Position Description

Decommissioning Field Engineer (#19026)
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Facilities Decommissioning & Environmental Remediation (FD&ER) is responsible for the execution of all activities associated with the Decommissioning of facilities that have been transferred to FD&ER at CRL. 

The Decommissioning Field Engineer reports to the Decommissioning Program Manager, in Facilities Decommissioning, and has responsibilities for planning and delivery of work packages in the Facilities Decommissioning portfolio.  Facilities Decommissioning projects encompasses planning, managing, and completing large and complex decommissioning projects to the full satisfaction of Project Clients.

The Decommissioning Field Engineer ensures that field activities are planned and implemented in accordance with CNL policies and procedures, and project management processes, to meet Customer requirements.

The Decommissioning Field Engineer has the following responsibilities:

  • Provide Mentorship to junior engineers
  • Provide oversight of changes in the field during the implementation activities in the decommissioning portfolio;
  • Prepare detailed decommissioning work packages, technical documents, work scopes, procedures, estimates and schedules in support of decommissioning projects;
  • Provide innovative solutions to decommissioning and waste management challenges;
  • Perform field walk downs to verify status of facilities against documented plans;
  • Coordinate and monitor services provided to Decommissioning by external suppliers;
  • Participate or lead Pre/Post Job reviews;
  • Interface with design participants, operations engineers, technical staff and nuclear operators and obtain technical input, as required, to meet Project and Client requirements;
  • Ensure that deliverables meet the quality objectives of the project and ensure deliverables are completed on schedule and within budget;
  • Identify, assess and initiate changes to approved design, work scope, budgets and schedules following applicable change control processes; and
  • Travel to external suppliers, as required, to effectively execute the implementation phases of the project.

The Decommissioning Field Engineer will be part of a matrix organization providing input to decommissioning planning and work execution processes throughout the life cycle of the facility decommissioning phase.

The general qualifications include:

  • Honours Bachelor degree in engineering or applied science form a university of recognized standing and Member of a provincial professional engineering association with more than 8 years of engineering experience.
  • Eligible for Membership in Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • Sound knowledge of civil or mechanical or electrical engineering and significant working experience in nuclear decommissioning and radioactive material handling
  • Sound knowledge of radioactive waste processing, handling and storage methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of radioactive waste size reduction and packaging techniques for interim storage
  • Experience planning and executing hot cell/glovebox/fume hood decommissioning and removals.
  • Experience and knowledge of active material tank decommissioning.
  • Experience with design and application of robotic and remote tooling or equipment to perform high hazard decommissioning work
  • Sound knowledge of the National Building Code of National Fire Code and other relevant codes and standards used in the design, construction, and decommissioning of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in technical matters, to routinely solve technical problems and to make independent decisions;
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