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Transmission Outage Planning Manager

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 28, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Barrie, ON
Category Business / Management
Client Hydro One
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Transmission Outage Planning Manager

Vacancy Number: 32144
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Barrie, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Division: SYS OPRTNS (10005750)
Department: SYSTEM CNTRL (10000709)
Job type: Regular
Duration of rotation: Ongoing

General Accountabilities:

  • Accountabilities include operating, planning and management of corporate assets.
  • Develop and implement the Hydro One and System Operations goals/objectives/strategies/policies and procedures.
  • Support the Transmission System Control & Operating Planning Director by effectively managing, monitoring, controlling and reporting business performance.
  • Accountable for and promote the safety of the unit.
  • Evaluate staff training needs and recommend improvement programs as appropriate. Ensure completion of training courses and development of staff.
  • Responsible for the identification of work performance concerns, provide feedback, conduct performance appraisals and develop staff.
  • Provide direction to staff on the correct application of new or revised corporate standards, policies, procedures, and instructions and ensure the compliance with same.
  • Maintain a high level of public, customer, and employee relations.
  • Responsible for managing staffing needs, selection process, staff development, monitor adherence and ensure compliance to HR/Corporate policies and administering budgets.
  • Adhere to and administer Power Worker Union and Society of Energy Professionals collective agreements.
  • Provide input on yearly initiatives business plans pertaining to sustainment and improvement.

Essential Competencies:


  • Ability to effectively supervise and lead teams to deliver high quality products on schedule with a minimum of supervision in a unionized environment.
  • Ability to foster long term learning and development of others.
  • Leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive appreciation and commitment to customer needs, and ability to develop cooperative working relationships.
  • Communication (verbal and written) skills with superiors, subordinates and peers.
  • Ability to assess and manage risk.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and experience to make effective decisions which support business objectives.
  • Must demonstrate abilities to prioritize and manage multiple activities.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques, to perform analytical studies, evaluate risk and develop practical solutions to problems.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of the OH&S Act & Regulations and Hydro One Health and Safety Policies.
  • Requires knowledge of electrical theory related to operating transmission/distribution electrical power systems and equipment.
  • Requires knowledge of Energy Management Systems or Network Management Systems.
  • Requires familiarity of the Ontario Electricity Market structure and rules and working knowledge of the key players in our industry.
  • Requires knowledge of technical writing for the preparation of contract documents, presentations, technical reports and specifications.
  • Familiarity with the Power Workers Union and Society collective agreements.
  • A period of 10 to 12 years is considered necessary to gain this experience and minimum Grade XII plus 3 years’ further concentrated study in the appropriate subjects.
  • Listening, Understanding and Responding, has the ability to accurately listen, understand and respond appropriately when interacting with individuals and groups.
  • Motivational, ability to instill motivation and driving staff and the unit to excel against a standard of excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills to advise customers, both internal and external, of significant events affecting the Company’s assets including critical infrastructure, safety and environmental issues.
  • Extensive customer focus, both internal and external in order to meet the changing needs and expectations of our customers.

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: June 10, 2019

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