Project Control Coordinator – Thomas Thor Associates – Canada, KY

One of our clients, an organisation leading a state-of-the-art new build project in the European nuclear industry, is recruiting a Thermal Hydraulics Expert to support the lead Nuclear Engineer for the crucial licensing and design activities for the new reactor. The position is a permanent

Thomas Thor has been engaged by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to support the search for several Project Control Coordinators. CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, serving Canada as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer. While viewed as a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology, and engineering, CNL is committed to ensuring that Canadians and the world receive energy, health, and environmental benefits from nuclear science and technology.

Role description

As a Project Control Coordinator, you will be taking a lead role in the establishment of project management systems used for the planning and control of Science and Technology projects.


  • Monitoring and analyzing more complex project information.
  • Identifying anomalies and recommending / taking corrective steps where appropriate.
  • Analyzing project forecasting and resource demand information – more thorough cash flow analysis, cost estimating, forecasting, and budgeting of moderate complexity.
  • Applying earned value analysis and understanding the theory behind the 32 Guidelines of ANSI/EIA-748-C: Earned Value Management Systems.
  • Providing input to preparation of project plans and reports related to scope, cost, and schedule.

Essential skills

The ideal profile will have:

Secondary school graduation and a 2-year diploma or degree in a discipline related to project management, business, commerce, or technology.

In addition to the required education noted above, 2-4 years of increasingly responsible and relevant project controls experience.

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience related to project management.

Typically, is within 12 to 18 months of achieving CAPM certification.

S/he has a working knowledge of the typical phases of a project.

S/he has working knowledge of project management knowledge areas (cost, time, integration, scope, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management).

S/he has a general understanding of accounting principles and specifically accruals and reporting accuracy.

S/he has a full working knowledge of the computer-based applications used for project management purposes (i.e., spreadsheets, databases, and specialized scheduling software).

S/he has experience gathering and analysing project data, identifying anomalies, and recommending corrective actions.

S/he has a general understanding of the methods and resources used by functions engaged to perform project activities e.g. engineering, licensing, quality assurance, procurement, manufacturing, etc., as well as the deliverables typically produced.

S/he a basic understanding of engineering drawings and flow diagrams.

S/he has a general understanding of the Engineering Change Control process including its applicability to the project schedule.

S/he prepares project support document, such as memos and short reports.

Working knowledge of the CNL project and procurement process, CNL financial systems, and TRAK.

Language: Native English

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities

Desired skills

S/he has an awareness of nuclear standards.


CAD50,300- $82,400 per annum, depending on experience