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Manager Design Engineering


Courtice, ON, CA, L1C 3Z8

Req ID:  40012

Status: Regular Ful Time   

Working Conditions: Hybrid work model        

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Applied Science, preferably Electrical discipline

Location: Bowmanville, ON 

Travel: Yes – As required 

Deadline to Apply: August 10, 2022


OPG continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on. 
Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.  

OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a clean tech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world.

In 2024, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is establishing a new corporate headquarters on a campus setting in the Municipality of Clarington located within Durham Region. The new campus will include the existing Darlington Energy Complex located just south of Highway 401 and a new building to be constructed on adjacent land presently owned by OPG. 


BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow. 



Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for dedicated and results driven professionals to join our team in the role of Manager Design Engineering located in  Bowmanville, Ontario.  

The Manager Design Engineering will provide oversight and coordination of station design engineering and projects design support to our nuclear facilities. This role will be critical in preserving continued station operation and effectively supporting OPG’s major asset management lifecycle plans. There are opportunities to support some of Canada’s largest projects, including Darlington Refurbishment and Darlington New Nuclear Project.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to OPG’s public outreach, engagement, and education efforts as part of the company’s commitment to growing its social license. 




  • Manage a team of 10-12 design engineers;
  • Review and approve all required design documentation;
  • Address design related field issues;
  • Provide assurance that an engineering activity such as modification perform its intended function without adversely impacting a nuclear facility’s design basis or causing a deterioration of a facility’s design margin;
  • Provide advice and/or direction to Operations/Maintenance/Performance Engineering, review designs and sign Field Initiated Changes;
  • Perform field support during troubleshooting, inspections, acceptance and approvals;
  • Approve Design Change Packages such as Modifications, Temporary Modifications and Non-Identical Component Replacements;
  • Engage in correspondence with various regulatory bodies including Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC);
  • Maintaining written documented processes and procedures to reflect improved operating methods and additions to all supported systems;
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to accept designs and changes;
  • Provide Engineering Change Control guidance, provide active support to field issues and Field Initiated Changes, and facilitate a positive outcome with Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) vendor partners;
  • Gather input from stakeholder departments and agencies to ensure project requirements are captured and detailed in the project documents;
  • 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, preferably Electrical discipline
  • Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario




  • Leadership experience
  • Minimum 5 years-experience in a similar role
  • Design and construction experience, preferably with Nuclear or Power/Utility industries;
  • 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;
  • Project management, leadership and work coordination experience;
  • Ideal candidate will be Design Engineer / Design Team Lead qualified or previously qualified within OPG Nuclear or similar Candu Nuclear Power Plant;
  • Experience in producing design engineering deliverables including, but not limited to conceptual design, front end engineering, detailed design engineering, calculations, technical specifications, design requirements, is considered an asset;
  • Relevant work experience with Nuclear Codes and Standards including, but not limited to CSA N285, ASME, ISA, CSA 22, N286, N299 and other standards related to Electrical, I&C, or Mechanical design;
  • Depending on technical discipline, knowledge in one or more of the following areas is considered an asset: Processing Engineering, Procurement, Nuclear System Design, Equipment Sizing and Design, Pressure Boundary, Stress Analysis, Seismic Qualification, Environment Qualification, Software Qualification, Cyber Security, Electrical System Analysis and Calculations;
  • 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;
  • Have a strong interest in fast-paced, challenging work environment where showing initiative and self motivation are assets; proven track record on delivering results;
  • 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 with a P.Eng will be an asset.

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, OPG offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a fast-paced work environment. 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 the province’s wellbeing.  

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 
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities 
  • Electricity is vital to the province and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors. 


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. 
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate. 
  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses. 
  • We support employment equity, diversity and inclusion. 



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.,August 10, 2022.  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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