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Resource Analyst - Wind

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

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

 

A critical member of the Business Development team, the Resource Analyst assesses the wind and solar energy generation potential of greenfield and acquisition projects, helping to drive the growth of Liberty’s North American renewable energy generation fleet.
The Resource Analyst will add value by bringing their experience and technical skills to bear on new projects, they will:  perform detailed assessments of the generating potential and probabilities associated with individual opportunities; work with the team to identify and evaluate areas in which to pursue new developments;  and further the technical development of later stage projects. 
Working within an entrepreneurial team, the Resource Analyst will look to drive down project LCOE and strive for continual improvement, developing new methodologies to increase the efficiency of the resource assessment process and improving our approach to identifying new project opportunities. 

Accountabilities

 

  • Perform long term resource and energy assessments 
  • Be the technical resource assessment expert working as part of a team to conducting due diligence activities on potential greenfield projects and acquisitions of pre-construction and operating renewable assets
  • Design and optimize wind and solar site layouts and equipment selection to drive down the LCOE and optimize project economics            
  • Conduct statistical uncertainty analysis (P50, P90 estimates)    
  • Support late stage project development activities by designing site measurement campaigns, finalizing turbine layout arrangements, supporting permitting activities and working with independent engineers 
  • Contribute knowledge of technical fundamentals and their impact on project economics to help team identify regions and sites for pursuing new project opportunities
  • Use experience and the ability to analyze large data sets to help develop software tools that increase the efficiency and automation of our site analysis processes
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of wind and solar technologies and associated technical and market trends
  • Interact with vendors, independent engineers, customers and other stakeholders

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in engineering or related technical discipline  
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in the renewable energy industry
  • Experience with resource modelling software (WindPro, OpenWind, MatLab, PVsyst)
  • Experience with mapping software (ArcGIS) an asset
  • Experience with programming (Python) an asset
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting deliverables
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

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

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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