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Sr. Eng/Off – Distribution Operating Tools

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 16, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Barrie, ON
Category Engineer
Client Hydro One
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Sr. Eng/Off – Distribution Operating Tools

Date: Sep 13, 2019

Location: Barrie, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

32642 – Barrie – 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:

  • Manage data modeling of the distribution electrical system; for purposes of real-time monitoring and control systems relating to the distribution management system (DMS) used in the OGCC and in other distribution operating / monitoring and planning centres.
  • Perform full life cycle support of computer applications and databases required for supporting the real-time monitoring and control of the distribution system.
  • Provide input to distribution operating strategy development.
  • Negotiate conditions of satisfaction with distribution operations staff for products/services and deliver on time/within budget.
  • Assist distribution operations staff, re-engineer business processes and develop value-added information technology needs.
  • Provide project management support, technical leadership and system expertise to projects and teams involved in the design and support of advanced information systems and tools.
  • Manage the evolution of existing network application and database tools by implementing enhancements to provide additional functionality, problem correction, reliability and availability improvements.
  • Manage tasks undertaken by vendors by specifying requirements, monitoring the technical implementation and performing formal acceptance procedures.
  • Perform ongoing audits to assess compliance or required improvements.
  • Research commercial products and tools which can be used in the design and/or support of operating tools.

Selection Criteria, Essential Competencies:

  • Demonstrated strong personal commitment to delivering high quality work and customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deploy complex real-time tools required for distribution operations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer and Hydro One goals.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and team player skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organization and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a project environment, under tight deadlines, interfacing with applications and system experts, as well as users and project leader.
  • Demonstrated record of self-motivated behaviour and perseverance to accomplish objectives.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated use of innovative solutions and approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and manage risk.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and practices.
  • Demonstrated capability to deal with external vendors.
  • Experience working in a high availability, high security, real time computing environment

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Requires an advanced knowledge of computers, programming, database management and power system engineering and theory. This knowledge is normally acquired through the completion of four years of University training or equivalent plus up to 10 years relevant experience.
  • Eight to ten years of experience as a specialist in the sustainment of a real-time SCADA system in a large scale distribution operating centre.
  • Requires an in-depth understanding of the Hydro One distribution system
  • Experience with change control, source control, and release procedures as it relates to the operation of computer systems in a distribution operation centre.
  • In-depth knowledge and working experience with data modeling of the power system for the Distribution Management System (DMS) including interactions with other data and control systems within Hydro One.
  • In-depth knowledge and working experience with data modeling of the SCADA system for the DMS including interactions with field devices and other SCADA systems inside and outside of Hydro One.
  • In-depth knowledge and working experience with the sustainment of the data repository for the operation centre.
  • Working experience with programming languages such as Perl, SQL programming, C, C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, etc.
  • Experience in analyzing user requirements, formulating detailed specifications, contributing to system design and systems integration, meeting quality assurance testing and delivering user training for supplied tools and applications

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 careers@hydroone.com.  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: September 30, 2019

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