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Piping Analyst/Engineer

  1. Port Elgin
  1. Nuclear

Why SNC Lavalin?

SNC-Lavalin is one of Canada's largest private sector nuclear engineering groups. We have been providing a wide range of services to the nuclear industry in Canada and around the world since for more than 60 years.  We are proud to be the steward of Canadian CANDU nuclear technology and to apply our extensive knowledge to service the BWR/PWR market.

Our expertise includes: Nuclear Steam Plant (NSP) engineering, Balance of Plant (BOP) engineering, Plant Life Management and Extension, Retube Tooling Systems, Inspection and Maintenance Services, Steam Generator Replacement, Plant Equipment Refurbishment and Retrofits.

SNC-Lavalin has opened a local office in Port Elgin to provide more effective project execution, and integration with Bruce Power (BP). SNC-Lavalin intends to continue to expand our local team to support Bruce Power’s multi-year Life Extension program.  The intent is to draw upon the deep CANDU engineering knowledge from SNC-Lavalin’s resources and Bruce Power experience to increase the capability of the Port Elgin office with dedicated and experienced resources.


SNC-Lavalin is currently looking for a Junior to Intermediate Piping Analyst / Engineer to join our engineering team in Port Elgin office. This position is for a 2-year term, but can be extended or transferred to a permanent position depending on the business or project needs.

How will you contribute to the team?

The anticipated work scopes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide engineering design and modifications for all safety or non-safety related piping systems for both Bruce A and Bruce B stations following BP procedures (e.g., BP-PRO-00539, etc.);
  • Support BP life extension program;
  • Support BP routine operation/maintenance services based on the request;
  • Support BP planned or unplanned outages; and
  • Provide necessary engineering field services and supports during construction and installation, procurement, commissioning, AFS, closeout, etc.


This position requires an individual who is a self-starter capable of working independently or under the instruction from a senior technical engineer to perform piping stress analysis, provide engineering design or modification of piping systems on various projects, and develop necessary engineering design documentation as required. The individual may have some prior piping experience, or may still be developing in their career.

The qualified individual will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Perform engineering work following SNC-Lavalin/Candu Energy QA programs, and applicable codes, standards, and regulation requirements;
  • Coordinate and interface with client, suppliers, stakeholders and other design disciplines or department to execute assigned engineering work;
  • Involve in conceptual, preliminary and/or detailed design of CANDU or Nuclear process systems and modifications under supervision of a P.Eng;
  • Learn and prepare engineering computations and analyses using applicable software (e.g., MathLab, PipeStress, ANSYS, etc.);
  • Perform pipe stress analysis of piping systems (nuclear class or non-nuclear class) in accordance with ASME Section III, Div.1, and/or ASME B31.1 code requirements;
  • Prepare Design Change Package (DCP) and Design Change Notice (DCN) packages following BP procedures;
  • Develop technical documents, such as: engineering drawings (including GA, ISO, pipe supports, flow diagrams), change paper markups, calculations, design/analysis reports, design requirements, design manuals, bill of materials, design specifications, technical specifications, data sheets, system classification lists, code classifications, commissioning specifications, etc.;
  • Prepare TSSA registration packages for pressure boundary modifications;
  • Interface with the regulatory bodies, such as: TSSA and CNSC, if required;
  • Prepare requisitions or Engineering Quotation Requests (EQR) for equipment and materials to support procurement;
  • Review supplier technical documents and performing technical bid analyses;
  • Provide technical guidance and instruction to Designers/Drafters, or Junior Engineers if required;
  • Perform field walk-downs during different design phases as required;
  • Support field construction and execution activities, such as: field changes, design revisions, commissioning, AFS, closeout, etc.;
  • Provide prompt response and engineering resolutions on any critical engineering related matters; and
  • Complete the assigned scopes or tasks within given budget and schedule, and in good quality.

What will you contribute?

  • Engineering Degree in Mechanical from an accredited university or equivalent degree as recognized by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO);
  • Registered as an Engineer-In-Training or eligible to be registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario;
  • 1 - 5 years of related work experience in the field of pipe/pipe stress design and analysis within a heavy industrial environment such as: mining, oil & gas, power, etc.;
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and piping systems or equipment (knowledge of CANDU nuclear systems would be an asset);
  • Working knowledge of CSA N285, CSA B51, CSA N289, ASME Section III, Div.1, ASME B31.1 and any other applicable standards or regulatory guides related to permanent plant components, pressure boundary equipment, and/or reactor systems is preferred;
  • Design engineering experience in nuclear class 2, 3 and 6 piping systems, valves, pumps and for Nuclear Power Plants (especially Bruce Power) is preferable;
  • Experience in Stress Analysis using AutoPIPE, PipeStress, or other similar software applications is an asset;
  • Eligible to be qualified as ASME Appendix XXIII is an asset.
  • Understanding of or experience with BP risk based Engineering Change Control (ECC) modification process is preferable;
  • Must have excellent technical and practical skills to resolve engineering issues or technical problems;
  • Must have excellent communication and technical writing skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to interact effectively with client’s counterparts;
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment;
  • Site experience in construction, or commissioning of plant piping systems for nuclear or other heavy industries would be an asset; and
  • Willing to become a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW).

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

• Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

• Competitive salary

• Motivational financial package & flexible benefits

• Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes

• Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities

The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

Additional Information:

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

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