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Section Manager, Commercial Services Projects (Temporary 24-month contract)


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  3458

Status: Temporary 24-month contract

Education Level: 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Business

Location(s): Pickering, ON

Travel: 25%

Deadline to Apply: OCTOBER 13, 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 looking for an enthusiastic and accountable project management professional to join our team in the role of Section Manager, Commercial Services Projects in our Pickering, ON location. 


Reporting to the Manager, Commercial Services Projects, the Section Manager, Commercial Services Projects is responsible for leading and implementing projects in the Nuclear Commercial Services Portfolio focused on a broad scope of functional areas across OPG Nuclear.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.



  • Provide leadership in management of the project including project/initiative design, project planning and scheduling, relationship management, cost schedule, optimization of project implementation and execution.
  • Define project objectives, scope, estimates, schedules, work plans and all resource requirements, (including equipment and staffing).
  • Integrate the efforts of all persons contributing to a project, coordinate and implement project technical work/solutions and initiate the acquisition of appropriate approvals.
  • Explore alternatives and recommend options to successfully achieve the project objectives.
  • The main functional areas for these projects are: Front End Planning, Design Engineering, Construction/Execution teams, Work Management, Supply Chain and Chemistry Processes.
  • Prepare reports and status updates for the project to communicate to senior management or other stakeholders as required. 
  • Estimate, track and manage project costs.  Monitor actual project costs, and investigate and explain variances. Assist in the preparation of financial justification for the release of project funds and obtain such approvals.
  • Identify risks and mitigating actions to eliminate or mitigate risks. 



  • 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Business.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification is preferred (i.e. PMP).
  • P.Eng registered with the PEO is considered an asset  
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) designation, considered an asset.



We are looking for an engaged project management professional with the following: 

  • 6-10 years of project management experience;
  • 3+ years of experience leading strategic projects involving people, process, implementation  of  new technology/innovation and culture change;
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary and multi-phase long term projects/programs;
  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, work management and outage aspects of a  nuclear  generating station is an asset;
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of project/program management methodologies (WBS,  Top Down/Bottom Up methods, planning and monitoring, change management, Scope  management, Cost Control), practices and other project management related fields;
  • Managing stakeholders at various levels in the organization;
  • People and team oriented with a strong ability to establish an excellent level of confidence, credibility and cooperation with program and project stakeholders;
  • Strong change agent that has led larger project teams while demonstrating their knowledge and ability in project management principles and practices;
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and written, is essential;
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively;

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.

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


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,
  • 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.October 13, 2019.  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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