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Senior Manager, Electrical Engineering

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1 Metropolis, IL, US, 62960 Girard, IL, US, 62640 Saint John, New Brunswick, CA, E2K 2Y6 Nevada, MO, US, 64772 Apple Valley, CA, US, 92308 Laforce, Quebec, CA, J0Z 2J0 Saint-Gédéon, Quebec, CA Malden, MO, US, 63863 Sedalia, MO, US, 65301 Humansville, MO, US, 65674 Strafford, MO, US, 65757 Baxter Springs, KS, US, 66713 Red Deer, AB, CA, T4G 0K1 Chillicothe, MO, US, 64601 Deerfield, MI, US, 48445 Pine Bluff, AR, US, 71601 Goodyear, AZ, US, 85395 Willard, MO, US, 65781 Carefree, AZ, US, 85377 Sanger, CA, US, 93657-0397 Nixa, MO, US, 65714-7969 Billings, MO, US, 65610 Columbus, KS, US, 66725 Salem, NH, US, 03079 Paw Paw, IL, US, 61353 Stockton, MO, US, 65785 Pierce City, MO, US, 65723 Londonderry, NH, US, 03053 Tinker, New Brunswick, CA, E7H 5A8 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766-2637 Princess Anne, MD, US, 21853 Vandalia, IL, US, 62471 Anderson, MO, US, 64851 Ste. Catherine, Quebec, CA, J5C 1L9 Cochrane, ON, CA, P0L 1C0 Massena, NY, US, 13662 Hawkins, TX, US, 75765 Fall River, MA, US, 02721 Butler, MO, US, 64730-0209 Mayer, AZ, US, 86333 Joplin, MO, US, 64818 Asbury, MO, US, 64832 Rio Rico, AZ, US, 85648 South Lake Tahoe, CA, US, 96150 Caruthersville, MO, US, 63830-1133 Joplin, MO, US, 64801 Tahoe Vista, CA, US, 96148 St. Leon, MB, CA, R0G 2E0 St. Raphael, Quebec, CA, G0R 4C0 Commerce, OK, US, 74339 St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, CA, J2S 5N8 Ozark, MO, US, 65721 Blackstone, MA, US, 01504-2215 Ste. Brigitte des Saults, Quebec, CA, J0C 1E0 Joplin, MO, US, 64801 Charlestown, NH, US, 03603 Jackson, MO, US, 63755-0268 Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, CA, G5R 5B7 Windsor Locks, CT, US, 06096-2335 Noel, MO, US, 64854 Sierra Vista, AZ, US, 85635 Westover, MD, US, 21871 Sikeston, MO, US, 63801 Concord, NH, US, 03301 Minonk, IL, US, 61760 Webb City, MO, US, 64870 Ozark, MO, US, 65721 Columbus, GA, US, 31901 Granby, MO, US, 64844 Keokuk, IA, US, 52632 Hollister, MO, US, 65672 White Hall, AR, US, 71602 Maryville, MO, US, 64468 LaRussell, MO, US, 64862 Mont-Laurier, Quebec, CA, J9L 2A2 Concord, NH, US, 03301 Tilton, NH, US, 03276 Joplin, MO, US, 64804 Kirksville, MO, US, 63501 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E 3R8 Caribou, ME, US, 04736 Hannibal, MO, US, 63401 Republic, MO, US, 65738 Reeds, MO, US, 65737 Donnacona, Quebec, CA, G3M 1B5 Harrisburg, IL, US, 62946 Gainesville, GA, US, 30501 Rawdon, Quebec, CA, J0K 1S0 Downey, CA, US, 90241 Massena, NY, US, 13662 Tyler, TX, US, 75703 Pine Bluff, AR, US, 71601 Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA, E3B 7G5 Ash Grove, MO, US, 65604 St-Damase, Quebec, CA, G0J 2J0 Joplin, MO, US, 64804 Fall River, MA, US, 02721 Marshall, MO, US, 65340 Bolivar, MO, US, 65613 Keene, NH, US, 03431 Fall River, MA, US, 02724 Branson, MO, US, 65616 Baxter Springs, KS, US, 66713 Greenfield, MO, US, 65661 Clinton, MO, US, 64735 Bryson, TX, US, 76427 Gravette, AR, US, 72736 Neosho, MO, US, 64850 Litchfield Park, AZ, US, 85340 Manchester, NH, US, 03101 Mountain Lake, MN, US, 56159 Forsyth, MO, US, 65653 Tyrone, PA, US, 16686 Riverton, KS, US, 66770 Gold Canyon, AZ, US, 85218 Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1 Henrietta, MO, US, 64036 Seneca, MO, US, 64865 Aurora, MO, US, 65605 Cornwall, ON, CA, K6H 5R6 Nashua, NH, US, 03060 Buffalo, MO, US, 65622 Platte City, MO, US, 64079

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 providing interconnection solutions for the company's leading renewable power generation capital projects. These solutions involve all ISO and utility interconnection strategy and implementation, as well as power generation-to-utility interface design.  

Accountabilities

 

Engineering Management

  • Ability to perform engineering studies on projects.
  • Direct interface with the interconnected utility in terms of design and technical standards.
  • Obtain, review, understand and assimilate various interconnection codes (distribution and transmission), standards, specifications, guidelines, regulations and rules.  These may be published by transmission or distribution companies or independent system operators (ISO’s)
  • Work with and supervise directly the work of retained electrical engineering consultants, regarding circuit design and study scope and results (grounding, protection, load-flow, fault levels, harmonics, etc.)
  • Attend meetings with utility representatives during development of interconnection schemes and studies

Consultant Management

  • Manage retained electrical engineering consultants for the production of relevant interconnection and electrical designs for the following components of renewable energy projects:
  • Metering, Protection and control, SCADA and data management, Medium voltage distribution and collection circuits, Voltage transformation and protection schemes, power factor correction and VAR support, switchgear and fault protection, and utility interconnection.
  • Evaluate integrity of consultant's services; engage alternative and best-in-class service providers for consulting, technical solutions and assistance.        

Interconnection Strategy

  • Provide strategy input for future projects with respect to interconnection challenges & solutions.
  • Research markets and ISO's, both in N. America and internationally, with regards to interconnection rules and strategies, market maturity, applicable tarriffs and regulations, transmission options, market congestion, constraints and curtailment operations, etc.

Technology Providers

  • Direct interface with equipment suppliers for the following types of activities
  • Interpretation and application of specifications.
  • Evaluate and recommend bids for technical compliance, solution integrity, cost, etc.
  • Develop bidding and technical specifications and testing requirements
  • Shop inspections for technical compliance.

Emerging Technologies

  • Research, inspect, understand and recommend application of emerging technologies as they may relate to, or benefit, the broader corporate mandate of regulated/non-regulated power generation asset development and growth.
  • Emerging technologies will involve telemetry and communications, power electronic-based DC/AC conversion, reactive power generation and compensation, and ancillary products and system benefits such as low or zero voltage ride through, primary frequency response, black-start features, etc.
  • Research and recommend cost and optimization benefits of emerging technologies.

Education and Experience

 

  • University degree in electrical engineering or equivalent education/industry experience.
  • Minimum 10 years progressive experience in power and controls, preferably in the power generation industry.
  • Candidates with direct experience/working knowledge in the following areas are preferred:
    • Generator interconnection process in North America (PJM, MISO, NYISO, NEISO, SPP, CAISO, ERCOT, IESO, AESO)
    • Powerflow analysis for Available Transfer Capability and Generator Deliverability
    • Security Constrained Economic Dispatch
    • High voltage substation design: 120 kV to 500 kV, including large power transformer and major electrical equipment specification
    • Power generation development: hydro, wind, solar, battery storage
    • Experience with emerging power generation technologies; full DC/AC power electronics, reactive power control, digital telemetry and control technologies, advanced digital system modelling, etc.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

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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