Engineer Scientist

Full Time
Saint John, NB
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Kinectrics takes pride in being consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the energy and utility industry, where purpose and people mean as much as innovation and growth. That’s why we choose only the best and brightest to join us. To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, Kinectrics has grown from a company of 300 to over 1,000 in only the last few years - and we aren’t looking to slow down. Join our diverse, supportive workplace for a rewarding career in the electricity industry. Visit our website to learn more: The Opportunity Position: Engineer/Scientist Piping and Mechanical Design Employment Type: Permanent Employment Level: Mid Level Location: Saint John. New Brunswick Department: Design, Engineering and Sites Reports to: Service Line Manager, DES Hours per week: 40 Number Required: 2 What We Offer At Kinectrics, employees are recognized for their knowledge, experience, and contributions while working in a highly technical and challenging environment. Kinectrics puts you in the driver’s seat of your own career, setting you up alongside industry experts who will help you develop the skills essential to your professional growth in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and rewarding work culture. Purpose: The work we do each day helps communities around the world. Find satisfaction in work that really matters, working alongside and as part of the best and brightest in the industry. Growth: To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, we are growing more each day, which means more opportunities for you. We encourage our employees to grow alongside our company thanks to a number of significant training and personal development opportunities. Innovation: Our staff proudly develop innovations that push the industry forward. Diversity: The company is dedicated to promoting diversity in its workforce, up to and including the senior management level. Our diversity committee ensures we stay up to date on leading trends and best practices, creating a desirable workspace for each and every one of our employees. Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive total compensation package unmatched by most industries throughout North America. As part of our growing engineering team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the mechanical design engineering tasks both in the traditional nuclear market and in new initiatives to develop nuclear technology and future nuclear-powered systems. The successful candidate will be working within a multi-discipline engineering team mainly supporting the Engineering design team located at Kinectrics East office in Saint John, New Brunswick. Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact Perform Mechanical engineering analysis for new and existing nuclear power plants and designs including small modular and advanced reactors. Perform condition and performance assessments of mechanical systems and components. Interface with construction/procurement partners and utility stakeholders, throughout the lifecycle of the design project (i.e., from preliminary and conceptual engineering to detailed design, implementation and close-out) to provide practical and effective solutions as per requirements. Provide field support for design and design modifications, including provision of field engineering. Develop life cycle plans, including inspection and test programs Perform engineering design and analysis following established Engineering design and change control procedures Understand and assess client problems and determine appropriate means of solution. Conduct technical assessments and emergent troubleshooting/engineering to support new build projects and existing operating units. Interface effectively with other staff on multi-disciplinary design and technical projects. Stay current with developments within their field of expertise. Other duties as assigned. What You Need to Succeed Mechanical or Nuclear engineering activities including: Piping and process systems design, including preparation of system design specification, flow diagrams, piping isometric drawings Vendor-interface and preparation of equipment & component specifications to facilitate procurement including selection of nuclear (Class 1/2/3) and conventional (Class 6) valves, flanges, fittings, pumps and heat exchangers. Design assistance with technical evaluations, independent third-party reviews, design walkdowns, system hydraulic calculations, component sizing calculations and HVAC flow balance calculations. Working knowledge of relevant codes and standards including but not limited to CSA N285, ASME Section III, Section VIII and B31.1. ASME Section III Appendix XXIII qualification is considered an asset. Knowledge and implementation of nuclear power plants Engineering Change Control process is an asset.. Working knowledge of Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards such as N299 and CSA N286 Good working knowledge of basic generation plant design/operation related to Nuclear power plants, skid-based designs, or international power projects. Experience with Small Modular Reactor or Advance Reactor designs is an asset. A Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) is required. Candidates are expected to have or to pursue attainment of the P.Eng. designation. Good time management skills and demonstrated capability to interface effectively with and gain the trust of customers. A minimum of 5 years relevant experience is considered necessary. ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to work under pressure and be team player. Must be able to organize and prioritize assigned work and to coordinate multiple activities efficiently. Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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