Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Work Protection Superintendent

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



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 centrepiece 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.


Under the general direction of the Construction Manager - RFR, The Work Protection Superintendent will assist in the supervision, coordination and scheduling of Work Protection/Lock Out Tag Out (WP/LOTO)related to construction activities at various sites associated with RFR in compliance with the contract, ensuring all work is completed safely to acceptable standards of quality and workmanship, in support of Work Protection Delivery activities for the project.


Key Responsibilities

  • Administer and manage the WP/LOTO programs with strict procedural use and adherence including a high standard of record keeping.
  • Provide input and support to the Construction, Operations and Commissioning teams, in WP/LOTO mechanical and electrical isolations, WP/LOTO test procedures and work authorizations.
  • Identify isolation boundaries based on work scope, develop WP/LOTO permits, write LOTO tags, markup engineering drawings, de-energize equipment, de-pressurize systems and implement proper LOTO devices to ensure work can be performed safely.
  • Responsible to ensure that all work is conducted in a safe manner in compliance with safety, quality and human performance policies.
  • Implement Shoreline and Client policies and project procedures as required
  • Interface with client representatives, design engineers, consultants, other contractors, etc
  • Maintain excellent relationships with client, engineers, consultants, subcontractors and public
  • Ensure the work is carried out in accordance with Shoreline Programs and project quality guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate field documentation including safety records, daily progress reports, training records, manpower reports, owner support requests, WP/LOTO governance documents, etc.
  • Provide feedback to management and supervisors in regard to employee competency as it relates to the Work Protection programs provided.
  • Develop and Participate in Work Protection training team meetings and WP/LOTO training-related projects.
  • Promote a nuclear safety culture that supports continuous improvement in the WP/LOTO management system through active communication, participation and development of skills.
  • Support project specific Work Protection management plans and procedures including; inspections, audits, observation and coaching, Worker Trades Committee and JHSC
  • Support Human Performance program activities and act as an advocate for Human Performance
  • Act as Technical resource for jurisdictional Occupational Health & Safety Acts, Regulations and applicable standards as related to WP/LOTO Programs.
  • Perform other duties as directed in support of project activities.
  • Work hours as required, including nightshift, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to support the project.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Education to include a technical college diploma or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
  • 10 years of previous Work Protection/LOTO experience in a Nuclear power generation or chemical manufacturing plant, 5 of which have been in Commissioning, Maintenance and/or Operations.
  • Ability to successfully supervise a composite team of Trades trained and qualified in the field of Work Protection/LOTO preparation, establishing and administration.
  • Must be able to interact professionally with Client, Contract and other Project Vendor personnel.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of construction such as; technology, equipment, methods, trade agreements and jurisdiction, engineering, cost control, scheduling and safety requirements
  • Good communication, organizational and supervisory skills are essential
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Basic presentation skills
  • Must be proficient in reading and understanding engineering drawings.
  • Identify lockout points using the electrical single line and three line diagrams * Identify lockout points using the mechanical & plumbing drawings
  • Identify lockout points using power distribution panel drawings and legend
  • Identify lockout points using the P&IDs
  • Identify lockout / tagout procedures for project equipment and systems * Write the LOTO procedure using the client’s template format
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and positively influence behaviour
  • Experience in the Nuclear industry and with Work Protection programs considered 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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