Senior Systems Engineer (P. Eng.)

Requisition Number:  11097

Burlington, ON, CA, L7L 0E6

At Westinghouse, innovation is in our DNA.  We are creative. We think differently. We reimagine the possible across the nuclear industry every day. We continuously work towards providing cutting-edge products and services that are not only needed for today, but for our tomorrow.


Yet, thinking differently must go beyond our technical applications and products. We must incorporate innovation into all aspects of our business. In doing so, we can drive greater efficiency, create greater growth and strengthen our culture.


One area where innovative thinking can be impactful is sustainability. Protecting our planet and restoring our earth are not abstract concepts because of the carbon-free technology our teams create and deploy.  From the efficient and economical AP1000 nuclear plant to the new eVinci micro-reactor for remote energy applications, we are leading the way with the development of new nuclear technologies that will enable us to share the benefits of this reliable, clean, safe and economical source of energy for generations to come.


Focused on our customers’ success, Westinghouse is committed to delivering innovative nuclear energy solutions by leveraging our global insights, CANDU expertise, collaborative mindset, and best-in-class technology. We are proud to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s energy sustainability and achieving its net-zero goals.


Fueled by a team of more than 200 experts in 6 offices across Canada, we have been advancing the art and science of nuclear power plant design and operations for more than 60 years.  When it comes to operating nuclear power plants, utilities need a partner that understands what it takes to maximize safety, performance, and longevity. Westinghouse is the proven choice for end-to-end services and technologies from fuel manufacturing through to decommissioning and waste management.


Senior Systems Engineer – Burlington, Ontario, Canada (Hybrid)


About the Opportunity


Westinghouse Electric Canada is a leading supplier of custom, first of a kind equipment, process systems and engineering services for the nuclear industry, globally.  We offer complete design services from specification to execution.  As part of our growing team, the successful candidate will be responsible, for the design of mechanical systems and/or components both in the traditional nuclear market and in new initiatives to develop nuclear technology and future nuclear-powered systems.


What will you do?

Your day to day: 


  • Interface with customers and outside vendors on issues and decisions surrounding the project execution
  • Research and analyze customer requests, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications in support of developing high quality proposals
  • Assist with the development of test procedures for systems to ensure compliance with design specifications
  • Assist with the operation of the final tooling system in the customer facilities
  • Providing input and direction to the development of conceptual/detailed equipment designs as they progress through a structured design process
  • Performing classical hand calculations to qualify systems and/or components against applicable codes & standards
  • Preparing clear and concise design reports and technical specifications
  • Driving innovation and new methods in the development of new technologies and nuclear systems
  • Confer with senior engineers and other personnel to develop procedures, resolve project issues, and provide technical information to customers and vendors
  • Develop project documentation in accordance with the Westinghouse Quality Assurance Manual (QAM)
  • Develop component specifications and purchasing requests in compliance with the Westinghouse QAM
  • Support assembly and oversee the assembly of developed systems
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
  • Collaborating globally within the Westinghouse Engineering framework alongside SMEs and nuclear specialists
  • Supporting resolution of issues throughout design, manufacture and testing of systems and/or components


What will you bring?

Who you are: 


  • 5+ years of related engineering experience
  • P. Eng. In the province of Ontario
  • Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Electrical Engineering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfortable leading meetings and giving presentations
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail



  • Experience working in a quality program that meets the requirements of CSA N299.1
  • Extensive experience in conceptual design development, design reviews and engineering change control processes
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing techniques, welding procedures or specifications and associated inspection techniques.
  • Application of the relevant codes and standards applicable to the design of nuclear components and systems including specialized tooling and remote handling equipment.
  • Experience interfacing with customer representatives and also providing oversight of vendors.


What will you get?


Westinghouse is a firm believer in fostering a workplace that is powered by inclusive leaders, teams and culture.  This commitment separates us as a leader in our industry and differentiates from our competition. You will be working closely with global leaders who will support your development through coaching and managing opportunities. Together, and using the talents of our employees, we will advance technology and services to power a clean, carbon-free future.


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In Canada the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations, Flextime, Sick/Personal and Holidays
  • We encourage healthy work-life balance and offer flexible schedules and with the potential to work from anywhere in Canada
  • We pay 100% of the medical/dental/vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Incredible opportunity for growth in an innovation driven, global company
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral and Recognition Program


While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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