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Ontario Power Generation Plant Engineer/Officer in Cornwall, Ontario

Plant Engineer/Officer


Cornwall, ON, CA, K6H 5V1

Req ID: 46690

Status: Full Time

Working Conditions: Hybrid Working Environment

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or applied science (Electrical Discipline)

Location: Cornwall , ON.

Shifts(s): Days, shifts required during special periods

Travel: Yes – 25% as required

Deadline to Apply: May 28, 2024

Electrify your career and help build a brighter tomorrow.

Every generation has a challenge that defines them. At OPG, we are calling on all innovators, disruptors, thought leaders and change-makers. Join us to electrify life in one generation and build a sustainable future powered by our electricity, our ideas, and our people. Join OPG and make history.

Whether you work in the skilled trades or are a business professional, a career at OPG is an opportunity to electrify your life on -- and off -- the job.

Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.

OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a cleantech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world.


OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Please ensure you're aware of the location within the Cornwall , ON area before applying for this position. All applicants must be willing to be based at our Cornwall location to supportEasternOperations and to be considered for this position.


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is seeking a result driven Engineer to join our Renewable Generation team in the role of Plant Engineer/Officer at our Cornwall , ON location .

Reporting to the Production Supervisor Technical, the Plant Engineer/Officer will provide technical support to modifications and construction for hydroelectric generating stations located across Eastern Ontario.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.


  • Plan, coordinate and conduct electrical engineering assessments, studies, inspections, investigations, designs, and evaluations for generators, power systems transformers, control associated with hydroelectric generating stations and associated infrastructure.

  • Preparation of drawings, technical specifications, construction estimates, Request for Proposals, proposal evaluation, award, contract negotiations & administration & co-ordination, construction monitoring, resolution of contract disputes.

  • Provide input to business plans, work plans, budgets with respect to project priorities, schedules, and resource requirements.

  • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and government agencies as required.

  • As a technical expert in electrical engineering provide advice, guidance, consultation, and services to engineering problems including:

  • Electrical/P&C engineering matters related to projects and Operations.

  • Electrical Programs such as Arc Flash and grounding assessments

  • Respond to emergencies, equipment failure, unsatisfactory equipment performance, conduct field investigations, prepare reports, and recommend actions.

  • Develop plans, standards and technical procedures for inspection, maintenance, and monitoring programs.

  • Serve on study, project teams or task groups.

  • Pre-start health and safety reviews, investigation of safety or technical incidents.


  • 4-year university degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Eligibility to become a Professional Engineer in Ontario an Asset


  • 2-8 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer.

  • Experience working in a Hydroelectric Generating Facility is preferred.

  • Experience working in an Industrial Power Systems or Utilities organization.

  • Knowledge of OPG systems and plants (asset).

  • Experience using AutoCAD is preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the OH&S Act and Regulations, especially for Industrial Establishments (Ont. Reg. 851) & Construction (Ont. Reg. 213) in Ontario & the Ontario Electrical Safety Code & various codes and standards associated with electrical engineering and application of their requirements.

  • Experience with planning and conducting assessments, studies, inspections, investigations, designing, evaluating, construction monitoring & maintenance of electrical works associated with hydroelectric generating stations.

  • Ability to Independently problem solve with methods and tools required for electrical engineering applications.

  • Experience with Protection and Controls.

  • Software associated with electrical engineering, monitoring and instrumentation, Power System Software, SCADA, Data Historians.

  • Experience in analysis in electrical testing results.

  • Report preparation, and strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with people.

  • A result oriented, efficient & value-oriented focus, excellent verbal and written communicator, with high integrity to uphold company values including H&S, and protection of the environment.

  • Willingness to travel via road, airplane, float plane, helicopter etc. 25% of time.

  • Valid Class G Ontario driving license (or equivalent) in good standing.

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.

What Makes a Career at OPG Different?

As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, we’re building, expanding, and innovating the equipment and technology that keeps Ontario powered with clean, reliable energy.

At OPG, our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change: 

Safety – it’s our business

Integrity – always lead with integrity

Excellence – never satisfied with good enough

Inclusion – working together for powerful outcomes

Innovation - creativity accelerates possibility.

Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide

  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities

  • Electricity is vital to the province and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors.

Our promise to you:

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.

  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.

  • Opportunities to stretch and develop.

  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.

  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses.

  • We support employment equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Are you ready to start a career that has the power to electrify life on and off the job? Apply now .


Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T May 28, 2024, OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.