ENGIE North America Inc. – Operation and Control Engineer (Markham, ON)
May 22, 2019
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.
IT/OT Manager – Canada
Markham, Ontario/ Asset Management
Local Contract Only
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.
- 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.
- 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”.
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