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Manager-Protection, Control & Metering

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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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Manager-Protection, Control & Metering

Date: May 14, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

37081 – Toronto – Regular –  

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:
Support Senior Manager – Protection & Control (P&C) Engineering in implementing the P&C Dept. goals/objectives/strategies by providing effective team leadership to a group of engineering & technical design staff including contracted external engineering firms.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Implement engineering goals/objectives/strategies by providing effective team leadership and management direction in establishing/maintaining an effective engineering/design/analysis service for delivering high quality projects on time and demonstrating cost effectiveness.
  • Plan, organize, schedule and coordinate work and assign tasks providing instructions to ensure that projects achieve their deliverables.
  • Develop and maintain P&C engineering processes, policies, design templates/standards.
  • Support engineering management team by providing consolidated information on the engineering project schedules and projected labour requirements.
  • Prepare and monitor the Dept budgets and expenditures.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Through collaborative relationships with Senior Manager and peers, within the contexts provided by the management team i.e. corporate & division strategies and policies, accountabilities, tasks, budget and programs, compliance and performance targets, expectations for quality & continuous improvement, etc. to provide the followings:
  • Manage the work of an engineering design & technical team to deliver engineering services involved in the estimation, design, construction, technical support, commissioning, reliability analysis for implementation and maintenance of protection, control & metering systems.
  • Organize, plan, schedule, direct and coordinate work, assign tasks and monitor the progress of work to meet schedules and deliverables.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Dept.’s capability through various means (capability assessments, quality control, process improvement, etc.) and recommend changes to enhance performance and continuous improvement.
  • Assess the performance of staff and conduct performance reviews regularly.  Initiate recommendations on hiring, firing, transfer and promotion of staff, etc.
  • Recruit, interview, develop and maintain staff with the necessary technical & leadership skills to deliver engineering services levels in the context of Transmission Engineering division and Hydro One Corporate strategies, plans and business objectives.
  • Lead the management and development of training programs required to enhance staff capability.
  • Perform day-to-day supervision of staff, be accountable for their work assignment, monitoring & checking of work progress and provide guidance & direction to ensure quality deliverables of the assigned team.
  • Manage and lead to meet all health, safety & environmental requirements/regulations and other regulatory requirements.
  • Work in multi-discipline engineering teams for complex projects. Communicate P&C engineering requirements (roles & accountabilities) to the project engineer (PE) and staff in other departments.
  • Develop knowledge of new technologies in the field of P&C engineering.  Identify, evaluate and integrate industry best practices as they relate to P&C engineering designs and benchmark against these. Make recommendations to change/update/improve engineering design, standards and templates as required.
  • Contribute in the development and documentation of engineering processes, systems and practices, including new concepts, working culture, philosophy, operating and maintenance of standards and engineering policy in the dynamically changing field of utility engineering.
  • Ensure compliance in engineering designs and applications with respect to regulatory bodies e.g. OEB, IESO, NPCC, NERC CIP, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Managerial Accountabilities:

  • Manage a team within the Dept. to achieve work programs and targets through:
  • Maintain and assess staffs who are capable of achieving the results required.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and regularly to staffs and ensure department, division and corporate initiatives are well received and timely executed with quality.
  • Collaborate and reach out to other LOBs to build relationships and trust to improve process & effectiveness.
  • Lead by example to provide mentorship & coaching and develop staff.

Selection Criteria:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario will be an asset. (non-professional engineers will be considered)
  • Knowledge normally acquired either in a four year electrical engineering/engineering sciences university program or the equivalent practical experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of design, process, standard, compliance, construction, commissioning, operation & maintenance related to protection, control and metering systems and facilities in Hydro One:
  • HV & LV power system protection applications.
  • Substation LAN/SCADA system applications.
  • Wholesale revenue metering system and settlement.
  • Compliance in NERC CIP, NPCC, IESO Market Rules, etc.
  • Good knowledge of the Hydro One operational requirements.
  • Good knowledge of business fundamentals and economics.
  • Good Knowledge of project management principles, tendering and contract administration.
  • Experience in providing consulting services to external customers.
  • Experience in management and supervision of engineering and other professional staff.
  • A period of over 10 years and up to and including 12 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.

Demonstrated Management Skills:

  • Achievement Motivation – Demonstrates record of self-motivated behaviour and perseverance to accomplish objectives in spite of challenges. A demonstrated concern for competing against a standard of excellence.
  • Analytical Thinking – Demonstrates the ability to understand a situation by segmenting and tracing implications step by step.
  • Client – Service Orientation – Demonstrate desires to help or serve others, to meet their needs and hold strong personal commitment to clients, customers and corporate objectives.
  • Developing Others – Takes action to foster the long-term learning or development of others, though establishing development opportunities, empowering others to maximize their involvement, learning opportunities and contributing to Hydro One and Engineering Department success.
  • Impact and Influence – Interacts with others including employee representatives, in a manner that advances the work of the organization by developing trust, mutual respect and cooperative working relationship. Demonstrates the ability to persuade, convince, influence or impress others with the long-term good of the organization in mind.
  • Initiative – Takes action proactively to achieve business objectives. Champions change and innovation consistent with strategic direction of Hydro One.
  • Team Leadership – Provides leadership so that the team collaborates competently, and with full commitment, with each other in pursuing the goals set. Demonstrates principled leadership and sound business ethics and behaves consistently with expressed values and commitments. Builds a culture within organization focusing on trust, flexibility, responsiveness, speed, quality and competitiveness.
  • Teamwork – Demonstrate the ability to collaborate within the department and with other LOBs to achieve a common goal working with a dynamic team composition, by building a conducive working environment, using active listening skills, showing respects, trust & openness, providing constructive feedbacks, etc.

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.


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