Regional Lead, Grid Modernization

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Date: Sep 22, 2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 72661 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!



You should be familiar with current grid modernization technologies, leading-edge projects underway across the sector, and an awareness of existing and developing regulatory drivers for grid modernization.  Example project experience could grid automation, autonomous self-healing, advanced protection & controls, ADMS modular implementation, DER (including EV chargers & utility scale batteries) integration & management, control room upgrading, SCADA & Communication system upgrades, AMI data utilization, and big data analysis.  **This role can be based out of any Hatch office in Canada


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or similar
  • Min of 15 years of career experience working in / with electric T&D utilities
  • Experience in grid innovation / modernization technology deployment roles
  • Experience in distribution system design, commissioning, operations, asset management, and capital planning
  • Experience helping utilities resolve challenges such as needing to upgrade aging infrastructure to accommodate increasing DER penetration, bidirectional power flows, increased resilience & reliability, while accounting for prosumer interest, regulatory advancements, and tight capital budgets
  • Experience leading proposal developments
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Professional Engineer license

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional Credentials
    • MS in Electrical Engineering / Power Systems or a MBA
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation 
  • Additional Distribution System experience
    • Experience with the design, installation, and/or commissioning of grid innovation projects
    • Development and/or implementation of grid modernization roadmaps / programs that could include increased system automation, AMI implementation, advanced P&C systems, (A)DMS deployment, FLISR systems, microgrid planning, and grid edge field devices and DER communications infrastructure.
  • Additional Project Management Experience
    • Have led all project management tasks including cost/budget, schedule, and deliverables reporting
    • Experience with project controls, document control, and managing multiple stakeholder interests during the design and/or project implementation
    • Managed multi-disciplined teams of engineers, designers, and 
  • Business development and sales experience to T&D utilities across North America




Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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