Design Engineer Specialist

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 28, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Toronto, ON
Category Information Technology
Client Hydro One
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Design Engineer Specialist

Date: Oct 23, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

33214 – 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:

  • Perform complex engineering design for transmission line facilities, including preparation of detailed design specifications, estimates, design standards, and equipment tender evaluation to meet project needs.
  • Perform complex civil and structural design and analysis including transmission towers, poles, line layout, foundations, etc. for new and existing transmission lines.
  • Prepare complete design sketches and instructions for drafting, and review drawings for completeness and accuracy.
  • Participate in studies of technical problems, designs, and construction methods to ensure compatibility and integrate the work of others.
  • Collaborate with others in the corporation in creating recommendations for the effective operation and maintenance of new and existing line facilities.
  • Act as a line technical specialist to internal units and external agencies by providing advice, guidance and recommendations on applications.
  • Develop or participate in developing or modifying computer programs or systems for design analysis.
  • Evaluate commercially available software.
  • Assist supervisor with technical and administrative work on activities in relation to transmission and distribution lines design and construction

Selection Criteria

Education and Qualifications:

  • Must have a university degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Must be a registered Professional Engineer

Essential Competencies:

  • Must have strong analytical skills for performing engineering studies and analysis.
  • Must have working knowledge of PLSCADD software for Transmission Line design.
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a demonstrated commitment to customer satisfaction and business unit objectives.
  • Must have strong problem solving skills.
  • Must have proven independence and ability to establishing co-operative working relation, trust and mutual respect in team environment.
  • Must have demonstrated self-motivated behavior, perseverance and ability to overcome obstacles

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Require a sound engineering knowledge and progressive experience in the design related to transmission lines including structures, foundations, and hardware to effectively perform in the “Specialist” capacity.
  • A period of up to 8 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
  • Requires experience in the line design areas to gain familiarity with the practical approaches, methods, and techniques pertinent to design and appreciation of the application and characteristics of line equipment.
  • Requires experience related to fieldwork to appreciate the construction and installation practicalities versus design.

Requires a basic understanding of:

  • Performance, construction, commissioning, or maintenance of transmission and distribution lines
  • Project management, including scoping, estimating, scheduling, execution planning, project monitoring and co-ordination
  • Industry standards and material specifications.
  • Hydro One’s organization and business processes
  • Industry trends.

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 2019.

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: November 11, 2019

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