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Manager, Substation Protection & Control Engineering

Tahoe Vista, CA, US, 96148

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. 


Manage and coordinate the design of all Substation installations and modifications. Responsible to effectively plan, organize, budget, direct, control and lead engineering, design and capital planning activities associated with expansion and refurbishment of substation facilities. Leads the development of manpower, manhour and labor cost requirements for project and monitors actuals to estimate comparisons. Responsible for performance management, mentoring and training of junior engineers. Creates and maintains productive relationships with organizations both within and external to Engineering. Must be able to balance priorities, handle multiple assignments and take decisive action


  • Support Substation Operations personnel to solve detailed and complex system problems with innovative solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance to internal and external project teams for adherence to organizational design standards and industry best practices
  • Lead, oversee, review, and approve the work of the Substation Engineering department to ensure professional-level output of short circuit studies, relay settings, substation control drawings, and other necessary deliverables
  • Improve overall department performance through continuous training, detailed instruction, professional development, and purposeful motivation of Protection Engineering personnel.
  • Organize and prioritize the work of the Substation Engineering department and assigned resources to follow projected capital project construction and in-service milestones.
  • Develop and manage department O&M budget to approved budget levels
  • Collaborate with NERC Compliance department and monitor regulatory and standardizing bodies to maintain familiarity with applicable protection requirements.
  • Lead and oversee the Substation Engineering department in root causal analysis, corrective action planning, and submission of any applicable NERC-data reporting for system events.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of electric utility substation engineering or related experience


$129,773 - $194,659 per year

*Liberty considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education, training and skills, and geographic location. 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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