Are you ready to take the lead on mechanical engineering and design of a Stable Salt Reactor?

Our client is a Small Modular Reactor development company designing a cleaner, cheaper form of nuclear power. As a Lead Mechanical Engineer, you will report to the VP Engineering, and will work closely with other senior engineers and their teams.

This is a permanent full-time role to be based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Ideal starting date: ASAP

Role description

You will be leading and managing an in-house team of up to 10 engineers and subcontractor to deliver the mechanical engineering and design of the Stable Salt Reactor from the concept design into a working reactor.


You will:

  • Develop the concept design configuration through the engineering and detailed design phase
  • Ensure that all work is delivered in accordance with the Management System
  • Manage the delivery of mechanical engineering and design tasks in accordance with the agreed schedule and budget, and provide regular progress reporting on progress
  • Support the VP Engineering in the recruitment of the mechanical engineering team
  • Participate in line management of the mechanical engineering team including objective setting, performance management, and training and development needs assessment and implementation

Essential skills

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and qualified professional engineer, or similar
  • You will build on your experience of front end design of complex high integrity mechanical equipment and plant in a highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of the principles of nuclear reactor design
  • Good understanding of the principles of solid mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics as applied to nuclear reactors
  • Wide knowledge, and understanding of applicability of, engineering design codes & standards for structures, and fluid / pressure systems
  • Familiarity with Generation IV nuclear reactor concepts
  • Experience in the use and application of FEA and CFD software packages


  • Up to $150,000, depending on experience

As a recruitment professional with a focus in the nuclear industry across North America, my role is to connect local and international professionals to my clients which include nuclear regulators, operators, engineering companies, equipment manufacturers and research organisations.

Ahmed Parekh