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Civil Engineer


Timmins, ON, CA, P4N 7H1

Req ID:  7661

Status: Regular Full Time

Education Level: Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering; Professional Engineer Designation (P.Eng) with Professional Engineers Ontario (or equivalent) considered an asset

Location(s): Timmins, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 25%

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020



Please ensure you're aware of the location within theTimmins, ON area before applying to this position.  All applicants must be willing to be based at our Timmins location to support Northeast Operations and to be considered for this position.  


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation (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 seeking a results driven Engineer to join our Renewable Generation team in the role of Civil / Structural / Geotechnical Engineer at our Timmins, ON location.


Reporting to the Production Supervisor Technical (Civil / Structural), the Civil / Structural / Geotechnical Engineer will provide technical support to modifications and construction for hydroelectric generating stations located across Northeastern Ontario.  


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.



  • Perform work involving structural design, geotechnical design, engineering condition assessment, inspections, investigations,  and evaluations of hydrodelectric structures such as dams, powerhouses and buildings as well as earth works.
  • Preparation of drawings, technical specifications, assessment reports and scope of work documents related to civil rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist in review and preparation of proposals related to civil design.
  • Assist in review and approval of engineering  drawings and documentation
  • Perform the role of OPG Owner’s Engineer, recognize technical deficiencies, recommend remedial measures, review and approve engineering documents to the best of OPG’s interest and compliance with applicable codes and standards..
  • Respond to emergencies, structural failures or unsatisfactory performance, conduct field investigations, prepare technical reports and recommend actions.



  • 4 year university degree in Civil Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng) designation in good standing with Professional Engineers Ontario (or equivalent) considered an asset




  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience with sound knowledge in the areas of analysis and design of Steel and Concrete Structures, or geotechnical investigations and design preferred; open to considering Civil Engineers with less than 8 years of experience as well;
  • Experience with Hydroelectric Power Plant is a highly desirable assest;
  • Experience and knowledge of major design codes and standards such as NBC, OBC, and CSA associated with steel and concrete structures;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize in short and medium term and to prepare and meet budget and schedule commitments;
  • Demonstrated effective interfacing and collaboration with key stakeholders;
  • Experience with advising and coaching staff on applicable processes, procedures and engineering work;
  • Demonstrated effective ability to manage multiple priorities and to influence others;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience using AutoCAD is a must; experience with Solid Works is an asset;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the OH&S Act and Regulations, specifically for Industrial Establishments;
  • Results oriented with high integrity.
  • Valid Class G Ontario driving license (or equivalent) in good standing.




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
  • 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, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.   
  • 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., March 1, 2020.  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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