May 31, 2023
Employment Oportunity: Senior Engineer
Job Title: Senior Engineer - Wind Energy
Research Organization: The Wind Energy Institute of
Location: North Cape, Prince Edward Island,
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 in North Cape, our institute
benefits from an ideal wind research setting, with extensive water exposure,
typical wind speeds of 8.9 m/s at 80 m, and frequent icing occurrences
Our state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped
with cutting-edge facilities, including a 10 MW Wind R&D Park, 223 kWh of
energy storage, 109 kW of bifacial and monofacial PV, meteorological towers,
and a small wind test bed. This infrastructure 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.
At WEICan, our primary focus is on
researching, developing, and demonstrating 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.
- Conduct research, development,
and demonstration of renewable energy technologies, with a particular emphasis
on wind energy.
- Collaborate with
cross-functional teams to design, implement, and manage wind energy projects.
- Lead and supervise teams,
ensuring effective project coordination and efficient utilization of resources.
- Apply expertise in wind
systems, electrical systems, instrumentation design, and data acquisition
- Analyze data and employ
modeling techniques to evaluate the performance and reliability of wind energy
- Manage utility-scale
energy-related projects, encompassing planning, implementation, and quality
- Possess knowledge of vibration
analysis techniques and industrial control technologies.
- Utilize programming skills to
support engineering research and optimize wind energy systems.
- Stay up-to-date with relevant
industry standards, including CSA, CEC, and the IEC wind turbine standards.
- Employ data analysis tools and
computer systems, including MS Office and CAD software packages.
- Demonstrate excellent
communication skills, fostering effective collaboration with stakeholders.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree
in an engineering discipline or a related field.
- Proven experience in wind
energy systems, electrical engineering, or a relevant energy-related field.
- Proficiency in managing teams
and coordinating complex projects.
- Familiarity with
electrical/mechanical instrumentation design and implementation.
- Strong research background with
experience in engineering research methodologies.
- Knowledge of utility-scale
energy-related project development and planning.
- Expertise in data analysis,
modeling techniques, and vibration analysis.
- Familiarity with industrial
control technologies and their application in wind energy systems.
- Experience working with
utilities is advantageous.
- Competency in programming and
working with instrumentation, digital control systems, and data acquisition
- Proficient in project
management methodologies and tools.
- Familiarity with CSA, CEC, and
the IEC wind turbine standards.
- Proficiency in computer
systems, including MS Office and CAD software packages.
- Excellent written and verbal
- WEICan is located in North
Cape, Prince Edward Island. The role may involve fieldwork, including climbing
wind turbines and meteorological towers.
- Some intermittent travel may be
- Candidates must possess a
Canadian driver's license, and the ability to hold a Canadian passport is
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