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Engineer IV

Tahoe Vista, CA, US, 96148 South Lake Tahoe, CA, US, 96150

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. 


This position will need a thorough utility oriented engineering experience.  Has primary responsibility for the engineering and design of projects totaling more than $1M.  Plans and conducts work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.


  • Provides engineering evaluations, recommendations, and planning associated with the installation of new distribution facilities (required to accommodate major new business loads or general growth patterns), the upgrading of existing facilities, and the correction of undesirable system operating characteristics for special projects of a non-routine nature.  Included is the assurance that all additions are technically feasible, compatible with long-range corporate guidelines and plans, and the most economical of technically feasible alternatives.  For new business studies, recommendations of a minimum system capable of meeting the customer requirements and a desired system providing the best overall solution for the company are made
  • Reviews substation transformer and circuit loadings; conducts system configuration recommendations; manages generation facility interconnection process (Rule 21, etc.); provides budget recommendations/justifications for new feeders, reconductoring, etc
  • Assist troublemen with customer complaint investigations; assists in creating special switching procedures (eg, substation transformer paralleling) Assist "controlling party" during major outages
  • Full engineering design, planning, and technical assistance for Substation (Protection and Control), Distribution, and Transmission design packages. Writes technical specifications for substation equipment ensuring accuracy and proper deployment in the field
  • Manage Distribution System Maintenance - performs underground and overhead refurbishment analysis and makes recommendations (switch replacements or new switch installation, conductor and equipment upgrades, etc.); assists in creating and managing capital and O&M budgets
  • Conducts voltage studies and problem amelioration; completes voltage drop calculations; conducts line voltage regulator studies:  conducts placement, sizing and settings of substation voltage regulator performance review and setting changes for capacitor bank installations and controller settings
  • Provides contact and facilities planning (particularly for ski areas). Conducts protection analysis; performs or manages protective device coordination studies; analyze protective device performance during faults; performs fault calculations upon customer requests (switchgear ratings or arc flash calculations); performs motor starting (flicker) calculations. Performs solar and backup generator systems review and approval
  • Position will be assigned direct reports and be expected to plan resources for annual budgeted substation construction work

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ years experience as a utility engineer
  • PE license highly preferred or the willingness and ability to obtain
  • Knowledge of protection, substation, and distribution and transmission design
  • Proficiency in substation design preferred
  • Utility experience required
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills #LI-RJ

Salary: $107,322 - $160,982 DOE

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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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