January 12, 2024
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada is an independent non-profit organization that advances the development of wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation, and collaboration.
Job Title: Research Engineer - Renewable Energy
Organization: The Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)
Location: North Cape, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Employment Type: Full Time, continuing
Salary: $60,000-$110,000 (based on experience and education)
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) is a non-profit organization founded in 1981, dedicated to advancing wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation, and collaboration. Located on Canada's east coast on the northwest tip of Prince Edward Island, our institute benefits from an ideal wind research setting, with 300 degrees of water exposure, typical wind speeds of 8.9 m/s at 80 m, and frequent icing occurrences each year.
WEICan owns and operates an independent renewable energy power plant, which consists of a 10 MW Wind R&D Park. Included in the power plant are 223 kWh of energy storage, 109 kW of bifacial and monofacial PV, meteorological towers, and a small wind test bed, all of which produce more than 8000 data points every second. This infrastructure serves as our research laboratory and allows us to accumulate a wealth of data and nurture a team of experts, enabling us to provide practical opportunities for government agencies, private/public sector businesses, and academic institutions to explore, demonstrate, test, and validate wind energy technologies and concepts in a real-world setting.
WEICan has two major focuses - to maintain operation of our wind turbines, and to research, develop, and demonstrate renewable energy technologies. To support our mission, we seek talented Senior-Level Engineers passionate about joining a purpose-driven organization dedicated to wind energy research. Engineers at WEICan contribute to the development, implementation, and ongoing operation of research, testing and technology development projects. Engineers also support operational performance of WEICan's Wind R&D Park.
Responsibilities will be dependent on the level of position hired.
Principle Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Desired Education and Skills:
WEICan supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a self-directed, employer-matched RRSP contribution and a health and dental plan.
We understand that experience comes in many forms, and we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. So, if your experience is close to what we’ve listed above, please consider applying.
WEICan commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, persons of Black/African descent, members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in joining WEICan or have questions about opportunities, please submit your resume and cover letter through Indeed, indicating your interest in working with WEICan or contact Marianne at email@example.com.