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Liberty Utilities Supervisor II, Maintenance - High Voltage Electrical in Oakville, Ontario

Supervisor II, Maintenance - High Voltage Electrical

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.


The BOP Maintenance Supervisor is an experienced electrical specialist (such as a red seal lineman, HV specialist, power systems engineer or technologist) within the Maintenance Engineering organization, and will be responsible for supervision, troubleshooting, and execution of maintenance actions related to BOP (Balance of Plant) items. This includes HV, MV and LV electrical equipment, station power components. Primarily focused on LPCo US and Canada Wind and Solar facilities but also supporting, Thermal, RNG and Hydro facilities as needed.

The role also includes the Scope standardization, preparation, execution of maintenance activities and outage planning. Also supporting Capex projects, as well as support of NERC compliance sustainment activities: such as reviewing commissioning reports, preparation of evidence, and participation in audits when required.

Additionally, this function plays a key role in the standardization of maintenance plans and tools across LPCo, utilizing the SAP framework for EAM/CMMS, Inventory management, Procurement, and other associated functions.


  • Responsible for Identifying Outage scope for sub-station as per required standards including contractor selection, review of test data, reports, etc. from outages.

  • Coordinates outage planning with Ops and other field staff, in relation of work/project planning and execution.

  • Develop and Implement Short term and long-term maintenance plans for all HV/MV/LV equipment’s across the fleet.

  • Identify and analyze single point failure and recommend critical spares strategy for existing as well as new sites.

  • Ensures that maintenance and other project activity (performed by internal or external resources) complies with applicable processes, procedures, standards both internal and applicable external / regulatory.

  • Supports the analysis and interpretation of Maintenance-related data & metrics, prepares and presents (when required) performance reports.

  • Works as an effective member of the Maintenance Engineering team while providing leadership and direction for 3'rd party vendors / service companies.

  • Communicates directly with Operations Staff, Engineering SME's, Asset Strategy, Asset Performance Management, NERC compliance and other internal stakeholders as well as external Contractors and Service Providers

  • Provides support to Maintenance Planners, Technicians and QA/QC staff in response to Operations issues, while reporting to the Sr. Manager, Maintenance Engineering.

  • Supports the implementation of SAP and other systems such as condition-based monitoring, and SCADA systems, to support data-driven decision making in relation to maintenance planning and execution.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of IEEE, NERC & NETA standards for Maintenance Testing of Electrical Power Equipment & Systems, primarily for BOP.

  • Provide project planning services for projects related to BOP Maintenance and Quality Initiatives including preparing; (1) scope of work definition, (2) budget estimating, and (3) project scheduling for the purpose of project justification and obtaining project approval, including revisions as required.

  • React to changes in work assignments and priority and undertake all other tasks as assigned.

  • Perform all work treating worker and public safety as paramount and in compliance with all environmental and other regulatory requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Must have experience in Substation / Electrical Maintenance

  • 8-10 years Electrical Field experience, High & Medium Voltage Switching, with focus on BOP, in combination with technical qualifications such as a Technical Diploma, and/or Licensed Electrician, and/or Electrical Engineering degree.

  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and technical as well as general problem-solving skills

  • Must know and have worked with LOTO Procedures and other Safety Orders & Protocols, and be familiar with public safety and environmental regulations.

  • Must have working familiarity with IEEE, NERC & NETA standards for Maintenance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems, and be familiar with QA/AC of project activities (field operations) related to O&M

  • Must have working knowledge of Substation/Electrical Power equipment including Transformers, Instrument transformers, Circuit Breakers, Lines, Buses, Switchgear, Protective relays, Grounding systems, UPS, SCADA, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Root Cause Analysis and single point failure analysis for BOP Equipment’s.

  • Experienced in power renewables generation with preference in Wind and Solar.

  • Must have a high aptitude for technical learning and information assimilation noting there is not an expectation that the individual will be an expert in all areas of power generation utilized by Liberty but that they will be able to develop the expertise when required, including acknowledging when outside expertise resources should be engaged, and identifying and procuring those resources as need.

  • Familiarity with O&M Agreements & Activities in Wind and Solar energy domains

  • Must have good communication skills for the purpose of sharing and transferring best practices in the context of maintenance of electrical equipment, and presentation of information to Senior leadership.

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and the ability to rent vehicles on the corporate account.

  • Must be able and flexible to travel within Canada and the United States as needed - approximately 20%.

On August 10th, our company announced its intent to pursue a sale of our Renewables Energy Group and position ourselves as a pure-play regulated utility company. For more on this announcement, you can read the press release .

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business and as an employee team.

Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.

Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make animpact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric

  • Integrity

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Teamwork

  • Owner mindset

  • Outcome focused

  • Continuous learning

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.

Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.