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Nathaniel Bruns, P.Eng

Nathaniel Bruns, P.Eng

Life Cycle Engineer

Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Ltd.

Life Cycle Engineer at Babcock & Wilcox





Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Ltd.

Life Cycle Engineer

Engineering Support
• Lead LCE engineer for multiple CANDU SG campaigns. Coordinated engineering efforts to supply timely assessments of ECT, UT and visual inspection results to the utility’s engineering group, responded to any emergent fitness-for-service issues, conceptualized and designed new sub-components and authored fitness-for-service results assessments.
• On-site LCE representative for multiple CANDU SG campaigns. Involved in inspection activities (visual inspections, post-removal tube inspections) and reporting, provided on-site dispositions of visual inspection results and general engineering guidance and support to component responsible engineers and inspection and maintenance technical personnel.
• Root cause team member focused on PWR SG support wear issues. Interacted directly with the customer and other consultants to develop the utility’s understanding of the wear affecting their steam generators.

Outage Preparation and Planning
• Prepared or reviewed life cycle management plans for multiple SG designs.
• Prepared/reviewed inspection and maintenance plans for multiple SG designs .
• Prepared scope instruction documents for inspection and maintenance activities such as tubesheet waterlancing, plug weld inspections, tube bundle inspections and steam drum inspections for multiple SG designs.

Engineering Design
• Involved in the design, fabrication and qualification of profilometry tooling for the purposes of assessing flow accelerated corrosion.
• Involved in the design, fabrication and implementation of a water flow loop to mimic reactor shutdown flow conditions for weld overlay tooling design and development.
• Conceptualized and participated in the design of a SG primary head fix.
• Participated in the design, testing and validation of a new plug design for the purposes of diagnosing diodic leak prior to tube burst.

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Ltd.

Life Cycle Engineering Co-op and Part Time Support

• Reviewed Steam Generator Inspection and Maintenance Scope Plans for Bruce Power outages
• Fulfilled the LCE Assistant role for Bruce Power outages. Responsibilities included preparation and distribution of inspection and maintenance daily status updates, and general engineering support to the nuclear engineering group. Prepared probabilistic calculations pertaining to steam generator tube degradation, in support of fitness-for-service regulatory submissions.


QTI Group

Junior Research and Design Assistant

• Helped assemble and test new water production related prototypes.
• Helped design new innovative methods of increasing the energy efficiency of a gasoline engine.
• Worked with lead researcher to develop new concepts for patenting.
• Implemented the designs of many concepts into 3D models that were used for prototype design, marketing efforts, and proof-of-concept presentation.
• Provided recommendations regarding design features of different concepts and prototypes

Career medium 04

University of Toronto

Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing, Advanced Design And Manufacturing

University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Mechanical Engineering

University of the Fraser Valley

Engineering Transfer Program