Would you like to contribute to the leading SMR project in Canada?

The Micro Modular Reactor (MMR™) system is a 4th Generation nuclear energy system that delivers safe, clean, and cost-effective electricity and heat to remote mines, industry, and communities.

Our client, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), is now hiring for a Plant Lead Engineer.

Remote at first with eventual office location in Ottawa, ON.

Role description

The engineer will report to the engineering manager of the first demonstration plant that will be built at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) by Global First Power (GFP). The engineer’s accountabilities will evolve taking ownership of a single or more systems on the plant which fall within his/her field of competency.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

This work entails the development of all the required design documents from concept to detail design phase. The engineer will be accountable for the planning, design, and analysis of the system(s). This work would typically require the engineer to work with and manage multiple Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) both within USNC, GFP and external contractors.

Day to day work and responsibilities include:

  • develop and plan system(s) work packages;
  • development of design documents (specifications, diagrams, calculations reports, etc.);
  • review, correct and approve design documentation;
  • manage external contracts;
  • integrate within a multidisciplinary engineering team; and
  • manage all administrative requirements and, as necessary, coordinate with members of the technical staff and senior management.

Essential skills

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, we can only consider applicants who are eligible to work in Canada (citizen/permanent resident).

  • A proven ability to develop power plant systems, in the nuclear industry or in another highly regulated industries
  • Experience in interdisciplinary engineering teams of 10+ people
  • University or College degree in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering;
  • P. Eng. with PEO or eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario designation or certification in a related area;
  • Proficient in CAD software; scheduling and planning software;


USNC offers competitive wages based on skills and experience and attractive benefits package including: Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental.

I have been a Recruitment Consultant with Thomas Thor for 7 years and I am now in charge of the Toronto office. As a Recruitment Consultant, my role is to connect local and international professionals to my clients which include operators, engineering companies, equipment manufacturers and research organizations.

Clarisse Lievre