Operations Engineering Co-op - FALL 2020
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Oakville, ON, Canada
3d ago

Title : Operations Engineering Co-op

Work Term : Fall 2020

Length of Term : 4 months

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


The successful student will join the Operations Engineering team within the Operations group of the Renewable Generation Business Unit.

Over the term, this individual will contribute to the goal of the Operations Engineering team to provide the Operations group with technical projects and solutions, recommendations based on data, and industry relevant technical expertise.


  • Mechanical Engineering; work alongside the department mechanical engineers on projects related to : Development of maintenance plans for rotating equipment, hydraulic power systems, and composite materials (such as wind turbine blades) Basic analysis of components and systems to identify risk or assess mechanical failure Assist or lead small maintenance or improvement projects in any of the four generation fuel types (Wind, Solar, Hydro & Thermal) including budget & scope development, project execution and reporting / documentation
  • Electrical Engineering; work alongside the department electrical engineers on projects related to : Development of maintenance plans for electrical substations and other power systems equipment Assist with compliance submissions to the North American Electricity Reliability Corp.
  • NERC) and other regulatory requirement such as Arc Flash studies, Protection coordination studies etc. Analyze operating data on an as needed basis (at the request of customer or based on production variances) for system troubleshooting (Wind, Solar, Hydro & Thermal), determining trends and identifying concerns including conducting or coordinating consequential root cause reviews

    Education and Experience

  • 3rd or 4th year student, currently enrolled in an Mechanical Engineering program with a College or University where co-op is a requirement
  • Strong interest in practical application of rotating equipment, materials, and power generation
  • Strong MS Office experience, Visio and MS Project is an asset
  • Strong written and verbal Communication skills, with the ability to present analysis findings to internal teams
  • Bilingual French / English is an asset
  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets.

    APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

    The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States.

    The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

    The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.

    5+ GW of installed capacity.

    What we offer

    Within walking distance to the Go Train station

    Free parking, including free electrical charging

    Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

    Challenging work

    We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.

    Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.

    We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

    As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

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