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: Senior Engineer/Scientist (Human Factors)

Employment Type: Permanent

Employment Level: Intermediate

Location: 393 University Avenue, Toronto

Department: Design and Engineering Services

Reports to: Manager, Human and Organizational Factors

Hours per week: 37.5


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


To deliver human factors expertise to power generation utilities and other customers. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in at least some of the following areas:

  • Development, review, and implementation of Human Factors Engineering Program Plans (HFEPPs) per CNSC REGDOC 2.5.1 and CSA N290.12-14
  • Development, review, and implementation of verification and validation plans per CNSC REGDOC 2.5.1
  • Experience in the application of nuclear industry Human Factors Guidelines (e.g. NUREG-0711, NUREG-0700)
  • Task analysis
  • Function analysis
  • Training needs analysis/ the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)
  • Usability testing
  • Human-system interface design
  • Root cause analysis
  • Workload analysis
  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment & Human Reliability Analysis
  • Safety management


What You Need to Succeed


  • Typically at least nine years of relevant experience in the application of human factors methods to nuclear industry or another high-hazard industry at the working level. This experience

begins after graduation and after up to 2 years of developmental experience. Work experience must include providing business services within nuclear industry/high hazard industry. Experience shall include complex problem solving in a data processing environment.

  • Completion of a 4-year University degree in Engineering or Science (with industrial engineering, systems engineering, or human factors in design)
  • Human Factors certification from a recognized body (e.g. BCPE, ACE), or able to attain the designation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications is required for preparation of reports, recommendations, and presentations.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer, or able to attain the designation
  • An understanding of CANDU nuclear power plant design, operation, and regulatory requirements
  • Ensures that deliverables (e.g., analysis, drawings, specifications) comply with applicable regulations, standards, procedures, and human factors principles
  • Knowledge and/or experience in project management methodologies and tools
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills applicable internally with project team members as well as externally with project partners
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team with Engineers, Analysts, and Project Managers, delivering projects that vary in size, complexity and scope
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and internal team members in the design process
  • Ensures accuracy, completeness and quality of technical information and project documentation in accordance with quality program
  • Self-motivated and a desire to achieve results
  • Well-developed initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers
  • Proven skills with a variety of software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Marketing skills, including the capability to write and present technical papers at conferences
  • Ability to obtain OPG and Bruce Power Security Clearance is required
  • Willingness to travel and work at client sites



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.