Kinectrics takes pride in being consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the energy and utility industry, where purpose and people mean as much as innovation and growth. That’s why we choose only the best and brightest to join us. To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, Kinectrics has grown from a company of 300 to over 1,000 in only the last few years - and we aren’t looking to slow down. Join our diverse, supportive workplace for a rewarding career in the electricity industry.

 

Visit our website to learn more:  www.kinectrics.com

 

The Opportunity

 

Position:                                Senior Engineer/Scientist (Electrical Design)

Employment Type:                Permanent

Employment Level:               Senior

Location:                               Toronto, Ontario

Department:                          Design, Engineering and Sites  

Hours per week:                   37.5

Number Required:               1

 

What We Offer

 

At Kinectrics, employees are recognized for their knowledge, experience, and contributions while working in a highly technical and challenging environment. Kinectrics puts you in the driver’s seat of your own career, setting you up alongside industry experts who will help you develop the skills essential to your professional growth in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and rewarding work culture.

  • Purpose: The work we do each day helps communities around the world. Find satisfaction in work that really matters, working alongside and as part of the best and brightest in the industry.
  • Growth: To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, we are growing more each day, which means more opportunities for you. We encourage our employees to grow alongside our company thanks to a number of significant training and personal development opportunities.
  • Innovation: Our staff proudly develop innovations that push the industry forward.
  • Diversity: The company is dedicated to promoting diversity in its workforce, up to and including the senior management level. Our diversity committee ensures we stay up to date on leading trends and best practices, creating a desirable workspace for each and every one of our employees.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive total compensation package unmatched by most industries throughout North America.

 

As part of our growing engineering team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the electrical design engineering tasks both in the traditional nuclear market and in new initiatives to develop nuclear technology and future nuclear-powered systems. The successful candidate will be working within a multi-discipline engineering team mainly supporting the Engineering design team located at Kinectrics office downtown Toronto.

 

 

Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact

 

To deliver electrical engineering expertise to power generation utilities and other customers. The specific accountabilities of the position are as follows:

  • Provide electrical power distribution design and analysis for operating nuclear and other industrial plants.
  • Perform condition assessments of electrical equipment such as transformers, breakers, switch gears, electric motors, motor control centers, generators and other power plant equipment
  • Develop life cycle plans, including inspection and test programs
  • Perform engineering change design and analysis following established Engineering Change Control procedures
  • Perform electrical analysis, equipment protection, cable and electrical equipment selection  
  • Understand and assess client problems and determine appropriate means of solution.
  • Manage projects and act as design team lead where appropriate.
  • Interface effectively with other staff on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Stay current with developments within your field of expertise.
  • Regular travel/visits to client sites required.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

What You Need to Succeed

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/I&C Engineering
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in electrical design engineering
  • Proven track record in electrical design and analysis in electrical power distribution, including application to nuclear plants
  • Strong knowledge of generating station power upgrades including necessary system protection/system stability and relaying
  • Experience in performing condition assessments of electrical equipment such as transformers, breakers, switch gears, electric motors, motor control centers, generators and other power plant equipment
  • In depth knowledge and experience of use of appropriate codes and standards, as applied to nuclear plant and conventional plants.
  • Experience in project management and interfacing with and coordinating activities of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of the life cycle management of electrical equipment.
  • Familiarity with rigorous engineering change control processes and application of QA programs
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and have demonstrated a high commitment to quality.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in leading technical projects to successful conclusions.
  • Good understanding of nuclear power plant design and operation.
  • A Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO), or eligible for PEO status, with a passion for engineering.
  • Innovative, enthusiastic and ready to be part of our dynamic team.
  • Knowledge and experience working with nuclear power plant (Bruce Power, OPG, NB Power or other) systems & processes, e.g. Engineering Change Control is an asset.
  • OPG and Bruce Power Security Clearance is an asset

 

Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.