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Date:  Jul 2, 2024

Jackson, SC, US

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Welding Engineer

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a North American leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety Always. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.

We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 

At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.

Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!

About Us

With over 50 years of nuclear experience; Aecon reputation for reliability, safety, and performance has continually made us a contractor of choice. We offer an unparalleled depth of expertise and a broad range of capabilities that can be called upon to deliver an integrated solution to virtually any nuclear challenge. Aecon broad range of services and seamless solutions to our clients on numerous projects, from plant modifications to a long-term maintenance contract for nuclear facilities, design-build ISFSI, reactor overhaul or large component replacement for plant life extension, site preparation & large component removal for decommissioning, specialty welding and cutting tool and site services, safety class component, pipes and custom steel fabrication.


Aecon has kept pace with the increasingly challenging demands of the industry – the need for more capacity, greater efficiency, innovation, and more stringent environmental controls; we achieve this all while maintaining our unparalleled commitment to safety. Safety First is our number one core value and it is deeply ingrained at all levels of our organization, from leadership through our frontline workers. We firmly believe that positive results can only be achieved by providing safe, healthy, working conditions and impeccably maintained equipment.


Reporting to the Implementation Manager on site, the Welding Engineer is responsible for supporting the fabrication and construction at North Anna Nuclear Power Station in the planning and execution of welding and post weld heat treatment (PWHT) of the nuclear projects.


What You'll Do Here 

  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with Aecon Red Book Safety requirements.
  • Conduct technical reviews of Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) and contracts for welding and PWHT requirements.
  • Ability to interpret Aecon and customer drawings, codes, standards, and procedures and communicate review findings with applicable project personnel.
  • Develop welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment, using knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and weld engineering principles.
  • Develop fixtures and devices required for implementation of the welding processes in production.
  • Provide expertise and work closely with craft labor and supervision to determine optimal welding parameters with equipment type, process, joint configuration, and consumable selection.
  • Create and review weld procedures that meet customer, Code, specifications and local jurisdictional authority requirements.
  • Supervise and witness PQR tests, record the actual ranges, prepare requisitions for chemical and physical testing with a lab, and certify PQRs.
  • Registration of PQRs with local jurisdiction.
  • Review and approval of supplier generated welding and heat treatment procedures.
  • Preparation of Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) Instructions.
  • Maintain a database of Welding Procedure Specifications, PQRs and Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) Instructions.
  • Review and approve PQRs and WPSs  generated by Welding Specialists.
  • Review detailed drawings and determine joint configurations and weld symbols
  • Preparation and final approval of Aecon Technical Specifications and requisitions for nuclear weld consumables and welding equipment and devices, including Special Purchasing Instructions.
  • As required, manage the qualification of welders for field and shop welding personnel
  • Stay current with and introduce new technologies to the project.
  • Other tasks assigned by the Manager, Nuclear Processes


What You Bring To The Team

  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing/fabrication or related industry knowledge
  • Graduate of Engineering Program with welding and joining specialization or equivalent at the university level
  • Professional Engineer designation required
  • Strong working knowledge of ASME Codes Section I, Section II Part A, Section II Part B, Section II Part C, Section III Division 1 Section VIII Division 1, Section IX, CWB W47.1 and CSA W59, CSA N285, N286 and B51, CSA Z662, API 6D, AWS D1.1/D1.6, ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 Quality Program are essential.
  • Certification as a CWB Welding Engineer or Supervisor would be an asset
  • Good working knowledge of NDE methods for VT/MT/PT/RT and UT
  • General knowledge of Manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Strong written, verbal communication and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge with MS based computer applications
  • Work well in a Team Environment


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization.  We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the EEOC and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the EEOC during any step of the application process, please click here.


At Aecon, we deeply appreciate the dedication and skills cultivated through military service. We encourage veterans to apply, recognizing the diverse perspective, resilience, and leadership abilities you bring. Your experiences are invaluable assets as we strive towards our shared goals.

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