Position:                                Engineer/Scientist (Deterministic Safety Analyst)

Location:                               375/393 University Avenue, Toronto, ON




General Accountabilities

To deliver nuclear safety expertise to power generation utilities and other customers. The specific accountabilities of the position

are as follows:

  • Conduct safety analysis using state-of-the-art nuclear safety analysis and reactor physics computer software.
  • Provide support to operational CANDU power plants.
  • Development of new analytical methods and models.
  • The preparation of technical documents in support of regulatory submissions.
  • Understand and assess client problems and determine appropriate means of solution.
  • Manage projects and act as team lead where appropriate.
  • Interface effectively with other staff on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Act as a task leader in projects usually involving only one discipline. Provide clients with regular reports on progress at a predetermined schedule.
  • Prepare recommendations for Department Manager and/or project leader on findings arising from the prescribed testing, analysis, design, or computational tasks that were carried out.
  • Continue to train and develop professionally in engineering or science.  Stay current with developments within your field of expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned


Selection Criteria

  • Requires as a minimum, bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (Nuclear Engineering and/or Engineering Physics is preferred), Mathematics/Statistics or Natural Science. Completion of a master’s degree or PhD would be preferred.
  • Minimum of two to five years’ experience in the field of deterministic safety analysis, specifically in reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, fuel and physics, and/or fuel and fuel channel analysis.
  • Preference for candidates with working experience in safety analysis industry toolsets including: RFSP, WIMS, DRAGON, TUF, TRACE, etc.
  • Possess a sound foundation in nuclear safety methods and applications expertise, products and services.
  • Experience in applications to operating nuclear and other industrial plants.
  • Familiarity with relevant codes and standards is desired, along with a strong understanding of and commitment to meeting superior quality assurance requirements.
  • Flexibility to perform work over a wide range of areas for both operating and new facilities.
  • A strong understanding of CANDU nuclear power plant design, operation and regulatory requirements, or equivalent for

fossil and chemical plants.

  • Excellent written and oral communication, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in leading technical projects to successful conclusions.
  • High commitment to quality and to providing value to customers.
  • Ability to provide value-added solutions and to consistently deliver projects ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Able to work in multiple locations including Toronto and client sites across Ontario and at times out of Province and Country.
  • Nuclear 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.