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Lead Solar Technician | Full-time | Southern Alberta - Medicine Hat area

Position Closes: December 15, 2020

Job Overview

Reporting to the Solar Site Supervisor, the Lead Solar Technician is accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of several solar assets in Southern Alberta.

Key Accountabilities and Duties:

  • Managing complex technical issues related to the operation of various Solar facilities, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, etc.;
  • Responsible for overseeing any sub trades/contractors who are working or performing activities at any Solar facility;
  • Completing daily SCADA monitoring and taking appropriate corrective actions during upset conditions;
  • Completing work orders, timecards and any other paperwork for the specific project/assignment daily;
  • Coordinating with the Site Supervisor to maintain cost control of site operations;
  • Managing facilities in accordance with various environmental approval documents and permit related requirements, as well as assisting with the preparation of necessary reporting and compliance documentation for governing and monitoring authorities;
  • Responsible for implementing, performing duties and operating sites in accordance with BluEarth’s Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policies, practices and programs;
  • Identifying any hazards and recommending solutions that will limit or eliminate the hazard;
  • Operating and caring for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner;
  • Coordinating with landowners, various project stakeholders and community members as required;
  • Coordinating various community events while demonstrating corporate community involvement and upholding BluEarth’s values, as required;
  • Uphold all aspects of BluEarth’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies, practices, and programs and work to ensure that all activities are administered with the same care and requirements such that occupational accidents, injuries, and other hazards related to BluEarth’s activities are minimized and/or avoided;
  • Uphold BluEarth’s values and consistently enhance the image and reputation of the Company; and
  • All other duties as required.

Education

  • Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical is an asset; or
  • Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.

Experience

  • Minimum two years of Renewable Power or similar experience.
  • Experience in an operationally intensive business.
  • Previous experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment is an asset.
  • Experience in heavy equipment operations is an asset.
  • Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Experience with reading and understanding electrical and civil schematics. 

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and high integrity.
  • Strategic thinker – able to understand and evaluate technical issues in relation to the overall business.
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company.
  • Committed to excellence in personal and professional conduct and performance. 

Job Requirements

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Ability to operate farm and landscaping equipment (i.e. tractor, mower, etc.)
  • Ability to travel within Canada and internationally.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office product such as Excel and Outlook.
  • Physically capable of working in various plant and field conditions, including lifting and maneuvering 50lb Solar Modules, and working in variable and adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, in addition to being on-call.
  • Negative results of a pre-employment Urine Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test.
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment.
  • Completion of satisfactory references.
  • Receipt of an acceptable Driver’s Summary – “Driver’s Abstract” and minimum 3-year insurance experience report. 

Additional Information

  • Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send you resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “Lead Solar Technician” in the subject line.

Please Note:  only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Hydro Operator | Full-time | Squamish, BC

The Hydro Operator will be based out of Squamish, BC and reporting directly to the Supervisor, Mainland Operations. The role will be held accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Culliton Creek (Culliton) & Furry Creek (Furry) Hydro Facilities, the Hydro Operator (Operator) would work with the Supervisor,  Mainland Operations and entire operations team to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved. In this position, you will also provide support to project upgrades and construction of future projects that may connect with BluEarth’s British Columbia hydroelectric assets, as well as assist and support O&M activities at additional BluEarth facilities.

 

Accountabilities and Duties

  • Monitor and assess the performance of the Culliton & Furry Creek Hydro facilities, through annual operating reviews, including production, corrective and preventative maintenance programs;
  • Respond to operational upsets of every nature in a timely fashion;
  • Lead the Culliton and Furry Emergency Response Plan (ERP) execution in the event it is initiated;
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to teamwork, creativity, and positive morale;
  • Maintain close working and harmonious relationships with all external stakeholders;
  • Work with BluEarth staff and service providers to maintain various stream gauges and keeping them up to appropriate standards, downloading, analyzing and compiling data to ensure operational compliance;
  • Ensure all environmental responsibilities are adhered to on a proactive basis by working closely with conservation authorities, and all applicable government agencies, as required by the site specific approvals, using the regulatory group to support you in this;
  • Submit any required reports on Health Safety & Environment, budget, production, availability, and other performance measures currently in place and to be developed;
  • Uphold all aspects of BEAM’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies, practices, and programs and work to ensure that all activities are administered with the same care and requirements such that occupational accidents, injuries, and other hazards related to BEAM’s activities are minimized and/or avoided;
  • Uphold BEAM’s values and consistently enhance the image and reputation of the Company; and
  • Other duties as required.

Education

  •  Millwright certification would be asset but not required and
  • Other equivalent and directly related trade certifications will be considered.

Experience and Skills

  • Previous run-of-river hydro facility operations experience would be an asset;
  • Minimum five years operations experience;
  • Previous mechanical experience and ability to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions;
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and ability to develop and use financial and non-financial measurements and targets to help manage the assets;
  • Experience in the implementation, and execution of site Emergency Response Plans;
  • Capable of identifying and addressing problems effectively, proactively and respectfully in order to achieve objectives of BluEarth;
  • Ability to understand technical issues and how they relate to the business;
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and reschedule priorities as needed; and
  • Excellent coordination skills and demonstrated efficiency in providing support to multiple concurrent projects.

Core Characteristics

  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities;
  • Strong work ethic and high integrity;
  • Strategic thinker – able to prioritize and move easily from big picture thinking to detailed execution work;
  • Demonstrated abilities with conflict/issue resolution;
  • Action-oriented and able to work with a team;
  • Able to earn the trust of others;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Professional, respectful, and charismatic; and
  • Exercises independent judgement and discretion in performing tasks.

Job Requirements

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Negative results of a pre-employment Oral Swab Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test;
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment;
  • Receipt of an acceptable Driver’s Summary – “Driver’s Abstract” and minimum 3-year insurance experience report;
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, as well as on-call.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “Hydro Operator – Squamish” in the subject line.

Please Note:  only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Manager, Hydro Operations | Full-time | North Vancouver or Sechelt, BC

Location

North Vancouver or Sechelt, BC with up to 50% travel as necessary to support operations. The operating hydro sites are all in close proximity and are generally accessible by daytrip from the North Vancouver or Sechelt areas.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) or designate.

Accountabilities and Key Functions

This position will be accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a fleet of run-of-river hydropower facilities located in British Columbia.

Key functions include:

  • Providing authentic leadership, mentorship, development and training of operations staff at multiple facilities, maintaining a strong culture of safety, environmental stewardship, pride of ownership, and integrity;
  • Direct the successful resolution of a range of complex electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and logistical challenges related to day-to-day operation of remote run-of-river hydroelectric facilities;
  • Hiring, scheduling, and managing performance of the hydro operations team, ensuring safety and a strong culture of teamwork are top priorities;
  • Oversight and accountability for the preparation of regular reporting to BluEarth leaders, shareholders and stakeholders on performance and operation of hydro facilities;
  • Preparation and management of budgets, including annual operating expenses and long-term sustaining capital expenditure planning, as well as management of facilities and staff to meet or exceed budgetary targets;
  • Responsible for implementing, performing duties and operating sites in accordance with BluEarth’s Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policies, programs, and procedures;
  • Ensure operations are conducted in a disciplined manner in accordance with BluEarth’s Asset Management Policy and Program. This includes ensuring work is planned, executed, and documented in Maximo (BEAM’s asset management software tool), allowing KPI’s to be effectively tracked and used for continual improvement;
  • Responsible for critical equipment procurement, and oversight of sub trades/contractors who are working or performing activities on site to ensure cost effective, efficient, safe and timely completion of facility related work and projects;
  • Building, maintaining and enhancing relationships with key local stakeholders and partners, including Indigenous communities and project partners, landowners, and regulatory agencies;
  • Managing facilities in accordance with regulatory permits and licences, as well as working with internal team members to ensure that all necessary reporting and compliance documentation is delivered to the governing and monitoring authorities on time;
  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with BluEarth goals. Looks ahead to determine and obtain the needed resources to complete plans;
  • Representing BluEarth in the community by participating or coordinating staff participation in community events, as required; and
  • Upholding BluEarth’s foundational values in your actions every day.

Education

  • Technical diploma or trade certificate in a mechanical or electrical field; and
  • Equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and experience may be considered. 

Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of renewable power experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of operations leadership; and
  • Experience in an operationally intensive business.

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Proven management and leadership skills, including conflict resolution;
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as work with and successfully lead a team;
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; able to write routine reports and clear correspondences for varied audiences from technical experts to Board of Directors;
  • Understanding of budgeting and ability to develop and use financial and non-financial measurements and targets to help manage the assets;
  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, legal contracts, technical manuals, and electrical schematics;
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and reschedule priorities as needed;
  • Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and highest integrity;
  • Strategic thinker – able to prioritize and move easily from big picture thinking to detailed execution work;
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company; and
  • Able to earn the trust of others.

Job Requirements

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel within Canada and internationally;
  • Negative results of a pre-employment Oral Swab Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test;
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment;
  • Receipt of an acceptable Driver’s Summary – “Driver’s Abstract” and minimum 3-year insurance experience report; and
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, when required.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “Manager, Hydro Operations” in the subject line.

Please Note:  only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wind Technician | Full-time | Sault Ste. Marie, ON

BluEarth is looking a Wind Technician for our Bow Lake Wind Facility. The facility is in the Sault Ste. Marie, ON area and this position reports directly to Site Supervisor, Bow Lake Wind Facility, or designate. The position does require relocation to the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Accountabilities and Key Functions

This position will be accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Bow Lake Wind Facility in Ontario; working with the Site Supervisor, or designate, to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved.

 

Key Operations functions include:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of wind turbine subassemblies and related components.
  • Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner;
  • Perform status checks including clearing error codes on wind turbines and repairing the problem;
  • Grease/torque wind turbines;
  • Change gearbox oil in a designated area or wind field;
  • Replace mechanical components;
  • Service blade and hub components as required;
  • Complete work orders, timecards and other paperwork when required for specific project or assignment;
  • Maintain respectful and harmonious working relationships with all external stakeholders on behalf of BEAM and the owners;
  • Upholds all aspects of BEAM’s Environmental, Health, & Safety policies, practices, and programs;
  • Uphold the company’s core values;
  • All other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or designate. 

Key Success Factors

  • Assist in operating the facility while maintaining zero environmental, health and safety incidents and/or occurrences;
  • Assist in operating the facility to achieve greater than 98% availability, and maximizing project return while respecting approved budgets;
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team environment;
  • Maintaining key relationships with landowners, stakeholders and agencies.

Education

  • Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Electrical; and
  • Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.

Experience

  • Minimum two years of wind power experience preferred;
  • Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment; 

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, and operations, service and other procedural manuals;
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics;
  • Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software;
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems;
  • Familiarity with testing and troubleshooting equipment such as multimeters, voltage testers, etc.;
  • Driven to succeed in the role and grow skills to a senior level;
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and high integrity;
  • Strategic thinker – able to understand and evaluate technical issues in relation to the overall business;
  • Able to work as part of a team with various personalities with limited supervision;
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company;
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities;
  • Good sense of humour;
  • Reliable, dependable and professional;
  • Possess a sense of ownership and pride in successful operations.

Job Requirements 

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Negative results of a pre-employment Oral Swab Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test;
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment;
  • Receipt of an acceptable Driver’s Summary – “Driver’s Abstract” and minimum 3-year insurance experience report;
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, as well as on-call.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “Wind Technician – Bow Lake” in the subject line. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.