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Deputy Project Director, Tooling

  1. Mississauga, Pickering
  2. Nuclear
R-116385

Deputy Project Director, Tooling

AtkinsRéalis is one of Canada's largest private sector nuclear engineering groups. We have been providing a wide range of services to the nuclear industry in Canada and around the world since for more than 60 years. We are proud to be the steward of Canadian CANDU nuclear technology.

Canatom Power Group is the joint venture between Atkins-Realis and Aecon which has been awarded contracts with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for various Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) scopes at both Darlington and Pickering B. Canatom is looking for a Deputy Project Director, Tooling accountable to both the Darlington and Pickering B Projects.

Reporting to the Darlington RFR and Pickering RFBR Project Directors, the Tooling Deputy Project Director shall be accountable for the Engineered Tooling lifecycle to support delivering the fuel channel and feeder replacement scopes for both Projects, on schedule and on budget. This one position is accountable for all Engineered Tooling scopes on both the Darlington and Pickering Projects, generally along the following lines:

Darlington: Preparation, modification, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, monitoring, post-use assessment and demobilization of Engineered Tooling

Pickering: Establishing tooling requirements, concept and detailed design, fabrication, testing and readiness of new tooling, along with the orderly transition and refurbishment/readiness of Engineered Tools from Darlington selected to be reused for Pickering B. Also included is preparation of accurate and workable cost and schedule estimates to support project requirements.

The Tooling design, fabrication, maintenance/repair, refurbishment and readiness scope will be performed at various locations including the Darlington Nuclear Station, the Retube Waste Processing Building (RWPB) facility, the Darlington Energy Center, Montecorte, Pickering Project Offices and Tooling vendor shops.

Location – Mississauga, Pickering - ON

Your role within the team:

  • Responsibility for the execution of the work in terms of safety, project management strategies, schedule, cost, manpower and client communications.
  • Overall responsible individual for engineered tooling activities that contribute to field success on the Darlington and Pickering Projects. This includes ensuring tooling design configuration control processes are in place and effective.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Liaise and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, both internally within CanAtom, with the client and vendor partners. This means demonstrating the ONE TEAM culture both in words and actions. Of particular importance is ensuring a productive relationships are built and maintained between the Engineered Tooling organization and the construction teams.
  • Identifies succession plans for key tooling individuals and implements necessary steps to train these individuals
  • Ensure work is performed within quality program requirements
  • Accountable for the tooling team site safety and human performance issues, and for collaborating with the project Safety Manager
  • Ensure a strong nuclear safety culture is reinforced continuously
  • Ensures the tooling readiness process is implemented and adhered to
  • Establish, maintain and grow resources required to execute the tooling scope
  • Ensure robust plans are established and executed for tooling refurbishment
  • Interface with project controls to update cost and schedule reporting metrics
  • Identify project tooling risks as early as possible; ensure mitigating actions are in place to minimize impact, and elevate to senior management as appropriate relative to severity
  • As a member of the CanAtom Senior Leadership Team, participates in SLT meetings and provides guidance and support to the senior team.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage all tooling resources required to successfully execute the assigned scope, using a matrix Engineering, Procurement, and Construction organization.
  • Fiscal responsibility - Accountable for fiscal performance of assigned scopes/budgets. This includes developing creative solutions to reduce costs while maintaining quality and schedule.

Why choose AtkinsRéalis as an employer?

Because we offer:

  • The opportunity to work on various major projects for internal and external clients.
  • An exciting environment where work-life balance is important.
  • A wide array of learning and development opportunities.
  • Competitive pay, flexible benefits, an employee share plan, and a defined contribution pension plan.
  • A work environment focused on health and safety.

The ideal candidate:

  • Minimum 10 years of nuclear industry experience.
  • Strong background in retube tooling designs, processes and CANDU fuel channel design.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and customer relationship skills. A critical skill required for this position is the ability to clearly articulate an issue, the impact, and the steps to resolve.
  • Extensive knowledge of nuclear project work, project management, estimating and employee relations required.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and leading a technical team to high performance in a project-centric environment.
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Engineering degree is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Strongly preferred candidate with at least 2+ yrs of Engineered Tooling understanding and experience.
  • Strongly preferred candidate with familiarity with Darlington/Pickering sites and work processes for performing work in CANDU containment structures.
  • Must also have or be able to hold Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW) status.
  • Must have the ability to handle all matters in a confidential and professional manner.

 Physical demands

  • Various work locations in both field and office.
  • Travel as necessary.

Are you up for this challenge? Apply today and join our team to help engineer a Better Future for our Planet and its People.

At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds, and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion, or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  
 

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