Senior Mechanical Engineer - Port Elgin office

Port Elgin
Location: SNC-Lavalin’s Site office, Port Elgin, Ontario, CanadaSNC-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.

Job Description

SNC-Lavalin is currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our engineering team in Port Elgin office. .

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

  • Provide engineering design and modifications for all safety or non-safety related mechanical 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.

Job Responsibilities

This position requires an experienced individual who is a self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision to perform stress analysis, provide engineering design or modification of mechanical systems on various projects, and develop necessary engineering design documentation as required. In addition, the candidate shall be capable to lead a design team to complete the assigned scopes or tasks within prescribed budget and schedule, and ensure that the services and deliverables are in good quality.

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;
  • Perform conceptual, preliminary and/or detailed design of CANDU or Nuclear process systems and modifications thereof, including but not limited to thermal-hydraulic analyses and pressure-boundary design;
  • Perform analysis, specification, sizing, and selection for various types of process-system components, and produce component related documentation;
  • Prepare engineering computations and analyses using applicable software (e.g., FLOWMASTER, NUCIRC, ANSYS, etc.);
  • Perform complex engineering tasks with efficiency and accuracy;
  • Prepare and review Design Change Package (DCP) and Design Change Notice (DCN) packages following BP procedures;
  • Develop and review technical documents, such as: engineering drawings, 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 and review TSSA registration packages for pressure boundary modifications;
  • Interface with the regulatory bodies, such as: TSSA and CNSC, as 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, and Junior/Intermediate Engineers;
  • Perform field walk-downs during different design phases as required;
  • Perform design review and design verification for the design and engineering work done by others;
  • 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 mechanical related matters;
  • Lead a technical team on multiple projects (or tasks) if required; and
  • Report to engineering or project management with timely updates on project performance and progress for the assigned scopes or tasks.


  • Engineering Degree in Mechanical from an accredited university or equivalent degree as recognized by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO);
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario;
  • Minimum 10 years of related work experience in mechanical engineering within a heavy industrial environment such as: mining, oil & gas, power, etc.;
  • General knowledge of CANDU nuclear mechanical systems or equipment;
  • Working knowledge of CSA N285.0 and CSA B51 standards and ASME Section III and ANSI B31.1 codes and any other applicable standards or regulatory guides related to permanent plant components, pressure boundary equipment, and/or reactor systems;
  • Qualification as Specialized Professional Engineer to ASME III, Div.1, and Appendix XXIII is an asset;
  • Design engineering experience in mechanical systems for Nuclear Power Plants (especially Bruce Power) is preferable;
  • Experience in Stress Analysis using FLOWMASTER, NUCIRC, CATHENA, ANSYS, or other similar software program is an asset;
  • Understanding of or experience with BP risk based Engineering Change Control (ECC) modification process is preferable;
  • Full qualification as a BP Assigned Designer (ADE) or Owner’s Engineering Lead (OE) is an asset;
  • 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 clients at all levels of the client organization;
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment;
  • Site experience in construction, or commissioning of plant mechanical systems for nuclear or other heavy industries would be an asset;
  • Must be capable of working independently with limited supervision, yet be an active team member supporting the project team; and
  • Willing to become a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW).

    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.

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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