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Job title:  Manager, Automation Engineering

Job family:  Engineering
Business area:  Hydropower
Contract location: 

Chambly, Quebec, CA

Working location:  Chambly, Quebec, CA
Location type:  Location Flexible
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

As the first equipment manufacturer in Canada and a world leader in the design of hydroelectric turbines, ANDRITZ Hydro Canada has more than 170 years of know-how.


In a context of energy transition, our hydroelectric innovation projects make sense. From design to construction, our innovative team of experts offers turnkey solutions. By joining ANDRITZ Hydro Canada, you are contributing to the development of sustainable technology, a clean future, and the maintenance of a proud Quebecer's expertise.


From water to wire — Be part of the movement!

Summary of the role 

Under the supervision of the Engineering Director, the Manager, Automation Engineering is responsible for overseeing the activities of the excitation systems and speed governor team. As a key player among ANDRITZ’s automation group, you will be part of the electrical engineering—product development team, based in Chambly. You will participate in new power plant and system rehabilitation projects.  


Two main areas of responsibilities form the core of this role in our Canadian team. 


Project development and client support
•    Lead a team of engineers, technicians, and drafters specialized in excitation systems and speed governors;
•    Plan, oversee and facilitate the design development as well as the complete realization of excitation and speed control systems in accordance with specifications;
•    Provide engineering expertise as well as guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems related to projects;
•    Provide, with team members, knowledge support to  the commissioning of voltage and speed control systems
•    Coordinate all support requests for voltage and speed control;
•    Make sure that all engineering and related studies are conducted on a timely basis;
•    Maintain accurate engineering records and project files;
•    Communicate with internal and end customers to ensure project needs are met;
•    Maintain project timelines and budgets;
•    Participate in the continuous improvement of product and processes within the team.


Administrative tasks:
•    Prepare the resource planning for the department; 
•    Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives (G&Os) through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of team work activities;
•    Lead, train, retain and develop employees of the team in collaboration with the HR department;
•    Perform the employee performance evaluation for all the team members.


Why do you fit the profile?
Successful teams share objectives, and they also share values! In addition to your strong skills and experience, we need someone with high motivation, a positive mindset, and a willingness to be part of a team. 


The ideal candidate should be willing to work in a complex, fast-paced environment, with evolving priorities. Result and solution-oriented candidates who follow through with ideas and commitments will perform well within ANDRITZ. As our projects have large scopes and often require years to be completed, your perseverance will be valued with us. 

•    Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering;
•    5 years' experience as an engineering team manager;
•    Active membership with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ);
•    Excellent knowledge and established experience with automation systems and power electronics;
•    Knowledge and experience in generator excitation systems (brushless and static) as well as with generator excitation control systems is an asset;
•    Experience in the utility industry;
•    Experience in control system design for rotating machines (asset);
•    Knowledge of simulator development on real time platform, Matlab/Simulink, C++ (asset);
•    PLC programming (Schneider, GE, Allen Bradley) (asset); 
•    Fluency in English and French spoken and written;
•    Mobility for site travel, approximately 10% to 15% per year.


What do we offer
•    Life, disability, dental and extended health insurance;
•    Pension plan;
•    Hybrid work mode;
•    Profit sharing program;
•    Employee assistance program;
•    Employee individualized training and career plan. 


Did you know?
ANDRITZ Hydro is:

  • Over 170 years of experience in turbine design
  • Over 471,000 MW of installed and upgraded capacity
  • Over 32,000 turbine units delivered
  • Over 125 years in electrical engineering
  • 65 representative offices worldwide
  • More than 7000 employees worldwide including 310 in Quebec
  • Over 50 Compact Hydro units per year
  • A complete range of designs up to 800 MW

20 manufacturing sites worldwide    •    10 test beds worldwide

* Legal status to work in Canada is required.

Requisition ID:  4786

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