Electronic Design Engineer

Peterborough, Ontario
03 Oct 2016
03 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique role that broadens the Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineering department's expertise into the Electronics Design Engineering discipline. As a knowledgeable Electronics Design Engineer at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada (GEH-C), you will work on technically challenging projects as a member of the I&C Engineering team. You will be responsible for the estimating, planning, and design of electronic based solutions and equipment in CANDU reactors.

Essential Responsibilities

• Design, implement, install and commission new and modified electrical & control systems in CANDU plants
• Provide guidance and expertise to team as needed
• Experience with various I&C components, relay logic, AC/DC drives, VFD, and PLC/HMI
• Must be able to work on their own initiative and within a team environment
• Provide technical input for project proposals and estimates.
• Review customer technical requirements & develop system-level and detailed project requirements.
• Develop concept designs including descriptions and architectures suitable for inclusion at the proposal stage, as required.
• Review and confirm quality requirements (levels, standards, categorization, and internal process standards).
• Produce project design deliverables, working with other engineering disciplines, as required.
• Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with the agreed quality process and within budget for each project.
• Perform required functions to support the project design effort through the fabrication, assembly, and test phases of a project.
• Provide technical contributions to project documentation.
• Participate in design reviews and project audits
• Ability to present findings to the team and provide recommendations
• Provide on-site support for project commissioning, troubleshooting, or other technical functions related to equipment maintenance
• There is also opportunity to work on site assignment at one of the nuclear power plants in Ontario.


• Electrical, computer, or electronics engineer (or equivalent) with a minimum of 3 years' experience in design of analog and digital electronic circuits
• Fluent in VHDL and programmable devices synthesis / implementation
• Familiar with the use of electronic design integrated environments such as:
o ORCAD Capture, PSPICE, PCB Editor
o Xilinx ISE, Altera Quartus II or similar
o Microcontrollers development environment: Atmel AVR, Microchip, ARM-based 32 bit MCUs

• Experience in generating manufacturing packages for electronic assemblies and test and interfacing with suppliers
• Familiar with IPC standards for PCB and Electronic Assemblies
• Work experience in regulated industry (aerospace, nuclear or automotive)

Desired Characteristics

In addition to being an Electronic Design Engineer, some or all of these skills would also be preferred as an I&C Engineer