Engineering Technologist

Oakville Hydro
Oakville, Ontario

Posted On: March 15, 2023
Last Day to Apply: April 15, 2023

Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 75,000 individuals, families, and businesses in the Town of Oakville.  The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community.  Oakville Hydro is a two-time recipient of the Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association, as well as a Centre of Excellence Award from the Canadian Electricity Association.  Oakville Hydro has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers.

At Oakville Hydro, we believe that our continued success as an industry leader is due to our innovative, customer focused, team-oriented employees who continually strive to exceed customer expectations and take pride in all areas of our businesses.

Successful Oakville Hydro employees:

  • Are customer-centric – they understand and embrace the role of delivering exemplary service
  • Lead – they lead by example through their actions and attitudes
  • Innovate – they look for opportunities to improve, do things differently, and add value for our customers and business
  • Commit to Excellence – in all that they do

We promote a culture that is diverse, inclusive, innovative, and performance driven in an environment that is fun and exciting.  Individuals who choose to be a part of our organization are offered:

  • Potential to lead innovative projects and initiatives
  • Career path exploration and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to get involved with teams and charitable events that support the community
  • Comprehensive total reward package

Engineering Technologist

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic individual with exceptional customer service and technical skills. The Engineering Technologist is accountable for the design, planning, estimating, preparation of bills of material and job instructions for electrical distribution projects.  Projects include overhead and underground electrical distribution system design and planning (new and rebuild capital projects), streetlight systems, and new electrical service design (residential, commercial, and industrial).  This role also provides inputs to the scheduling and coordination of project construction.

Duties include:

  • Design, estimate, and plan jobs which includes preparing bills of materials, various projects
  • Prepare and oversee overhead and underground construction contracts
  • Assist in the preparation of capital budget proposals
  • Prepare technical reports including but not limited to, voltage drop/line losses calculations, fault current analysis and protection coordination, power quality analysis, pole loading analysis, line tensions, and cable pulling calculations
  • Assist with any design clarifications, or recommendations
  • Consult with customers and stakeholders regarding inquiries for existing and or proposed infrastructure, and incorporate feedback into the planning process
  • Investigate, review, develop, communicate, and enforce installation standards and materials specification
  • Maintain related field and office engineering records
  • Administer the subdivision design process along with material approvals for developer-designed, and construction subdivisions
  • Liaise with Municipal/Government bodies (Town of Oakville, Halton Region, and MTO), developer’s consultants for design, estimating, and planning purposes, and/or for required permits approvals
  • Review Third-Party Overhead Attachment Permits and Plant Design/Construction 

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of a 3-year Electrical Engineering Technology program at a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree/diploma
  • Registered as a Certified Engineering Technologist with O.A.C.E.T.T. (or be eligible for registration)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in overhead and underground distribution system design, planning, budgeting, and construction contract administration
  • Extensive use and strong knowledge of design work and project management
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of electrical theory, and familiarity with power system operations, practices, and installation standards
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office programs, and related computer software applications
  • Experience in safety as it relates to design and job planning
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence with an excellent driving record 

Other Success Factors:

  • Be a Brand ambassador – enable, engage, encourage, and exemplify the behaviours and attitudes of the brand
  • Innovate – engage colleagues and find new ways to work and win
  • Stay a step ahead – make it a priority to be in-tune with key industry knowledge, best practices, and disruptors
  • The ability to communicate – stay informed of company events, industry news and advancement in technologies
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Is a creative thinker with strong planning, organization, and execution skills
  • Is agile, responsive, and displays a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrate flexibility and projects a positive and professional demeanor
  • Leverages technology to advance process optimization
  • Display a keen attention to detail and can prioritize accordingly in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Is forward thinking with a proactive mindset
  • Embrace a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Is a fast learner who can adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that build relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Is self-motivated, with the ability to work independently or as part of team 

Please send your resume with the position title in the subject line, to 

Oakville Hydro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Oakville Hydro will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform People Excellence team of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

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