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Job Opening: Instrumentation and Control Engineer

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:


Instrumentation & Control Engineer

Reports To

Instrumentation, Control & Electrical Manager


Oakville, ON

Job Duties

The Instrumentation & Control Engineer, under the direction of Instrumentation, Control and Electrical Manager, is primarily responsible for developing the instrumentation and control design for the various process and nuclear systems associated with a power generation facility. Other responsibilities include:

  • Perform conceptual and detailed design of instrumentation and control systems, including definition of system functional and performance requirements, definition of control logic, control algorithms, control parameters, setpoints and instrument ranges.
  • Prepare I&C engineering design documents including design requirements, design descriptions, instrument list, general arrangement drawings, instrument loop diagrams, wiring and connection diagrams, technical specifications, component specifications.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines to define/develop the I&C requirements.
  • Perform specification, sizing, and selection of instrumentation and control components.
  • Contribute to development of the overall plant design.
  • Manage time and resources effectively.
  • Support the Instrumentation, Control and Electrical Manager in the control system development.

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Critical and Abstract Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Results Oriented
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and interact well with other groups
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in electrical engineering, engineering physics, or nuclear engineering.
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience in Instrumentation and Control.
  • An Ontario Professional Engineering designation or eligibility to attain P.Eng.
  • Demonstrate good technical skills and problem-solving capabilities, and be able to seek practical solutions to engineering problems.
  • Ability to understand system and component level dependencies and interfaces.
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks.
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors.


  • Experience in instrumentation and control design for Nuclear Power Plants.
  • Expertise with instrumentation and control system functions, configurations, and equipment used in process systems, safety systems, or safety-related systems
  • Knowledge of software categorization/qualification.
  • Knowledge of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) and associated IEC standards.
  • Experience in the control concept area including algorithm development, performance and stability analysis.
  • Experience in the design of systems for high reliability.
  • Experience with high temperature instrumentation.
  • Experience with environmental qualification of I&C components.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in cyber security.


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®).