Network Management Engineer

Hydro One Networks Inc - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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37098 - Toronto - Regular - on going

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:
Reporting to the Manager, Station Assets & Maintenance Planning, the successful candidate’s primary accountabilities will include the development and management of transmission station asset sustainment strategies and programs, completion of studies and risk assessments to support these programs, and the management of information required to support the development and implementation of maintenance strategies and plans.

Specific Accountabilities:
Participate in the development, definition and preparation of programs, processes, standards, and tools related to the management of transmission stations assets.
Provide guidance to and work with, other interested groups in the implementation of stations focused programs, maintenance strategies, processes, and standards.
Manage risks and costs associated with stations assets by conducting operations research along with technical, economic, environmental, business, and regulatory impact assessments.
Conduct other specialized studies to determine customer and or system needs; analyze problems, develop strategies, alternatives and preferred solutions; and facilitate delivery of solutions 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.
Monitor, control and redirect major programs, maintenance strategies and plans during the execution phase.
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 documentation, as necessary.
Participate in the preparation of business cases for the management of station assets.
Review asset condition reports and defect reports to monitor asset performance.
Monitor service provider performance and provide redirection as required.
Continuously strive to improve the management of programs and asset classes.
Represent the unit on discussions and negotiation with customers, stakeholders and suppliers. Maintain an awareness of advancing technology developments in business, system equipment, and information technology and assist in adoption and implementation where appropriate.
Participate in professional development training in other departments or divisions across the company.
Liaise with other internal work groups, divisions and outside interests.
Discuss and negotiate with customers, stakeholders and Service Providers. Develop business plans, budgets and regulatory submissions.
Maintain management databases as required.
Resolve issues through negotiation with the Service Provider, stakeholders and customer.
Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Knowledge:
Requires knowledge of engineering science, business administration, electrical power systems and equipment relating to transmission stations assets.
Requires experience of the electrical power system operational and business requirements, policies, practices and procedures governing transmission stations assets.
Requires broad experience related to the design, performance, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of transmission station assets.
Requires the ability to adopt a long range, strategic viewpoint while also demonstrating a close attention to detail when necessary.
Requires the ability to initiate contact with various groups and explain proposals, explore alternatives, articulate concerns, collaborate on designs, and discuss estimates, actual costs, performance, and responsibilities.
Preparing evidence related to sustainment asset plans & processes required for regulatory rate hearings or other OEB hearings.
Requires mathematics, information technology, analytical studies related to the application, design and performance of the transmission system.
Must have good working knowledge of the Hydro One Investment Planning and Accounting systems and processes.
Familiarity with SAP and Asset Analytics
Requires Completion of 4 years of University Engineering Degree.
Must have Professional Engineer designation (P.Eng).
Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
Experience with the planning and execution of maintenance work on stations assets.
Demonstrated team player, organization and planning skills; ability to work in a project environment, interfacing with experts, as well as customers, field staff and the project leader.
Willingness to travel to field locations and customer sites.
Requires a high degree of professionalism, initiative, self-motivation and independence in carrying out tasks.
Requires sound knowledge of the theories and principles relating to business methods, processes, including change management techniques.
This is normally considered to be acquired through at least 8 years of relevant progressive work experience.

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 careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

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Deadline: June 17, 2020

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