20097 Project Specialist
Port Hope, ON


The PHAI is a federal initiative to clean-up low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) situated in the Municipality of Port Hope and the Municipality of Clarington. The project involves remediating a large number of contaminated sites to establish clean-up criteria and consolidating the wastes in a new engineered mound (one in each community). The Project Specialist will work under the supervision of the Project Leads, and be responsible for assisting with/managing large contracts as assigned by the Managers in Port Hope Construction and Remediation with key accountabilities relating to the management of the contract and relationship between the buyer and seller. The Project Specialist will work on specific projects or contracts as assigned, as well as support, participate and potentially lead in process definition and general improvements as related to the projects/contracts.


The Project Specialist will interact directly with survey and design consultants and other contributing parties involved in the development and implementation of the management of LLRW located at a variety of sites around the Port Hope Community.

Some (not all) duties include:

  • Assist with the definition, coordination and implementation of the various engineering work packages under the scope of services (i.e., developing strategies, developing schedules, etc.).
  • Review technical studies and detailed reports prepared by survey and design consultants and other contributing parties to ensure high quality (accuracy and appropriateness) and consistency with formats/requirements to CNL technical documentation standards.
  • Complete research for the Managers in Port Hope Construction and Remediation leading to the development of practical and economical solutions to specific problems encountered by the project.
  • Monitor progress on engineering and design work activities, studies and contracts, against standards, objectives and specifications and in turn prepare reports on the same.
  • Monitor deliverables for accuracy and adequacy, check calculations and assess needs for potential changes in scope, cost, schedule or quality.
  • Prepare/review various project documents including Technical Scope of Work, Statement of work, project schedules and project budgets.
  • Assist in preparation of contract documents, coordinate tendering of contracts with Procurement and the Remediation team, assist in evaluation of tenders and selection of contractors, as well as coordinate award of contract with procurement.
  • Review contractor submittals (schedules, Standard Operating Procedure, reports, costs/invoices, etc.),and ensure scope requirements are met.
  • S/he will interface with the team to ensure that schedule and budget are met, as well as to ensure that issues are addressed. And also interface with the remediation design team to coordinate the handover of reports and assist with the transition from survey/delineation to remediation design.


The Project Specialist should hold a degree in engineering with a minimum 5+ years of experience managing projects and contracts, with at least 3 years on environmental consulting, construction, and/or remediation/remediation design contracts.

Job-Related Competencies:

  • OAECTT registration/certification and minimum 5 years of experience.
  • AUTOCAD is an asset
  • Knowledge of engineering procedures and practices, organization and quality processes.
  • Good understanding of compliance program requirements and knowledgeable of procurement practices and has some experience in contract management skills.
  • Knowledge of project management principles (scope, schedule, time, quality, risk) and hands-on experience in the management of engineering activities during the various phases of a project such as the PHAI (i.e., concept, design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning).
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of engineering and/or construction contracts.
  • This team player must have superior verbal communication and technical writing skills as well as the ability to work effectively with personnel of varying disciplines.

Job Type: Full-time


  • environmental, construction, and remediation design: 3 years (Required)