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Engineer IV


Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


This position is responsible for supervising the Distribution Engineering Section.  The team’s focus is the design and preparation of construction documents including electrical construction plans, bills of materials, and calculations for the electrical distribution supply system.  The department supports capital projects to upgrade, improve resiliency, and reliability of the electrical distribution system as well as meet customer service request.  The Senior Engineer will manage resources to meet design deadline deliverables. The Senior Engineer will develop and ensure compliance with QA/ QC procedures, and ensure LU is in compliance will all applicable codes, rules, and tariffs.


  • Subject matter expert on overhead and underground distribution engineering, apply knowledge of Liberty Utilities construction standards, Electrical Service Information and Requirements, and portions of the National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code to construction applications of engineered electrical plan
  • Advise construction groups in the proper application of electric installations
  • Read and interpret one-line diagrams, site plans and load information
  • Perform analysis of electrical distribution design problems
  • Develop, a working knowledge of information systems critical to the work management, financial reporting and performance tracking of the designated areaIdentify all mandated work and compliance target dates, track progress, implement consistent work practices, procedures, and capabilities across the electric engineering teams to streamline, automate, and stabilize engineering tasks and ensure the efficient and most effective use of resources with moderate supervision
  • Develop, with Engineering and Operations Leadership, resourcing plans to meet the overall capital and maintenance engineering work plans for the upcoming year
  • Provide weekly and monthly report updates to Engineering Leadership on plan progress, identify gaps in resource availability and work plan requirements to Leadership as required
  • Assist with the securing of permits and licenses, and municipal/governmental requirements to complete engineering and advance the project as needed
  • Effectively communicate and participate with external agencies, municipal and regulatory representatives, and contractors on a regular basis as the company's electric system representative
  • Develop maintain and execute QA/QC procedures and training program for engineering department
  • Promote a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and efficient resource utilization, both throughout the department and operational teams

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 10+ years experience
  • Preferred 5 years in utility electrical engineering
  • PE license required or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Solid knowledge in the application of the National Electrical Safety Code, General Orders 95, 120, 165
  • Thoroughly familiar with electrical safety systems, NFPA 70E
  • Experience using CAD tools, Osmose O-calc, and GIS tools
  • Prior leadership experience for junior engineers
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office required
  • Valid driver's license required

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.


Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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