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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.

Principal Engineer – Burlington, Ontario, Canada (Hybrid work arrangement available)

About the Opportunity

Westinghouse Electric Canada is a leading supplier of custom equipment, process systems and engineering consultant services for the Nuclear industry in Canada. The successful candidate will join an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions. 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:

  • Has broad knowledge of engineering practice in either a Mechanical, Electrical, Structural or Mechatronics discipline, to facilitate the resolution of complex problems
  • Oversees the design, development, implementation, and analysis of highly complex technical products, processes, and systems.
  • Has developed specialized knowledge and is recognized as an experienced engineer in one or more technical competencies and has achieved or is approaching the level of subject matter expert in one or more technical areas.
  • Perform both classical hand calculations and analysis to qualify systems and/or components against applicable codes & standards
  • Has very sound knowledge and understanding of relevant industrial applications and product lines.
  • Responsibilities typically include:
    • Setting day-to-day operational objectives for individuals or small teams.
    • Mentors, guides, and trains less experienced engineers
    • Provides leadership by example to ensure policies, practices and procedures are understood and followed by less experienced engineers.
  • This individual will contribute to solutions to the complex aspects of a project or process.

What will you bring?

Who you are:

  • Licensed P.Eng. member of Professional Engineers Ontario with a degree in either: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Mechatronics, Nuclear Engineering or Applied Science)
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience in conceptual design development, design reviews and engineering change control processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the substantiation of custom, first of a kind design within the scope of your practice.
  • Experience working within computer aided design and analysis tools.
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing techniques, welding procedures or specifications and associated inspection techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills and comfortable leading teams, meetings and giving presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working effectively in a team environment.
  • Application of relevant codes and standards applicable to the design or nuclear components and systesm including specialized tooling and remote handling equipment
  • Experience interfacing with customer representatives and 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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