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Applications Engineer - Hydro

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Who We Are:  

Integrated Power Services (IPS) is the leading North American solution provider for power management, electro-mechanical, and rotating assets. Serving customers across a wide range of industries, including power generation, utilities, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, air separation, oil & gas, metals, mining, paper, aggregates, and cement. 

IPS defines world-class electric motor and generator repair, and Power Management every day. When you work for IPS, you can learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a winning team committed to upholding our core values: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Entrepreneurial Spirit. 

Key Responsibilities and Expectations:  

Integrated Power Services (IPS) is seeking a skilled and dedicated Application Engineer for the Hydro Services Team. The Application Engineer will perform technical sales support related to Hydro Field Service Projects and related repairs. As an Application Engineer, it is crucial to collaborate with the regional sales teams and customers. The inclusive yet decisive technical leadership of the various proposal efforts will be key to the West Region’s performance and success.

  • Provide technical support for the Sales organization and liaise between the site team and the engineering team in the ITO (Inquiry to order) phase of Hydro Projects.
  • Responsible for travelling to the customer job sites to support job walks for technical specification reviews and to obtain data collection to support the engineered technical solution.
  • Own the development of job costing, to support pricing and execution of the project scope of work.
  • Assist with proposals, technical solution development, interfacing with field engineers and providing customer insights and market intelligence on pricing, scope of work and execution actions.
  • Provide excellent technical expertise related to Hydro Generator stators, rotors, excitation systems, monitoring devices and peripheral components.
  • Ability to oversee labor, crew members and contractors supporting high quality performance levels in service to all methods/procedures related to the defined scope of work.
  • Perform casual field engineering service inspections and offer insights on possible services required to customers including generator stator rewinding and all related tasks.
  • Support the Risk process at the ITO stage with input on project costing, scope, schedule, and execution risks.
  • Identify product failures and lead the identification of possible root causes to support the failure analysis.

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering 
  • Licensed Engineer Certification or eligibility, preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Hydro Services
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to effectively manage a matrix team
  • Ability to anticipate events and develop adaptive strategies/tactics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time, as required 
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport and driver's license
  • Knowledge of power distribution, utilization equipment and application considerations including the various types of switchgear, relays, breakers, transformers, motors, generators (including control & excitation) and variable speed drives


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • 401k Employer Match  
  • Bonus Incentives   
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program   
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)   
  • And more!  


IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.