walk downs of various equipment in the plant.
  • Prepare and present technical data to internal and external customers.
  • Ensure designs comply with applicable company, technical, and regulatory standards.
  • Participate in design reviews and customer review meetings, providing stakeholder and design input.
  • Test execution/commissioning of complex equipment and systems.
  • Review selection of components and equipment (e.g motors, cables, relays, junction boxes).
  • Adhere to on-time/on-budget criteria associated with project commitments and customer success.
  • Support the development and estimating of engineering proposals.
  • Ensure that design support the development and estimating of engineering proposals.
  • Ensure that design is done for manufacturability and complies with requirements.
  • 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, policies, and contractual requirements.
  • Present and report on status, issues/solutions, improvements, escalate resource 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. This position requires frequent 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. Lead proposals as assigned Proposal Estimate Lead (PEL) roles as required.  Assist FM in the review and approval of proposals and estimates up to 300 hours.
  • Proactive and timely identification of project risks, analyze solutions, and take decisive action to resolve issues and communicate these to the leadership and/or executive team as required.
  • 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. in Electrical/Instrumentation & Control/Automation or related Engineering discipline.
  • Holds a current PEO license.
  • Typically requires 15 years’ experience in design engineering in Nuclear, Aerospace, Transportation, Oil and Gas, Mining, or other highly regulated and process based design.
  • Typically requires 8 years’ experience in design and development, with proven success in a technical leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability in helping lead engineering projects and a key design team member for complex projects over their complete EPC life cycles.
  • Demonstrable experience with project schedules, working within budgets, financial metrics and other project management methodologies.
  • Experience with a broad range of interdisciplinary activities: systems design, requirements development, interface design and testing.
  • Experience working with and writing design documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Assembly drawings
    • Elementary/schematic drawings
    • Connection wiring diagrams
    • Component specifications
    • Design requirements
    • Commissioning requirements
    • Test procedures
  • Exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: mechanical, software design, systems engineering 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.
  • Flexibility to work remotely on short-term customer site assignment.
  • Most importantly…. creative and innovative thinkers!




  • Experience with IBM DOORS.
  • Experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry.
  • Familiarity with CSA Nuclear Codes and Standards.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and technical writing skills.
  • General understanding of Engineering Change Control (ECC) concepts for the nuclear industry or other industries.
  • Ability to interface with project team members, vendors and customers to ensure scope and requirements of the project are understood, and to ensure the project is executed per the project schedule and budget.
  • Ability to work on scheduled tasks independently and interface with other team members with varying functions (project managers, mechanical designers, software designers, etc.).
  • Ability to navigate the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) and ensure designs comply to the CEC and other related standards.
  • Project management and controls training; at minimum exposure working within these controls.


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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