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Tower Coordinator – Canada

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October 31, 2017


Tower Coordinator is primarily in charge of procurement, data acquisition system construction and testing, contractor management, field installation and maintenance of meteorological towers and instrumentation on wind and solar measurement campaigns

Specific duties:

  • Promote, enforce, and exemplify safety in field and office environments
  • Prepare, assemble and test instrumentation systems.
  • Work closely with RES purchasing to ensure that contracts are issued in advance for tower installations, removal or instrument repairs and replacements.
  • Visit project sites on an as-required basis in order to commission data acquisition systems and certify that the tower installations are complete and acceptable to RES.
  • Interface with the Energy Resource group to assess the need for instrument repairs, site assessment campaigns and ensure that such projects are completed in a timely manner.
  • Design/troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems used on meteorological towers
  • Produce detailed documentation as required
  • Data logger programming (CRBasic)
  • Turnkey instrumentation project management for RES
  • Split time (80/20%) between warehouse/lab office and corporate headquarters (~2mi apart). Warehouse work could be alone if other team members are travelling.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience promoting and improving safety
  • Experience with hands-on assembly and troubleshooting of instrumentation systems
  • Experience with OSHA and other regulations that impact construction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytical work
  • Ability to self manage in an organized and productive manner with minimal oversight once ‘up to speed’ in position.
  • Skilled MSOffice and Outlook. Strong Excel skills.
  • Detail oriented in all aspects of the position. Able to prioritize work.
  • Basic electrical and mechanical knowledge and ability to follow wiring diagrams
  • Should be able to work at heights up to 100m
  • ABILITY TO TRAVEL (up to 50%) on short notice. Valid passport required
  • Employees must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess an appropriate valid driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to pass pre–employment and random federally illegal substance screenings


  • English fluency – French Fluency (Preferred)
  • Programming experience
  • Experience in autonomously managing multiple <$50k projects
  • Current certifications in tower rescue and/or wilderness first aid
  • Experience working with Campbell Scientific data loggers
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • OSHA 10 hour certification
  • Experience in any of the following: meteorology, civil construction, data analysis, GIS systems, circuit design, AutoCAD, Sodars, Lidars, NEC, photovoltaic modules, Modbus, tower construction, small team management, and/or SCADA systems.
  • Education: BS or Associates in related field (Project Management, Wind Energy, Engineering, Instrumentation, Meteorology, etc.) + 1-2 years experience. Other educational backgrounds considered when combined with strong relevant experience

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites.  Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace.  Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.

Click here to apply for this position: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15640971

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