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Network Management Engineer – Automation Asset Management

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 13, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Toronto, ON
Category Engineer
Client Hydro One
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Network Management Engineer – Automation Asset Management

Vacancy Number: 31929
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Toronto, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Division: PLANNING
Department: TEL P&C MTR (10000163)
Job type: Regular
Duration of Assignment: Ongoing

General Accountabilities:

  • Perform technical/economic/regulatory impact assessments and other specialized technical studies to determine transmission system needs related to Automation systems.
  • Recognize areas requiring study or action and recommend and participate in programs that should be undertaken to improve performance or to avoid problems and also provide guidance to and work with other stakeholders in the implementation of recommendations.
  • Negotiate with the neighbouring utilities and customers the terms of new connections, upgrades and demergers.
  • Be responsible for preparing portions of the Investment Plan related to P&C aspects development and sustainment of transmission and distribution systems. Define scope of work or program work specifications to appropriate level of detail and work with services providers to manage risks and ensure estimates of appropriate quality.
  • Prepare evidence and support submissions to regulatory and compliance bodies (e.g. OEB, IESO).
  • Plan for new compliance related initiatives and execute the regular due diligence in maintaining company compliance posture. Prepare evidence for compliance reporting.
  • Provide the planning specifications and works scoping documents.
  • Develop functional standards for protection systems to be referenced in these specification or scoping documents.
  • Participate in the definition and preparation of P&C specific projects and programs. Present preferred solution and alternatives, produce necessary documentation to substantiate recommendations.
  • Develop strategies and facilitate delivery of solution through suppliers and service providers.
  • Develop Business Cases and obtain release of funds.
  • Be responsible for monitoring, overseeing Automation projects and the Automaiton aspects of development projects during the execution phase.
  • Coordinate activities with multiple Service Providers and stakeholders and provide necessary technical direction to the service providers. Analyze costs, including labour and material items, and provide redirection as required and explanations relating to scope variances.
  • Evaluate lessons learned and communicate the same to improve future process and work accomplishments.
  • Participate as a representative of the Company before industry associations, compliance and regulatory agencies, etc. in endeavors to advance the corporate interests. Represent the unit on discussion and negotiation with customers, stakeholders and suppliers. Liaise with other internal work groups, divisions and outside interests.
  • Assist manager in the planning of department work programs, identifying resource needs and development of budget.
  • Maintain an awareness of advancing technology developments in transmission/distribution protection.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Competencies

  • Good knowledge of the practical design and operation of large transmission systems with large numbers of connected generators.
  • Familiarity with theory and application practice of protection to large transmission systems and constituent assets.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of control and monitoring systems in Hydro One.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organization and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer and Hydro One goals.
  • Demonstrated team player skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a project environment, under tight deadlines, interfacing with other experts, as well as customers, field staff and the project leader.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must have minimum of 6-8  years of experience with the planning, design and/or maintenance of P&C systems used on the Hydro One (or equivalent) transmission and distribution systems.
  • Must have Professional Engineer accreditation (PEO registration in the Province of Ontario or equivalent in another jurisdiction).
  • Must have thorough knowledge of industry and Hydro One specific P&C design standards or those of an equivalent large transmission and distribution system.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of electrical theory and principles underlying the design of electrical power systems and their protection and control. This knowledge is normally acquired through the completion of four years of University (or equivalent) training plus further utility specific training.
  • Must have familiarity with the Hydro One control standards and practices or those of an equivalent large transmission and distribution system.

If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.

Deadline: March 25, 2019

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