Employment Opportunity - Wind Systems Reliability Engineer
The Wind Energy Institute of
Canada (WEICan) is an independent non-profit organization that advances the
development of wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation,
and collaboration. WEICan owns and operates a Wind R&D Park that features
five 2 MW wind turbines, a 109 kW photovoltaic array, and a 111.5 kW/223 kWh
battery energy storage system.
Reporting to the Scientific
Director, the Wind Systems Reliability Engineer contributes to research
projects at the Institute, specifically those related to service life
estimation/asset management of the wind turbines installed at the Institute.
The Wind Systems Reliability Engineer will also participate in the development,
implementation, and ongoing operation of testing and technology development
Assist in the
development of operations and research programs involving the wind park in
accordance with current best practices and industry findings
wind park operational troubleshooting
development of various system test programs. Review data for quality control
and reduce data for detailed analysis.
the writing of academic papers with other researchers and present findings at
conferences. Prepare presentations for others within the Institute.
with information on technical trends, research, applications, and effective
practices related to the wind energy industry.
safety related training and WEICan’s safety responsibilities. Assist in
the selection, design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of
measurement equipment and data acquisition systems.
collaboratively, manage multiple projects, balance priorities, lead project
teams, and meet deadlines.
sensitive and confidential information.
documentation procedures, including troubleshooting documentation.
operational and testing procedures in accordance with technical standards
applicable to wind turbine testing. Participate in wind turbine testing leading
to certification contracts.
duties as required or assigned.
Education and Training:
Graduate degree in Mechanical
Engineering is preferred. Undergraduate, other engineering disciplines, or other
related degrees (e.g. Physics) may also be considered.
The following experiences/skills/knowledge
would be considered an asset for the successful candidate:
the electricity grid
electrical/mechanical and instrumentation design and implementation
analyzing large amounts of data
industrial control technologies
experience in electrical systems
instrumentation, programming, digital control systems, and data acquisition
CSA, CEC, and the IEC wind turbine standards
computer systems, MS Office and CAD software packages.
life in small, rural communities.
position primarily involves work in an office environment at WEICan’s
North Cape, Prince Edward Island site. Some field work, including climbing wind
turbines and wind monitoring towers and work within a substation, may be
involved in support of technical projects, both at WEICan and remotely. The
position requires intermittent travel. Candidate must have a Canadian driver’s
license and the ability to hold a Canadian passport is preferred. The position requires flexible
work hours and evenings and weekend work will be required occasionally.
How to apply
be considered for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Wind
Systems Reliability Engineer in the subject line.
Deadline: August 15, 2022
supports diversity and inclusion is its employment practices.Thank you
to all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be
Visit www.weican.ca for
more information about WEICan
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