Mechanical Engineer

Our client has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Engineer in the Pressure Boundary and Piping Programs Section.

General Accountabilities

  • Reporting to the Section Manager, Pressure Boundary and Piping Programs Section, the candidate will be responsible for:
  • Performing the corporate engineering role and develop/implement piping inspection program(s) that meet best industry practices. This includes the planning, evaluating, advising and reporting on any activity which requires the application of engineering principles;

Specific Accountabilities

  • Use diverse information sources, such as design information, operating experience, vendor information, analytical techniques and engineering principles, to understand technical issues and provide the best possible input for making operational decisions;
  • Have a reasonable understanding of pressure boundary systems to ensure the approved design basis configuration is maintained in accordance with Safety Analysis and Design Requirements;
  • Engage station staff to fully understand equipment condition and performance issues, the operational impact of those issues;
  • Assist station staff by contributing to the resolution of technical problems and implementation of approved solutions.
  • Communicate methods, inputs, assumptions, analysis limitations and the bases for conclusions in engineering deliverables, to support thorough reviews and informed decision-making;
  • Communicate emerging technical issues and the related potential risks to management and the operations staff as information becomes available, to ensure necessary compensatory and contingency actions are implemented;
  • Develop, with appropriate direction from Manager, approved technical programs which maintain/improve the performance of major processes, equipment or systems, e. g. standards, methods, procedures;
  • Be the agents of change and influence, inspire, motivate and energize affected stakeholders(s) to achieve excellence and organizational goals;
  • Provide technical verification of work carried out in the Department and related to the specialty areas, to supplement normal peer verification, when requested.
  • Recommend nuclear technical programs, reflecting internal and external operating experience and industry technology trends, which maintain/improve the long-term performance of major processes, equipment or systems in the stations.
  • Independently manage his/her work and make process improvements to benefit the company. (eg. improve process efficiency, reduce corporate cost). Make high level, independent decisions and challenge the status quo, where deemed necessary;
  • Manage external contracts when required, including providing technical oversight and conducting independent review of work performed by external contactors.
  • Lead high level initiatives such as the High Impact Team for Bruce Power’s long term chlorination strategy, station’s readiness to changing environmental conditions, various asset management initiatives, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of CSA standards (B51, N285.0, N285.7) and ASME codes (B31.1, Section V, FFS-1) relating to nuclear power plant pressure boundary work.
  • Effective analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills.

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