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Senior Manager, Interconnection

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-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. 



This role will significantly support Liberty’s growth objectives in the development of Renewable Energy projects throughout North America by providing the strategic planning, technical analysis and management of the interconnection process for our pipeline of generation and energy storage projects. 


Interconnection Strategy
•    Understand and assimilate applicable interconnection rules and procedures in all applicable jurisdictions
•    Assist origination and development teams in the preparation, submittal and management of interconnection requests to various RTO’s and provide guidance to project developers in navigating the various interconnection processes.
•    Provide strategy input for future projects with respect to interconnection challenges & solutions.
•    Work with consultants to conduct necessary studies in support of interconnection options analysis and evaluating need and cost for required system reinforcements.
•    Determine the level of engineering analysis required at the various stages of project development in order to understand and evaluate interconnection challenges.

Engineering Management
•    Work with and direct electrical engineering consultants, regarding power system studies (injection capacity, generator deliverability, congestion and curtailment) and other electrical design requirements (conceptual and detailed design for plant and substation design).
•    Direct interface with the Transmission Owners in terms of design interfaces and technical standards.
•    Assist in the review and/or development of technical requirements and scope of work for equipment supply and project design and construction contracts for renewable energy and energy storage projects.

Consultant Management
•    Work with consultants to conduct necessary studies in support of interconnection options analysis and to evaluate the need and cost for required system reinforcements
•    Manage electrical engineering consultants for the production of relevant specifications, studies and drawings as required to support project development and interconnection. 
•    Evaluate, engage and manage Owner’s Engineer and Independent Engineer firms as required to support project development.  

Technology Providers
•    Direct interface with equipment suppliers for the following types of activities
o    Interpretation and application of specifications.
o    Evaluate and recommend bids for technical compliance, solution integrity, cost, etc.
o    Develop bidding and technical specifications and testing requirements
o    Shop inspections for technical compliance.
•    Work with equipment suppliers to obtain technical data and equipment dynamic models used for transient stability, voltage ride-through and frequency ride-through analysis by RTOs, utilities and consultants.

Emerging Technologies
•    Research, understand and recommend application of emerging technologies as they may relate to, or benefit, the broader corporate mandate of   sustainable 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


  • We are looking for an electrical engineer with experience in the power and renewable energy industry and direct experience in the following areas:
  • Generator interconnection process in North America in at least two of the following RTO’s: PJM, MISO, NYISO, NEISO, SPP, CAISO, ERCOT, IESO, AESO.
  • Transmission Owner interconnection requirements
  • High voltage substation design: 69 kV to 345 kV, including large power transformer and major electrical equipment specification.
  • Development of power generation projects:  hydro, wind, solar, battery storage.
  • Emerging power generation technologies: full DC/AC conversion power electronics, reactive power control, digital telemetry and control technologies.
  • Solid understanding of protection systems, telemetry, and metering. 
  • University degree in electrical engineering (Bachelor’s Degree or higher) or equivalent education/industry experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE/P.Eng.) preferred. 

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.


Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.


Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning

What we offer 

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program


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

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 our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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