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Civil Design Engineer (Temporary up to 16 - Months Contract)


Pickering, ON, CA, L1W1Z5

Req ID:  35556

Status: Temporary – up to 16 Months Contract
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering 
Location: Pickering, ON
Shifts(s): Days
Travel: Yes – 10%
Deadline to Apply: September 19, 2021
OPG continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on.
Now we have 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. 


BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our Pickering Design Engineering team in the role of Civil Design Engineer located in Pickering, Ontario.


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. 

  • 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 Modifications 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 stakeholders to accept 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a preference for Civil –Structural
  • Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario.


  • 6+ years Design experience, preferably with OPG or Nuclear Industry;
  • 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 within nuclear industry;
  • Experience with OHSA, corporate safety requirements, contractor safety, and Work Protection Code;
  • 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;
  • 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 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.

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., September 19, 2021.  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