Mechanical Engineer/Analyst

Requisition Number:  6987
Company:  W Electric Canada Inc

Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 6X7

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.


About the Opportunity


As 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?


  • Provide input and support the development of conceptual/detailed equipment designs as they progress through a structured design process
  • Perform both classical hand calculations and analysis (including FEA) to qualify systems and/or components against applicable codes & standards
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
  • Prepare clear and concise design reports and technical specifications
  • Perform Engineering Quality evaluation of materials and components in accordance with the CSA N299 program
  • Drive innovation and new methods in the development of new technologies and nuclear systems
  • Support resolution of issues throughout design, manufacture and testing of systems and/or components

What will you bring?



  • Engineer in Training (EIT) eligible for Professional Engineering license through the  Professional Engineers Ontario (Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering)
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience or understanding of conceptual design development, ideally with design reviews and engineering change control processes
  • Experience or understanding of equipment substantiation, typically: steel structures, hoisting/lifting systems, mechanical drive/positioning systems or power/processing systems
  • Experience or understanding of manufacturing techniques, welding procedures or specifications and associated inspection techniques
  • Experience working within 3D CAD systems such as Solid Works or Autodesk Inventor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfortable leading meetings and delivering presentations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working effectively in a team environment


  • Application of the relevant codes and standards applicable to the design of nuclear components and systems, ideally specialized tooling and remote handling equipment
  • Experience with software such as Solid Works, Autodesk Inventor and ANSYS(FEA)
  • Experience in pressure retaining systems to CSA and ASME design codes
  • Experience interfacing with customer representatives and also providing oversight of vendors
  • Experience with radiological shielding design and/or equipment


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.


This is a challenging position that will require a solid technical background.  Strong interpersonal and communication abilities are essential to be successful in our team-based environment.  You will possess problem solving skills and a creative yet methodical approach.


Why Westinghouse?


Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability


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

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral 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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