Fire Protection Intern

Requisition Number:  7733
Company:  Westinghouse Canada

Cambridge, ON, CA, N5A 2M5

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.


Fire Protection Intern – Cambridge Ontario, Canada (INTERN position for graduates in 2023/2024) 


As a Fire Protection Intern, you will work closely with the guidance and supervision as a team member on tasks and projects you will be able to apply your academic experience and knowledge of fire protection engineering principles, theories, concepts, and science on a daily basis. Under the guidance of a Senior Engineer/Designer you will be able to work on projects in both Nuclear, and in infrastructure (Non-Nuclear) with private clients, municipalities, healthcare, and academic establishments. Some opportunities you will have access to are but not limited to:

  • Nuclear and Non-nuclear
  • Facility Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Design (new construction/retrofit)
  • Fire Hazard Analysis
  • Code Compliance Reviews
  • Fire and Building Code Consulting at Nuclear Power Generating Facilities, Nuclear Laboratories

You will assist in evaluating, selecting, specifying, and engineering certain Fire Protection systems or products for projects verifying the underlying physical principles of fire and its related mechanisms, identifying the role of fire protection systems in fire safety design along with assisting in passive protection measures in fire safety design. Candidates should be highly motivated and dependable students who are taking or have taken Fire Protection Engineering type courses. This is a terrific opportunity to support several exciting local projects.



Your Key Responsibilities/Qualifications

  • Assist in Human Behavior & Evacuation principles.
  • Assist in Performance-Based Design (PBD) principles of using a PBD approach for fire safety design.
  • Assist in Fire Protection Analysis principles of technical analysis related to fire safety design.
  • Assist in Computational Modeling.
  • Assist with the basic principles of risk management and probabilistic analysis.
  • Understanding of design of fire detection and emergency signaling systems equipment and procedures in accordance with all applicable governing Codes and Standards and industry best practices.
  • The ability to assist in the development of performance-based design analyses utilizing fire protection engineering principles, Code analyses, consultation with Authorities Having Jurisdiction and other available resources as necessary to suit the specific of each application.
  • An understanding of the creation of fire detection and emergency signaling system design and layout plans, schematics, equipment specifications, supporting design calculations, system narratives, and construction specifications.
  • An understanding of the creation of special hazard fire protection designs, including but not limited to aspirating and beam-type smoke detection, video imaging detection, flame detection, suppression system monitoring and control and smoke control system integration.
  • Assist and support in the creation of integration designs between life safety and building services systems as required to comply with all applicable Codes, Standards and system operating objectives,
  • Assist and support in the creation of detailed installation and commissioning work plans identifying acceptable installation methodologies, sequences, post-installation testing and commissioning and other associated critical installation parameters based on the system design documentation and applicable Codes and Standards.
  • Assist and support in the provision of engineering review of shop drawings, construction oversight and inspection, field surveys and systems acceptance testing for life safety systems, including but not limited to fire detection and emergency signaling system

Who you are: 

Working towards a college diploma or degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology or equivalent.


This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. 


You will also have the opportunity to take part in the Westinghouse Culture and as an intern take part in specific events such as:

Virtual Kick Off Event: which is an opportunity for you to meet your peers and will feature a keynote address by a member of the Westinghouse executive leadership team.

Networking Events: During your time with Westinghouse, you will have access to numerous virtual networking and team building opportunities that will assist you in developing and cultivating superior interpersonal skills, and long-lasting relationship.

Virtual Coffee Breaks with Executives: You will have access to numerous weekly virtual coffee breaks with the Westinghouse Executives. These weekly sessions will be centered around an assortment of topics where you are encouraged to ask questions and gain insight.


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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