Position Description

Project Coordinator / Specialist - 3 Positions!!
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The PHAI is a federal initiative to clean-up low-level radioactive waste 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).

Within the Small Scale Sites Rememdiation team, we are looking for 4 Project Coordinators/Specialists who will work under the supervision of the Design Project Lead, and be responsible for assisting with/managing large contracts as assigned by the Manager, Small Scale Sites Remediation with key accountabilities relating to the management of the contract and relationship between the buyer and seller. These positions will be assigned specific projects or contracts and support, participate and potentially lead in process definition and general improvements as related to the projects/contracts.

These positions require registration with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), accompanied with (ideally) at least 5 years of experience. A P.Eng and/or EIT would be considered an asset and having AUTOCAD experience is also a bonus. This position is mainly based in office and requires a high degree of emotional intelligence and communication skills in order to facilitate conversations with local residential home owners.


The Project Coordinator/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 known and unknown small scale 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 described as Small Scale Sites (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 Manager, Small Scale Sites 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 Small Scale Sites 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 site characterization 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 Coordinator/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.

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.  We would like to thank all those who have taken the time to apply, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your intertest in these exciting positions!

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