Senior Project Engineer - #668239

BWX Technologies, Inc.

Date: 5 days ago
City: Cambridge, ON
Contract type: Full time
BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has over 60 years of expertise and experience in the design, manufacturing, commissioning and service of nuclear power generation equipment. This includes steam generators, nuclear fuel and fuel components, critical plant components, parts and related plant services. BWXT Canada’s subsidiary, BWXT Medical Ltd. (BWXT Medical) provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, BWXT in Canada has approximately 1,800 employees at locations in Peterborough, Toronto, Arnprior, Brampton, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Kanata and Oakville, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Canada is a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT). Follow us on Twitter @BWXT and learn more


In general, the Senior Project Engineer is accountable for:

  • Overall accountability of the technical adequacy of the design and execution of engineering activities related to assigned projects.
  • Performs specialized engineering assignments usually representing a significant portion of a larger project.
  • Selects engineering techniques to solve problems and make design recommendations.
  • Provides guidance / mentorship to more junior engineers.
  • Reviews work of more junior engineers for adequacy and conformance with prescribed procedures and standards.
  • Completion of the engineering deliverables for the assigned projects in accordance with the technical requirements, schedule and assigned budget (manhours and dollars, as applicable), with the support of other engineering resources within BWXT.
  • Reviewing and accepting the customer technical requirements on behalf of BWXT.
  • Ensuring that the technical requirements are in compliance with applicable Code, jurisdictional and any special BWXT requirements.
  • Compliance with department operating procedures and quality assurance program requirements applicable to the specific assigned projects.
  • Interfacing with outside organizations (customer, vendor) to achieve the project technical requirements.

In addition to the above Project Engineering accountabilities, the following accountabilities are applicable to this role:

  • Perform Project Management duties for assigned projects, as assigned by the Manager of Engineering Services.
  • Preparation of technical and commercial proposals for Engineering Services projects.
  • Perform engineering role to evaluate outage inspection data to determine plugging, re-scan or other remedial measures required to meet the component structural integrity requirements. Outage support is often 24/7 with a dedicated team and may require occasional travel to customer sites for several weeks at a time.
  • Prepare and coordinate preparation of Degradation Assessments, Condition Monitoring assessments and Operational Assessments to justify return to service of critical equipment.
  • Preparation of technical proposals for engineering studies related to achieving life-cycle goals and as input to field services inspection proposals.
  • Accountabilities above will vary with the experience level of the Project Engineer in accordance with the individual job classification of the particular Project Engineer.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (either Mechanical, Materials, Chemistry, Nanotechnology or Systems Design).
  • Advanced experience and knowledge (typically 10+ yrs) of:
  • Strong knowledge of ASME Pressure Vessel Codes (Sec. III and Sec. VIII) is required.
  • Knowledge of Canadian nuclear standards N285.0 and N299.
  • Ability to support multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
  • Capable of developing practical, innovative solutions for a range of technical challenges.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience related to nuclear pressure vessel equipment design and operation is preferred.
  • Familiarity with degradation mechanisms related to pressure vessels and heat exchangers, including tube wear, stress corrosion cracking, FAC, etc. is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Engineering Change Control processes in nuclear power plants is preferred.


  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with highly skilled employees!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

BWXT Canada is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations 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 Human Resources.

The base salary range for this position in Ontario (CA-ON) at the start of employment is expected to be between $86,000 and $132,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment.

Learn more about how BWXT employs nuclear technology to solve some of the world’s most important problems. BWXT’s capabilities video showcases our innovation in commercial nuclear power, addressing climate change, as well as our advanced nuclear medicine products treating patients around the world. We are People Strong. Innovation Driven.

BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law. BWXT Canada is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations 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 Human Resources.
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