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Senior Electrical Engineer

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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.

Under the leadership of the Operations and Engineering Manager, the Senior Electrical Engineer will provide technical support for Heartland Generation’s Battle River Carbon Hub (BRCH) team. This support will include technical research, evaluation of equipment options, cost estimating, troubleshooting and regulatory compliance. As the project lifecycle advances, engineering activities will encompass creating technical specifications, reviewing and evaluating bid proposals, performing design reviews and providing technical oversight. The successful candidate may also have opportunities to participate in business development activities and emerging technology initiatives.

What you’ll be doing:

• Act as the electrical engineering lead on the BRCH project.

• Provide technical leadership for power generation project development activities including technology assessment, conceptual design, bid evaluation, and contract reviews.

• Lead project electrical engineering services such as:

o develop electrical design basis

o develop and refine project electrical scope, review changes ensuring compliance with the change management processes

o participate in relevant meetings, prepare progress reports and comply with required quality assurance procedures

o provide technical advice during procurement, construction and commissioning activities

o provide electrical input in the development of operation, maintenance, and start-up philosophies for the BRCH project

o interpret and apply industry standards and Heartland Generation best practices and methodologies to ensure code compliance but also balance cost, quality, operability, and reliability objectives

• Provide technical assurance reviews and support the development of PFD’s, P&ID’s, SLD, and other project related documents for the BRCH project and other minor projects as needed.

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

• Assess, recruit, and manage consultants, contractors and suppliers as required in fulfilling project resource requirements.

• Promote and reinforce Heartland Generation’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment policies and procedures.

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 other provincial Professional Engineering Regulatory Association and qualifies for inter-provincial mobility.

• Minimum 12–15 years of relevant industry experience in power generation or comparable industry with similar equipment.  Consideration will be given to individuals with more extensive applicable experience.

• Experience with power station (gas, thermal, or hydro) or similar industry operations and maintenance is desirable.

• Experience with any of the following is desirable: high voltage equipment, HV and LV electrical distribution systems, MV and LV switchgear and MCC, MV and LV motors, transformers, battery and UPS systems, protection devices and systems, and AESO / grid compliance.

• Familiarity with the Transmission/Distribution connection process in Alberta is an asset.

• Self-starter who can work independently, is coachable, and is motivated to learn and develop.

• Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.

• Effective team player with strong interpersonal skills who leads by example.

• Demonstrated ability to take ownership of assigned work.

• Seeks feedback from other team members and clients to improve quality of deliverables; committed to building on existing and developing new expertise.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office and cloud-based software.

• Project management training and experience is an asset.

• Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located in our Head Office in Calgary, Alberta and will require travel to remote site locations for field work up to 25% of the time. This position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Arrangement schedule whereby some remote work from home days is optional.  

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.