• Full Time (Employee)
  • Toronto


We are currently requesting resumes for the following position:  Sr. Engineer/Technical Officer (Electrical)

Location: Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent


Job Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Design Integration, the successful candidate will provide technical advice, guidance and consultation in development, management and control of design basis associated with electrical discipline during conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases of the APM Deep Geological Repository (DGR) project for Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

As a member of the Design Authority organization, the successful candidate will become the design basis subject matter expert of the electrical Structures, Systems and Components (SSCs) of the APM DGR facility.

The successful candidate will be the technical expert in electrical engineering and provide The Client’s technical teams (both internal and external) with oversight support on regulatory requirements. The engineering deliverables produced will feed into Regulatory License applications submitted to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

This role will interface with a multi-discipline engineering team from traditional industrial, nuclear, and mining disciplines; technical teams from Safety Assessment and Geoscience, as well as the Regulatory Affairs team.



  • Perform as a technical expert in electrical engineering.
  • Provide technical advice guidance and consultation on design basis of electrical SSCs and the associated regulatory requirements and industry standards. Ensure engineering designs and documentation are suitable and complete to support The Client’s permitting, License applications, and regulatory approvals.
  • Lead projects and contracts. Participate in the development and issuance of contracting documents (RFP’s) and evaluation and selection of contractors. Review work plans; review technical reports and outputs; monitor/report on contractor performance against work plans and schedule.
  • Prepare, own, manage and control electrical design basis documentation such as design requirements, design criteria etc.
  • Participation in the compilation of The Client Project Safety Management Plan with specific reference to switching, isolation and lockout procedures.
  • Review electrical discipline technical deliverables (specifications, datasheets, drawings, etc.) produced in-house by THE CLIENT engineering team or by external design contractors.
  • Review and accept electrical designs prepared by external design contractors.
  • Produce reports, presentations and/or other documents including design reports, design requirements, design criteria, engineering drawings, design descriptions, design manuals, design guides, technical specifications, technical design memorandums, etc.
  • Participate and/or chair meetings with Regulatory Affairs group to ensure engineering technical documentation suite produced internally and by vendors satisfies regulations requirements.
  • Represent the electrical practice in project engineering coordination meetings.
  • Participate in electrical design reviews.
  • Interface with internal/ external parties throughout the lifecycle of the projects to provide recommendations on practical and effective solutions to electrical component and system design decision basis as per applicable laws, regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Ensure proper quality checks are performed by the respective project teams for electrical design work performed in compliance with The Client’s Conduct of Engineering governance.
  • Organize and manage Independent Third-Party Code Compliance Reviews of engineering designs, where required, as per applicable laws, regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Represent The Client or support other The Client’s technical staff at public commission hearings or other regulatory bodies, conferences and workshops, and public facing events, as appropriate.
  • Stay current with developments within field of expertise through reference to relevant technical publications, and regular interface with internal and external experts and research and educational bodies.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • A 4-year university degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution or an equivalent level of education, BSc/B.Eng.
  • Over 6 years of relevant experience in Electrical engineering consulting/design, EPC/EPCM, or relevant environment.
  • Previous experience working on large industrial projects (nuclear, electrical generation, mines or metal mills, oil and gas facilities, or industrial facilities).
  • Understanding and application of Conduct of Engineering governance including Engineering Change Control processes preferably in the nuclear sector
  • Expertise in one or more discipline specific areas, e.g., power distribution, control systems, circuit design, etc.,
  • Experience in contract management (i.e., creation of requests for proposals, bid evaluation, ongoing management, contract close out, etc.).
  • Experience in project management, including plan development, resourcing, schedule tracking, contract management and problem resolution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and interact with external contractors.
  • Experience in communicating effectively in both oral and written form including excellent professional writing and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to effectively apply theoretical and practical technical knowledge and use sound analytical thinking to solve problems in the appropriate subject areas.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical specifications and procedures, governmental regulation, policies and procedures and technical reports.
  • Proven organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Self-directed learner who displays initiative, problem recognition, synthesis and problem-solving ability.



  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Experience in Design Oversight of external design contractors on behalf of Owner’s Organization.
  • Experience as a Performance or System Engineer of Electrical Power System or Operations and Maintenance personnel for electrical SSECs at a Nuclear Facility.
  • Knowledge of ETAP, EasyPower or SKM modeling software.
  • Expert in Power system Studies including Short Circuit, Load Flow, Relay Coordination, Motor Starting and Arc Flash studies by ETAP or SKM, or similar software.
  • Knowledge of Grounding System Studies and design for Industrial plants and switchyards.
  • Knowledge of Electrical major equipment, including Power Transformers, MV/LV MCC, MV/LV Switchgear, Generators, UPS, Batteries, Capacitor Banks, Protecting Relays, etc.
  • Expert in understanding and interpretation of Single Line Diagrams from the upstream source up to the end users.
  • Sound knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code, CE Code, or CSA C22.1, and other electrical discipline relevant national codes and standards used in the design, construction, and commissioning of nuclear, mining, and other heavy industrial facilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CSA N286, Management System Requirements for Nuclear Facilities or ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems standards
  • Working knowledge of the key Electrical codes, standards and guidelines that apply to Class 1B Nuclear Facilities such as:
    • National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)
    • Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC)
    • CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I
    • IEEE Std 141 IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants
    • CSA M421 Use of Electricity in Mines
    • CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety
    • IEEE Std. 80 Guide for Safety in Substation Grounding
    • IEEE Std. 142 Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
    • IEEE Std. 519 IEEE Standard for Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems
    • NEMA 250-2018 Standard or Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
  • Ensure that all work designed, manufactured, and supplied in the electrical engineering discipline complies with the relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).


Must be eligible to work in Canada and must be able to meet security clearance requirements.

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: 108-009
  • Job Type: Full Time (Employee)
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  • Location: Toronto
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