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Project Leader


Pickering, ON, CA, L1W 3J2

Req ID:  40331

Status: Contract (up to 24 months)

Education Level: 4-year university degree, Engineering, Science or Business; P. Eng. an asset; PMP an asset

Location(s): Pickering / Darlington

Number of Positions: 2

Shifts(s): Days

Travel:  Up to 10%

Deadline to Apply: October 5th 2022


Ontario Power Generation Inc. (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 with purpose to change the world. 


BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow.



Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) is looking for a professional to join our team, in the role of Project Leader, at our Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Generating Station as part of the New Nuclear Project.


This is an exciting new opportunity that is reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, the Project Leader is responsible for leading a portfolio of multidisciplinary projects in support of the operation and sustainment of OPG focusing on the New Nuclear Project and decommissioning of the Pickering Nuclear Plant.  This role is accountable for leading matrix project execution teams and coordinating project documentation throughout the project lifecycle.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in being Ontario’s low cost electricity generator of choice. To learn more about SMR technology and the New Nuclear Project click on this link




  • Undertake the organizing, coordinating and controlling of all stages of project management in accordance with Project Management governance for assigned projects or project packages from participation in development and approval to safe execution to final acceptance in relation to Decommissioning of the Pickering Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Provide input into the preparation of project background information, contribute to scope and constructability reviews, preparation of business case submissions to senior management and sponsorship teams, for project approval and the release of funds. Prepare and coordinate all information pertinent to an assigned project and alternatives to be considered for input into planning.
  • Prepare project charters for assigned projects. Initiate and coordinate estimates, schedules, execution plans and contract performance specifications. Develop structures for estimating and controlling project funds. Gather input from stakeholder departments and agencies to ensure project requirements are captured and detailed in the estimate and execution plans. Arrange for application to, and negotiate with internal and external agencies for all necessary approvals, licenses, permits or clearances required. Coordinate the clarification of design and specification requirements, and arrange for necessary changes. Coordinate and participate in the preparation of technical specifications, bid packages, evaluation of tenders, and purchasing recommendations.  Ensure proper process is followed when defining labour requirements and arranging for labour resources with a unionized workforce.
  • Arrange and lead meetings to coordinate the requirements of, and progress by designers, suppliers, construction and operations before and after contract award. Maintain close liaison with field construction forces and operations on matters involving design, schedules, costing, and other related issues. Provide immediate and higher management with regular project or work package reports. Monitor, evaluate and report on scope, quality, cost and schedule, and manage changes. Review cost variance reports, provide explanations and recommendations for disposition of variances, and take corrective actions when required. Evaluate project plans at every stage for project risk and develop mitigation plans. Execute other project management functions as required by corporate policies and procedures.
  • Perform the Contract Administrator role as defined by Contractor Management governance and as assigned.
  • Manage construction contractors according to Contractor Management governance, providing oversight and verification. Review and approve as required contractor submissions, schedules, work methods and quality procedures. Ensure contractor is prepared to work safely by applying Contractor Management governance and other applicable guidelines.
  • Recommend to Supervisor the assignment of additional field support resources as required. If contract administration or contract monitoring activities are undertaken by others in the project team, work closely with the team to ensure all project and contract requirements are communicated, and roles are clearly defined and properly understood.
  • Maintain communication with internal and external stakeholders, regulatory bodies and agencies, and cooperate in exchange of relevant information as required to meet the project objectives. Arrange and chair meetings involving appropriate stakeholders with a given project. Guide and direct discussions involving internal staff, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and the like, in an effort to efficiently and effectively meet project objectives. Coordinate the preparation of project turnover documentation and ensure completeness. Document and address outstanding project deficiencies.
  • Visit manufacturers, and suppliers as required. Be prepared to observe plant sites and installations in Canada to observe manufacturing progress, techniques, equipment, etc. Provide input as required, and utilize knowledge gained for Ontario Power Generation application.
  • Maintain awareness of, and keep all project parties informed of latest construction, budgeting, estimating and scheduling practices and other corporate procedures. Review and maintain awareness of all corporate and local procedures pertinent to project control and administration. Maintain process compliance during project execution and advise supervisor if compliance cannot be achieved.
  • Liaise with plant production and work control staff in areas of outage schedules, work scope, schedule, quality, cost, safety, environmental, housekeeping and employee relations. 
  • Maintain an awareness of technological advancements in project management, engineering and construction fields. Review technical publications and other literature. Communicate with project management counterparts internally and externally to discuss views on improved processes, designs, products, methods and techniques.



  • 4-year university degree, Engineering, Science or Business
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation is a desirable asset
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is a desirable asset



We are looking for a seasoned Project Manager with the following qualifications and experience:

  • 6-10 years of experience in project management, specifically, in developing project requirements and plans; preparing cost estimates; participating in contract bidding and award processes, managing projects and contracts in execution phase, and managing project closeout. 
  • Prior experience in managing conflicting priorities of scope, schedule, cost and quality. 
  • Sound knowledge and familiarity with equipment and processes in hydroelectric generating stations or similar heavy industries. 
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and the ability provide guidance. 
  • Experience and knowledge of cost accounting and forecasting as it relates to project management.
  • Prior experience applying commercial contracting methods, contract management, construction methods, codes and standards, quality assurance and health and safety. 
  • Proven 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. 
  • Demonstrated experience addressing environmental protection and associated concerns. 
  • Experience in managing projects of increasing complexity is considered a necessary requirement; project complexity would normally be defined by multiple-contract, multiple stakeholder projects with schedule constraints.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and highly developed organizational skills. 

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



Please submit your application online at  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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