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Job Opening: Senior Civil/Structural 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:


Senior Civil/Structural Engineer

Reports To

Civil/Structural Engineering Manager



Job Duties

The Senior Civil/Structural Engineer, under the direction Civil/Structural Engineering Manager, is primarily responsible for producing civil/structural calculations and reports. Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop models of steel and concrete civil structures using general purpose finite element programs;
  • Perform the static or dynamic, linear or nonlinear analysis of structural systems, including modal, response spectrum and time history analysis;
  • Perform design and detailing of steel and concrete safety-related structures;
  • Develop templates for the design of steel and concrete structures;
  • Produce engineering documents including documentation of performed analysis and design work;
  • Review engineering documents and provide comments;
  • Provide support to other disciplines on civil / structural issues;
  • Coordinate with other disciplines on issues related to design interfaces;
  • Contribute to the design development of the IMSR® technology

Core Competencies

  • Analysis and design of safety-related concrete and steel structures, including concrete and steel detailing, foundation, and anchorage design
  • Knowledge of codes and standards applicable to design of safety-related structures
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Results Orientation
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and interact with other groups
  • Flexible and adaptable to change


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Structural Engineering
  • Minimum 12 years of work experience in civil/structural engineering field including 8 years in nuclear industry with focus on structural analysis and design
  • Proficient in SAP 2000 and Mathcad
  • Working knowledge of CSA N291, CSA N289 Series, CSA A23.3, CSA S16 and NBCC
  • Working knowledge of CAD software
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors
  • Proficient in MS Office (MS Word, Excel)
  • Member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)


  • Working knowledge of ASCE 4, ASCE 43, CSA N287 Series and ACI 349.
  • Design experience in New Build / Refurbishment projects for Nuclear Power Plants.

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®).