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Engineering Co-op

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

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.

 

Purpose

 

The successful student will join the Operations Engineering team within the Operations group of the Renewable Generation Business Unit.  Over the term, this individual will contribute to the goal of the Operations Engineering team to provide the Operations group with technical projects and solutions, recommendations based on data, and industry relevant technical expertise. 

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Mechanical Engineering; work alongside the department mechanical engineers on projects related to:
    • Development of maintenance plans for rotating equipment, hydraulic power systems, and composite materials (such as wind turbine blades)
    • Basic analysis of components and systems to identify risk or assess mechanical failure
    • Assist or lead small maintenance or improvement projects in any of the four generation fuel types (Wind, Solar, Hydro & Thermal) including budget & scope development, project execution and reporting/documentation
  • Electrical Engineering; work alongside the department electrical engineers on projects related to:
    • Development of maintenance plans for electrical substations and other power systems equipment
    • Assist with compliance submissions to the North American Electricity Reliability Corp. (NERC) and other regulatory requirement such as Arc Flash studies, Protection coordination studies etc.
    • Analyze operating data on an as needed basis (at the request of customer or based on production variances) for system troubleshooting (Wind, Solar, Hydro & Thermal), determining trends and identifying concerns including conducting or coordinating consequential root cause reviews

 

Education and Experience

 

  • 3rd or 4th year student, currently enrolled in an Mechanical Engineering program with a College or University where co-op is a requirement
  • Strong interest in practical application of rotating equipment, materials, and power generation
  • Strong MS Office experience, Visio and MS Project is an asset
  • Strong written and verbal Communication skills, with the ability to present analysis findings to internal teams
  • Bilingual French/English is an asset

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
•    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.

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