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Director, Engineering

Fall River, MA, US, 02724

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose

Responsible for all technical aspects of engineering, design and planning of Liberty's gas delivery systems. Provide engineering, design, construction, and work standards for all gas distribution infrastructure improvements as required to connect new customers and/or improve or maintain the performance of the delivery system. Provide project engineering and management services in support individual projects and the overall management of the gas capital budget portfolio.​​​​​ Ensure compliance with all applicable Local, State, and Federal codes including the filing of applicable periodic reports under each jurisdiction. The Director Engineering will forecast and plan for operations & engineering resource requirements – including human resources, vendor support, materials, equipment, etc. Establish and monitor weekly mandate work compliance against planned targets, set priorities for operations on a weekly basis.

Accountabilities

  • Customer gas designs for service areas. This includes gas mains and services, system regulator installations, gas production facilities and take stations.
  • Implementing an engineering department responsible for the management of all of Liberty Utilities’ gas distribution assets in MA
  • Deliver the capital projects per the annual work plan, in an optimized manner, according to approved costs, schedules, and quality requirements.
  • Provide effective and innovative engineering design solutions to allow efficient construction and maintenance and to optimize life cycle.
  • Work collaboratively with relevant groups within Operations to provide design solutions within agreed upon timescales.
  • Develop 1-5 year plans for gas system expansions and reinforcements in accordance with established strategies, good engineering practice, and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Develop processes to better align design time for time sensitive new customer and system improvement designs.
  • Provide industry leadership at a regional level for gas engineering design and gas risk (leak) management, and system reliability.
  • Provide technical expertise to various parts of the organization as requested including testimony to regulatory bodies and due diligence activities.
  • Develop a systematic approach to attracting, developing, and retaining engineering talent for the organization.
  • Work with the other areas of Liberty Utilities’ to drive consistency and sharing of best practice in the engineering and design of the gas distribution systems.
  • Support leadership team in establishing an organization that fully supports Liberty Utilities’ vision and strategy.
  • Develop initiatives to optimize department resources across the gas businesses.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, MBA or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Professional Engineering License, PMP Certificate preferred.
  • 10+ years of engineering management experience
  • Energetic and enthusiastic technical leader
  • Knowledge of national and local regulations associated with gas system design.
  • Knowledge of engineering consultants and their capabilities.
  • Ability to lead innovation and technical excellence.
  • Ability to manage a group which is non-geographically stationed. #LI-DS1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.


Nearest Major Market: New Bedford

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