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Job Opening: CAD Specialist

Company Brief

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. IMSR® technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR® power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. We have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth. Our deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, we are engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR® engineering and to commission first IMSR® power plants in the late 2020s. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team, each of whom will:

  • improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and innovative ways of problem solving
  • have demonstrated exceptional results in engineering projects
  • be a team player with the ability to collaborate closely and interact with other groups
  • be flexible and adaptable to change
  • have skillset and experience that relate to the following role:


CAD Specialist

Reports To

Engineering Manager



Job Duties

The CAD Specialist, under the direction of the Engineering Manager, is primarily responsible for creating, editing, and developing 3D CAD models. Other responsibilities include:

  • Create conceptual designs from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, and other data
  • Create and develop detailed designs that maintain engineering design standards
  • In addition to parts and assemblies, create piping layouts and cabling connections
  • Employ problem-solving strategies and find solutions to system and component design issues
  • Manage models with other CAD components, calculations, and document data that drive model design
  • Develop, organize, and properly maintain CAD digital library in alignment with engineering design processes
  • Communicate and work with various system designers in technical disciplines to understand design and interfacing requirements
  • Prepare design packages for review and confer with stakeholders to meet project requirements
  • Develop standardized CAD procedures to achieve set results and deadlines
  • Implement edits and changes to models as part of design assessments, equipment layout, system(s) design evolution, design change requests or change control processes

Core Competencies

  • Comfortable designing a wide variety of systems, including, but not limited to mechanical, structural, and electrical
  • Communicate effectively with various groups and engineering disciplines to achieve design goals
  • Ability to visualize in 3D and create models with appropriate design intent
  • Use creativity, technical knowledge, and problem-solving to achieve a solution
  • Make design decisions to solve immediate and unexpected issues
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work independently to reach deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to learn quickly


  • Post-secondary diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technologist, Engineering Technologist, or Design Engineering
  • At least 4 years experience using a 3D CAD software package, preferably PTC Creo
  • Strong knowledge of advanced CAD tools such as surfacing, piping, cabling, etc.
  • Experience in managing large assemblies with multiple subassemblies
  • Experience using PDM or PLM software, preferably Windchill
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and the execution of CAD design best practices
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts


  • Working knowledge of Excel, Mathcad, and Windchill
  • CAD related work experience
  • Structural and/or Electrical knowledge
  • Experience using spreadsheets, calculations, and other data to communicate with and drive model design

TEI values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. TEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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Learn More About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is an industry-leading technology company committed to delivering reliable, emission-free, and cost-competitive nuclear energy with a truly innovative advanced reactor design, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).