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31 Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

The SCADA Engineer position exists to provide specialized and disciplined first point of contact for controls engineering services and technical oversight to the wind and solar operations.  Their duties are focused on providing system diagnostic and troubleshooting support for safe, reliable operations. They are responsible for understanding the equipment/control system condition and risks, developing solutions for resolving issues and supporting the implementation of those solutions.  This position could be based at our Pincher Creek, AB or Melancthon, ON facilities and will require travel (20-30%) to our facilities in Canada and the US.

Accountabilities:

  • Provide diagnostic and troubleshooting support for operational issues concerning SCADA, controls and network connectivity
  • Respond to equipment/hardware issues and provide emergency support for forced outages, failures and other operational issues that may arise
  • Install mainframe SCADA computers, including the design and installation of operating systems, HMI software, updates, control programming, and displays; configure local area networks (LANs)
  • Support software & hardware development, assists in maintenance and upgrades on the SCADA system, which includes substation RTU’s, GE relays, field devices, and various forms of communication.
  • Knowledge of data communications protocols, networking equipment and computer operating systems such as Windows, including Cisco or Microsoft certified qualifications.
  • Complete timely Root Cause Failure Analysis, as well as recommending corrective actions to eliminate recurrence
  • Provide support for various control systems for wind turbines and substations
  • Work with OEM vendors for third party support
  • Manage long term planning for equipment maintenance and capital projects
  • Provide scope development and engineering support for capital projects that meet the asset goals
  • Review and update operating procedures and operating limits
  • Support management of changes process
  • Establish a collaborative work environment with team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to improve current processes and improve equipment performance/reliability
  • Evaluate and validate performance upgrades
  • Bring industry best practices, innovations/new technology to be evaluated by the business

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science and/ or IT background is required
  • Professional Engineering status in jurisdiction required and field experience is not essential but preferred
  • Minimum 5 year’s professional experience
  • Bilingual (English and French) would be an asset
  • Programming knowledge in (but not limited to) C#, Python, VB, JAVA, C/C++, SQL, XML, batch file scripting, Perl and assembly language
  • Understanding and experience with industry standard communication protocols.
  • Understanding of network architectures and design and experience troubleshooting issues on them.
  • Experience with the equipment used in a substation or turbine (PLC, RTU).
  • Professional engineering status in jurisdiction of practicing (or eligible)
  • Eligible for professional registration in Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick
  • Strong awareness of the technical aspects of the operation under accountability
  • Change management theory and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in a power generation facility with specific experience desirable
  • Demonstrated capability to solve standard and often complex problems through the application of sound engineering judgment and new technologies, services or products.  Impacts individual operational decisions, projects and a range of customers
  • Capability to understand and articulate complex technical issues to both a technical and non-technical audience

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position requires the successful completion of medical and alcohol & drug checks.

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Please submit a cover letter highlighting your strengths as an applicant, why you are interested in joining the DNV GL Wind Energy Assessment team and working in renewable energy.

The primary function of this position is to assess the wind resource and expected energy output of proposed or operational utility-scale wind farms across North America.

Main Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Conduct long-term wind resource and energy production assessments:

  • Analyzing wind and other climatic data and operational wind farm production and performance data (40%),
  • Inspecting sites and measurement equipment (5%),
  • Performing wind flow modeling (10%),
  • Assessing site conditions for turbine suitability (5%),
  • Predicting wind farm energy production (20%),
  • Conducting statistical uncertainty analyses (5%),
  • Writing technical reports and communicating results to clients (15%).
Position Qualifications

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:  The list below is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred.

Required:  

  • Aptitude in the statistical analysis of data
  • Strong MS Office Word/Excel skills.
  • Strong overall computer skills and ability to learn multiple software tools

Preferred:

  • Thorough knowledge of various mapping tools and map formats
  • Comprehensive understanding of wind flow principles
  • Proficiency with WindFarmer and WAsP a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills with macros and pivot tables is a plus.
  • Understanding of wind energy industry measurement techniques and standards
  • Coding skills and experience preferred, especially languages such as R, Python, VBA, and/or C#

FUNDAMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS:  The characteristics listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time,
  • Ability to write technical reports and commercial correspondence,
  • Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Proven Health, Safety and Environmental mindset
  • We conduct a pre-employment background check.

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering, atmospheric science, or mathematics field. With a 3.5 GPA or higher. (Required)
  • Advanced degree is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to sit for long periods of time when working in the office.
  • Repetitive tasks, typing, sitting and interacting with computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) most of the day.
  • Most frequently working in an indoor, environmentally controlled environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

Travel

  • The employee is required to travel to assigned project site locations; typical travel time is approximately 3 days every 2-4 months.

Opportunities Beyond Business

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work toward our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

To apply for this position, please click here.

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Summary: 
A Resource Analyst is an analyst who does analytical works, supports the Wind & Solar Resource Analysis and development team.

Specific Duties:

  • Quality control of wind/solar data prior to analysis
  • Early/late phase and simple/complex wind/solar resource assessment in Americas market
  • Technical support for transactions and closing projects for all related wind/solar resource assessment
  • Time series modelling of wind/solar resource
  • Liaison with Americas measurement group
  • Adhering to best practice to all the above technical assessments
  • Facilitating initial project discussions on prediction methodology and any issues found in the data and/or the analysis of the data
  • Developing relationships inside RES to maintain high level of knowledge and competency
  • Ensuring consistency of approach to predictions across the group (Americas and wordwlide)
  • Maintaining and creating new procedures, tools and templates.

Knowledge

  • Wind/solar resource assessment process is desirable
  • Knowledge of applied statistics
  • Lean process
  • Knowledge in storage is desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of the Canadian wind market
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • R/Python programming
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • ArcGIS, Global Mapper, Autocad (desirable)
  • Good report writing skills (technical writing) and attention to detail
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Ability to challenge process and priority
  • Comfortable with learning new concepts

Experience

  • Any relevant experience in wind and or solar energy is appreciated

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent level of professional experience.
  • English and French language required

Physical Requirements & Environment:
The work environment and physical demand characteristics of this position are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This position will require the employee to perform primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites.  The incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace.  Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.

To apply online, please click here.

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Job Activities Will Include

  • Perform turbine site suitability analysis with DNV GL developed analytical tools. Evaluate site suitability assessment
  • prepared by OEMs.
  • Contribute to wind turbine technology assessment, review, report writing, and client communication as part of
  • technical due diligence for project financing, mergers & acquisitions, owner purchases, and other business needs.
  • Remain current on new wind turbine technology, engaging with OEMs to understand latest technical details on new
  • products and updates/revisions to existing products.
  • Perform field and factory inspections of wind turbines and components as part of operational assessments,
  • manufacturing quality inspections, construction monitoring, and failure investigations.
  • Support performance of root cause analysis investigations into turbine and component failures covering inspection,
  • documentation of field conditions, causality mapping, and engineering calculations (as appropriate).
  • Ability and interest to learn aero-elastic load simulations of turbines. Example work would include detailed evaluation
  • of turbine loads to confirm site suitability, evaluating impacts of turbine modifications (hardware and software) on
  • turbine loads, and assessing remaining useful life of aged turbines.
  • Support performance of failure rate predictive statistical analysis.
  • Prepare high quality written documentation and reports conveying work performed and results.
  • Prepare detailed reports, memos, technical notes, and email correspondence to communicate clearly and objectively to clients with accuracy and technical rigor.
  • Complete company required documentation in a timely manner such as Job Safety Analysis, Risk Assessments, time sheets, expense reports, inspection check sheets, tracking reports and scheduling controls.

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Required – Bachelor in relevant engineering or physics disciplines
  • Strongly preferred – Masters in Wind Energy Engineering, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering
  • Minimum 2 or more years of experience within wind energy industry in an engineering related role preferred. Consulting experience a plus.

Required Technical Competency

Qualified candidates are expected to demonstrate the following technical competency items:

  • Knowledge of wind turbine systems including gearboxes, blades, pitch and yaw systems, generators, turbine controllers, towers, and foundations, electrical cabling, and SCADA systems.
  • Computer programming background (MATLAB, Python or other transferable languages)
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, materials, controls, and physical environment impact on structures.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and able to learn new software.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding mechanical and civil drawings, and electrical schematics.
  • Demonstrated strong written communication skills through report origination, draft/final revisions, ability to review and comment on work of peers, and complete high quality report deliverables. (An original writing sample will be requested as part of the selection process).

Preferred Technical Competency

  • Experience performing visual turbine inspections, construction monitoring, commissioning, operation monitoring, or factory quality assurance assessments.
  • Experience with or familiarity of different wind turbine platforms and manufacturers.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods for deriving component failure rate based on available failure data.
  • Familiarity with consulting engineering business needs and expectations and proficient in project management.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding operational procedures and instructions, maintenance and inspection check sheets and health and safety processes.

Fundamental Qualifications

  • Proven HSE mindset
  • Self-starter, quick learner, takes initiative and ownership
  • Ability to be commercially responsible for management of projects and handle associated administrative details
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Accountable for assigned tasks and projects
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Understands customer service approach to work
  • Ability to fit within team, taking guidance and instruction from senior staff, while comfortable with working independently for certain periods
  • Ability to think critically and assess information independently
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, comfortable addressing groups
  • Bilingual (French and/or Spanish) writing and verbal skills a plus
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with diverse people – clients and co-workers

Physical Requirements

The following physical requirements are established to enable performance of all job requirements

  • Ability to walk over rough or slippery terrain as experienced on heavy construction sites
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions as experienced across North America and in locations where wind energy projects are typically located
  • Ability to sit for extended periods as required for typical office work
  • Ability to climb a wind turbine tower ladder with up to 30 lbs of gear on person, typically to 100-120 m heights
  • Sufficient physical fitness to perform multiple turbine climbs per day
  • Ability to enter confined or enclosed spaces
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • We conduct a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

Travel

  • Willingness and ability to travel in North America, up to 30% of the time (international travel a possibility, but lowerlikelihood)
  • Valid driver’s license with clear MVR that complies with DNV GL insurance requirements.
  • Passport or documentation to allow international travel (entry to USA, Caribbean, or Mexico for example).

To apply for this position, please click here.

Opportunities Beyond Business

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see:http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

TransAlta is seeking a Supervisor, Wind Operations, QC & NB for the Le Nordais I & II wind farms in Matane and Cap-Chat, the New Richmond wind farm and the Kent Hills wind farm in New Brunswick, respectively.
Reporting to the Manager, Wind Operations, the primary responsibility of the Supervisor, Wind Operations, is to manage wind farm operations and finances. The Supervisor is responsible for the teams of technicians and administration. The supervisor works with employees to continually improve their skills to optimize equipment production and longevity in a safe manner while being environmentally responsible and compliant with TransAlta’s policies and procedures.

This position offers the opportunity to work as a team and makes a difference to the environment while participating in TransAlta’s renewable energy growth. It’s an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and busy team with unique challenges.

Accountabilities:

  • Accountable to provide leadership and optimal performance, by selecting, developing and managing direct reports and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Accountable for developing and implementing a 1 year business plan driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement.
  • Accountable for operational compliance to EHS, NERC, OHS, plant availability, and cost standards.
  • Accountable for developing and tailoring plans to drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost.
  • Accountable for selecting, developing, and managing a high performance team of employees to achieve expected outcomes of the plants. This includes delegating appropriate deliverables to direct reports and holding them accountable for delivery. This includes building bench strength.
  • Accountable to ensure staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training.
  • Accountable for identifying and mitigating risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results, and identifying and realizing opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results.
  • Accountable to establish a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner.
  • Accountable to uphold TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Technical degree or certificate degree in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in supervision and management of a large team.
  • Experience managing a budget with financial accountability for the delivery of business outcomes .
  • Minimum 10 years experience in operations management, preference will be given to experience in the power generation business with a comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of plant risks and related mitigation strategies
  • Contractual understanding of commercial agreements
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic investment decisions
  • Has strong understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Requirement and Strengths:

  • Values the work, is passionate to succeed, is committed to deliver business results, and works with deliberate intent and urgency.
  • Self-motivated and works with minimal supervision while consistently taking initiative
  • Strives for continuous improvement and leads a team to deliver outcomes in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated capability to build, engage, lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to make hard decisions while maintaining the respect of others.
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and engage cross-functional support to establish business plans, achieve business results and drive business improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with broad audiences including management, team, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Bilingual (French / English) is a requirement
  • Travel between sites and within Canada is required
  • Unrestricted Class 5 drivers license is required

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.

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Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

Local Unit & Position Description

The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the strong growth of DNV GL Independent Engineering consulting services worldwide. This position is responsible for providing technical consulting and producing independent engineering reports for Clients that are due diligence assessments of wind projects. DNV GL clients are often financial companies relying upon the report as part of their investment decision making process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing and concluding proposals for scopes of services related to due diligence work.
Initiating and coordinating the technical review process among internal specialists.
Performing portions of the due diligence reviews, including contract and financial model reviews.
Coordinating input from technical specialists and writing of the due diligence reports.
Following up on open issues with the Client, including coordinating input on such issues from internal technical specialists as necessary.
Leading meetings with clients to discuss IE report questions and concerns.
Coordinating construction monitoring by DNV GL, including performing audits.
Supporting financial closing of projects relying upon the IE report and conclusion of project construction monitoring.

The DNV GL Project Manager will be responsible for performing various stages of project management on multiple projects and will be well versed in MS Office products. The position will be responsible for organizing the technical due diligence process for projects, communicating and resolving technical issues with Clients, and travelling to projects in all parts of the country to perform ongoing site inspections related to construction progress on infrastructure and wind equipment installation, including inspection of wind turbines up-tower. The position is responsible for addressing concerns and issues of the Client related to the project, placing a premium on the Client’s time.

The position is required to understand technical concepts, including the finer details of such concepts as they relate to the Client’s need to understand them, and issues from internal technical specialists so as to assist the Client in understanding complex technical issues in layman’s terms. These include aspects of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. Detail knowledge of, or ability to deduce, such technical details without technical specialist assistance is not necessary. However, successful candidate must be able to grasp such details and articulate them to lay persons relying upon DNV GL interpretation of such issues.

Position Qualifications

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS.

Knowledge/experience with:
Project management.
Familiar with construction and supply contracts.
Understanding of budgets and financial models.
Able to establish and maintain good relations w/ clients.
Solid technical background.
FUNDAMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in heavy industry, wind industry experience preferred.
Fluent in MS Office products.
Capable of travelling to sites all around country and performing site visits (expected to be about 30% annual time).
Written and verbal communication skills must be exceptional
Proven track record of excellent/productive written skills for report preparation
Proven HSE mindset and demonstrated behavior-based safety mentality
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

BS degree in engineering, business, or other relevant degree from accredited 4 year university;
MS preferred.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in heavy industry/construction/management plus one year experience in the wind industry; or
Minimum of 2 years’ experience performing technical or financial reviews within the wind industry
BEHAVIOURS

Displaying high integrity and honesty – Clients rely on DNV GL’s independence and its responsibility to perform a rigorous but fair review of a project
Building relationships – The ability to gain and maintain the trust of developers and banks is critical to our success
Powerful communication – The ability to take highly technical issues and communicate them in a manner that can be understood by non-technical clients
Applying thinking skills – Identifying technical risks and formulating solutions or work-arounds that allow development and financing/investment to proceed
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Able to sit for long periods of time; when working in office.
Repetitive tasks, typing, sitting and interacting with computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) most of the day.
Working in an indoor, environmentally controlled environment when in office.
Able to climb wind turbines with appropriate gear (approximately 100 meters up a vertical ladder in all climate conditions).
Walk over rough or slippery terrain as experienced on heavy construction sites;
Work in inclement weather conditions on occasion.
Requires the willingness and availability to travel up to 30% of time for periods of a week or more at a time.
We conduct a pre-employment background check.
Opportunities Beyond Business

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work toward our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

This Plant Engineer position exists to provide specialized and disciplined first point of contact plant engineering services and technical oversight to the wind and solar operations.  Their duties are focused on providing plant diagnostic and troubleshooting support for safe, reliable operations.  They are responsible for understanding the equipment condition and risks, developing solutions for equipment issues and supporting the implementation of those solutions through the maintenance or the capital process.  This position is based out of our Pincher Creek facility and will require travel (20-30%) to our facilities in Canada and the US.

Accountabilities:

  • Provide plant diagnostic and troubleshooting for operating issues
  • Respond to equipment issues and provide emergency support for forced outages, failures and other operational issues they may arise
  • Identify, document, update and communicate equipment risk and mitigations
  • Complete timely Root Cause Failure Analysis, as well as recommending corrective actions to eliminate repeat failures
  • Support forced outage reporting requirements
  • Provide support to establish and optimize maintenance strategies, procedures and spare parts
  • Provide support for various control systems for wind turbines and substations
  • Work with OEM vendors for third party support
  • Manage long term planning for equipment maintenance and capital projects
  • Provide scope development and engineering support for capital projects that meet the asset goals
  • Review and update operating procedures and operating limits
  • Support management of changes process
  • Establish a collaborative work environment with team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to improve current processes and improve equipment performance/reliability
  • Evaluate and validate performance upgrades
  • Bring industry best practices, innovations/new technology to be evaluated by the business

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science and/ or IT background is required
  • Professional Engineering status in jurisdiction required and field experience preferred
  • Minimum 4+ year’s professional experience
  • Bilingual (English and French) would be an asset
  • Experience with control systems
  • Experience using or supporting the various SCADA systems across the fleet, as well as the systems used in Pincher Creek
  • Understanding and experience with industry standard communication protocols.
  • Understanding of network architectures and design and experience troubleshooting issues on them.
  • Experience with the equipment used in a substation or turbine (PLC, RTU).
  • Professional engineering status in jurisdiction of practicing (or eligible)
  • Eligible for professional registration in Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick
  • Strong awareness of the technical aspects of the operation under accountability
  • Change management theory and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in a power generation facilities with specific experience desirable
  • Demonstrated capability to solve standard and often complex problems through the application of sound engineering judgment and new technologies, services or products.  Impacts individual operational decisions, projects and a range of customers
  • Demonstrated capability to provide technical leadership to junior employees within their team
  • Engineering principles, practices and engineering standards
  • Capability to understand and articulate complex technical issues to both a technical and non-technical audience

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position requires the successful completion of medical and alcohol & drug checks.

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Sherwood Electromotion Inc. (SEI) is a leading independent provider of assembly, overhaul and manufacturing services for propulsion systems equipment and electrical rotating apparatus for Rail, Mass Transit and Wind Industries. SEI is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for over 40 years. As a company we are committed to providing our clients with outstanding quality, integrity and, value.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for an energetic Business Development Manager for our Wind Power department.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary focus is to expand company’s market share in Wind Power markets
  • Create marketing strategy to assure sustainable revenue growth in this sector
  • Develop promotional materials and targeted delivery methods
  • Prepare and deliver client presentations and marketing campaigns
  • Develop and maintain relationship with clients.
  • Identify key decision makers.
  • Manage and grow business relationships
  • Travel throughout North America to meet with clients
  • Monitor Wind Power market for emerging projects/contracts opportunities
  • Review and clarify projects/contracts requirement
  • Review and assess clients’ inquiries for products and services
  • Collaborate with Customer Service team to identify and resolve client concerns
  • Conduct Customer Satisfaction Surveys and analyze results and respond to concerns
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of business development experience, preferably in Wind Power Industry
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to manage and grow business relationships (client interface)
  • Exceptional analytical, multi-tasking, organizational and verbal and written communication skills
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude is required
  • Knowledge of electric motors/Wind Turbine is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Must be an energetic team player with a demonstrated ability to perform in a high-paced environment

Start your career with Sherwood Electromotion Inc. today and be part of a team that rewards quality and integrity with competitive pay, employee benefits and, profit sharing.

Please send your resume to annag@sherwoodelectromotion.com

Or view the posting on our website: http://www.sherwoodelectromotion.com/job-postings/wind-business-development-manager/

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The primary focus of the Finance Officer is to oversee the day-to-day operations of all finance activities for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) while working in accordance with CanWEA financial policies. Among other responsibilities, this role will manage accounts payables and receivables, provide financial analysis of actual against budget, establish forecast impacts and prepare monthly financial reports to senior management.

This role is located in Ottawa and reports to the President.  This role works independently but is interdependent on the other departments and functions within CanWEA.

All interested candidates please e-mail your CV and a one-page cover letter to carleenhicks@canwea.ca

Please note that the application deadline is November 22, 2017. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Key Accountabilities

Budgets, Internal Control & Funding (Event-driven and Annual)

    • Work with senior management in finalization of budget process, reporting structure, changes in reporting, schedule, key assumptions and guidance, and specific departmental issues.
    • Work with senior management and human resources (HR) to develop HR budget, including benefits and salary allocations.
    • Work with internal teams to design and maintain budgets associated with Special Asks, Events and other activities.
  • Consolidate budgets using prepared input forms.
  • On an ongoing basis, monitor and review internal controls, and work proactively to address gaps.
  • Review and consult on all material contracts and funding agreements.

Periodic Forecasting

  • Working with senior management to decide upon approach towards full re-budget or key accounts only (revenue, HR, etc.);
    • Work with senior management to develop forecast.
    • Consolidate forecasts.
    • Update cash flow and balance sheet.
  • Prepare forecast plan with schedule.

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare financial statement narrative for management, Audit Committee and Board.
  • Prepare regular cash flow forecast.

Investments

  • Track investment portfolio performance and report to senior management.
  • Correspond with Investment Committee.
  • Maintenance of Investment Policy, including meeting with our investment advisor.

Banking

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.

Audit

  • Correspond with Auditor throughout year.
  • Plan and manage audit – timing, issues, etc. in collaboration with the President.
  • Prepare documentation for Audit Committee – narrative & PowerPoint.
  • Finalize audit – engagement letter, rep letter, Board sign-off.

Membership & Events

  • Generation of invoices.
  • Preparation of event financial reports, including review of revenues and expenses with Director of Business Development.
  • Process receipts, including making bank deposits, recording wire payments from the online bank statement, credit card transactions, etc.
  • Membership dues collection, working in collaboration with membership team to execute annual membership renewal campaign.

Accounts Payable & Receivable

  • Timely processing of invoices, employee expense claims and credit card statements.
  • Matching of receipts (as required), verification of totals, and segregation of taxes.
  • Initial identification of expense account coding.
  • Entry of the invoices in the financial software.
  • Management of the approval process, including circulation of invoices/statements to managers for budgetary approvals.
  • Verifying and entering credit card transaction fees and bank charges.
  • Analysis of outstanding invoices to recommend payments.
  • Following up on outstanding amounts; when appropriate, referring outstanding accounts to other parts of CanWEA for action.
  • Preparation and management of cheques for timely payment management.
  • Prepare wire transfers, or direct payment of credit card statements, and ensuring that such payments have the required approvals.
  • Preparation of quarterly GST/HST and QST returns.
  • The maintenance of the accounts payable and receivable filing system.

Payroll

  • Management of all payroll related functions.
  • Management of vacation system and issuing quarterly reports to track accrual and usage.
  • Ensure correct amounts per employee for deductions and taxable benefits for compliance with all federal and provincial requirements.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll reconciliation for review by President.

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure a good flow of information to other departments in a proactive manner, including providing regular and ad hoc financial reporting as requested.
  • Respond to member/customer/vendor requests in a timely and constructive manner.
  • Provide support to other departments as requested, if available.
  • Primary contact for banking and services.

Please note other duties may be assigned as needed to meet the evolving needs of the association and its mandate.

Role Requirements

Education:

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant area of study.
  • CPA designation is an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.
  • Bilingual in English and French (written and spoken) is an asset.

Travel Needs:

  • This role requires travel on an infrequent basis (0-5% of time); travel consists of national travel within Canada.

Experience & Skills:

  • 3+ years (minimum) experience in accounting.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software Sage Simply Accounting (formerly known as Simply Accounting).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, with proficiency with Excel.
  • Report generation experience.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Non-profit industry experience is an asset.

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