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Lead Electrical Standards Engineer

Lebanon, NH, US, 03766-2637

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. 


The Senior/Lead Standards Engineer will plan, research, design, update, maintain, and communicate engineering design and construction standards for substation and distribution type equipment. The engineer will ensure compliance of approved material, standards, and procedures through interaction with other departments. This person will research, analyze, and support uniform and standard methodologies in providing solutions to related line construction and materials issues.


  • Ensure distribution and substation construction standards are reliable, cost effective and aligned with applicable US standards and codes. This would include but is not limited to performing a cost/benefit analysis of new materials and new construction standards.
  • Evaluate and supervise manufacturers’ designs to ensure compliance with established specifications and guidelines. Investigation and resolution of field reported problems related to designs and materials; resolving material failure trends with suppliers and making the appropriate changes in the standards or material specifications.
  • Through maintaining knowledge of current industry standards, technologies and other utilities construction practices, develop and perform field studies of material and recommend modification or replacement of material items used.  Develop, update and maintain Electrical Material Specifications
  • Develop, update and maintain the Company’s Electric Construction Standards, Engineering Design Guidelines and Electric Service Bulletins with the input and assistance of Design Engineering and Operations Departments Assist in providing technical and application training for Engineering and Operations personnel.
  • Actively seek out ways to improve job efficiency and standardization.
  • Participate in collaboration by attending team meetings and supplying ideas.
  • Provide off-hours support, including rotating "on-call" responsibilities, in response to service outages, system contingencies, and storms.
  • Works with the Supply Chain group to review material contracts, provide input on alternative suppliers, and advises on material stocking and procurement

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology degree from an ABET accredited engineering school with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in Electric Utility Industry
  • P.E. license a plus
  • 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.

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 (health/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


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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