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Piping Engineer / Analyst - Nuclear

Piping Engineer / Analyst - Nuclear

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Engineering - Piping
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Agency / Contract

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities


Secure your future in Canada’s dynamic nuclear industry.


Be part of an exciting industry that provides challenge and opportunities for growth and development.


Amec Foster Wheeler (Nuclear Canada) is a rapidly growing engineering, nuclear safety and technical analysis company. We provide specialized services primarily to the power generation industry. Headquartered in downtown Toronto, we have over 500 staff, and we provide technical solutions to clients world-wide. Our work involves design engineering in all disciplines, and performing safety and engineering analyses using state-of-the-art engineering and analysis software, and interfacing with other engineering disciplines. Staff provide technical support to operating nuclear plants.


Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for Piping Engineers / Analysts with extensive experience in the nuclear industry.


Key Responsibilities


Amec Foster Wheeler Nuclear Canada anticipates further opportunities for experienced engineers/analysts in the areas of component and piping stress analysis as well as fitness for service analysis. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic team that provides comprehensive engineering service in the areas of piping, component and pressure vessel analysis. The individual should be aware of the business and operational aspects associated with piping/component design and fitness for service assessments.


The sections provide expertise in the following technical areas:  

  • Piping analysis for Class 1, 2, 3 and 6 piping systems for CANDU nuclear generating stations. Analysis includes static and dynamic (seismic, waterhammer) analysis
  • Linear and nonlinear finite element analysis for components such as pipe fittings (elbows, tees), pipe supports (linear, plate and shell), seal plates and flued heads
  • Fitness for service assessments of piping, pipe fittings and pressure vessels to support continued operation of the station
  • Feeder piping analysis and outage support including but not limited to: inspection scope of work, vibration analysis, thinning rate assessments, replacement/ice plugging analysis and fracture mechanics assessment for postulated flaws

Skills / Qualifications

  • Demonstrated capability to manage a knowledge-based work unit
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing technical reports and deliverables to successful conclusion
  • Good knowledge of CANDU nuclear power plant design and operation as well as CANDU reactor components (specifically primary heat transport, feeder, calandria)
  • Understanding of fundamental theories in continuum mechanics, mechanical vibrations, metal fatigue, fluid structure interaction and/or acoustics
  • Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO), or eligible for PEO status, with a passion for engineering
  • Experience in finite element analysis codes such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, LSDYNA, FEMAP and NASTRAN
  • Experience in piping analysis codes such as CAESAR II, AutoPIPE and PIPESTRESS
  • In depth knowledge of CSA N285.0, N286.7 and N289 as well as ASME Section III Subsections NB, NC, ND, NF, ASME B31.1 and ASME Section VIII
  • Past experience that supports ASME Section III Appendix XXIII Qualification for Design Report is considered an asset


The successful candidate will be recognized by his/her peers for professionalism, superior performance, knowledge, expertise and ability to work in team environment with members of the Piping Analysis and Feeder and Component Analysis Sections.


Candidates must have a P.Eng designation, or be eligible to obtain this, within a reasonable period of time. The knowledge and skills required would normally be acquired through the successful completion of a university degree in an appropriate field and a period of typically 5 to 10 years of relevant experience. Candidates with expert level skills and experience will be considered at a higher level, with a compensation package commensurate with this experience.


Amec Foster Wheeler Nuclear Canada is particularly interested in people who enjoy working on a variety of work and who are keen to continue to develop their knowledge and expertise.



Please note that this is a Contract position



In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in all parts of the hiring process. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when raised with the recruiter or by e-mailing accessibilities.ON@amecfw.com.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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