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Fire Protection Engineer

Location: 

Pickering, ON, CA, L1W 3N7

Req ID:  39991

Status: Regular Ful Time   

Working Conditions: Hybrid

Education Level: 4 Year University Degree in Engineering, Applied Science or Science

Location: Pickering, ON

Travel: Yes – 10%

Deadline to Apply: August 20, 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 2025, 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. 

 

 

JOB OVERVIEW 

 

OPG is looking for a dedicated, results driven and dynamic professional to join our team in the role of  Fire Protection Engineer located in Pickering, Ontario.

 

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Fire Protection Programs the Fire Protection Engineer will be responsible to provide technical evaluations and advice, solve problems and coordinate technical work as required, in a number of major work areas, in support of the commissioning, operation and maintenance of the facilities. 

 

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.  

  

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES  

 

  • Provide technical evaluations and advice, solve problems and coordinate technical work as required, in a number of major work areas, in support of the commissioning, operation and maintenance of the facilities. Receive assignments from Supervisor as well as identify potential problems and opportunities in assigned areas and/or systems in the facility.
  • Prepare reports to provide information and data in answer to external requests or for historical purposes.  Initiate studies or investigations where opportunities for improvement are apparent. 
  • Review proposals received from internal or external sources related to assigned area. 
  • Prepare or help prepare specifications, for purchasing requisitions for material, services and equipment. 
  • Develop training material, assist with training programs.
  • May be required to gather and collate data for use in department budget preparation and to monitor variances to annual budget
  • On a periodic basis, supervise staff involved in the above activities by assigning and checking work and as required give instructions and direction.
  • Perform Fire Hazard Assessment, Fire Safe Showdown Assessment and Fire Protection Audits. Provide National Building Code of Canada, National fire Code of Canada and CSA N293/N393 interpretation. Incorporate all applicable Fire Protection codes, standards and regulation in programmatic level procedures and standard.
  • Prepare alternative compliances reports and regulatory compliance reports.
  • Provide support for ensuring compliance with all site license conditions relating to CSA N293, CSA N393, NBCC, NFCC and associated NFPA codes and standards related to the fire protection program. 
  • Provide expert advice, guidance, direction and assistance to management and fire protection staff, regarding fire hazard assessment, fire response equipment lifecycle and fire response personal protective equipment and kit 
  • Ensure all fire protection systems and equipment are operational and initiate appropriate compensatory measures to maintain compliance with regulations and station licence conditions where deficiencies exist. 
  • Provide support in developing/ updating standards, procedure, instruction and guides to ensure CNSC regulations, and code and standard requirements are adhered to. 
  • Assist the Section Manager of Fire Protection Programs with fire risk assessments
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing review process to identify any increase in risk from equipment, training, staffing or procedural deficiencies
  • Support stakeholders with external fire protection, and other emergency response groups, both internal and external.
  • Knowledge of Fire Protection, engineering and economics to technically understand the operation of the facility is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Fire Hazard Assessment, Fire Safe Showdown Assessment, National Building Code of Canada, National fire Code of Canada and CSA N293/N393 is considered an asset to evaluate and propose improvements to Fire Protection processes, equipment and systems in OPG Nuclear Stations and Facilities.
  • This job will also include the preparation of clear and concise reports and recommendations both verbally and in writing.
  • Perform other duties as required. 

  

EDUCATION 

 

  • 4 Year University Degree in Engineering, Applied Science or Science

  

QUALIFICATIONS 

 

We are seeking a dynamic, dedicated and results driven engineering professional who has the following:

  • Knowledge of Fire Protection
  • Knowledge of Fire Hazard Assessment, Fire Safe Showdown Assessment, National Building Code of Canada
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, be comfortable leading meetings and giving presentations
  • Strong understanding of execution, following governance and procedures with a questioning and analytical attitude/approach
  • Nuclear experience would be considered an asset
  • Minimum (5) years of experience in a similar or highly regulated industry

 

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

 

WHY OPG? 

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. 
  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees.  It is our utmost priority.  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T., August 20, 2022.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS 

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 AODA@opg.com 

 

 

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