• Consultant (Incorporated Contractor)
  • Pickering


We are requesting resumes for the following position: Senior Technical Officer


Resume Due Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (5:00PM EST)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Level: MP5 (Senior)

Duration: 2 years

Location:  889 Brock Road, Pickering

Hours:  40 hours a week


Job Overview

The Senior Technical Officer will be responsible for the execution and management of specialized, complex projects that support the business requirements for OPG’s Decommissioning program.  This includes aspects of project management, including planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling all life cycle stages of programs or projected, from inception to final acceptance.


Key Duties

  • Develop various types of decommissioning plans through gathering and synthesizing data and writing reports with appropriate recommendations.  A strong analytical and problem solving background is preferred.
  • Participate in stakeholdering for new initiatives within decommissioning including identification of stakeholders, setting up frameworks for communication and engagement and benchmarking projects to develop plan for new first-of-a-kind projects.
  • Support decommissioning in development of contract, project, and procurement strategies, as well we business cases, project charters and gate funding requests.
  • Develop, plan, organize, resources and/or resource commitments (internally/externally), to support various stages and reviews of decommissioning and vendor product.
  • Take lead or support vendor in regular update meetings, workshops, challenge meeting by ensuring clear communicating and lay out of roles, accountabilities and conduct of team members.
  • Develop options, evaluate and provide recommendations on strategic decommissioning decisions.
  • Provide effective implementation of assigned project and tasks meeting safety, quality, cost and schedule requirements.
  • Coordinating, facilitating, and driving project planning and execution.
  • Report on project performance, detect challenges to safety, quality, cost and schedule in advance to allow development and implementation of effective prevention, mitigation or corrective actions.
  • Assess project performance and forecast future cost and schedule performance including year-end forecasts and project estimate completion.
  • Prepare and maintain project management plans including risk, scope, cost, contract, safety, and schedule management.
  • Develop and maintain project scope and cost estimates.
  • Initiate and co-ordinate project scoping and risk management workshops.
  • Monitor project risks against risk management plan, maintain risk register, and update as required. Recommend and implement mitigation plans.
  • Develop integrated, logically tied, resource loaded project schedules (Primavera) which incorporate identified scope, risks, estimates/budgets and constraints that support effective project management and field execution.
  • Establish recommendations for project budgets, contingency and milestones.
  • Recommend the project preferred alternative and prepare the business case justification including associated documents for gate review board submissions, senior management, and Board approvals.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement contracting strategies.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals, negotiate contracts, and make recommendation for contract award that provides the best value to OPG.
  • Initiate, manage, and administer contracts including payments and change orders.
  • Monitor field installation verses contract terms and conditions and contractor schedules and work planning.
  • Recommend strategies to mitigate contract cost and schedule impacts of field execution delays such as redeployment, scheduling, and shift changes.
  • Effectively integrate and use the OPG financial reporting systems.
  • Identify and manage stakeholders and stakeholder input, including station resources.
  • Ensure project is integrated with station processes as required.




  • Requires knowledge of engineering/science/business encompassing subject areas relevant to the project planning, project management, contract management, oversight, scheduling, risk management and control as well as the business service needs of the division.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to allow effective interaction in a project team environment with stakeholders and contractors, including relevant business and computer applications knowledge (Primavera, Microsoft Office, Cognos, Visio and Proliance), to develop and maintain computerized project information, costs, budgets, and forecasts.
  • This level of knowledge is normally acquired by successful completion of a 4 year university degree in Engineering, Science, Business or Finance, or by having the equivalent level of education.



  • Requires experience to become familiar with project controls principles, theories, and concepts such as project scoping, risk management, estimating, budgeting and scheduling. Requires experience of project management, contract management, project cost and schedule analysis and project planning within a project management support capacity.
  • Requires experience to become familiar with engineering and construction management concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Requires experience to become familiar with the development and operation of various computerized systems and databases, including business unit financial and work management systems.
  • Requires experience to become familiar with corporate financial processes to initiate, manage, and administer contracts including payments and change orders.
  • Requires experience to become familiar with departmental and divisional interfaces with other areas of the Corporation.
  • A period of over 8 years and up to and including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.


Additional requirements/items:

  • Experience on planning and strategy for early phases of large projects is preferred.
  • Strong combination of problem solving skills and data analysis (e.g. using MS excel) skills are important.
  • Experience on projects within the nuclear industry or on decommissioning projects is an asset.
  • Understanding of OPG processes and procedures is an asset.
  • Effective at using Visio, Microsoft Office products, Sharepoint is required.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, including managing budgets and schedule is an asset.
  • P.Eng an asset
  • PMP an asset

To apply for this job email your details to lnewman@cpus.ca

All applicants are required to complete a CSIS Security Clearance to be considered for employment in the Nuclear sector.
Failure to initiate/apply for a CSIS Security Clearance will result in your application being rejected.

Job Details

  • Job ID: 500-1843
  • Job Type: Consultant (Incorporated Contractor)
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Level: Senior
  • Location: Pickering
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Closing Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (5:00PM EST)