Planning Coordinator
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Whiteshell (Manitoba), CA
4d ago

As Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology (S&T) organization Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) serves the nation as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer.

And, we foster the development of highly-qualified people for the knowledge economy to come.

The Whiteshell Closure Project (WCP) is an initiative under Canadian Nuclear Laboratories whose focus is to decommission the site.

The Project mandate encompasses the entire Whiteshell Laboratories (WL) Site, including nuclear equipment and systems, buildings and plant infrastructure, services, waste management facilities and affected lands.

The Project scope includes all elements necessary to complete by 2024, a major remediation project on a licensed nuclear site, including strategic planning, resourcing, project annual budgeting and planning, nuclear facility operation, nuclear facility decommissioning, remediation of affected lands, environmental monitoring, site services, application of nuclear programs and business services as required.


WL Maintenance Planning and Work Management (MPWM) facilitates Integrated Work Control across the WL site. This includes manufacturing, construction, maintenance and decommissioning services to supporting WL Operating Facilities, the WL Projects and Support teams.


  • Lead in the development and improvement of the WL Integrated Work Control program and initiatives. Interface with customers, project groups, maintenance work group and support groups to determine preventative maintenance requirements to meet regulatory (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M Manual) requirements.
  • Lead the planning of safe work activities using the Integrated Work Control process incorporating a thorough understanding of WL computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and planning process.
  • Lead the development and technical writing of the WL Work Instruction Packages to create a safe and comprehensive field ready work execution packages.
  • This includes creation of Job Hazard Analysis and Work Instruction, walk downs, resource, equipment and materials requirements.

  • Identify and gather required Subject Matter Experts and project team to build a CORE TEAM to create Work Instruction Packages.
  • Refine work scope and job steps with Core Team, identify all associated hazards and implement mitigations. Learn and follow CNL procedures and implement into Work Instruction Packages to maintain highest level of safety and efficiency to conduct all work on site.
  • Provide assistance to create estimates of duration and costs associated to work activities to ensure WL baseline schedules can be maintained.
  • Responsible for working with site Subject Matter Experts to ensure proper resources are scheduled against a specific scope of work.
  • Facilitate field execution tasks through coordination of work activities with other work groups, Project Supervisors, Foremen and Scheduling of resources.
  • Assist to improve and enhance Key Performance Metrics and Resource Capacity Forecasting to assist cross functional teams in achieving site wide decommissioning milestones and deliverables.
  • Provide forecast outlook of trade resource requirements for preventative maintenance, corrective, project and decommissioning work.
  • Maintain the backlog at a reasonable established level. May negotiate changes to planned work where required to ensure that schedule is adjusted based on site priorities.

  • Provide leadership and cross functional team engagement of the continuous improvement initiative with the 6 S ( 5S Lean Management Philosophy + Safety Culture).
  • Enhance safety culture and organizational excellence through leadership, accountability, communication and process improvement.
  • Specifically to deliver the Whiteshell decommissioning mission safely, more efficiently and effectively through WL Integrated Work Control.

  • Produce, update and upgrade maintenance and Work Control documentation such as Preventative Maintenance Procedures, Work Requests and Work Instruction Packages by comparing against industry standards, and recommending and implementing improvements.
  • Lead and provide support for the MPWM Work Flow Optimization to enhance the WL Decommissioning Project (WLDP) mandate.
  • Make recommendations supporting the principle of continuous improvement. Assist customer groups with development of maintenance plans, Work Instruction Packages and coordination of schedules by reviewing and suggesting required changes.
  • To improve effectiveness and efficiency of project, maintenance and decommissioning activities and thereby reducing conflicts and lost / wasted time on activities.


  • Minimum 3 year college diploma or equivalent education and experience combined with a minimum 5 years of technical maintenance / work management experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience planning and scheduling work, work management exposure, and have demonstrated the technical ability to assume responsibilities as described above.
  • Require extensive knowledge of site systems and equipment.
  • Familiarity with maintenance work procedures, N286 documentation, General Conduct of Operations, site procedures and work permit requirements.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret Engineered Drawings.
  • Skill in use of computer programs (Word and Excel) and willingness to participate in continuing training in related software.
  • Must have the ability to take on technical writing to create comprehensive Work Instruction Packages.
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    CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications f rom women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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