Co-op Student - Small Scale Sites
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, ON, Canada
20d ago


The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is a federal initiative to clean-up low-level radioactive wastes situated in the Municipality of Port Hope and the Municipality of Clarington.

The project involves remediating a large number of contaminated sites to established clean-up criteria and consolidating the waste in a new engineered mound (one in each community).

The remediation and construction aspects of the project are subject to Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hearing and environmental approvals.

The PHAI has a very high public profile and is a top priority for the Government of Canada and the Port Hope area communities.

The project is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and led by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).

In the upcoming Co-op Student work term, the Historic Waste Program Management Office’s Port Hope Project branch will be involved in ongoing Phase 2 activities for the Port Hope project.

The activities will be in follow up to the work completed since Phase 2 began, such that the construction phase activities of the PHAI projects continue to move forward.

There will be considerable effort involved in the planning, coordination and oversight of engineering work for civil and environmental disciplines related to various aspects of the PHAI project, including the radiological survey of approximately 4800 properties, a radiological survey of Road Allowance sites, radon monitoring, delineation of sites requiring remediation, completion of remediation designs and ultimately the remediation of low-

level radioactive waste contaminated sites in Port Hope.


We are therefore seeking to hire 2 Civil / Environmental Engineering students to support the Port Hope Site Characterization Project in the fulfillment of the following duties / responsibilities :

  • Plan and assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of the various engineering work packages assigned to the Port Hope Site Characterization Project;
  • Review of technical studies and detailed reports prepared for the engineering team to ensure high quality (technical accuracy and appropriateness);
  • Support the development of solutions to specific engineering problems encountered by the project;
  • Provide input into technical matters and assist in the identification and scoping of project deliverables, as well as ensuring that the deliverables are completed as expected;
  • Assist in the CNL updating of Historic File Review work plans; and

    Coordinate receipt and upload of documents, drawings etc. into TRAK and the Collaborative Portal.


    The candidates should be seeking a degree in civil / environmental engineering, or equivalent. Experience in the areas of excavation and / or remediation and municipal infrastructure would be a definite asset.

    Possession of the following qualities is desired :

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to readily adapt to new situations;
  • Team player;
  • Focused, efficient worker;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; and
  • Well mannered and able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong skills with MS Office applications (e.g. WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, and PROJECT) as well as familiarity with AutoCAD, Primavera and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) would be an asset.
  • The work term for this position is for 8 months from September 2018 to April 2019.


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