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Senior Technical Engineer/Officer (Temporary 24 - Months Contract)


Pickering, ON, CA, L1S 7R3

Req ID:  35541

Status: Temporary – 24 Months Contract
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Applied Science
Location(s): Ajax, ON
Shifts(s): Days
Travel: Yes- 10%
Deadline to Apply: October 27, 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 a dedicated and results driven professional to join our team in the role of Senior Technical Engineer/Officer supporting our Regulatory Affairs – Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) Licensing department located in Ajax, Ontario.


The Senior Technical Engineer/Officer will be responsible for supporting the senior licensing advisors and collaborating with staff throughout our Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) organization and communicating with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). You will collect information and provide assistance, guidance and advice to our DNNP stakeholders and communicate with the CNSC directly regarding licensing questions, event notifications, reporting/assessments, approvals, and compliance/audit findings.


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.



  • Support Regulatory Programs, Strategy & Support for the DNNP Licensing department in driving strategic regulatory initiatives for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), Power Reactor Site Preparation Licence (PRSL) and Licence to Construct (LTC) application and activities;
  • Provide advice and support to Department Manager and Licensing Advisors on various regulatory issues.
  • Act as single point of contact for regulatory issues and drive items to resolution by negotiating with line organization;
  • Collect information, research, and summarize findings by delivering technical documents, event notifications, reporting/assessments, approvals, and compliance/audit findings;
  • Support Licensing advisors and project organizations in meeting PRSL licence conditions for site preparation activities and in the preparation of LTC application information;
  • Correspond with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commissioning (CNSC) through both written and verbal interactions, as required;
  • Request and obtain regulatory approvals from the CNSC to support DNNP activities;
  • Conduct meetings to gather relevant information;
  • Be able to review large amounts of new technical information and summerize findings, questions and comments;  
  • Provide continuous status updates and communication on several ongoing projects at one time;
  • Gather input from stakeholder departments and agencies to ensure project requirements are captured and detailed in the project documents; and
  • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and government agencies as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Applied Science
  • Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario


  • 5+ Years of experience working/supporting with regulatory agencies, including experience with preparation of licence renewal application and commission member document for a nuclear power plant;
  • Experience reading, understanding and interpreting codes, standards, regulations and acts;
  • Excellent problem solving skills, solution oriented and able to see the big picture;  
  • Ideal candidates will have worked in the nuclear engineering environment;
  • 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;
  • Strong in understanding, executing and following governance and procedures with a questioning and analytical attitude/approach under minimum required supervision.


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, 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
  • 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.
  • 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 27, 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.
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