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Job Opening: Operations 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:


Operations Specialist

Reports To

Systems Engineering Director



Job Duties

The Operations Specialist, under the direction of Systems Engineering Director, is primarily responsible for establishing and developing the operational aspects of the IMSR® and contributing to the design aspects of the Training Simulator, Site and Plant Layout, Aging Management, and Constructability, Commissioning, Operability, Maintainability, Inspectability, and Maintainability (CCOMIT). Other responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with Human Factors Engineering team to create Operator Training Program
  • Communicate lessons learned from operating experience and facilitate integration into IMSR® design (i.e. support Use of Experience / OPEX program)
  • Work with Technical Project Engineers and Designers to establish Maintenance and Inspection requirements and design to maximize production and minimize outage time without compromising worker safety, public safety or environmental protection
  • Interface with interdisciplinary design team to address CCOMIT requirements are addressed in design
  • Lead Training Simulator Development with Simulator vendor (L3HM)
  • Contribute to design of Fuel Handling systems
  • Contribute to Human Performance Program development
  • Review and revise the current Concept of Operations document as design progresses which includes such items as operator actions, rounds & routines, staffing complement and others
  • Develop Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) based training programs for licensed and non-licensed positions meeting CNSC regulatory requirements

Core Competencies

  • Plant operations
  • Product development life-cycle phases
  • Outstanding communication
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Leadership capabilities demonstrated through progressive positions
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Ability to develop constructive relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders and can work collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Takes initiative
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and interact with other groups
  • Flexible and adaptable to change


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in engineering or a related field
  • Minimum 4 to 8 years of work experience in plant operations (e.g. in nuclear power, other power generation, petrochemical)
  • An Ontario Professional Engineering designation or eligibility to attain P.Eng
  • Knowledgeable in nuclear power plant training, accreditation, and staffing regulations
  • Knowledgeable of the general operation of a nuclear power plant and aspects relating to flooding, fire, radiological protection, and human factors
  • Experience in Computer Based Procedures (CBT)


  • Previous/current licensed Reactor Operator
  • Experience in decommissioning
  • Knowledge of molten salt nuclear reactor working principles
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Generation IV (Gen IV) reactors
  • Knowledge of physical security best practices
  • Experience in preparation of Preliminary Safety Analysis Report (PSAR) and Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR)

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®).