Project Leader – Reactor Segmentation

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON (14 months ago)

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Business: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

Business Address: 286 Plant Road, Chalk River Ontario K0J 1J0

Title of Position: Project Leader – Reactor Segmentation

Terms of employment: Permanent, full time

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $99,700- $171,000 per year

Language of work: English

Benefits: Eligible for merit increases in accordance with company policy. Also includes Health, Dental, Vision, Supplementary and Basic Life Insurance, Disability Benefit, Pension Plan, Relocation allowance.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location of work: Chalk River ON

Contact Information: Kerrie Birkas, Talent Solutions Advisor

Telephone Number: 613-584-3311

By Mail: 286 Plant Road Chalk River Ontario K0J 1J0

Fax Number: 613-584-1996

The Project Leader, Reactor Segmentation reports to Director, Reactor Decommissioning, and is responsible for developing the long-term plans for segmentation of CNL’s reactors. In the short term this includes the planning and execution of preparatory activities, such as characterization, the engineering and the cost estimates to execute the work. The Project Leader, Reactor Segmentation may also be asked to lead commercial projects being led by the Reactor Decommissioning Division.

The Project Leader is responsible for managing the projects to meet schedule, cost, quality and safety objectives to the full satisfaction of client. This involves planning, executing, controlling and closing out projects. The projects are characterized as having many work packages and interfaces to manage, with mostly standard terms and conditions, but more extensive safety and licensing requirements involving internal and external regulatory interactions, spanning multiple years (typically 3 or more years in duration), and involving a moderate financial commitment.

Job Duties:

  • Manage the delivery of medium-risk decommissioning projects to meet schedule, cost, quality and safety objectives to the full satisfaction of customers.
  • Project planning, budgeting and resource allocation, through discussions with internal clients to define the scope of the project, deliverables and timing. May lead 3-4 projects totaling $1M to $5M annually, over a 3-5 year horizon.
  • Assembles a project team including the involvement of project planning coordinators to cost the specific components of the project based on work package breakdown.
  • Leads the development of the Scopes of Work and procurement packages required to obtain proposals from the contractor market.
  • Leads the evaluation of proposals, awarding of contracts, and management of awarded contracts
  • Leads the ongoing delivery of project objectives including setting project related performance objectives, and regular monitoring of project/contract progress in terms of quality, scope, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Establishes and controls the project scope and manages the risks. This includes proper management of deliverables within estimated timeframe and notifying management of issues, which could potentially impact the cost, and timing of the project.
  • Responsible for establishing and administering project budgets and schedules and approving changes to scope of work within project management guidelines.
  • Responsible for reporting project performance to clients, management and other stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Skill Requirements:


  • The Project Leader has a Bachelor (honours) in Engineering or Science from a university of recognized standing

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a nuclear decommissioning environment.
  • Must have experience in reactor segmentation planning, including waste packaging.
  • Must have knowledge of reactor components and the design of different types of reactors.
  • Knowledge gained through experience in the typical phases of a project lifecycle, specifically Project Definition, Concept Development and Decommissioning. Within each phase, knowledge and experience in applying the processes for initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing is necessary.
  • The Project Leader has experience and resulting knowledge of applying 9 project management areas (Scope, Cost, Time, QA, Communications, Human Resources, Risk, Procurement, Integration) to medium-risk projects.
  • Experienced in the delivery of a project in a nuclear regulatory framework. The Project Leader has a general knowledge and awareness of federal licensing requirements, nuclear codes and standards and environmental regulations and standards and their application to the medium-risk projects that they are leading.
  • Demonstrated experience in application of contract administration and oversight to effectively manage the output of external suppliers for a nuclear project.

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $99,700.00-$171,000.00 per year


  • Nuclear: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Chalk River, ON (Preferred)