Electrical Engineering Manager

Location: Greater Toronto Area, Canada

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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 Manager, Electrical Engineering who is eager to contribute their expertise in leading electrical 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 Manager, Electrical Engineering manages a team of electrical engineers and has the primary responsibility to lead the electrical design and engineering efforts through the renewable project lifecycle. This role works closely with the Associate Director, Project Engineering to contribute the electrical engineering deliverables through the renewable project lifecycle.

The Manager, Electrical Engineering provides leadership and coordination in bringing together the necessary stakeholders to reach the optimal electrical design for our projects at various stages of the project lifecycle. The PureSky Electrical Engineering team is responsible for coordinating the creation of optimized designs in support of interconnection applications. In later project stages, the design work is passed over to external firms (either an EPC firm or a firm that acts as the Engineer of Record). In this case, the Manager, Electrical Engineering is responsible for coordinating the quality review of electrical engineering designs provided by third parties (e.g. Issued for Construction designs, As-Built designs, etc.).

When there is a lack of clarity around the design rules and/or market constraints that hinders the ability to arrive at technical solutions, the Manager, Electrical Engineering works with Authorities (such as NYSERDA or NE-ISO) to obtain corresponding clarification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Electrical Engineering team members, providing technical and ethical guidance and support as needed. Encourage a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the team, promoting the pursuit of new skills and knowledge to enhance project outcomes and team success.
     
  • Collaborate with the other EPC and Development team members to establish a schedule of the Electrical engineering contributions to the overall project engineering lifecycle. Manages the provision of electrical engineering deliverables in accordance with the schedule.

  • Collaborate with the Interconnection team to ensure the timely provision of electrical engineering deliverables required for interconnection applications and electrical engineering analysis in the review of interconnection studies. 

  • Collaborate with the Procurement team in the evaluation and selection of equipment and electrical engineering firms from the initial stages, including creating and managing the RFP process, identifying, and engaging with potential EORs, reviewing proposals, providing cost comparisons, and advising the VP and other EPC leaders in the selection of Engineers of Record (EORs). 

  • Provide technical leadership for major equipment procurement, including Inverters, Transformers, Pad-mount switchgear, and other BOS. Collaborate with the Procurement team and other EPC leaders to ensure the procurement process meets project needs, schedules, and budgets. Participate in procurement meetings, review equipment specifications, lead technical Q/A, and select the optimal technology based on the project needs, schedules, cost, etc. 

  • Support and collaborate with the Development Team and State Managers to identify their needs and coordinate and assign the task to the right team members to ensure the timely and effective delivery of project requirements. 

  • Conduct technical reviews and provide guidance and feedback to team members on their work, ensuring compliance with project requirements, standards, and deadlines. 

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable codes, standards, and regulations related to electrical engineering projects, and ensure that all necessary permits and approvals are obtained. 

  • Monitor and report on project progress, identifying potential risks and issues early and developing mitigation strategies as needed. 

  • Identify and prioritize opportunities for process improvement within the electrical engineering team, and implement new tools or procedures as needed to increase efficiency and effectiveness. 

  • Manages the engagement of both in-house electrical engineers and 3rd party Electrical Engineering firms for the delivery/review of electrical engineering analysis (e.g. Power Systems analysis) and design (PSSE, PSCAD models, 1-line and 3-line diagrams). 

  • Coordinates reviews of IFC and As-Built drawings with members of the electrical engineering team to provide appropriate and effective quality control. 

  • Reviews electrical engineering drawings and documents of different project phases on system architecture, communication, and control grounds.

  • Studies the rules and regulations of different Utilities technical requirements for integration of DER into the power grid considering the impacts on the normal grid operations and developing an optimal design solution.  

  • Supports the decision-making process and risk mitigation plans related to technical issues at the system level.

  • Supports senior management and various Pure Sky teams on a variety of other duties as needed. 

What You Bring:

  • 5+ 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical design standards (CSA, IEEE, ANSI/IEC), and other industry standards and regulations.
  • 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 electrical concepts, codes, layout 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 Engineering.  
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with a North American professional engineering association. 
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook required. 
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and other graphical skills. 
  • Familiarity with PSSE and/or PSCAD an asset. 
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills required. 
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.  
  • Highly organized and skillful at working on multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize multiple and often competing activities. 
  • Able to prioritize multiple, often competing priorities. 
  • Self-motivated and committed to excellence, with a ‘can do’ positive attitude. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail. 
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to coach/influence others. 

Salary:

Salary: 105,000 - 120,000 CAD

Bonus Opportunity: 20% of annual salary

Benefits:

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

Equal Opportunity Employer:

At PureSky Energy, we know that fostering an inclusive workplace, which values diversity, inclusion, and belonging is paramount to our success. To fulfill our mission, we need people who come from all backgrounds and walks of life, who bring diverse perspectives with wide-ranging experiences, and who share in our common passion to drive innovation and change the global energy landscape.

PureSky Energy proudly embraces the principles of equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to providing opportunities for all employees and candidates. We ensure that all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental, pregnancy, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status protected by applicable law.

PureSky Energy is committed to making our application and interview process accessible to everyone, and we encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation at any stage, please contact us at careers@pureskyenergy.com. In your application, we welcome you to specify your preferred pronouns (e.g. she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).

Join us in our mission in uniting communities for a sustainable future. We lead the charge in providing renewable energy solutions that invigorate progress, enhance lives, and will leave a legacy of environmental stewardship. Together, we can create a cleaner, brighter future for generations to come.

Applications will be assessed as received and the position filled once a suitable candidate has been identified. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.