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Decommissioning & Safestore - Mechanical/Electrical Engineering - Co-op/Developmental Student


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 0C4

Req ID:  2475

Status:  Student-Contract - Fall 2019 (4 or 8 months)

Education Level:   University, minimum 2nd year completed

Location(s):   Pickering, ON

Shifts(s):  Days

Travel: No

Deadline to Apply:  May 28, 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 Safe Store Engineering Department in Pickering, Ontario. This is a 4 or 8 month 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.



  • Provide support to Design Team Leaders/ Design Engineers and Modification Team Leads in the areas of modification planning support, and detailed design for the Pickering Safestore project. The work may relate to electrical distribution, water system, building heating, and or defueling.
  •  Provide support to Design Manager and Section Managers with the monitoring or resolution of various project related risks, issues, actions, and OPEX. This will require facilitation of Project meetings.
  •  Other duties/assignments as required.



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



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

  • Strong interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook)
  • Theoretical Knowledge of Mechanical/Electrical/I&C and/or Computer Engineering
  • A valid G2 or higher driver's licence is required for this position


This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Nuclear power plant operations and design philosophy knowledge.
  • Nuclear Power Plant systems design knowledge.
  • OPG process and procedures.
  • The modification package deliverable, and familiarity with the ECC process.
  • Project Risk and Issues management, and exposure to Project Management processes.



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 28, 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