Research and Development Engineer

Sea to Sky Energy Solutions, Corp Published: June 27, 2019
Squamish, British Columbia
Salary range
55k annually
Hours per week
Start Date
End Date


Sea to Sky Energy Solutions( S2SES) manages, oversees, and develops technology for Run of River hydro-electric power facilities. Our portfolio of services is divided in 3 groups: consulting and development of Run-of-River projects, hydro-electricity facilities management and operation, and development of turn-key solutions for optimizing facility production.

We are looking for a Research & Development Engineer to be the lead project engineer that will support the development of 2 of the  technology turn-key solutions that S2SES is currently focusing on. The technology solutions are being developed to  increase  the productivity of hydro electricity generation in Run-of-River facilities, while also addressing some of the environmental impacts associated with hydro-electricity generation.

The  Research & Development Engineer  will be responsible of progressing each project along with cost tracking, scheduling, and reporting.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Act as lead Project Engineer managing the development of 2 technology systems intended to increase  the productivity of hydroelectricity generation from Run-of River facilities, specific tasks include:
      • Design and build prototype models
      • Development and design of some of the system components
      • Trial models in testing apparatus
      • Conceptual design on scaling a system for alternative hydro facilities
      • Scale systems to full size models
      • Continually progress and refine system design
      • Execute the installation of technology systems
      • Monthly progress reporting and cost reporting on the systems development
      • Manage academic collaborative research agreements
      • Conduct market research and build/refine business case

Knowledge and skills

The candidate requires:

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or College diploma in an energy related discipline.
  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, achievement focussed with strong attention to details.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and work effectively independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to complete projects while working under deadlines/budget.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong PC applications and computer skills.
  • Strong commitment to safety.

Education required

Education Required

  • Mechanical Engineering degree or College diploma in an energy related discipline.

Certification required


  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, access to a vehicle.
  • First Aid/CPR and Bear Awareness training and certifications will be considered asset.
  • MS Office skills required.
  • AutoCAD skills an asset.
  • Applicant will be encouraged to comments on other skills they think may be relevant to the internship.

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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