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Electrical Engineer

Forestburg, AB
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Who We Are:

Heartland Generation is one of Alberta’s largest power generators, supplying more than 2,660 MW (gross) of power for the benefit of industrial, commercial and residential consumers.

Our balanced portfolio of contracted and merchant facilities provides reliable and efficient baseload power, as well as dispatchable generation with the ability to meet peak electricity demand. At Heartland Generation, we are focused on building a better bridge to a clean energy future through our innovative decarbonization strategy. As the first large-scale power generator in Alberta to transition completely off coal and one of the largest cogeneration operators in the province, we are now driving toward further industry decarbonization and our goal of net zero by 2050.

We are actively pursuing new technologies, including the integration of carbon capture and sequestration, hydrogen production and hydrogen-fueled power generation and renewable opportunities. By utilizing our existing assets, we will further reduce emissions, generate clean, reliable electricity and continue our investment in the communities where we live and work.

Heartland Generation is owned by ECP, a leading investor across the energy transition, electrification and decarbonization infrastructure assets, including power generation, renewables and storage solutions, environmental infrastructure and sustainability, efficiency and reliability assets.

The Heartland Way

As we focus on building a better bridge to a clean energy future, we are equally focused on how we get there.

The Heartland Way guides how we operate our business, treat each other, our customers and our communities through integrity, inclusion and respect, teamwork, collaboration, trust, accountability, honesty and transparency. Our people, from across the business, exemplify our principles at work and in our communities.

How do you fit in?  

The Electrical Engineer is a member of a multi-discipline engineering team tasked with executing capital and expense projects, major maintenance activities, and supporting the Operations and Maintenance departments.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for all aspects of project development, design, implementation, and closure in compliance with the Heartland PPMP and MOC processes. The Electrical Engineer will also provide consistent, comprehensive, and professional support to the station operations and maintenance departments in areas such as troubleshooting, root cause analysis, maintenance practices, outage planning and execution, operating guidelines, and engineering standards development and implementation.

What you’ll be doing:  

• Lifecycle management of station control systems and instrumentation including the development and maintenance of a strategy document for critical equipment

• Development of contingency plans for critical equipment

• Program development and ownership of applicable Alberta Reliability Standards

• Leading the site commodity metering process

• Management of control system service agreements

• Undertaking assigned electrical, instrumentation & controls engineering or multi-discipline small to medium sized projects

• Researching and analyzing technical solutions and equipment options in terms of cost and performance for engineering projects

• Interpreting and applying industry standards and Heartland Generation best practices and methodologies to ensure code compliance but also balance cost, quality, and reliability objectives

• Supporting major maintenance activities such as turnarounds and unplanned outages at the plants, including development of work scopes and inspection plans

• Providing technical expertise to support interactions with regulatory bodies (AESO, AUC, etc.) and lead/assist with regulatory process execution from project inception to final completion

• Designing, planning and installing upgrades and additions to plant instrumentation, controls, and electrical equipment

• Work closely with Operations to provide Unit control optimization and operational tuning of Boiler, Turbine, Generator

• Providing technical and troubleshooting support to Maintenance and Operations groups

• Developing business cases for capital improvements and maintain associated documentation

• Work in a safe and effective manner by adhering to all safety policies and procedures

• Providing daily O&M support

• Identify, asses and monitor electrical equipment on site.

What you must have:

• Electrical Engineering degree from a recognized post-secondary institution and registered as a Professional Engineer in good standing with APEGA, or meet the requirements of the APEGA Inter-Provincial Mobility program

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry field experience in power generation, or a comparable industry. Consideration will be given to individuals with more extensive applicable experience.

• Experience with High Voltage Switchgear, MCCs, Motors, Generators, Transformers, Power System Analysis, Protection & Coordination.

• Experience with power station or relevant industry operations, maintenance, development, construction, or commissioning

• Experience with Turbine Control Systems, DCS, PLCs, SCADA, industrial instrumentation and/or process control systems is an asset

• A working knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code and applicable industry standards

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and cloud-based business applications

• A demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team

• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• The desire to seek feedback to improve quality of deliverables and to develop existing and new expertise

• Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located at our Battle River Generating Station in Forestburg, Alberta. This position may be eligible for alternative work arrangements, whereby some remote work from our head office in Calgary may be possible with regular and frequent travel to the Battle River Generating Station.

The Heartland Generation Experience:

Heartland Generation provides an attractive Total Rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits and the ability to make a meaningful impact on a company shaping the energy future.

The Heartland Generation Experience embodies:

• Meaningful work and career development

• Work life balance

• Accessible leadership

• Entrepreneurial Work Culture

• Compelling Purpose

• Competitive Market Based Total Rewards

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Heartland Generation follows a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) practice whereby all our people experience fair treatment, equal opportunities and a sense of belonging when it comes to being part of the Heartland Generation team.

Ready to join our team?

Please submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position requires the satisfactory completion of background and education verification checks and pre-employment alcohol and drug screening.

Ready to join our team?

If you would like to be a power player who can contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile and professional team that puts customers first. Learn more about what joining the Heartland Generation team could look like for you!

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply, please submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team.

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Why work at Heartland Generation Ltd?

The Heartland Generation team is always expanding. We’re looking for power players who share our values and can contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile and professional team that puts customers first. Learn more about what joining our team could look like for you.

As we begin to shape the Heartland Generation story, we embrace our roots and are inspired to create a dynamic, fresh company. Looking forward, we will build on our foundation of operational excellence as we define our unique place within Canada’s energy markets.

As a group of passionate team members, we provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers. With integrity, agility and a deep dedication to building trust, we’re here to power and empower the lives of our team, our customers and the communities where we live and work.