As part of our growing design team, the successful candidate will be responsible, for the design of mechanical systems and/or components both in the traditional nuclear market and in new initiatives to develop nuclear technology and future nuclear-powered systems. The successful candidate will be working within a multi-discipline engineering team mainly supporting the Nuclear Facilities & Modular Engineering design team.

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Provide input and direction to the development of conceptual/detailed equipment designs as they progress through a structured design process
  • Provide technical oversight and mentoring of more junior members of the Engineering team
  • Perform Mechanical engineering analysis and design for 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.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Mechanical or Nuclear engineering activities including:
    • Piping and process systems design, including preparation of system design specification, flow diagrams, piping isometric drawings.
    • Preparation of equipment and components sizing calculations, technical specifications, and design drawings.
    • Design of modular engineered systems including skid-type systems and components
    • 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.
  • Experience with design of skids and/or modular engineering systems is considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of relevant codes and standards including but not limited to CSA N285, ASME Section III, Section VIII and/or B31.1.  ASME Section III Appendix XXIII qualification is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and implementation of client Engineering Change Control process of nuclear power generation utilities is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the use of piping and analysis software such as CAESAR II, AutoPipe, PipeStress is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards such as N299 and CSA N286.
  • A Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering (or equivalent) is required.
  • Candidates are expected to have or to pursue attainment of the P.Eng. designation.
  • Good time management skills and demonstrated capability to interface effectively with and gain the trust of station customers.
  • A period of 10+ years relevant work experience is considered necessary.

 

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES:

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be team player.
  • Ability to lead complex multi-disciplines project.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize assigned work and to coordinate multiple activities efficiently.

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.