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Engineer I

We better the lives of our customers and communities.

Purpose

The Codes and Standards Engineer - Electric Distribution Engineering will provide technical knowledge and expertise for the Company to plan, design, construct, and maintain the electric distribution system with a focus on safety, compliance, reliability, operability, uniformity, appearance, economy, and the environment. The position also provides operations support including periodic on-call and storm support.

Accountabilities

  • Maintains an expert knowledge of the current addition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and any applicable rules and regulations of governing public authorities.
  • Develops and maintains the Company Electric Construction Standards, Engineering Design Guidelines and Electric Service Bulletins Policies.
  • Evaluates and implements specification changes to existing and new equipment, materials, and methods for electric distribution construction.  Create and maintain Electric Material Specifications.
  • Works with the Supply Chain group to review material contracts, provide input on alternative suppliers, and advises on material stocking and procurement.
  • Provides technical guidance, training, and mentoring to other engineers and engineering technicians within the department, as well as field construction personnel, as it relates to codes, standards, and areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Performs engineering calculations and analysis in support of design engineers and technicians.
  • Leads or participates in various code, safety, and engineering standards groups and associations internal and external to the Company.
  • As needed, performs design work and manages electric distribution construction projects to assist in balancing department workload and stay current on design practices and tools.
  • Provide off-hours support, including rotating "on-call" responsibilities, in response to service outages, system contingencies, and storms.
  • Interact effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Support the engineering and operations groups through other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology degree from an ABET accredited engineering school with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Electric Utility Industry
  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Motivated, self-starter with ability to work in a flexible and fast paced environment
  • Strong familiarity with work management systems software and Excel.
  • Knowledge of power system operations and protection systems
  • Knowledge of electric utility equipment and its functions and applications.
  • Knowledge of electric utility infrastructure maps, records, and documents.
  • Familiarity with good utility practice and business management including regulatory requirements desired.

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.