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.


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The Opportunity


Position: Engineer/Scientist – Experimental Development and Application              

Employment Type: Permanent        

Department: Materials and Major Components

Hours: 37.5         

Location:800 Kipling Avenue , Toronto, Ontario             



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.



Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact:


 Kinectrics is searching for a Junior or Intermediate engineer/scientist to join the Experimental Development and Application (EDA) service line. The main responsibility is to perform experimental R&D programs to study degradation mechanisms of CANDU fuel channel materials, and in particular, CANDU pressure tube materials.

  • Reporting to the Service Line Leader, prepare proposals, provide assistance, or directly manage multiple technical projects of varying complexity to achieve the defined objectives of technical scope, cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Communicate with Service Line Leader, Project Leaders, Project Sponsors and Customers.
  • Ensure staff and customers are provided with timely and accurate project information and status updates. 
  • Manage contractors, consultants, and vendor resources as appropriate.
  • Evaluate project and lessons learned via post-project review processes.
  • Provide feedback to Service Line Leader regarding teamwork performance.
  • Provide support to Project Leaders as required to close all project documentation and archive appropriate records.
  • Design, develop and improve test methods, test techniques, and test facilities.
  • Analyze experimental data and prepare technical reports.
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or Physics, with specialization in subjects such as: mechanical properties of materials, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, corrosion, phase transformation, advanced material characterization techniques, such as SEM, EDS, TEM, FIB, Synchrotron X-Ray.
  • Knowledge of CANDU fuel channels, zirconium alloys, and the behavior of hydrogen in metals is an asset.
  • A minimum of two 1st author technical publications are required.
  • Requires a good knowledge of instrumentation and electronics.
  • Demonstrated computer skills for data acquisition and analysis.
  • Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with colleagues and customers, technical report preparation, development of laboratory and testing procedures, reporting of results, etc.
  • Eligibility for PEO License is required.
  • Demonstrated project management skills such as time management, goal orientation and action focused, pragmatic and self-disciplined, clearing of bottlenecks, providing feedback, team building, planning and scheduling work, delegation, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience preparing Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) & Pre-Job briefings for Potential Safety, Health and Environmental Hazards.
  • Excellent problem-solving, written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with various QA programs (ISO 9001, Z299.1, N285.0).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a technical team to perform engineering consulting services, including execution of work, analysis, and report preparation.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • A self-starter driven to tackle challenging problems.
  • A period of up to 4 years is considered necessary to gain this experience

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.