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Project Engineer - Solar

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.

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. 



Responsible for overall technical coordination of projects during construction and turnover to Asset Management & Operations of new generation facilities which includes working with internal engineering team, the owners engineering consultants, EPC contractor, equipment vendors and supporting the project team with technical aspects of interconnection process. Under the direction of the Director, Project Engineering provide support for projects in construction as well as supporting development activities as needed. The purpose of the role is to provide engineering and technical coordination and support services to a wide range of power generation technologies of interest to Liberty's major construction projects.



Provide supervision and coordination of all engineering functions during construction and turnover to Asset Management & Operations of new generation facilities. This includes:

a. Expected to work within multi-disciplinary/multi-departmental teams and seek as well as provide peer review for technical content to other technical staff in Liberty both within and outside the department.
b. Supervise external suppliers, contractors and consultants including reviewing work product for adherence to scope and work quality as well as worker safety when on site.
c. May be called upon to supervise/manage other department members on a long-term contract or interim basis.

Design Review and Coordination

a. Ensure design of projects comply with the requirements of applicable agreements (EPC, TSA), codes, standards, QA/QC policies, performance standards, and industry practice.
b. Coordinate with contractors and subcontractors to ensure continuity and compatibility of design. 
c. Review and comment on engineering design of projects through various design submittals from consultants and contractors
d. Ensure compliance of projects with interconnection requirements of Transmission Providers and Transmission Owners such that substation in-service, initial synchronization and project Commercial Operation milestone dates meet target dates.
e. Manage engineering clarification (RFI process) from contractor(s) and suppliers with administrative support form Project Coordinator

Project Execution

a. Cooperate and communicate effectively with project managers and project team to provide assistance and technical support.
b. Provide technical interface support with lenders engineers and independent engineers as required.
c. Provide technical leadership on developing construction, commissioning and start-up and operations plans.
d. Monitor status of project execution (permitting and construction) and act as liaison between internal and external stakeholders to adhere to project schedule.
e. Lead the project team with management of consultants and contractors, and with equipment procurement as necessary throughout construction and turnover to Asset Management & Operations.
f. Work with site personnel to ensure construction of the project follows the design requirements.
g. Manage technical information transfer between various parties (contractors, equipment suppliers, regulatory authorities, etc.) via Request For Proposals (RFIs) and Submittals/ Transmittals.

Technical Ability

Potentially using computational tools and technical specifications as follows:
a. Mapping/Arc-GIS/AutoCad, Wind-Pro, PV-Syst, etc…
b. Geotechnical services (boring, test pitting, laboratory analysis, piezometers, reports) 
c. Wind turbine, PV solar power generation & energy storage technology (power curves, equipment specifications, noise guarantee’s and curves, etc.)
d. Ancillary equipment (padmount transformers, substation control buildings, maintenance buildings, SCADA/IT communications, etc.)
e. Transmission Lines, Switching Stations, Substations and Collector Systems
f. Other technology skills related to wind/hydro/solar power generation facilities.

Education and Experience


  • University degree in engineering or equivalent education/industry experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in engineering, preferably in the power generation & renewable energy industry. 
  • Electrical - electrical specifications & studies for transmission lines, switching stations, substations & collector systems, SLDs, AC & DC schematics, SCADA and Protection & Control schemes
  • Working knowledge entire suite of Microsoft Office programs and ability to use new software as required with the support of training as needed.
  • Fundamental understanding of worker and public safety issues and environmental regulations.
  • Willingness to adhere to and succeed in Liberty provided safety training including practical and in class sessions.
  • Candidates with direct experience/working knowledge in the following areas are preferred:
  • Solar power generation
  • Testing and Commissioning experience.
  • General project engineering experience in an EPC environment
  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold or are eligible to obtain an Ontario Professional Engineering license or other Canadian province equivalent.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and the ability to rent vehicles on the corporate account.

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

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (helath/dental/vision/life)

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.

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