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Project Programming - Engineering - Co-op/Developmental Student


Niagara, ON, CA, L0S 1L0

Req ID:  1183

Status:  Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2019

Education Level:   University, minimum 2nd year completed

Location(s):  Niagara, ON

Shifts(s):  Days

Travel: Yes - 10%

Deadline to Apply:  January 22, 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 Renewable Generation - Programming Department in Niagara, ON. This is a four (4) month student placement commencing in May, 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.



  • Lead front-end planning on projects including:
    • Provide input into the preparation of project background information.
    • Lead scope and constructability reviews.
    • Prepare Project Charters for assigned projects.
    • Initiate and coordinate cost estimates and schedules.
    • Gather input from stakeholder departments and agencies to ensure project requirements are captured.
    • Arrange and lead meetings involving appropriate stakeholders with a given project.
    • Maintain communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage team sites in MS SharePoint.



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



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

  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Courses in project management and business economics.


This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Project management, specifically experience in developing project requirements and plans.
  • Preparation of cost estimates and schedules.


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., January 22, 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