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Project Engineer - Solar

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

We better the lives of our customers and communities.

Purpose

This position is responsible for providing engineering and technical coordination and support services related to a wide range of power generation technologies of interest to Liberty major development projects.

Accountabilities

  • Provides engineering and technical coordination services for major Business Development projects, including preparing; (1) technical requisitions/scope of work definition, (2) equipment tendering/procurement and supply chain coordination, analysis and expediting, (3) budget estimating, (4) project schedule and updates, and (5) resolution of inquiries, conflicts, and challenges.
  • Provide engineering and technical coordination services including, as required; (1) work planning and coordination with sub-contractors and equipment suppliers, (2) liaison with field construction & Operations stakeholders, (3) management of technical documentation (manuals and drawings), (4) procurement of engineering services and materials including obtaining budget estimates and defining quality control parameters, (5) preparing project close-out documentation including new/revised operations/maintenance procedures, (6) ensuring appropriate supervision of contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers with respect to quality and safety, and (7) soliciting stakeholder/team input and providing project updates (format/frequency/audience) and proceeding accordingly for the purpose of ensuring optimal value for Algonquin.  This job function may be undertaken as an individual but, more often, as part of a multi-disciplinary team including technical support from within the department as well as representatives from other project stakeholders (landowners, equipment suppliers, engineering consultants, regulatory agencies, etc.).
  • Provide technical support services as requested including; (1) as a contributing team member assigned specific tasks by the Project Manager as noted above, (2) providing technical leadership on developing procedures (construction, commissioning/start-up, operations, (3) undertaking research on technical issues and assimilating results, (4) providing technical calculations and opinions including responding to emergency requests, and (5) assist in development of other technical documentation, programs, or procedures, including those related to worker safety, for the purpose of ensuring appropriate technical accountability of work product to the benefit of Algonquin.
  • Potentially using computational tools and technical specifications as follows:
    • Mapping/Arc-GIS/AutoCad, Wind-Pro, PV-Syst., etc.
    • Geotechnical services (boring, test pitting, laboratory analysis, piezometers, reports)
    • Wind turbine power generation technology (power curves, equipment specifications, noise guarantee’s and curves, etc.
    • Ancillary equipment (padmount transformers, ventilation equipment, maintenance buildings, SCADA/IT/communications,
    • Other technology skills related to wind/hydro/solar power generation facilities.
  • React to changes in work assignments and priority and undertake all other tasks as assigned.
  • Perform all work treating worker and public safety as paramount and in compliance with all environmental and other regulatory constraints. 
  • Projects and tasks may include construction and contractual issues including management, regulatory compliance, or relate to earlier stage project development, and M&A acquisition due diligence assessment.  

Education and Experience

  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer in Canada (Ontario preferred).
  • Must have 3-5 years working experience in the power generation industry – renewable preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of the Microsoft Office programs; Outlook for email correspondence and meeting scheduling, Excel for analysis and cost tracking, and Word for preparation of reports, procedures, and other project documentation, PowerPoint for presentations, Access for data-base management, Project for Gantt charts.  
  • Must have the ability to utilize new software as required with the support of training as needed.
  • Must have a basic understanding of worker and public safety issues and environmental regulations.
  • Must have the ability to succeed in Algonquin provided safety training including practical and table top training.

Years of Experience

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • 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.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 

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