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February 28th, 2019

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We have immediate vacancies for a Lead Technologist and a Project Electrical Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team, based in Bedford, Nova Scotia and also our project site in Grand Passage, Digby County.


These full time roles will work closely with our management team based in Bedford, coordinating with the UK based engineering team and various suppliers, and subcontractors on site.

The Lead Technologist will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Operation and maintenance of all project equipment
  • Electrical and mechanical diagnostics including:
    • Siemens power control systems
    • Platform control and communicaitons systems
    • Environmental monitoring equipment
    • Servers, networking and data transfer
    • Auxiliary equipment
  • Primary technical interface with UK Engineering team
  • Ensuring reliable operations of tidal energy platform(s) and arrays
  • Fault finding and problem solving
  • Capturing product enhancements and learning
  • Participating in stakeholder engagement activities
  • Ensuring compliance with company safety policies and procedures


  • Diploma in Oceans Technology or similar
  • Small Vessel Operators Proficiency (SVOP) or higher
  • MED A1 Cert, VHF license, sea survival, and first aid

The Project Electrical Engineer is expected to have teh following qualifications and experience:

  • Certified Engineer in electrical engineering or in automation
  • Bachelor or Masters in Electrical Engineering or in Automation
  • Proven track record in renewable energy balance of plant design and solar, wind or small hydro grid integration experience
  • Experience with integration of microgrids and storage solutions
  • Experience in industrial electrical system design to CSA standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) regs and design standards.
  • Project management / delivery experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage design and delivery of project-specific electrical balance of plant solutions for integration with grid, and/or delivery of electricity produced by tidal energy systems to the end customer.
  • Liaise with key Canadian electrical suppliers and project stake holders (e.g. grid operator/customer and regulatory bodies).
  • Oversee installation and commissioning of electrical systems, offshore & onshore
  • Provide technical in-field support
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SME offer a competitive salary based on experience. Suitable applicants should send their CV and a covering letter to: