As the Director of Technology, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, operation, monitoring and evaluation of the organization's wind park and its associated programs. You will plan and implement projects, while working with the leadership team to manage day-to-day operations. You will supervise a small team that generally includes engineers, technicians, and other technical staff, as well as staff that have been assigned on a temporary basis from other research institutes.
- Management of a wind park and associated storage system, and the operation and maintenance of all generation and testing facilities (turbines, etc.). Responsible for the development and management of an annual budget for the wind park, storage system, and related expenses.
- Oversee occupational health and safety program, including development and compliance with safety procedures, and ensuring appropriate insurance coverage is maintained.
- Collaborate with management team in identifying research initiatives that fit the organization's mandate
- Support and monitor progress of all projects that have direct impact on the management of the wind park, ensuring that detailed plans are maintained.
- Coordinate the delivery of technical consultation and advisory services for research.
- Facilitate and supervise technical training and work experience initiatives in collaboration with the Scientific Director.
- Remain current regarding technological innovations and serve as a consultancy hub for information on trends, research, applications, and effective practices related to the wind energy industry.
- Lead, manage, and develop a team of engineers and technicians who develop technical plans, schedules, and costs for projects, wind park maintenance plans (scheduled and unscheduled, on-call coverage, etc.
- Supervise and direct a team of Engineers and technicians who contribute toward research initiatives in conjunction with the Scientific Director.
- Conduct regular performance reviews of department employees.
- Review career and professional development training programs with the Manager of Administration
- Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation
- Post-secondary education in engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical engineering, graduate degree in engineering an asset
- Minimum of five years managing teams, experience in a senior administration or technology management position an asset
- Significant experience in an energy-related field
- Knowledge of small/large wind turbines
- Knowledge of International Electrotechnical Commission Standards