Renewable & Hybrid Power Engineer

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 87875 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


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!


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the miningenergy, 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.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking highly motivated Energy Storage & Renewable Energy Engineers to join the Power Business Unit, located in our Vancouver office.


With over 1000 MW of renewable power experience and over 100 MWh of energy storage projects currently under management Hatch is leading the energy transition in Canada. The global energy transition is upon us. Join our team of engineers and technical specialists to support utilities, governments and industry in the transition to a low carbon world. While the market is challenging, these challenges present the biggest opportunities and catalysts for change.


Hatch is expanding activities in the Hybrid Power & Renewable Energy sector advising clients on the impacts of integrating intermittent renewable generation with energy storage systems.  The increased deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs) has provided additional complexities and challenges for utilities as they transition from a monodirectional model of providing electricity to a complex, digital, data intensive, prosumer driven, decentralized model.  The successful candidate for this position will work on projects across North America and internationally related to the integration of renewable power into both remote locations and the bulk power grid. The candidate will work closely with electrical, chemical, mechanical and civil engineers to deliver renewable energy and energy storage projects from concept through to commissioning.



Renewable Energy & Hybrid Power Engineer



Responsibilities may include:


  • Contributing to and managing technical scopes of work associated with the specification, design, procurement and construction of energy storage, renewable energy and microgrid projects
  • Leading, coordinating, and performing techno-economic analysis and studies related to the integration of renewable energy technologies and energy storage 
  • Adding value to client’s businesses, create business relationships, prepare proposals and support business development
  • Providing thought leadership to the industry through engagement in professional activities in the region 
  • Working alongside and supporting delivery of projects from other Hatch service offerings including those from Hatch’s Digital, Advisory, Technology, and/or Infrastructure businesses
  • Occasional domestic and international travel to site locations is required. 


Education & Experience:


  • A degree in Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (post-graduate degrees in engineering and/or business are an asset)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in energy storage
  • Previous experience in wind energy, solar energy, microgrid power systems and power conversion systems are assets
  • Ability to develop energy dispatch models for energy storage and renewable power systems
  • 4+ years of experience specifically working within the renewable energy or energy storage industry
  • Construction experience is an asset
  • Professional Engineer status or on track to obtain P.Eng. status (EIT)
  • Proven track record in developing strong and lasting relationships with clients is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and client engagement skills
  • Ability to work within focused and multi-disciplinary teams and experience in leading teams and projects
  • Familiarity with policies, standards, guidelines, rules and regulations as applicable to North American energy markets as well as other jurisdictions will be an added advantage.
  • Software Tools familiarity with the following, or comparable:
    • System Modeling such as PVsyst, WAsP, Homer, and PSCAD
    • Programming such as MATLAB, Python and VBA
    • Proficiency in Microsoft excel
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada and currently based in North America



What does Hatch offer?


  • Challenging and engaging career with countless opportunities with the latest technologies and projects in the power industry
  • Mentorship and guidance from industry experts
  • An exciting work environment in the fast-paced engineering consulting business
  • Opportunities for national and international travel for projects, site work, client engagement and conferences
  • Opportunities to work with many different cultures in multiple languages

The rest is up to you – we will provide you with as much challenge as you are willing to take on.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


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


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


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, veteran, 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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