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Civil Design Technician


Civil Design Technician


CNL – Whiteshell Laboratories

Job Type




Graduation from a recognized institute of advanced technology or equivalent formal education and has more than six (6) years of relevant technological experience.

Secondary School graduation diploma or equivalent and has more than 10 years of relevant experience, or the equivalent in experience, additional education and/or training.

Photo showing a Civil Design Technician holding a hard hat and blue prints by a desk that has a computer, notebook, and coffee on it.

Full Job Description

The Civil Design Technician will work in a multi-disciplinary branch providing integrated project management, engineering, design and construction services for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities at the Whiteshell (WL) site. Under general direction from the Branch Manager, the employee will contribute to the development of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs of civil, building services, outdoor services, architectural, structural and/or HVAC design.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) employees perform all duties in accordance with established health and safety and regulations/guidelines, policies and procedures (i.e. utilizing personal protective equipment as per safe work procedures). Notifies management or supervisor of all occurrences, injuries, illnesses or safety and health concerns which are likely to harm themselves, their co-workers or any other on the premises in a timely manner and in accordance with established reporting requirements.

Abilities and Skills

  • Possess a strong knowledge of design drafting technique and practice.
  • Must be capable of producing neat, legible, and accurate drawings in reasonable time.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral communication is required. The successful candidate must be able to follow and implement complex procedures.
  • Initiative, motivation, and good people skills to work with peers as well as both internal and external customers in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and interact with staff at various levels of the organization.
  • Interpreting marked up drawings.


  • Being assigned as a design job leader including job management and execution oversight.
  • Providing assistance in resolving identified issues to prevent or mitigate loss of schedule and budget.
  • Provide job updates and status reports to management.
  • Guiding the work of several technologists, coordinating schedules and assigning tasks to reach an overall objective within cost, quality and time requirements.
  • Providing mentorship and technical oversight to junior technologists.
  • Checking the work of junior staff and providing guidance.
  • Preparation of engineering drawings and related documents for civil, building services, outdoor services, architectural, structural and/or HVAC design.
  • Preparation and revision to CADD drawings using AutoCAD, Revit and Civil3D.
  • Revision to hand drawings.
  • Conducting walk downs to support, troubleshoot and make revisions to civil, building services, outdoor services, architectural, structural and/or HVAC systems.
  • Updating the Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) or the Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) documentation for equipment on Instrument, Valve or Equipment lists.
  • Identifying and requesting additional resources required to complete assigned work on schedule.
  • Provide support in the preparation of as-built drawings.
  • Personal commitment to safety and a questioning attitude.
  • Self-motivated individual showing attention to detail and accuracy.

About CNL

CNL serves the nation as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer, and, by fostering the development of highly-qualified people for the knowledge economy to come.

We are proud to work with members in industry, in our supply chain, and in the research community to support the diverse innovation needs within Canada’s community of nuclear and radiation science and technology.


1 candidate


Pinawa, Manitoba

Last Updated: May 29th, 2023Categories: Jobs in Lac du Bonnet

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