Conduct operations research, technical/economic/environmental/business/regulatory impact assessments, and other specialized technical/business studies to determine transmission/distribution customer/system needs; analyze problems, develop strategies, alternatives and preferred solution; and facilitate delivery of solution through suppliers and service providers.
Receive assignment from supervisor in broad terms on specific problems related to assigned area of work.
Research available resources and contacts and, propose effective recommendations to improve performance.
Recognize areas requiring action to avoid problems.
Work with Service Providers to ensure capabilities to perform required works, negotiate contracts and performance initiatives, monitor and redirect work as required, and provide and evaluation of the contracting process for continuous improvement.
Participate in the development, definition and preparation of projects and programs, processes, technical/operational/business standards, procedures or methods, including risk management and costing, related to the management of transmission/distribution assets.
Provide guidance by analyzing the Owner’s requirements and recommending the sourcing and costing model for all contract projects/programs, and working with other interested groups in the implementation of recommendations.
Be responsible for the preparation of contract specifications, project specific TORs, awards and provide necessary technical direction to service providers.
Promote document consistency, acceptance to corporate proposals and generally work to alleviate fears, overcome resistance and otherwise contribute towards securing, protecting and advancing objectives.
Liaise with other internal work groups, divisions and outside interests to ensure full alignment with project contract requirements.
Review project planning specifications and put forward recommendations in relation to project execution strategies.
Monitor, control and redirect major programs and complex projects during the planning and execution phases.
Co-ordinate activities with Service Providers and stakeholders.
Resolve issues through negotiation with the Service Provider and customer.
Prepare comprehensive reports and specifications, and present recommendations to resolve issues, producing necessary documentation, as necessary.
Participate in the preparation of business cases for the management of transmission/distribution assets.
Monitor service provider performance, provide redirection as required, and authorize payment.
Represent the unit on discussions and negotiation with customers, stakeholders and suppliers.
Be a technical resource and consultant on transmission/distribution asset management matters.
Contribute to the development of the business plan and regulatory submissions.
Maintain an awareness of advancing technology developments in business/transmission/distribution equipment and systems.
Provide technical guidance to others as required, assist in resolution of work problems and train new staff in job responsibilities.
Perform other duties as required.
Requires knowledge of engineering science and business administration of construction project management, electrical power systems, equipment and operations relating to transmission/distribution assets, customer and public relations, contract management, and regulatory affairs related to the Ontario Electricity Market.
Experience with Supply Chain functionality and vendor management would be an asset.
Requires knowledge of technical writing for the preparation of contract documents, scopes of work, technical project requirements, presentations and technical reports and specifications.
Requires knowledge of economics to carry out economic evaluations and to compare alternatives and assess results.
Requires experience in managing complex projects.
Requires an excellent knowledge of English to communicate effectively with others and prepare technical reports.
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
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 18, 2019
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