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Major Components - Engineering - Co-op or Developmental Student


Req ID:  2114

Status:  Student-Contract – Fall 2019

Education Level:   University, minimum 2nd year completed

Location(s):   Ajax and Bowmanville, ON

Shifts(s):  Days

Travel: Yes - 10%

Deadline to Apply:  May 23, 2019

BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At 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


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is excited to offer two (2) student opportunities in our Turbine Generator group in the Darlington Refurbishment Project. Positions are location in Ajax and Bowmanville, Ontario and public transportation will not be available (note: the first four months are located at our Annandale office in Ajax).  This is a 8 months student placement commencing in September 2019. 

All students applying for student positions at OPG must meet the below eligibility:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.
  • Have a minimum average of 70% cumulative GPA.
  • Returning to full-time studies in the same program following the completion of the work term OR requiring the work term or co-op placement to graduate.


  • Take an active role in helping our project team complete the Darlington Refurbishment on time and on budget.
  • Perform walkdowns in the plant/field to support the project team and schedule.
  • Conduct analysis to support the Turbine Generator Team.
  • Chair meetings and assist the project team with actions, minutes, and deliverables.
  • Create communications and summary documents for senior management and the project team.
  • Liaise between work groups to get resources for important tasks as required.
  • Review and update documents including scopes of work, project risks, etc., as needed.
  • Assist with project monitoring, risk management, metrics.
  • Witness unique field events and specialized refurbishing activities.
  • Support our project team on the Darlington Refurbishment Mega-Project.  


  • Minimum completion of 2nd year at a University specializing in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Preference may be given to the candidate who has the following skills and qualifications:

  • Organizational skills.
  • Time management abilities.
  • Excellent and clear communication.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Project management experience.
  • Accountable, motivated individual with a positive attitude and willingness to help.
  • A valid G2 or higher driver’s licence is required for the position

This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Enhanced communication skills.
  • Leading/participating in meetings, speaking with senior management.
  • Engaging stakeholders and negotiating resources.
  • Lead or participate in technical reviews, risk evaluation, document updates, action tracking.
  • Working side-by-side with Project Engineers and Project Managers.
  • Experience executing a mega-project in a world-class nuclear station with a great team.

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct. 


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (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. 


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.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business. 
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.    
  • 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., May 23, 2019. It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online and through their school’s own portal, if applicable. In addition, students must include a copy of their unofficial transcript and must be eligible to work in Canada. 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. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact