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HVDC Field Technologist
AltaLink - Calgary, AB

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An opening exists for HVDC Technologists at Langdon Alberta and Genesee Alberta reporting to the Manager, HVDC Operations in the Asset Management department. The Technologists will be part of a cross functional team working with the WATL project team to provide support in the delivery of the project and will be responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the HVDC converter station component of the Western Alberta Transmission Line (WATL) HVDC system for AltaLink.

There are 2 vacancies in either Calgary or Edmonton.
Work schedule is 40 hours (8hoursx5days).

Responsibilities

In support of the delivery and integration of the Western Alberta Transmission Line project:

Review preliminary and final design documentation

Participate in the setup and execution of the HVDC factory acceptance testing

Participate in the HVDC converter station construction and commissioning activities

Develop maintenance work method manuals and troubleshooting procedures for the HVDC converter station

Ongoing operation and maintenance of the HVDC system:
Perform ongoing routine maintenance and troubleshooting on the following equipment/systems:
Perform equipment inspections, condition monitoring, and provide input for improvements/replacements

Perform or assist in root cause and failure mode investigations on abnormal equipment operations or failures

Update and maintain the documentation for safety practices, work methods, training manuals, troubleshooting procedures, and emergency restoration plans

Supporting the development of equipment maintenance and lifecycle plans as required, as well as trouble response and emergency restoration plans and procedures

Perform on-call duties and respond to trouble at the HVDC converter stations

Coordinate with ACC as required to perform maintenance activities

Coordinate onsite contractor work

Qualifications

Electrical or Instrumentation Technologist Diploma with a minimum of 5+ years of electric utility or industrial plant experience

Experience in the installation, testing, and maintenance of P&C and SCADA systems

Experience in the installation, testing, and maintenance of PLC systems

Experience in the installation, testing, and maintenance of substation equipment

Strong trouble shooting capabilities

Experience in the installation, testing, and maintenance of HVDC or FACTS technologies would be an asset

Experience in the installation, testing, and maintenance of plant auxiliary systems would be an asset

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Ability to write reports, manuals, and procedures

Ability to work in a team environment

Flexible with the ability to positively influence others, and develop strong internal and external relationships

Self-driven with demonstrated initiative to create work projects

A strong desire to learn

Proven track record of attendance and performance

Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.
AltaLink - 22 months ago

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