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: Section Manager, I&C Engineering

Location: 393 University Ave, Toronto, ON

Department: Design & Engineering Services (DES)

Reports to: Director, Electrical and I&C Engineering

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.


We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter, passionate about customer services an always looking for continuous improvement ideas.


Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact


  • Lead a team of design engineers to deliver I&C engineering expertise to power generation utilities and other customers.
  • Assign resources, maintain budgets and schedules associated with assigned I&C projects.
  • Prepare bids in answer to clients’ requests for proposals.
  • Interface with clients and maintain a client focused culture within the Section.
  • Manage performance, coach, and train staff.
  • Provide support to Director, Electrical and I&C Engineering Other duties as required.


Specific Accountabilities


Deliver a comprehensive engineering service including design, problem solving and root cause analysis of plant operating problems. You will be aware of the business aspects associated with investment in the plant assets and be capable of advising clients on the engineering risks and business benefits of alternative options.


This Section provides expertise in the following functional areas with the main focus on power generating stations and nuclear and conventional structures, systems, equipment and components:


  • Design, installation and commissioning of all special and safety related systems (e.g., reactor control and regulating systems, shutdown systems, etc.).
  • Design, installation and commissioning of balance of plant instrumentation and control systems.
  • Design, installation and commissioning of digital control systems, including software categorizations and qualifications.
  • Preparation of specialized analyses such as Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (FMEA), Instrument Uncertainty Calculations (IUC), system modeling and response simulations, etc.
  • Management of reverse engineering and third-party dedication activities for obsolete plant equipment.
  • Conduct of design modifications and associated engineering tasks using established Engineering Change Control (ECC) processes.
  • Provide I&C engineering design and analysis for nuclear and other industrial plants.
  • Provide a high level of expertise in one or more specific areas, e.g., control instrumentation assessment/design/specification of equipment and components, electrical power generation and distribution; etc.
  • Perform engineering change design and analysis following established change control procedures.
  • Interface with construction/procurement partners, utility stakeholders, and equipment vendors throughout the lifecycle of the design project (i.e., from preliminary and conceptual engineering to detailed design, implementation, and close-out) to provide practical and effective solutions as per requirements.
  • Provide field support to multi-discipline plant design modifications, including provision of field engineering.
  • Understand and assess client problems and determine appropriate means of solution.
  • Conduct technical assessments and emergent troubleshooting/engineering to support refurbishment projects and operating unit (capital) projects.
  • Interface effectively with other staff on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Stay current with developments within your field of expertise.


Direct Outputs


  • Responsible for staffing and resourcing decisions, including scheduling and assigning work.
  • Perform or support managerial functions such as hiring, promotion, performance reviews, pay increases, staff development and disciplinary actions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Develop service offerings.
  • Build customer relations.
  • Recruit, develop and maintain expertise specific to the department role.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to staff.
  • Understand customer needs and develop appropriate programs, projects, and proposals to address these.
  • Complete all service contracts within commitments of schedule, effort, and scope.
  • Manage quality processes and ensure best practices are followed.
  • Identify opportunities for synergy with other Kinectrics service offerings.


What You Need to Succeed


  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Science or Engineering is preferred.
  • Have a minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience, with some experience working on-site at a nuclear power plant.
  • Thorough understanding of nuclear power plant Engineering Change Control processes.
  • Experience in project management and interfacing with and coordinating activities of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Have 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.
  • Strong understanding of nuclear power plant design and operation.
  • You will be a Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO), or eligible for PEO status, with a passion for engineering.
  • You are innovative, enthusiastic, and ready to be part of our dynamic team.


Occasional travel to other Kinectrics’ locations and client sites will be required.  


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.