Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Materials Lead

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Position Overview

Since 1967, we have proudly served Ontario’s nuclear industry. Aecon Nuclear aims to be the partner-of-choice for key nuclear clients and our dedication to excellence is leading us there. Aecon Nuclear provides a full spectrum of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services, in addition to maintenance and manufacturing services tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the nuclear power industry.


The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, AECOM and SNC-Lavalin. Shoreline Power Group will be completing the Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) project. The joint venture has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the Unit 6 FCFR at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario.


This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064, the project is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program to replace the main components of the reactor. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program.


The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders for Unit 6, as well as construction management and trade labour. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022.


Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Materials Lead is responsible to coordinate and manage the purchase and receipt of commodities, equipment, and services for the Bruce Power Nuclear site.


Key Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility is the preparation and coordination of material requisitions for a wide range of materials and services including Nuclear safety related materials & components. This may include but not limited to: plate, structural steel, pipe, tubing, fittings, valves, weld consumables, electrical components & supplies, civil materials, tooling, consumables, chemicals, calibrated equipment, lifting and rigging devices, and personal protective wear.
  • Liaise with Client authorized representatives, as required, for commitment approvals, reporting and issue resolution.
  • Support Operations personnel with material and tooling logistics for Aecon or Client provided items, on an as-needed basis.
  • Prepare and Review purchase requisitions and related documentation to ensure clarity and completeness with the description of materials, components or equipment, quantity, adherence to quality assurance requirements, and ensuring authorization from the project management team to proceed with the purchase.
  • Ensure proper drawings, technical specifications, and client specific requirements such as special purchasing instructions and where applicable, any requirements relating to CAT ID’s are included with the SAP requisitions.
  • This position will be the primary Liaison to maintain effective communication between the project team, engineering, and procurement to ensure materials are purchased in accordance with the required quality requirements while adhering to the project schedule.
  • Work closely with the Procurement team to develop reports and provide updates to the project team as required regarding material deliveries, delivery costs, and expedite costs.
  • Ensuring quality, reliability and responsiveness to operational needs which meet or exceed organizational expectations.
  • Monitor material deliveries in order to assist the procurement and materials management teams identify critical deliveries to site.
  • Expediting of materials as required.
  • Assist the Procurement Department with supplier recommendations for materials or services.
  • Lead the Materials Management group and provide the project team with material status updates.
  • Requisition and PO approval based on Limits of Authority.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in the Nuclear Construction Industry in a procurement or project coordination role.
  • Completion of Materials and Operations Management Program at the College or University Level an asset.
  • Enrollment in or completion of SCMP Accreditation Program is preferred.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office Products, namely Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities is critical.
  • Good Interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Familiarity with the Bruce Power and/or OPG catalogue ID requirements an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Nuclear Codes & Standards as they relate to procurement activities, These may include but not be limited to: ASME Section III, ASME NCA-4000, ASME NQA-1, CSA N285.0, & CSA N286-05, and CSA Z299 Series requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of other material or component codes and standards would be an asset. These may include but not be limited to: ASME Section II, ASTM, & CSA.
  • Excellent planning, decision making, negotiation and time management skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of SAP would be an asset.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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