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Civil Engineer/Officer - Thunder Bay, ON (Temporary 24 - Months Contract)


Thunder Bay, ON, CA, P7C 4V5

Req ID:  35358

Status: Temporary 24-month contract
Location: Thunder Bay, ON 
Education Level: 4-year Degree in Civil Engineering with Structural specialty
Travel: 25%
Deadline to Apply: September 19, 2021
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 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.
Please ensure you are aware of the location before applying to this position.  All applicants must be willing to be based in the Thunder Bay, ON area.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our team in temporary role of Civil Engineer/Officer, at our Thunder Bay, Ontario station. 
Reporting to the Plant Technical Support Manager, the Civil Engineer/Officer will provide technical support for the safe, efficient and economical commissioning and operation of hydroelectric and thermal generating station assets.
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.
The Civil Engineer/Officer will contribute to the group by providing the following engineering services:

  • Plan, coordinate and conduct civil/structural engineering assessments, studies, inspections, investigations, designs, rehabilitations and evaluations for steel structures, concrete dams & structures, earth structures, septic systems, secondary containments, foundations and other civil works associated with hydroelectric and thermal generating stations and associated infrastructure.
  • Preparation of drawings, technical specifications, construction estimates, Request for Proposals, proposal evaluation, award, contract negotiations & administration & co-ordination, construction monitoring, resolution of contract disputes.
  • Provide input to business plans, work plans, budgets with respect to project priorities, schedules and resource requirements.
  • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and government agencies as required.
  • As a technical expert in civil/structural analysis provide advice, guidance, consultation and services to engineering problems including:

                   - civil/structural engineering matters related to projects;
                   - stability analysis of concrete structures associated with hydroelectric & thermal generation ;
                   - equipment/ machine support/ foundation issues including, interpretation of monitoring results;
                   - rock foundation/concrete dam interface issues;
                   - assessment, design and rehabilitation of bridges, access roads and drainage

  • Respond to equipment failure, unsatisfactory equipment performance, conduct field investigations, prepare reports, and recommend actions.
  • Develop plans, standards and technical procedures for inspection, maintenance and monitoring programs.
  • Design instrumentation systems for concrete, earth & steel structures (dams)
  • Participate in Dam Safety Program by conducting Dam Inspections, instrumentation monitoring, data evaluation, periodic reviews, site investigations and emergency preparedness/ response activities.
  • Serve on study, project teams or task groups.
  • Pre-start health and safety reviews, investigation of safety or technical incidents.


  • 4 year university degree in civil engineering with structural specialty;
  • Unrestricted P. Eng. certification in good standing in the Province of Ontario;
  • Valid Ontario Drivers License in good standing;
  • Requirement to travel via road, airplane, float plane, helicopter etc. 25% of time.

Preference will be given to engineering professional candidates who bring the follow experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Civil Engineer is preferred; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the OH&S Act and Regulations, especially for Industrial Establishments (Ont. Reg. 851) & Construction (Ont. Reg. 213) in Ontario & the Ontario Building Code Compendium & various codes and standards associated with civil/structural/geotechnical engineering and application of their requirements;
  • Experience with planning and conducting assessments, studies, inspections, investigations, designing, evaluating, construction monitoring & maintenance of civil works associated with hydroelectric and thermal generating stations;
  • Experience using construction methods, testing and inspection of concrete and steel for analysis of conditions in response to development, dam safety assessment, maintenance/rehabilitation requirements of generation stations;
  • Experience in Civil engineering associated with design, rehabilitation of civil assets, including civil/structural analysis, design, and finite element methods and associated software;
  • Ability to Independently problem solve with methods and tools required for civil/structural engineering applications;
  • Knowledge of Dam safety requirements for concrete dams, water retaining structures, dam instrumentation, grouting, seismology, earthquake engineering, machine foundation vibration, and vibration monitoring and interpretation;
  • Knowledge of Dam performance monitoring and evaluation including instrumentation design, instrumentation and monitoring data review, assessment of data from automated data acquisition systems, and defining instrumentation and inspection requirements at specific sites;
  • Experience conducting field inspections (OSIM) and associated activities for Dam Safety and other work programs at remote plant/dam sites;
  • Knowledge of Dam Safety Program support including Dam Safety Reviews, Dam Performance Monitoring, Instrumentation Data analysis and Dam Safety Inspections;
  • Experience with assessments, review and design associated with seismology, earthquake engineering and machine floor loading/ vibration in relation to thermal and hydroelectric generating stations;
  • Software associated with civil/structural design, field survey, monitoring and instrumentation;
  • Experience in analysis and remediation of concrete dam seepage, rock anchors and grouting;
  • Reporting preparation, and strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with people;
  • A results oriented, efficient & value oriented focus, excellent verbal and written communicator, with high integrity to uphold company values including H&S, and protection of the environment;
  • Able to work in confined space (as defined in the occupational health and safety act);
  • Experience in a Hydro/Thermal plant is an asset.

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., September 19, 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. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact