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Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Pincher Creek, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta

Wind Electrical Engineering Intern

Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta

 

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Overview:

Based in TransAlta’s Pincher Creek Office in Alberta and reporting to the Plant Electrical Engineer – Wind and Solar Operations, the student will work closely with the wind and solar electrical engineer and electrical engineering technologists to plan and implement engineering scope for power generation electrical projects.   

 

The role will also involve electrical engineering operational support of wind generating plant equipment such as substations, turbines, underground and overhead collector systems, SCADA systems, control systems, switchgear, protective relays and transformers, and will offer a blend of office time as well as time in the field.

 

TransAlta has 23 wind farms including 1,080 wind turbines with the capacity to generate 1,584 megawatts (MW) of wind power — this is the equivalent of powering more than one million homes. Wind is now 15.2 per cent of our total generating capacity. We have wind operations in Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and Wyoming. For a full list of TransAlta’s Wind Operations, please see https://www.transalta.com/facilities/plants-operation/    

 

Pincher Creek is an outdoors lover dream: close to Waterton National Park, Glacier National Park and Castle Provincial Park. All of which offer world class skiing, hiking, mountain biking and fishing opportunities.

 

Qualifications;

 

An Electrical Engineering Internship Student (completing 3rd year academic studies in April 2021).   Some industrial / generating plant experience is desirable, but not a prerequisite.   The individual must be a self-starter, demonstrate initiative, and capable of working both independently and with others in a team environment.

 

Contact Information

 

Hiring Supervisor: Samantha Hoffman

Start Date:        May 2021

Discipline:         Electrical

Job Duration:    12 months

 

If you have the drive required and are looking for a new challenge that will push you to the next level. Come on board!

 

Applications should be made directly through TransAlta’s Career Portal at - https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=24624&company=TransAlta&username= 

 

        Position requires the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.