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Assistant Network Officer

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 19, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Toronto, ON
Category Technology
Client Hydro One
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Assistant Network Officer

Date: May 14, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

36041 – Toronto – Regular – Ongoing 

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

General Accountabilities: 

  • Assist in the conduct of operations research, technical/economic/environmental/business/ regulatory impact
  • assessments and other specialized studies to determine transmission and distribution customer/system needs.
  • Assist in the analysis of problems and development of strategies, alternatives and preferred solutions; and assist
  • in the delivery of solution through suppliers and service providers.
  • Receive assignments from supervisor in broad terms on specific problems related to assigned area of work.
  • Research available resources and contacts and propose effective recommendations.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and specifications and present solutions, producing business documentation, as
  • necessary.
  • Assist in the development, definition and preparation of programs, processes, standards, procedures or methods
  • related to the management of transmission/distribution assets

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Monitor, control and direct capital projects and program during the execution phase.
  • Assist in the coordination of project activities and task performed by project stakeholders including Asset Management, Engineering, Provincial Line, Construction Services, Grid Operations and service providers.
  • Resolve, re-direct or escalate project issues and concerns, through communications and negotiation.
  • Review Project Document for accuracy and completeness, including Planning Specirfications, PDR’s, Preliminary Project Plans, Project Estimates, Project Schedules, Risk Register and other Project related documents.
  • Prepare reports on project execution status, variance reports as required.
  • Conduct and assist in conducting project meetings with project stakeholders, including preparation of meeting agenda, meeting minutes, action lists and follow up.
  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts for project gross capital spend, in service capital additions, project milestones and project task completions.
  • Assist to monitor service provider performance, redirect or escalate as required and provide recommendations to authorize payments
  • Participate in the development, provide input in the definition of Project, Program, assist to review and accept Project and Program awards, for Project Execution.
  • Ensure that Regulatory requirements are met throughout the project execution lifecycle.
  • Prepare financial and progress reports, review and provide project reporting recommendations
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria:

  • Requires knowledge of Engineering Science or Business Administration of Project Management, Electrical Power Systems and equipment relating to transmission/distribution assets, design and performance of the transmission /distribution systems and customer connections.  This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the completion of 4 years of University training (Grade XII plus 5 years) or equivalent experience.

Relevant experience in the following areas:

  • Project planning and approval process.
  • Program / Project budgeting.
  • Financial and cost accounting.
  • Customer Support.
  • Experience in the following areas, considered an asset:
  • Spreadsheets and databases, including complex data management and report preparation
  • Ability to read and understand P6 schedules
  • Presentation preparation
  • A period of up to 6 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
  • Demonstrated strong customer orientation and sensitivity to bottom-line.
  • Demonstrated professional level of communication skills, both oral and written, to communicated effectively with customers.
  • Demonstrated record of solving problems that require analysis of numerous variables and alternative solutions and exercising judgement.
  • Demonstrated record of self-motivated behavior and perseverance to accomplish objectives in spite of obstacles.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate work, and work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision.

Essential Competencies:

  • Strong focus and commitment to Safety
  • The ability to bring teams together to achieve project and team goals
  • Ability to meet tight timelines and manage multiple project deliverable
  • Strong organizational skills to manage a multitude of inter-related activities
  • Ability to accurately report on program/project status, present to peers and to management
  • Ability to manage conflict and provide a guidance to champion solutions, escalate or seek guidance from senior staff
  • The ability to learn new tasks/information quickly and apply the skills to various situations.
  • The ability to understand the business implications of decisions and the ability to strive to improve organizational performance.
  • Flexibility and adaptability regarding changes to work and work environment
  • The desire to assist others, to meet their needs.
  • The ability to build persuasive arguments based on logic and fact

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2020.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: June 2, 2020

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