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Controls Analysis Engineer

Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy

Oakville, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Interested in helping us transform thermal and electric energy?

Become a part of the leading Generation-IV nuclear plant development team.

Terrestrial Energy is developing for near-term commercial operation, a zero-emissions cogeneration plant for global industry using its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) fission technology in an innovative, small and modular plant design. The IMSR is a non-Light Water Reactor of the Generation IV class that operates at the high temperature required for broad industrial relevance with transformative economic potential. The IMSR plant is capable of grid-based electric power generation and industrial cogeneration in many energy-intensive industries, including petrochemical and chemical synthesis for hydrogen and ammonia production. The IMSR plant offers a near 50 percent improvement in efficiency of electric power generation compared to Light Water Reactor nuclear plants. Its industrial cogeneration capability delivers to today’s markets industrial competitiveness, security of energy, and zero-emissions industrial production. The IMSR plant’s use of existing industrial materials, components, and fuels supports its near-term deployment, setting the stage for a rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system. 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:

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

  • Determine simulation approach, boundary conditions and scope
  • Perform steady state and transient simulations, sensitivity analysis and optimization studies
  • Develop user defined codes in programming language to support simulations
  • Perform post – processing of the simulation results and prepare reports
  • Present the simulation results to upper management to support decision making
  • 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.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other disciplines to define/develop the I&C requirements.
  • Contribute to development of the overall plant design.
  • Support the Instrumentation, Control and Electrical Manager in the control system development.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Stay updated on the latest developments in control systems technology to drive innovation and excellence.

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Critical and Abstract Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Manage time and resources effectively
  • 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 controls engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, or nuclear engineering. Preference given to more advanced degrees (master’s or PhD).
  • 3 to 8 years of work experience in controls simulation, design and optimization.
  • Working knowledge of Flownex or similar analysis tools.
  • Working knowledge of any programming language such as C#, C++ or Python
  • Canadian Professional Engineer Certification, or eligible to obtain a Canadian PE Certification
  • Demonstrate strong technical aptitude and problem-solving capabilities, adept at finding practical solutions to engineering challenges.
  • Ability to understand system and component level dependencies and interfaces.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented approach with a commitment to producing high-quality work and adhering to project timelines and deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment.
  • 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
  • Experience in the control concept area including algorithm development, performance and stability analysis.
  • Experience in the design of systems for high reliability.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and standards applicable to control systems in the nuclear industry (e.g. CSA N290.4)


  • Extended Healthcare Plan (Medical, Disability, Dental & Vision)
  • Paid Vacation Days plus 5 additional paid days
  • EAP Programs available to you and your family
  • Hybrid work model (2 days in office per week)
  • $500 Wellness Subsidy
  • Annual Performance Review
  • Paid United Way Volunteer Days – A chance to give back!
  • Career development opportunities

Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter

TEI Values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. TEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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