Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Electrical Engineer

Are you ready for a challenge? The Electrical Engineer is a member of a multi-disciplinary branch providing integrated project management, engineering, design and construction services for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities, and R&D experiments at the CRL site. Under general direction from the Branch Manager, the employee will contribute to the development of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs of electrical power systems.

What you will be doing!

  • Design of retrofits and modifications to existing electrical engineering systems.
  • Design of electrical distribution systems, medium and low voltage (Class I through Class IV) power supply systems, alarm systems, lighting systems etc.
  • Specification of technical components for electrical systems.
  • Perform electrical power studies (e.g. load flow, short circuit, coordination and arc flash) using power studies software (preferably ETAP).
  • Preparation of design documentation including design plans, concept reports, design requirements, design descriptions, design manuals, design guides, technical specifications, and technical notes.
  • Preparation of project documents including customer proposals, work plans, schedules and estimates.
  • Engineering support during the construction, installation and commissioning project phases.
  • Customer liaison.
  • Develop engineering specifications and standards facilitating a consistent design approach.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor (Honours) degree in electrical engineering from a university of recognized standing with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Member of a provincial professional engineering association or registered in PEO Engineer Internship Training Program.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Engineering oversight experience to various sizes of jobs is considered an asset.
  • Experienced in performing electrical power studies using software such as ETAP.
  • Experienced in the maintenance of electrical systems or equipment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in technical matters, to routinely solve technical problems and to make recommendations.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; previous experience making technical presentations to small and large audiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering codes and standards used in the design, construction, and commissioning of industrial facilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CSA N286/N285 quality standards is preferable.
  • Excellent knowledge of CNL’s engineering practices, organization and quality management program is preferable.
  • An excellent understanding of the regulatory and QA requirements is required

Why CNL?
Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

We offer a complete total rewards package:  
o paid time off (vacation, sick, floater & personal);
o benefits effective day one, that’s right no waiting period;
o tuition support
o and a pension!

CNL works with employees across our Canadian locations to enable a hybrid workforce where possible.  Our Hybrid employees work with their manager to establish expectations for when they will be on site vs when they are working from home.

About CNL: 
CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization and a world leader in developing nuclear technology for peaceful and innovative applications. Using our unique expertise, we are restoring and protecting the Environment, we are advancing clean energy technology, and our medical breakthroughs continue to improve the health of people around the world.
Our Priorities:  
• Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
• Restore and protect the Environment.
• Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.