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Mechanical Engineer

Joffre, 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?  

The Heartland Generation team is always looking for people that share our values and will contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile, and professional team.

The Mechanical Engineer is a member of a multi-discipline engineering team tasked with executing improvement projects, leading major maintenance activities, and supporting site operations and maintenance requirements.

Reporting to the Engineering Supervisor, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for all aspects of project development, design, implementation, and closure in compliance with the Heartland PPMP and MOC processes. The Mechanical Engineer also provides 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, and the development of technical standards and operating guidelines.

What you’ll be doing:  

• Manage and/or support the execution of studies, projects, and maintenance initiatives in alignment with project management best practices and approved budgets.

• Manage the work of independent consultants and contractors to ensure outcomes are consistent with contracted services and meet site requirements.

• Prepare and/or review internal and external technical documents ensuring accuracy of content and identification of concerns and opportunities.

• Develop, implement, and maintain strategies for the reliable operation and maintenance of site systems and equipment.

• Develop and maintain contingency plans for critical equipment.

• Provide technical support and recommendations on all aspects of station equipment, operations, and maintenance.

• Contribute to the development of the annual engineering business plan and long-range budget forecasts.

• Participate in audits and act on recommendations.

• Act as the technical lead and liaison for original equipment manufacturers and service providers.

• Lead rotating equipment shutdowns from planning through execution to completion of records and reporting.

• Develop, implement, and maintain predictive and preventive maintenance programs.

• Lead and/or support troubleshooting efforts and develop viable solutions.

• Lead condition monitoring program, review vibration and oil analysis reports, and prepare monthly condition monitoring reports.

• Retain current intelligence on relevant industry best practices pertaining to the large rotating plant and associated Station assets.

• Support Integrity Coordinator with implementation and maintenance of the Pressure Equipment Integrity Management System (PEIMS).

• Promote a culture of safety leadership by all.

• Adhere to training requirements, contractor safety qualification and management requirements, and safe work processes.

• Ensure that incidents are reported and investigated promptly, and that follow-up actions are completed in a timely manner.

• Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the station.

What you must have:

• Mechanical 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 experience in power generation, or a comparable industry.

• Technical knowledge of the combined cycle power generation process and equipment.

• Working knowledge of power generation industry organizations, standards, and best practices.

• Demonstrated understanding, and the ability to apply applicable Acts, Regulations, and Codes.

• Ability to execute in a dynamic work environment.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team.

• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Desire to seek feedback to improve quality of deliverables and to develop existing and new expertise.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and cloud-based business applications.

• Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located at our Joffre Cogeneration Facility near Red Deer, Alberta.

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.