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Design Engineer (Temporary - 36 Months Contract)


Bowmanville, ON, CA, L1C 3Z8

Req ID:  9421

Status: Temporary 36-Months Contract

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Civil – Structural

Location(s): Bowmanville, ON

Number of Position(s): 4

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 10%

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2020


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation (OPG), our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.



OPG is looking for a dedicated, results driven and dynamic professional to join our Construction Engineering team in the role of Design Engineer located in Bowmanville, Ontario.


The Design Engineer will have the opportunity to contribute to Ontario Power Generation by coordinating and collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders to understand schedules, finances and performance for the assigned projects. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.



  • Resources will work as an integral to current OPG’s Construction Engineering team and will report to OPG’s Section Manager on their day-to-day assignments;
  • Provide technical and engineering support to vendors and constructors for evaluation, acceptance and proposals;
  • Participate in training programs as required;
  • Provide technical and process support to field work, under Projects, Work Order Holds and Project Control Center (PCC) actions;
  • Initiate, prepare, and issue all required design documentation;
  • Prepare design, calculations, design bills of material and address design related field issues;
  • Provide advice and/or direction to Design Leads, review designs and sign Field Initiated Changes;
  • Perform field inspections, acceptance and approvals;
  • Prepare Design Change Packages such as Modifications, Temporary Modificaitons and Non-Identical Component Replacements;
  • Maintaining written documented processes and procedures to reflect improved operating methods and additions to all supported systems;
  • Work collaboratively with vendors to accept vendor designs and changes;
  • Support engineering acceptance of modification turnovers;
  • Provide Engineering Change Control guidance, provide active support to field issues and Field Initiated Changes, and facilitate a positive outcome with EPC vendors;
  • Provides Design support to field activities;
  • Provide oversight roles on deliverables of Construction execution and closeouts;
  • Understand impacts on cost and schedule, and provide support to minimize impacts driving projects;
  • Gather input from stakeholder departments and agencies to ensure project requirements are captured and detailed in the project documents.
  • Maintain process compliance during project execution.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Applied Science in Civil (Structural). 



  • Sound knowledge in the areas of analysis and design reinforced concrete and steel structures.   Background in seismic design and knowledge in construction of heavy industry is extremely valuable.
  • Sound knowledge in the areas of Analysis and design of Civil Structures
  • Knowledge of nuclear power plant Civil and structural Design basis. Familiar with common engineering processes and practices, such as Work Management, Engineering Change Control, Action Tracking, and station reporting, Familiarity with OPG quality assurance program is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize in short and medium term and to prepare and meet budget and schedule commitments.
  • Work coordination experience and leadership abilities
  • 5 + years Design experience, preferably with OPG or Nuclear Industry;
  • Ideal candidate will be Design Engineer / Design Team Lead qualified or previously qualified within OPG Nuclear or similar Candu Nuclear Power Plant;
  • Relevant work experience within design engineering and experience with Nuclear Codes and Standards;
  • Experience and knowledge of major design codes and standards such as NBC, OBC, and CSA associated with steel and concrete structures
  • Experience and ability as a team player to understand and manage the interrelationships of various internal and external groups in order to facilitate objectives and ensure projects satisfy stakeholder requirements;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and must be comfortable leading meetings and giving presentations;
  • Have experience and/or willingness to interface with vendors;
  • Have a strong interest in fast-paced, challenging work environment where showing initiative and self motivation are assets;Proven track record on delivering results;
  • Proven ability to work well with others;Strong in understanding, executing and following governance and procedures with a questioning and analytical attitude/approach under minimum required supervision;
  • Knowledge of OPG’s ECC Process (Engineering Change Control) will be an asset;
  • Requires understanding of problem solving processes to evaluate and propose improvements to processes, equipment and systems or to unit safety, reliability and performance.
  • Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, OPG offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.

At OPG, our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  


Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Electricity is vital to the province

If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


Our promise to you:

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., July 5, 2020.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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