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HVDC Engineer

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Date: Nov 29, 2020

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 31241 

Job Category: Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly 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.


The global energy transition is upon us. As we shift to a low carbon world, meeting the growing demand for energy will require revolutionary thinking and a variety of resources. While the market is challenging, these challenges present the biggest opportunities and –catalysts for change.
The Energy group partners with clients to provide comprehensive plans that incorporate all aspects of their projects. 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 team today and help make a difference!

The Energy group is seeking a HVDC Engineer with interest in Power Systems to work in eGRID. The preferred location is Winnipeg, but other locations in Canada will also be considered.


We’re entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Our flat organizational structure creates an atmosphere of openness and participation. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable. Our ultimate goal is to achieve no harm for our people, our clients, and our communities.



  • Work on a variety of generation and transmission types including renewable energy, HVDC and FACTs
  • Perform electrical studies including power flow, short circuit, protection coordination, transient and dynamic, and others using electrical design software such as RTDS, PSCAD, PSSE, PSLF, etc.
  • Assist in the development of Technical Specifications for our projects
  • Provide customer technical support for the operations & maintenance of renewable energy, HVDC and FACTs systems including procedural, troubleshooting and performance analysis
  • Support the design of various power generation and transmission systems
  • Prepare presentations and reports
  • Write technical papers and present at conferences to demonstrate expertise in the field and engage clients
  • Support the business development efforts, including fostering relationships with existing clients, preparing proposals for new work, identifying market areas and pitching clients
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment
  • Conduct site visits, factory visits, field assessments and client engagement meetings


What you bring to the role: 

  • Technical experience with HVDC and FACTS, generators, transmission lines, or related
  • Academic or work experience with PSCAD, RTDS, PSSE, PSLF, EMTP, Easy Power, or related software programs.
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience with an Electrical Engineering or related degree with interest in power systems.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites including remote sites.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, and experience in Visual Basic would be preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of operations, maintenance and switching requirements for electrical systems.
  • Good understanding of engineering and business fundamentals as they apply to engineering problems and projects.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to take on new challenges.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Shows critical and creative thinking and problem solving, and brings forward solutions for our clients' toughest challenges.
  • Adapts and embraces change.


Why join us?

  • Expand your expertise technical and a business skill.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally.
  • Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your academic learning on a daily basis.
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship with subject matter experts in the industry.


What we offer you:

  • Be given opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways.
  • Work on problems and gain experience in the office and on project sites.
  • Participate in local Professional Development Programs, Sustainability Week, Toastmasters, and more to develop your skills.
  • Join in charitable, social, and sports activities with other Hatch employees.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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