Position: Senior Engineer/Scientist (Mechanical/Piping Design)
Location: Toronto, ON 

 

General Company Information

Kinectrics Inc. is Canada’s leading provider of innovative science and engineering services to the Electricity Energy Sector. We are a company built on a 100-year history of serving the energy sector with our advanced problem-solving expertise. Employing more than 1000 engineers, scientists and technologists our employees are recognized worldwide for outstanding technical excellence in the energy sector. Kinectrics is unique in that it has an extensive suite of up to date laboratories serving clients in both North America and around the globe.

General Accountabilities

 

The Piping, Stress Analysis and Mechanical Design Sections of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department is currently growing to respond to the needs of our nuclear portfolio including OPG, Bruce Power, New Brunswick Power and Cernavoda, among others. We are looking for highly motivated engineers to:

 

  • Perform Mechanical engineering analysis and design for Candu nuclear power stations.
  • Interface with construction/procurement partners and utility stakeholders, 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-disciplined 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 their field of expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Selection Criteria

 

  • A Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) is required
  • 5+ years of relevant experience is required
  • Must have experience in a project driven environment with the capability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and within project constraints (time, cost, quality).
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize assigned work and to coordinate multiple activities efficiently
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and to quality assurance requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of reports, proposals, recommendations and presentations for internal and external clients.
  • Good time management skills and demonstrated capability to interface effectively with and gain the trust of station customers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CANDU technology, strong understanding of nuclear power plant design and operation.  Experience with CANDU and C6 refurbishment specifically Feeder and Fuel Channel replacement is considered an asset.
  • General knowledge of emerging SMRs, BWRs/PWRs and advanced reactors
  • Mechanical engineering activities including:
    • Piping and process systems design, including preparation of system design specification, flow diagrams, piping isometric drawings
    • Vendor-interface and preparation of equipment & component specifications to facilitate procurement including selection of nuclear (Class 1/2/3) and conventional (Class 6) valves, flanges, fittings, pumps and heat exchangers.
    • Design assistance with technical evaluations, independent third party reviews, design walkdowns, system hydraulic calculations, component sizing calculations and HVAC flow balance calculations.
    • Nuclear component and assembly design employing GD&T
  • Working knowledge of relevant codes and standards including but not limited to CSA N285, ASME Section III, Section VIII and B31.1.  ASME Section III Appendix XXIII qualification is considered an asset. 
  • Knowledge and implementation of client Engineering Change Control.
  • Working knowledge of Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards such as N299 and CSA N286
  • Candidates are expected to have or to pursue attainment of the P.Eng. designation.

 

 

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.