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Engineering Co-Op (Hybrid)

The Company

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, H2O Power operates 8 hydroelectric generating stations located in Ontario.  In Ontario H2O Power is the third largest provider of hydroelectric power in the province. H2O is majority-owned by PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers.

LOCATIONOshawa, ON (Hybrid)

The Position

Reporting to the Director, Asset Management, this temporary 4-month paid position (37.5 hours per week) will support the Engineering Office with a variety of activities related to Dam Safety documentation, drawing management, scanning/archiving/indexing of technical reports, engineering project support with an introduction to scientific research and development (SRED).

Duties and responsibilities

Dam Safety and Reliability

  • Develop a dam safety action plan and public safety management plan for the Northeast and Northwest Plant groups based on previous studies and performed by outside Consultants
  • Collect data from field data (piezometers, structural gauges, uplift sensors, bearing temperatures, etc.) and create trend graphs and monitoring plans.
  • Perform final edits and formatting to Operations Maintenance and Surveillance manuals.

Drawing and document management

  • Travel to Iroquois Falls, ON to scan, archive and index technical reports and drawings with our CAD drafter
  • Travel to Fort Frances, ON to scan archive and index technical report and drawings with our CAD drafter
  • Assist in edits to AutoCAD drawings, checking of existing drawings in the registry.
  • Assist in ACAD work for as-built and record drawings.

Project Support

  • Compiling historical and planned CAPEX project timing and cost data into the master spreadsheet
  • Assist the Project Manager and/or Project Engineer on current project tasks such as vendor interface, technical coordination, drafting, closeout reports, etc.

Research & Development

  • Research existing SRED programs for new product development underway (trash cleaning grapple, monitoring systems, etc.)
  • Research, evaluate and present the implementing of Asset Maintenance and CMMS tools into Microsoft Dynamics


  • The Co-op student should be a first or second-year Engineering student who:
  • is hard working and wants to contribute on a meaningful level;
  • will take a task and see it to completion;
  • has some experience with AutoCAD drafting; and
  • has an interest in Renewable Energy Equipment and Hydropower Dams.
  • Must possess a valid G driver’s license and have a good driving record
  • As a condition of employment, all new employees must be fully vaccinated and provide satisfactory proof, unless approved for an exemption based on a protected ground in the Ontario Human Rights Code (“the Code”).

Working conditions/Travel Requirements

  • The position will require the co-op student to work remotely and in the H2O Power Oshawa office during regular business hours and travel periodically to Iroquois Falls, ON and Fort Frances, ON.
  • Expected frequency of travel would 2-4 trips for the work term, maximum 5 days at a time.

Physical requirements

  • The position may require standing for extended periods of time, lifting and carrying roles and stacks of full-sized drawings and performing repetitive tasks.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume outlining your interests and qualifications via our Talent Portal.

H2O Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer; promoting accessibility and inclusivity at work and offering accommodation for applicants as required and requested.

H2O Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer; promoting accessibility and inclusivity at work and offering accommodation for applicants as required and requested.