Principal Project Manager

Requisition Number:  11587
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.


This Senior Project Manager position will be managing projects within the ESS Engineering Project Execution and Delivery organization The successful individual must be able to manage high complex, multiple projects, lead multi-disciplinary teams and continuously monitor progress with milestones and autonomy. This position works closely with project technical leads in recommending project goals and analyzing the status of projects. The project manager is responsible for ensuring the timely creation and maintenance of master project schedules and reports for multiple projects, where required.  The Project Manager will be responsible for all project management processes on high complexity projects. Manages projects with multiple disciplines and integrated team structure of 10 or more members.  


Duties and Responsibilities (in the order of priority):

Your Day To Day

  • Ownership of project lifecycles from proposal through to implementation including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and close-out. Define and initiate projects and assign and/or obtain project managers to manage cost, schedule and performance of component projects, while working to ensure the ultimate success and acceptance of the program. Oversee and direct the authoring of project plans including developing scope, schedule, and cost baselines.  Analyze needs and develop unique customer satisfaction and project performance metrics.
  • Determines methods and resources needed to achieve project goals and develops a detailed work (project) plan (when required) which includes definition scope, staffing and financial resource allocation, priorities and target dates. Monitors progress and ensures timelines are met at major milestones.
  • Balance and manage competing project constraints including scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources and risks. Ownership and continuous development of project management procedures and practices including review of “lessons learned” and implementation of required corrective actions.
  • Align stakeholder (e.g.  team, customer, suppliers, etc.)  expectations to achieve overall acceptance of program objectives.  Recognize the dynamic human aspects of each program stakeholder's expectations and manage accordingly.  Effectively communicate program interdependencies and requirements, identify and mitigate risks, and resolve conflicts and issues.
  • Serve as single representative to customer, consultants, constructor and Westinghouse business areas in support of project. Interpret and transmit contract requirements, and subsequent changes, to functional groups. Integrate project’s objectives and actions through participation with other project groups in matters of common concern.
  • Properly close project by archiving work in financial, scheduling, document management, and resource management systems/tools. Perform final project quality assessment and report out. Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons, and risk avoidance for future work.
  • Seek opportunities and implement continuous improvements to enhance project performance


Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies: 

Who You Are:

  •  College Diploma or University Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  •  Applicable disciplines are Project Management, Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 3 - 6 years of experience as a project manager.
  • 3 years in technical/engineering role may be considered.
  • Experience with electrical, mechanical or I&C components for nuclear power plants
  • PMP certificate is preferred but not required
  • Ability to provide strategic vision as well as demonstrate success in helping drive the business.
  • Experience with MS Project or Primavera is an asset.
  • Must be proficient Project Management (PMBOK)
  • Must be proficient in English, both written and verbal.



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 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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