Junior Software Developer Tech
Courtice, ON, CA
2d ago

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.

CanAtom Power Group is the joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project.

The project involves refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station.

Reporting to the Tooling Management Operation (TMO) Software Lead Control and with a dotted line to the Engineering Manager within a matrix organization, the Software Engineer / Technician is responsible for the design, implementation, verification, maintenance and documentation of software as well as the selection and acquisition of suitable hardware and pre-developed commercial software.

He / she will provide input with respect to planning, monitoring, and resource needs and identify capital requirements for software development, maintenance, hardware resources, and verification tools.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with company procedures and policies.
  • Timely execution of the assigned scope in the assigned software project capacities.
  • Performing the suitability assessment (and qualification where needed) of system hardware and pre-developed software components.
  • Support designing, installing and testing of an assigned product test environment.
  • Integrating software and hardware components and preparing software engineering documents such as test procedures, test reports, operation manuals etc.
  • Site support and software maintenance services, include shift work (day shift and night shift work)
  • Implementing and maintaining key project support systems (i.e., configuration management, document management and change control systems) for the tooling department.
  • Supporting the selection and qualification of Control Systems hardware by the tooling group.
  • Assist on preparing validation tests and / or review the results of the validation testing.
  • Responsible for change control - Using configuration management system provided by his / her department to maintain software files, releases and documentation.
  • Preparing and maintaining work plans for the control software change activities.

  • Support OPEX Review - Assembling OPEX and assessing what changes should be incorporated in the future designs of Tooling and Equipment.
  • Report and suggest resolution to any potential impacts to technical quality identified by the various tool manufactures and vendors.
  • Responsible for the assigned software project planning and scheduling activities.
  • Ensure all work activities are performed safely, in collaboration with the Project Safety Manager
  • Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Post-secondary university technical degree and / or equivalent work experience
  • Engineering drawings interpretation
  • Engineering Change Control knowledge
  • Analytical ability and effective decision making
  • Organizational Skills

  • Situational awareness and effective problem-solving skills
  • Inter-personal communication skills
  • Siemens PLC programming experience Step 7, S7-SCL, S7-GRAPH, S7-Starter, SIMATIC NET, WinCC Flexbile
  • and S7 Distributed Safety.
  • Siemens SCADA programming experience WinCC Classic.
  • PELCO experience (Endura Certified System Technician an asset)
  • Computer proficiency Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Written / oral communication skills
  • 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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