Director of Engineering

Location: Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Join the Clean Energy Revolution!

Are you ready to shape the future of sustainable energy? PureSky Energy is uniting communities for a sustainable future, we lead the charge in providing renewable energy solutions that invigorate progress, enhance lives, and leave a legacy of environmental stewardship.

PureSky Energy (“PSE”) is a leading renewable energy company committed to driving the transition to clean and sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in developing, constructing, and operating renewable energy projects across the United States. With a focus on innovation and a dedication to environmental stewardship, we are at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution.

Our core values include each of the following which we live and breathe daily:
Respect | The planet, our communities and each other.
Integrity | Accountability in doing the right thing.
Sustainability | Ethically carving new paths towards a better future.
Energized | The industry and our team have an exciting runway for growth, and we are just getting started.

Position Overview:

PureSky Energy is seeking a Director, Engineering who is eager to contribute their expertise in leading design and engineering efforts to support cost-effective energy system projects in the USA, with particular emphasis on solar and/or battery storage projects. The Director, Engineering manages a team of engineers and has the primary responsibility to lead the design and engineering efforts through the renewable project lifecycle and spanning various engineering disciplines (civil, mechanical, structural, electrical and battery storage). The position coordinates the involvement of PureSky’s engineering team, internal sponsors (such as greenfield, development, and mergers/acquisitions teams), project managers, and external partners (such as Independent Engineers, Equipment Suppliers, Engineering Firms and Utilities).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the engagement of both in-house designers, engineers, and 3rd party Engineering firms for the delivery/review of technical designs (i.e., site plans, single line diagrams, 3-line diagrams, energy assessments, etc.).
  • Evaluates, selects and manages the engagement of 3rd party engineering firms.
  • Oversees the progress of design and engineering iterations through the project lifecycle. Collaborates with the Director, Utility & Regulatory Engagement to establish and monitor delivery schedules for Interconnection Applications Submissions/Studies and Permitting deliverables respectively.
  • Oversees the effectiveness in achieving optimized designs.
  • Validates the quality of designs and confirms acceptable quality of designs from third parties.
  • Coordinates reviews of IFC and As-Built drawings with members of the engineering team to provide appropriate and effective quality control.
  • Studies the rules and regulations of different ISO markets and utility programs to help identify different revenue streams that maximize the financial benefits of Amp projects and be able to translate business, market and operating rules into technical solutions.
  • Supports the decision-making process and risk mitigation plans related to technical issues at the system level .
  • Supports senior management and various teams on a variety of other duties as needed.

What You Bring:

  • 8+ years of professional experience involved in clean energy system projects with emphasis on renewables and energy storage systems. Preference will be given to candidates who have working experience with a project developer.

  • Familiarity with market-specific rules, regulations, standards, and codes such as the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program and the New York Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER).

  • Experience with solar PV plus dc-coupled battery storage solutions in a community solar application is preferred.

  • Ability to converse with engineers of various disciplines to discuss Solar PV and battery system concepts, codes, layouts, calculations, and equipment sizing.

  • Extensive knowledge of the different phases of clean energy system projects including origination, contracting, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, operation, and monitoring.

  • Extensive knowledge of the design and engineering procedures of renewable energy and energy storage systems.

  • Advanced University/College degree in Electrical, Civil, Mechanical or other applicable Engineering discipline.

  • Registered or eligible to be registered with a North American professional engineering association.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook required.

  • Proficiency in one or more software programming platform.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and other graphical skills.


  • Exempt Position – Annual Salary: $150,000 - $180,000 CAD
  • Bonus Opportunity: 35% of annual salary
  • Location: Hybrid - greater Toronto, ON Canada area


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, including generous company provided premium support
  • Paid Vacation Time – 3 weeks to start
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • $100 pre-tax wellness benefit

Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Three weeks starting vacation
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Competitive parental leave
  • RRSP
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Being the change you wish to be in the world!

PureSky provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.