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Technical Engineer/Officer (Contract up to 2026)


Pickering, ON, CA, L1W 3J2

Req ID:  40210

Status: Contract – up to December 31, 2026
Working Conditions: Hybrid Working Environment      
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (including Software or Hardware specialization), Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering with extensive process control and monitoring system (software/hardware) experience
Location: Pickering, ON
Shifts(s): Days
Travel: Yes – 10%
Deadline to Apply: October 5, 2022
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 dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our Plant Computers team in the role of Technical Engineer/Officer located in Pickering, Ontario.

Reporting to the Manager – Plant Computers, the Technical Engineer/Officer will provide process monitoring and control computer hardware and software design and engineering support functions to our Nuclear Station facilities.



  • Working as a team member on a programmable logic controller replacement project for a safety significant application;
  • Administering a large multi-site data historian system
  • Computing Hardware, computing software, and network design and performance engineering tasks for real-time process control systems and process data historian systems;
  • Designing and specifying prototype, test-rig and simulation systems that support Real Time Process Control Computing designs;
  • Development and review of computing test procedures, system requirements, technical specifications, drawings, operating procedures, maintenance procedures, user manuals, and various other computing technical documents in accordance with the OPG Engineering Change Control (ECC) process
  • Execution of test procedures and authoring of test reports;
  • Providing field installation support to maintenance and operations personnel;
  • System engineering responsibility for real-time process control and monitoring computer systems; 
  • Provide troubleshooting expertise and corrective changes; 
  • Provide Engineering support to Operations and Maintenance stakeholders; 
  • System health tracking and reporting for real-time process control computer systems;
  • Maintain awareness of current software engineering tools and methodologies and provide ongoing recommendations to maintain an optimized and effective software maintenance process Qualifications & Skills;
  • Maintaining written documented processes and procedures to reflect improved operating methods and additions to all supported systems;
  • Conduct  software quality assurance monitoring, surveillances and assessments
  • Carry out qualifications of real-time computer software commercial products
  • Assist projects in establishing software quality management, software quality assurance and software engineering processes
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a flexible hybrid office environment.


  • University Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (including Software or Hardware specialization), Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering with extensive process control and monitoring system software/hardware experience
  • Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario


  • Experience working in a nuclear power plant and/or large utility organization (asset);
  • Experience in computer system support to end-users;
  • Computer software and/or hardware development experience for safety related environments;
  • Real-time process control computing system design;
  • Cyber-secure process computing network design;
  • Authorship of technical requirements and electrical schematics;
  • Writing of test and commissioning procedures reports for operational technology systems;
  • Development of computer simulations;
  • Software development experience in multiple computer languages and development environments
  • Software qualification and software quality management and assurance experience
  • Development and modification of drawings through Computer Aided Design;
  • Database development, administration and client user-interface design;
  • Data pattern recognition, machine learning and analytics software development;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver reports, briefings, project plans;
  • Ability to analyze and understand technical information and quickly acquire new technical knowledge;
  • Systematic approach to problem solving experience; ability to develop innovative and creative solutions;
  • Good organizational and leadership skills, and to be a self-starter who can work both independently and in a team environment that is dedicated to engineering excellence and best practices;
  • Have a strong interest in fast-paced, challenging work environments where showing initiative and self motivation are assets;
  • Strong in understanding, executing and following governance and procedures with a questioning and analytical attitude/approach under minimum required supervision;
  • Experience and familiarity with OPGN ECC processes and standards (asset).
  • Schneider PLC software and hardware development (asset)
  • PI and/or eDNA data historian experience (asset)
  • Proven track record on delivering results.

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.

Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., October 5, 2022.  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