Position: Startup Engineer
Location: Office in Milton, no remote work. Some travel to Cambridge.
Duration: 24 months
The primary purpose of the SE is to provide dedicated engineering, planning, maintenance, and operational support for the respective piece of SBWRP equipment. It is intended for the assigned SE to follow the respective SBWRP system through its life cycle (final design, fabrication, testing, commissioning, set up, and operation) both off site in the Toronto Project Management Office (PMO) and at the WL site. The services are required over two year period in the Toronto area near Cambridge where fabrication and commissioning is performed followed by the possibility of up to a three year assignment at WL.
During the work in the Toronto PMO;
- Periodic oversight of fabricating and assembling the equipment, components and systems in the Contractors/subcontractors facilities
- Overseeing the inspection and testing to confirm performance meets requirements. This system is considered to be a prototype system until the beginning of Inactive Commissioning Phase 1. Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Integrated System Operability Testing (ISOT) will be performed to ensure that all equipment and systems function as intended prior to commencing Inactive Commissioning Phase 1.
The prime responsibilities of the SE in the Toronto PMO;
- Development of the commissioning documents as outlined in an overview of Appendix A and delineated in more detail in Appendix B. Commissioning consists of both an inactive and active stage. Inactive commissioning occurs in two phases, Phase 1 at the mock-up constructed at the fabrication facility and Phase 2 at the Whiteshell Laboratories site.
The purpose of the commissioning activities shall be to demonstrate that the equipment can be operated safely and is capable of performing all required functions. Note: The system constraint is currently considered to be the SCU and Final Assay system, thereby sufficient testing replicating waste scenarios during commissioning is required to demonstrate the efficacy of the waste characterization equipment.
The commissioning activities shall supplement the Factory Acceptance Tests so that the combined tests cover the entire range of conditions under which the systems or equipment are expected to operate, and demonstrate conclusively that the equipment, systems, and components, as intended to be installed at WL.
In the Toronto PMO, the SE will report to the Commissioning and Operations Manager. Commissioning activities are to be conducted in accordance with commissioning requirements specified in Management System Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, N286-12 (R2017) and as specified in the program.
The SE is required to have an Engineering Degree (Canada or US) ideally with an Engineering license (Canada or US).
- The SE is required to have a minimum 5- years' experience in the nuclear decommissioning area, experience in commercial nuclear power plants or large industry where specialized equipment is in use.
- The SE is required to have previous mechanical equipment design and/or fabrication experience.
- The SE is preferred to have previous experience with radioactive waste handling equipment, and remote operated equipment.
- It is preferred that the SE have previous start up engineering experience.
Abilities and Skills
- The SE will serve as the Work Planner, Operational Procedures and Maintenance SME for their respective SBWRP System. This includes performing the Ops & Engineering Representative role in the WL ECC process
- The SE should be proficient with AutoCAD and/or Solid Works.
- The SE should be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
- The SE must be able to articulate design parameters into operational procedures, and provide operational oversight to ensure equipment is operated and maintained within those parameters.
Job/Industry Specific Knowledge
Practical and some fundamental knowledge of engineering application to robotic and automation systems, and techniques and applications in field of nuclear material management. Knowledge of Canadian regulation and standards and First of a Kind Equipment (FOAKE) applications preferred.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Accepting the detailed Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) and Verification Plan for fabricating and testing the SBWRS equipment prior to the start of fabrication.
- Reviewing and accepting the Inspection and Test Report on the fabrication and the ISOT test for the SBWRS, including the selection of the most appropriate operating parameters.
- Commissioning Plan to be developed in accordance with CLIENT's Commissioning Program, Program Requirements Document: Commissioning, 900-505250-PRD-001, Program Description Document: Commissioning, 900-505250-PDD-001, Management Control Procedure: Commissioning, 900-505250-MCP-001, Standard: Commissioning Plans, 900-505250-MCP-001, Standard: Commissioning Specifications & Objectives, 900-505250-STD-001, Standard: Commissioning Procedures, 900-505250-STD-003, Standard: