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Purpose
IT and OT Specialist is a key member of ENGIE Canada IT/OT mission critical operations team responsible for providing the technical support & analytical services with limited supervision for the management, design, specification, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of systems and processes that affect operation of renewable generation control systems across Canada.

Location/Department
Markham, Ontario / Asset Management
Status
Salary

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the System Control and IT/OT (Operations Technology) Asset management across Canada.
  • Experience managing and configuring communication protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC and TCP/IP.
  • Experience in Power Systems Engineering.
  • Experience with industrial networking, VLAN, NAT, Static Routing and Firewall.
  • Experience with NERC compliance requirements directly related to SCADA and Cyber Security in the Electric sector.
  • Identifies operational problems by observing and studying system functioning and performance results; investigating complaints and suggestions; interviewing process supervisors and operators; completing troubleshooting procedures.
  • Identifies operational priorities by assessing operational objectives; determining project objectives, such as, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, operator convenience, safety, environmental quality; estimating relevance, time, and costs.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry standards and other requirements.
  • Responsible for verifying accuracy of reports and documents related to plant performance and equipment, following-up with suppliers and service providers when required, and preparing reports or notifications as required.
  • Provide technical guidance support and maintenance procedures.
  • Work with team to ensure that the control system applications and platforms are maintained according to standards, adhere to policies, and in compliance with NERC.
  • May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work, weekend and holidays work, and/or on call duties.
  • Participate and support site safety and environmental management systems; assure safety and environmental considerations are included in engineering products and solutions.
  • Work multiple projects including supporting future development projects.
  • Must comply with all applicable ENGIE policies and procedures.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess good problem-solving skills.
  • A valid passport and valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in North America, up to 30% of the time.
  • Technical skills and the ability to learn and adapt.
  • Works with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintain control over all current projects/responsibilities. Follow up on all relevant issues.
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills, including influencing, consulting, negotiation, and the agility to lead and drive complex and critical solutions while adapting to changing priorities.
  • Ability to plan, implement, test and troubleshoot system software.
  • Strong collaboration skills in order to partner effectively across various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to learn and utilize a working knowledge of broad business environment, energy industry and corporate operations.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following expertise

  • Process control and Energy Management Systems.
  • Experience with Industrial Controls and SCADA software like Citect, Wonderware, Cimplicity, Iconics or other similar systems.
  • Power Plant Control Systems.
  • RTU communications and substation systems.
  • Background in Wind/Solar Energy.
  • Understanding of Computer Scripting.
  • VMWare virtualization.

Essential Physical Abilities 

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use computer, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs of weight.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in heights > 250ft; enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned tasks.
  • Hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.
  • Ability to travel and engage in on-site troubleshooting.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science or related field.
  • 5 years of related experience preferably within the renewable or power systems industry.

Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover Letter to ENGIE North America online application system.

Working Environment 
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

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Position Summary:

The Wind Turbine Technician is responsible for the commissioning, maintenance, and operational support of wind turbines, test systems, and associated components.  Analyze, troubleshoot, and service mechanical and electrical aspects of wind turbines, testing systems, and associated components.

Principle Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Perform unscheduled, scheduled, and major component maintenance service on the Institute’s wind turbines, met towers, and corresponding Wind R&D Park equipment. Commission, install, troubleshoot and replace wind turbine components as required.
  • Promote/demonstrate adherence to safety standards, procedures, practices at all times and communicate safety focus to team members.
  • Collect/enter data and assist with analysis of data as necessary;
  • Document tasks, complete service and inspection reports;
  • Supervise contractors performing installation and maintenance;
  • Work with WEICan technical staff and clients to develop and execute wind turbine and test system projects;
  • Participate in all aspects of test programs and wind turbine installation:
    • Develop project documentation including updating technical drawings
    • Specify and purchase equipment as necessary;
    • Assemble cabinets as necessary;
    • Install electrical and mechanical systems as necessary;
    • Work with technical staff and client to commission the turbine and test system;
  • Perform routine maintenance, as required, on all site equipment, wind turbines, turbine test systems, met towers, site vehicles, repair to all facility buildings and grounds;
  • Fabricate and install anemometer towers with required instrumentation;
  • Fabricate and install test data acquisition systems with required instrumentation installed as needed;
  • Organize and participate in onsite and offsite wind resource assessment and turbine testing as needed;
  • Organize and participate in safety related training and WEICan safety responsibilities, e.g. safety committee, as requested;
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Organize and supervise student work done in conjunction with WEICan;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Training:

  • Graduate of a Wind Turbine Technology Course or equivalent.
  • Qualifications as Electrician, Instrumentation or Wind Turbine Maintenance an asset.

Experience:

  • Experience performing service to wind turbines and met towers;
  • Experience with turbine test systems, including data acquisition and instrumentation;
  • Experience with design and analytical software, e.g. Visio, AutoCAD, Excel;
  • Experience with wind turbine test standards, theory and protocols an asset;
  • Experience in electrical and mechanical machinery theory, operation and installation;
  • Knowledge of electrical controls, PLC controllers and electrical sensors;
  • Experience working with lathes, milling machine, power hand tools, electronic test equipment, climbing safety equipment, computers, diesel power generators, power electrical systems, and instrumentation an asset;
  • Comfortable climbing.

Communication:

  • Excellent communications skills: interpersonal, listening, oral, written, and presentation;
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization.

Working conditions:

  • The position primarily involves work in a lab/workshop and outdoor wind turbine environment.  Field work includes regular climbing of wind turbine towers and wind monitoring towers.
  • The position requires intermittent travel.  Candidate must be able to hold a passport.
  • Candidate must be able to maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • The position requires flexible work hours.

Please respond with a cover letter and resumé to careers@weican.ca by July 05, 2019.

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Engineering and Operations, the Wind Systems Junior Engineer/Researcher is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing operation of testing and technology development projects. The Wind Systems Junior Engineer/Researcher’s primary focus will be operational performance of the Wind R&D Park but will also contribute to research projects in support of the Institute’s mandate.

Principle Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Assist in the development and execution of operations and research programs involving the Wind R&D Park and associated technology in accordance with current best practices and industry findings.
  • Assist wind turbine technicians with field work including turbine inspections, troubleshooting, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, met tower, and small turbine work.  
  • Liaise with contractors, suppliers, system operators, and utility grid operators.
  • Prepare equipment documentation procedures, troubleshooting, service, and technical reports and present technical results at various industry forums.
  • Responsible for setting and maintaining high standard of project implementation and maintenance of site systems including development of documentation procedures.
  • perform project management, cost tracking, and scheduling of various operational projects.
  • Develop operational and testing procedures in accordance with technical standards applicable to wind turbine testing. Participate in wind turbine testing leading to certification contracts. Lead the development of various system test programs. Review data for quality control and reduce data for detailed analysis.
  • Collaborate in the writing of academic papers with researchers and present findings at conferences. Prepare presentations for others within the Institute.
  • Assist in the selection, design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of measurement equipment and data acquisition systems.
  • Remain current with information on technical trends, research, applications, and effective practices related to the wind energy and energy storage industries.
  • Organize and participate in safety related training and the Institute’s safety responsibilities.
  • Organize and supervise student work done in conjunction with WEICan.
  • Work collaboratively, manage multiple projects, balance priorities, lead project teams, and meet deadlines.
  • Draft project proposal submissions.
  • Work independently.
  • Work with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Education and Training:

  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering preferred. Other engineering disciplines, or other equivalent degrees (Physics, etc.) also considered.
  • Member of or eligible for membership with the Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island, preferred.

Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in wind integration and storage systems desirable.
  • Utility grid operator and system operator experience an asset.
  • Understanding of the electricity grid desirable.
  • Experience in electrical/mechanical and instrumentation design and implementation desirable.
  • Experience in engineering research an asset.
  • Knowledge of industrial control and storage system technologies an asset.
  • Relevant experience in electrical systems and storage systems an asset.
  • Experience in instrumentation, programming, digital control systems, and data acquisition systems an asset.
  • Experience in project management an asset.
  • Knowledgeable in CSA, CEC, and the IEC wind turbine standards an asset.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, MS Office, coding, and CAD software packages an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Working Conditions:

  • The position involves work in both an office/lab environment and outdoor wind turbine environment.   Field work includes regularly climbing wind turbine towers and wind monitoring towers, both at the Institute and remotely.
  • The position requires intermittent travel.  Candidate must be able to hold a passport.
  • Candidate must be able to maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • The position requires flexible work hours.

Please respond with a cover letter and resumé to careers@weican.ca by July 05, 2019.

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Are you seeking opportunities to collaborate with a diverse community of engineers to make an impact on climate change?

Are you ready to leverage your communications skills, connect with clients, and deepen your technical expertise in wind turbine technology to foster the safe and successful development of wind energy?

DNV GL’s Wind Turbine Engineer position may be a great fit for you!

DNV GL – Energy’s Renewables Advisory group is seeking a Wind Turbine Engineer to join our Turbine Technology group to support Independent Engineering tasks related to wind turbine technical risk evaluations. The role will allow you to be part of a team at the forefront of new technical developments, including evaluating OEMs new wind turbines and climbing them. In addition to growing technical expertise, the role is an opportunity to flex your project and time management skills, adaptable oral and written communication when conveying technical details to address varying customer needs, and innovative ideas for improving internal tools and processes.

The candidate will be an active member of the IE-Turbine technology group that evaluates the risks associated with wind farm technology, providing (amongst other things) site suitability assessments, turbine technology reviews and construction monitoring reports of wind farms to project owners, lenders, equity investors, and banks.

This position is based out of our Montreal, QC, office or our Seattle, WA, office (other locations may also be considered).

Tasks May Include

  • Perform turbine site suitability analysis with DNV GL developed analytical tools. Evaluate site suitability assessment prepared by OEMs.
  • Contribute to wind turbine technology assessments, review assessments by others, 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 construction monitoring, operational project assessments, manufacturing quality inspections, and potentially failure investigations.
  • Review projects’ O&M budgets and provide O&M cost projections using DNV GL’s internal tools, including evaluation of expected major component failure rates.
  • Prepare high quality written documentation and reports conveying work performed, results, and implications.
  • Prepare detailed reports, memos, technical notes, and email correspondence to communicate clearly and objectively to clients with accuracy and technical rigor.
  • Review root cause analysis (RCA) investigations performed by OEMs or others, in order to assess RCA’s completeness and provide evaluation of associated risks and mitigants. Work may also include at some point active participation in RCAs, including 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.
  • 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

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering or physics disciplines required. Masters in Wind Energy Engineering, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of experience within the wind energy industry in an engineering related role (internships and coursework will be considered). Consulting experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of wind turbine systems including gearboxes, blades, pitch and yaw systems, generators, turbine controllers, towers, electrical cabling, and SCADA systems
  • Computer programming background (MATLAB, Python or other transferable languages) is a plus
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, materials, controls, and physical environment impact on structures preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and able to learn new software
  • Proficient in reading and understanding mechanical drawings and electrical schematics is desired
  • 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)
  • Proven HSE mindset
  • Ability to be commercially responsible for management of projects and handle associated administrative details
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, comfortable addressing groups
  • Bilingual (French and/or Spanish) writing and verbal skills a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel in North America, up to 30% of the time
  • 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)
  • 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 30-35 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
  • We conduct a pre-employment background check

Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover Letter to DNV GL online job forum. Please include a Cover Letter and an English Version of your Resume

**Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position**

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.  

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Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL – Energy’s Renewables Advisory group is seeking a Senior Civil Structural Engineer to join our civil engineering team. The Senior Civil Structural Engineer will act as a key member of the global civil engineering team, engaged in analysis, design review, construction observation, and analysis of structural failures of wind and solar energy systems. The engineer in this position will have a highly visible role and be involved in several solar energy projects worldwide. This position is based out of our Montreal, Quebec office.   

Why you should work for us? 

Because within the DNV GL Energy – Renewables Advisory service line, organizational culture, and more specifically how we collective influence the world for future generations matters. Our team aims at facilitating the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society, achieve our purpose through the success of our customers and strive to be high-performing and innovative, which reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. Join us and be a game changer.  

Tasks May Include

  • Review of design drawings and calculations for Wind and Solar Energy foundations structural support systems, to support project financing
  • Evaluation of pre-market design concepts for Wind and Solar Energy structural support systems
  • Evaluation and root cause analyses of Wind and Solar Energy system structural failures
  • Observation and documentation of Wind and Solar Energy construction
Position Qualifications

Requirements

  • Master of Science – Civil or Structural Engineering. Ph.D. – Structural Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 5  years of experience in structural engineering design required
  • 2 years of design of electrical transmission, wind or solar energy structural systems preferred 
  • P.E. or P.Eng. License in at least one US or Canada jurisdiction preferred or willingness and ability to obtain it within one year. 
  • Structural Engineer (S.E.) License (NCEES SE Exam compliant) desired 
  • Proficiency in IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI, NBCC, EuroCode and other common structural design codes
  • Proficiency in SAP, STAAD, and other common structural analysis programs.
  • Detailed understanding of fatigue in reinforced concrete subject to high cycle demand (Eurocode, CEB FIP MC 2010, DNV OS C502)
  • Prior research or design experience with reinforced concrete wind turbine foundations. Understanding of foundation systems for utility scale onshore wind turbines is a plus 
  • Prior research or design experience with wind-induced dynamic loading of Solar PV structural support systems preferred
  • Understanding of common Solar PV foundation systems and geotechnical aspects of design
  • Understanding of typical construction methods for Wind and Solar Energy
  • Proven HSE mindset and demonstrated behavior-based safety mentality
  • Able to work independently and make independent decisions when called for
  • Able to work with a geographically diverse team, within North America and internationally
  • Maintain a flexible schedule and be able to keep in contact with international offices.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time domestic travel (US and Canada), and must also be able to travel internationally
  • Must be able to use common construction personal protective equipment, walk over uneven terrain, climb ladders
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills. Second language preferred 
  • We conduct pre-employment screening

Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover Letter to DNV GL online job forum.

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. Local employment conditions apply. Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. 

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower 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. 

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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Job Posting Title: IRC7807

Company Overview:             

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, owns, and operates power generation facilities using a variety of energy sources.

Capital Power owns approximately 5,100 megawatts (MW) of power generation capacity at 25 facilities across North America. Approximately 1,000 MW of owned generation capacity is in advanced development in Alberta, North Dakota, and Illinois.

Brief Posting Description:

One Permanent, Full-Time Position.

Capital Power Corporation is currently seeking an innovative and results-oriented individual to join our Energy Management Operations Centre (EMOC).

Reporting to the Senior Manager, EMOC, the Senior Analyst, Renewable Assets will be one of the analytical and technical experts of Capital Power’s renewable fleet. The successful candidate will use sophisticated analytics, systems, and technical expertise to identify potential opportunities to optimize Capital Power’s renewable assets. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with others in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and EMOC to identify and implement practical solutions that supports the company’s goals around availability and asset optimization.

Detailed Description:

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop, implement and enhance analytical models, systems, and processes which support the optimization of Capital Power’s renewable assets and EMOC’s remote monitoring operation;
  • Monitor trends and use operational expertise to proactively identify opportunities to improve wind asset performance;
  • Work closely with EMOC 24/7 control room to identify potential turbine performance issues and escalate to Capital Power’s Operations and Engineering teams, as necessary;
  • Analyze renewable site performance against key performance indicators and report results to internal and external stakeholders including Renewable Operations, Engineering, Commercial, and the OEM;
  • Work closely with other business units inclusive of Operations, Engineering, Commercial, and IT to develop solutions that will drive additional value for Capital Power’s renewable fleet;
  • Serves as a technical expert on analytical tools, software technologies, and internal processes utilized by EMOC;
  • Provides recommendations and technical advice to peers, business stakeholders, and subject-matter-experts, as required;
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to health, safety & environment;   
  • Demonstrate a wholesome understanding of power markets fundamentals, market rules, NERC standards, commercial agreements, and technologies that impact Capital Power’s renewable fleet;
  • Establishes and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional team members and;
  • Collaborates with external contacts and industry peers to gain an understanding of industry standards and best practices to increase value within the EMOC and Renewable teams.

Job Requirements:

Education:

  • Degree in Engineering or Business with extensive experience working with wind turbines.
  • Wind technician certification with 3 – 5 years of related experience.
  • Additional experience or training related to analytics or wind turbine operations considered an asset.

Experience:

  • Proven ability to leverage leading edge analytical methodologies and best practices to model or forecast wind operations, maintenance, and performance.
  • Comprehensive understanding of operating and maintenance procedures for wind turbines; and experience directly contributing to the development of procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of wind turbine operation and maintenance.
  • Experience working within or supporting a 24/7 remote operating center.

Technical Skills:

  • Competent with Industrial Control Applications, HMI SCADA, PI, OSIsoft, MS Office projects, and computer programming languages such as VBA or MatLab.
  • Proven analytical skills as it relates to assessing renewable asset operational performance;
  • Ability to communicate technical information and complex issues in a clear and concise manner to peers, business representatives, and external counterparts.
  • A good understanding of wind turbine technologies, including emerging issues, used in Capital Power’s renewable fleet.

Working Conditions:

  • Working in an office environment, with infrequent travel required to meet site operations, or to other Capital Power offices. Out of business hours may be required.

Additional Details:

In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

As this is a safety sensitive position, clearance of a pre-placement medical and drug & alcohol test are bona fide occupational requirements.

How to Apply:

Capital Power only accepts resumes via on-line application. If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.

We thank you for taking the time to apply and expressing interest in Capital Power. We wish that we could personally respond to everyone who applies, however it is our practice to contact only those individuals selected for interviews.

Capital Power is committed to providing a fair and transparent hiring process and hires capable employees with the information processing capability, skilled knowledge and application for the position.

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Purpose
Operation and Control Engineer is responsible for supporting Engie North America’s IT and Operations Technology Engineering team the ongoing support of our Canadian renewable energy which consist of 13 generation assets coast to coast in Canada including a mix of Wind, Solar generation assets.

Reports to
IT/OT Manager – Canada

Location/Department
Markham, Ontario/ Asset Management

Vacancy Status
Local Contract Only

Status
Salary

Essential Job Functions

  • Reporting to the IT/OT Manager for Canada and secondarily to the Director of Operations.
  • Operation and Control Engineer is responsible for supporting and managing all Operations Technology Assets across Canada.
  • Participate and support site safety and environmental management systems; assure safety and environmental considerations are included in engineering products and solutions.
  • Design, plan, integrate, test and commission power system applications per defined requirements.
  • Identifies operational problems by observing and studying system functioning and performance results; investigating complaints and suggestions; interviewing process supervisors and operators; completing troubleshooting procedures.
  • Identifies operational priorities by assessing operational objectives; determining project objectives, such as, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, operator convenience, safety, environmental quality; estimating relevance, time, and costs.
  • Desired working knowledge of power generation equipment, substations, DVAR/DSTATCOM and SCADA control systems.
  • Develop/coordinate protective relay settings.
  • Protection & relay coordination studies.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry standards and other requirements.
  • Knowledge of interfacing with SCADA, PLC etc.
  • Responsible for verifying accuracy of reports and documents related to plant performance and equipment, following-up with suppliers and service providers when required, and preparing reports or notifications as required.
  • Evaluate and develop site improvement projects. Provide economic justification, develop RFQ’s, evaluate bids and contract terms & conditions and award purchase orders, manage contractors, QA/QC monitoring, field change requests and develop budgets and manage cost control responsibilities for projects.
  • Provide technical guidance support and maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of various building, industrial and utility communication protocols like Modbus and DNP3.
  • PLC arrangements, I/O list. PLC programing and HMI programming capability is an asset.
  • Perform tier 2 support on complex technical issues associated with control system applications and the associated platforms.
  • Work with team to ensure that the control system applications and platforms are maintained according to standards, adhere to policies, and in compliance with NERC.
  • Present engineering analysis, plans and recommendations to site staff, management and directors.
  • May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work, weekend and holidays work, and/or on call duties.
  • Work multiple projects including supporting future development projects.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 5 to 7 years of related experience preferably within the Renewable or Power Systems industry.
  • Excellent communication skills in either English or French, with bilingualism an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills to manage and supervise people and or contractors.
  • A valid Passport and valid Canadian Driver’s Licence.
  • Technical skills and the ability to learn and adapt.
  • Works with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintain control over all current projects/responsibilities. Follow up on all relevant issues.
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills, including influencing, consulting, negotiation, and the agility to lead and drive complex and critical solutions while adapting to changing priorities.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use computer, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs of weight.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in heights > 250ft; enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to travel, and engage in on-site troubleshooting.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field required.
  • Registered or ability to register as a Professional Engineer in Canada.

Working Environment (85% indoors, 15% outdoors)

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status”.

ENGIE North America Inc. encourages individuals to apply for open positions using the Apply Online button below.  However, if you are unable to complete your application on-line you may mail your resume to our address: ENGIE North America Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77056.

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Do you want to be part of a growing company and a team of experienced professionals?

We are always looking for new talent, come join our team!

JOB POSTING #PRC208
If interested, please send your CV and resume to: HR@innergex.com.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President – Corporate Relations, the Manager – Community Relations will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Engage in and support consultation with Indigenous partners, municipal governments and local stakeholders;
  • Maintain day-to-day contact with the company’s Indigenous partners;
  • Assist in consultation and engagement with all levels of government;
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulations, standards and best management practices pertaining to community and Indigenous relations;
  • Work with the broader consultative teams to ensure the company is meeting all of its contractual and legal obligations with host and indigenous communities;
  • Work with the Development team to lead and support community consultations and relationship building;
  • Represent the company at community events;
  • Support the Vice President – Corporate Relations in meetings including, but not limited to, attending and participating, taking minutes and writing summaries;
  • Assist in the development of presentations and external materials;
  • Other tasks to support the activities of the Vice President – Corporate Relations, as required.

Profile

  • Strong sense of ownership over work and overall team objectives;
  • Well organized, proactive, and meticulous;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken);
  • Capacity to work under pressure with tight deadlines in the context of changing priorities;
  • Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and interact with diverse stakeholders;

Professional Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma;
  • Knowledge of legal and policy context around Indigenous relations in Canada;
  • Experience in relations with municipal, provincial and/or federal government officials;
  • Experience in community and Indigenous relations an asset;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Company Profile

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is a global player with an extensive and growing portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, France, Chile and Iceland. The Corporation develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar parks and geothermal plants exclusively producing renewable energy.

Sustainable development producing positive social, environmental and economic results guides our actions. We are not only proud of the work we do, but also of the way we do it. Our many accomplishments and continued successes are made possible by our outstanding team of employees.

Innergex, a publicly traded corporation, has offices in Longueuil, Vancouver, Lyon and San Diego.

The chosen candidate will be based at our Vancouver office.

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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:

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 Calgary, AB office, Pincher Creek, AB or Wolfe Island, ON facilities and will require travel (30-35%) to our facilities in Canada and the US.

Accountabilities:

  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor technical tasks associated with the assigned engineering projects
  • When required, coordinate and oversee suitable engineering consultants
  • Review assigned capital projects to confirm that a technically sound option has been selected
  • Deliver or oversee engineering work in all stages from front-end engineering design through to detailed scope and construction packages.
  • Coordinate scope development with Plant Engineering
  • Develop Quality Control Plan, commissioning plans and coordinate/complete hold/witness points and review with Owner’s Engineering
  • Coordinate technical support during project execution.
  • Research, analyze, and determine technically feasible options for emergent technical issues during projects.
  • Provide technical support to the execution team
  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Interact frequently with the Operations and Maintenance Teams to interpret their needs and requirements and represent them in the field
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with project manager and other project participants to aid and technical support
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Manage technical tasks associated with capital projects MOC’s
  • Assess technical risks associated with the assigned project and provide mitigation plans.
  • Utilize opportunities improving project delivery and provide value engineering solutions.
  • Support the project manager during the project lifecycle to the close out phase.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science and/ or IT background is required. 
  • Professional engineering status in jurisdiction of practicing
  • Eligible for professional registration in Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick
  • Minimum 5 year’s relevant experience.
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of time to facilities in Canada and US
  • Certifications from MS, Cisco, Security vendors
  • Programming knowledge in (but not limited to) C#, Python, VB, JAVA, C/C++, SQL, XML, batch file scripting, Perl and assembly language
  • Often have specialized training and certifications in discipline related areas (i.e. Turbine OEM Training, substation operation, vibration analysis, generator protection, power plant performance, SCADA Vendor training and certs etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with industry standard communication protocols.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in own discipline with a general knowledge of other disciplines.
  • 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.
  • Understand and apply the policies, procedures, standards, regulatory and legal requirements that apply to the power generation business in the jurisdictions that we operate
  • Field experience is not essential but preferred

Interested applicants can submit Resume and Cover Letter to https://www.transalta.com/careers/. Application deadline: June 9, 2019.

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

Come on board!

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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Start Date: May, 2019
Discipline: Electrical
Job Duration: 8 months with possible extension to 16 months


Wind and Solar Electrical Engineering Intern

Based in TransAlta’s Pincher Creek, Alberta Office and reporting to the Plant Electrical Engineer – Wind and Solar Operations, the student will work closely with the wind and solar electrical engineer and electrical engineering technologists to plan and implement engineering scope for power generation electrical and controls projects. The role will also involve electrical engineering operational support of wind generating plant equipment such as substations, turbines, overground and overhead collector systems, SCADA systems, control systems, switchgear, protective relays and transformers, and will offer a blend of office time as well as time in the field.

TransAlta has 21 wind farms, including 907 wind turbines with the capacity to generate 1,419 megawatts (MW) of wind power — this is the equivalent of powering more than one million homes. Wind is now 15 per cent of TransAlta’s total generating capacity. We are continuing to expand our fleet with new projects in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Alberta. In Southern Alberta, we have wind operations close to Waterton National Park, Glacier National Park and Castle Provincial Park as well as other locations in Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and Wyoming. For a full list of TransAlta’s Wind Operations, please see https://www.transalta.com/facilities/plants-operation/

Qualifications
An Electrical Engineering Internship Student (completing 3rd year academic studies in April, 2019). Some industrial / generating plant experience is desirable, but not a prerequisite. The individual must be a self-starter and capable of working effectively with others. A valid drivers license is required.

You must be a current electrical engineering student eligible to work in Canada to apply.

How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly reply by May 8, 2019 to; samantha_hoffman@transalta.com with “TransAlta Renewables Electrical Engineering Internship Posting 2019” as the subject line.

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