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Join NII: Director of Industry Projects – Nuclear Sector

The Nuclear Innovation Institute is currently looking for a full-time, permanent Director of Industry Projects Nuclear Sector to join our team. Read on for details and apply by end of day on Wednesday, June 26 if you're interested.

Job Title: Director of Industry Projects  Nuclear Sector

Organization: Nuclear Innovation Institute

Job location: 620 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin / 117 Farrell Drive, Tiverton (when required) with some work from home each week, if desired.

Duration: Permanent position

Hours: 35 hours a week (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm)

Wage: $115,000-130,000 annually

Reports to: Interim Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for:

As the Director of Industry Projects, you will be responsible for facilitating the innovation process from ideation to reporting for projects. You will provide oversight and manage industry projects to support the nuclear sector in Ontario.

By working with a Project Committee and members of NII, the Director will advance technology projects, will guide innovation process, will provide leadership with strategic advice, and will have strong facilitation skills to steer committee engagement and decisions. You will play a crucial role in driving project success by providing strategic direction, leadership, and project management expertise.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Project management: Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of technology/other projects in the nuclear sector, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.

  2. Stakeholder engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with industry stakeholders, including nuclear companies, regulatory bodies, government agencies, and research institutions.

  3. Team leadership: Provide guidance and mentorship to project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.

  4. Risk management: Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions and ensure successful outcomes.

  5. Resource allocation: Allocate resources effectively to support project objectives, including personnel, budget, and equipment.

  6. Reporting and documentation: Prepare regular progress reports and documentation for internal and external stakeholders, highlighting key milestones, achievements, and challenges.

  7. Process improvement: Continuously assess and improve project management processes, methodologies, and tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  8. Ideation process: Develop and implement a structured ideation process to generate innovative project ideas and solutions, involving relevant stakeholders throughout the organization.

  9. Project Committee reporting: Present project updates, status reports, and recommendations to the Project Committee, providing insights into project performance and strategic alignment.

  10. Measuring success: Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success and impact of projects, tracking and analyzing data to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related field. Master's degree preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.

  • Extensive experience (minimum 7 years) in project management, preferably in the nuclear or energy sector.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex technology projects on time and within budget.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a strategic mindset.

  • Knowledge of nuclear industry regulations, standards, and best practices is highly desirable.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and managing multidisciplinary projects.


  • Competitive salary, benefits and RRSP package.

  • Opportunity to work at the forefront of technological innovation in the nuclear sector.

  • Professional development and growth opportunities.

  • Collaborative and creative work culture.

To apply:

Your application should include the following:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter

Submit this by email by end of day Wednesday, June 26 to:

About the Nuclear Innovation Institute:

The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a platform for accelerating the pace of innovation in the nuclear industry.

As a young, ambitious organization we are focused on delivering value to our Founding Members, our local communities, and to the wider Ontario and Canadian public. Among its many activities, NII is engaged in public education and policy work to raise awareness of nuclear power’s crucial role in building a resilient Ontario economy, and in a clean energy future.


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