CO-OP STUDENTS ONLY – Emergency Preparedness Co-op or Developmental Student, Ontario Power Generation



GENERATE a future of possibilities

As one of North America’s leading electricity producers, Ontario Power Generation offers challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value – and where you can realize your personal and professional goals.

You may have the opportunity to assist in the support, development and implementation of our Work Program.

As the successful candidate, you may have the opportunity to assist in a variety of work assignments which may include:

  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Write procedures and plans
  • Plan emergency exercises
  • Preparing regulatory or other correspondences
  • Producing project schedules and budgets
  • Tracking and reporting on program metrics
  • Developing and delivering presentations
  • Assisting with technical reviews
  • Conducting report writing

This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Exercise planning and regulatory compliance
  • Communication with various departments and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of nuclear energy industry

We hire dozens of students each term, and we work hard to keep them challenged and provide learning opportunities.  In fact, many of our students return for a second term because the OPG experience is so valuable.  So tell us what areas you’re interested in and we’ll tell you what you can accomplish in the months you’re with us, while you enjoy networking with your peers in a flex-time and business-casual work environment!


Preference may be given to the candidate who has the following skills and qualification:

  • Experience within the nuclear industry
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong communication skill, both written and oral
  • Experience preparing and presenting presentations
  • Strong computer skill; including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)

This placement may involve some travel.  A valid “G2” driver’s license is required.  Ready access to a vehicle would be an asset.

Application Details

This is an 8 month co-op/developmental student opportunity.

We are searching for an enthusiastic Emergency Preparedness, Disaster & Emergency Management, Engineering, Science, or Environment student who has completed a minimum of 3 year(s) and will be returning to university or college (full time) upon completion of this work term or requires one final work term to graduate.

NOTE: All students applying for student positions at OPG must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate. You will be required to show an OPG hiring manager your transcript, should you be invited to an interview.We are excited to offer a student placement in our Emergency Preparedness Department, which is located in Pickering, Ontario.

If you are ready to be challenged, please apply on-line only at, no later than midnight, May 11, 2017.

If your school requires a separate application through their own process, you are still required to apply at our staffing website OPG will only consider applications submitted to our website.

OPG sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  In the event you are invited for an interview, please note you will be required to provide transcripts.  If you receive an interview, please notify the hiring manager of any accommodations you may require for the selection process.

You must be eligible to work in Canada.

OPG supports the principles and practices of diversity.


In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Power Generation’s Accessibility Standard, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known by contacting us in advance.