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Retube Specialist - Shoreline JV (Kincardine, ON)

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Retube Specialist - Shoreline JV (Kincardine, ON)

The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, AECOM and SNC-Lavalin.  Shoreline Power Group will be completing the Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) project.  The joint venture has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the Unit 6 FCFR at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario.
This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064, the project is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program to replace the main components of the reactor. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program.
The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders for Unit 6, as well as construction management and trade labour. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022.


This is a technical position within a life extension project team. The successful candidate(s) will work in close consultation with other junior and senior engineering and technical staff and will have responsibilities that may include the following.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead or assist with the design, testing, modification, commissioning and use of specialized tooling systems, machines and test apparatus for CANDU reactor fuel channel, calandria tube and feeder replacement operations
  • Lead or assist in the assessment and testing of CANDU reactor replacement tooling systems to evaluate effectiveness
  • Lead or assist in the preparation of technical documents, drawings, specifications and reports related to specialized tooling used to support the CANDU reactor component replacement process
  • Lead or assist in the commissioning, testing and field implementation of CANDU reactor replacement tooling systems
  • Lead or assist in the training of tradespeople and shift supervisors in the commissioning, operation and maintenance of specialized tooling used to support the CANDU reactor component replacement process
  • Coordinate CANDU reactor component replacement field work with tradespeople and shift supervisors
  • Prepare progress reports and other project management support documents
  • Perform duties in a radiation environment in a CANDU reactor when required


  • Degree in mechanical or a related suitable engineering discipline from a University or technical college of recognized standing
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant technical experience and expertise in the commissioning, maintenance and operation of all or some of the following specialized CANDU reactor component replacement tooling systems: Closure plug removal and installation Feeder removal and installation Feeder welding and weld inspection Bellows and pressure tube cutting Fuel channel end fitting removal Fuel channel pressure tube removal Calandria tube and calandria tube insert removal Calandria vessel and calandria tube sheet bore inspections Calandria tube installation Fuel channel installation
  • International field experience in the large scale replacement of reactor components in a CANDU reactor is mandatory
  • Experience with general mechanical system design, commissioning and maintenance activities
  • Familiarity with the design of a broad range of mechanical components and their design elements relevant to the manufacturing, technology or energy generation industries
  • Proven initiative and motivation
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be effective in a multi-discipline team environment
  • Results oriented, takes ownership of tasks assigned and meets commitments
  • Must be able to work to specific deadlines and financial controls

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 on boarding process.

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.

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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