Pattern Energy Group

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Electrical Trainer

Electrical Trainer

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Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Canada and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.

The Pattern Energy team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy operates in the United States and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group LP's corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.



The position will support leading electrical training activities for safe and quality execution of renewable projects during construction and operations.  The Electrical Trainer will serve as a subject matter expert and group lead on electrical safety, compliance and technical skills.


Key Accountabilities

  • Manage, develop, schedule and deliver classroom and online specialized training for electrical purposes for voltages ranging from 50v to 500kv. Trainings include, but are not limited to: Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers (examples: NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, OSHA, EUSA), lockout tagout, substation and collection system operations and standard practices.
  • Evaluate students in the classroom and the field and provide constructive feedback.
  • Ensure electrical training program meeting the training and compliance needs of the organization, federal, state, provincial and municipal regulations.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement and implementation of environmental, health and safety (EHS) and operations policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Facilitate and encourage Pattern’s safety culture


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required


Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, engineering or other closely related degree.  Job experience, professional development and continuing education may be substituted for educational experience.


Required Work Experience


Position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in an electrical maintenance role, preferably with utilities, power generation or wind energy technology.


Additional/Preferred Requirements

  • Knowledge and/or experience with electrical US and Canadian laws, regulation and standards relating to electrical maintenance, with emphasis on NFPA 70E and CSA Z462.
  • Knowledge of protection & control systems, HV substations, MV distribution systems and SCADA for design, construction, commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • Understand the basic functions of SCADA operations
  • Ability to conduct training in a variety of settings: phone conferencing, classroom, and video conferencing.
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of a small group of approx. 15-18.
  • Must be able to travel to Canada and other countries.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 75% to support remote renewable energy projects.
  • Qualified to work on and around high voltage equipment
  • Ability to occasionally perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, reaching, and climbing at facility locations
  • Willingness and ability to climb up to 300 feet on a vertical ladder is preferred
  • Be proficient using a computer and Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word & PowerPoint).
  • Power generation/wind industry specific experience is preferred.
  • Teaching certification and/or practical experience teaching in the industrial field.