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Manager, Maintenance & Engineering

Hanna, Alberta
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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?  

Reporting to the Thermal Maintenance Engineering Manager the incumbent is a member of the Operations & Maintenance management team accountable for the development and implementation of day-to-day maintenance and engineering management processes and strategic business objectives within area of responsibility. Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the power station assets, including planning, organizing, and controlling permanent staff and contractors resources in order to satisfy the needs of the Client’s and meet the Joint Venture’s business objectives.

What you’ll be doing:  

• Learn and apply all Corporate & Station Health, Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures and actively work to continually improve safety, and environmental standards on site

• Set objectives and responsibilities for Engineers and Team Leaders in first line diagnosis and maintenance activities to preserve the highest levels of safety, environmental compliance, plant integrity and availability

• Responsible for ensuring the direct reports possess the talent and skills required to deliver the business plans and objectives. This includes determining the functional structure and assignment of work

• Work with direct reports to perform goal setting, facilitate development plans, conduct and sign off on performance reviews, approve promotions and progressions, provide coaching and mentorship, as well as administer Performance Improvement Plans in accordance with Company policy

• Ensure professional development and training of staff is carried out to maintain the competencies required by APEGA and other institutions

• Execute the safe working processes, including change management to ensure that engineering and maintenance works are managed according to Station Policies and Procedures

• Ensure Policies and Procedures are in place to meet all statutory and regulatory obligations in the ongoing engineering and maintenance of the Station

• Ensure audits are conducted and adherence to Policy and Procedures are monitored

• Ensure incidents are investigated and reported and that systems are in place to monitor assigned actions and follow up

• Review all contracts and project performance with a view to quality, cost, delivery, safety, and value

• Develop annual revisions of the Station Maintenance Business Plan and Equipment Lifecycle Strategies

• Update the maintenance and project accounts with forward projections and variance explanations, on a monthly basis

• Ensure all approval processes and documentation are in place

• Responsible for the development and execution of long-term service agreements

What you must have:

• Valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate of Qualification and/or graduation (Diploma) from a recognized institute of technology in a related technology, technologist diploma, or related Engineering Degree.

• Registration or eligible for registration with APEGA as a Professional Engineer would be considered an asset.

• First-Class Steam Engineers Certificate and registered or eligible for registration with ABSA would be considered an asset.

• A Project Management Professional certification would be considered an asset.

• 10+ years of related experience in a supervisory role

• Must possess a valid Alberta operator’s license (minimum class 5)

• Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict, adapt to changing situations, and develop creative and innovative ways to resolve issues. Highly sensitive to Joint Venture relationships and contractual obligations

• Well-developed analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities

• Leading and directing people, experience working with a bargaining unit is preferred

• Knowledge of labour relations and collective agreements

• Demonstrated ability in developing leadership and management skills

• Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)

• Ability to work with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and SharePoint

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located at our Sheerness Generating Station, in Hanna, AB.

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.