Business UnitAESI Acumen Engineered Solutions International Inc.
Intermediate Engineer, Operations & Planning Practice Area
As an integral team member, you will perform engineering studies and produce engineering designs for electrical power projects for Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids, Renewable Energy Systems, Virtual Power Plants, etc.
Our clients are located across North America, including electric utility transmission, distribution and generation. AESI has an established reputation and is well respected in the electrical utility industry—providing quality services with a high degree of professionalism and client satisfaction.
To be successful in this role, you need:
Design/study experience in the HV/LV electric power industry
Experience with renewable energy, especially solar and wind
Experience using CYME
Knowledge of Microgrids and DERs would be considered an asset
Knowledge of battery storage systems would be considered an asset
Experience with System Capacity Analysis, Studies and Planning, and Asset Management is beneficial
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
We need an energetic professional for this exciting role! We are looking for a P.Eng. with 7-10 years’ relevant electrical power design to support the necessary expertise to deliver on both projects and as member of our team.
AESI is a family-oriented, dynamic and growing engineering/consulting firm with offices in Milton, Ontario and Tucker, Georgia. We provide engineering, consulting and technical services to clients across Canada and US. This position is based in Milton.
If this position interests you, please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Intermediate Engineer, Operations & Planning in the subject line by November 15, 2017. Applicants that do not follow this process will not be considered. If you have previously applied to AESI for this position, please do not reapply.
Please note that although all candidates will be considered, only those who meet the requirements for this position will be contacted.
October 18, 2017
Business UnitCornwall Electric
Cornwall Electric, a FortisOntario company, who provides electrical transmission and distribution to approximately 28,000 customers in and around the Cornwall/Gananoque areas, has an employment opportunity for a:
CUSTOMER SERVICE/BILLING CLERK
Under the general direction of the Supervisor, Customer Service, the candidate will provide service to the general public regarding billing inquiries, payments, routine credit arrangements, and other customer service related requirements. The candidate will also be required to complete the billing process and review readings and consumption for accuracy, calculate and check bills against history for any discrepancies, print and post bills as required. The ability to effectively deal with customer complaints in a professional and courteous manner is essential for this position.
We are seeking a highly detail oriented individual that will excel in a fast pace environment, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to multi-task. The ideal candidate must have a desire to provide exceptional customer service and can work both independently and part of a dynamic team. We are accepting applications from candidates that have previous customer service experience, preferably in a utility environment, and have proven problem solving skills.
Cornwall Electric is offering this full-time opportunity with an attractive compensation and benefits package, OMERS pension plan, professional development and more. The ideal candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
Post-Secondary education in Social Sciences, Business Administration, or in a related discipline, and have five (5) years’ experience in a customer service related position.
Candidate will have the ability/aptitude to perform mathematical calculations and demonstrated knowledge with Microsoft Office applications.
Capability to work under a pre-determined billing schedule and meet deadlines.
Requires initiative to carry out the work assigned with a minimum supervision.
Excellent communication skills in both English (spoken and written)/French (spoken), combined with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must maintain a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license with a clean driving abstract.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in PDF) to Human Resources no later than 4:30pm on November 6, 2017 by e-mail to HR@FortisOntario.com.
Please indicate “CSBC-FT” in the subject line.
We thank all respondents for their interest, however, we will only respond to those selected for an interview. FortisOntario is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment cycle. FortisOntario is an inclusive employer and committed to Accessibility.
October 18, 2017
Business UnitWaterloo North Hydro Inc.
Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
Senior Financial Analyst
Waterloo North Hydro Inc. (WNH) is a progressive electric distribution utility servicing the City of Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley and Woolwich. Our impressive team of 128 dedicated employees strive to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to over 56,000 customers across a large urban and rural service area spanning 672 square kilometers. At WNH, we aspire to become a world-class corporation using a team-based model to advance the interests of our customers, our employees, and our organization.
WNH is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join our Finance team. The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Manager of Finance and Regulatory.
Assist with the detailed development of the capital and operating budgets.
Prepare and present financial information to senior management.
Monitor, analyze and report monthly on the financial activity and forecasted year-end results.
Develop reporting tools and review financial processes to improve financial management and find efficiencies.
Ensure adherence to budget/financial policies and procedures.
Assist with the review of accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll processes.
Provide guidance and assistance on financial matters to all departments.
Monitor, analyze and report on all capital assets including review of internal work requests.
Coordinate the annual auditing process.
Develop and implement financial models as required.
Responsible for the administration of our ERP software.
Assist with the financial components of regulatory requirements.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
A professional accounting designation (CPA-CMA/CGA/CA) and a post-secondary degree in Business or Accounting.
Minimum of five years of relevant experience in a finance or budgeting environment with emphasis on financial and strategic planning, reporting, analysis and forecasting.
Excellent communication and analytical skills.
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
Intermediate/advanced knowledge of and ability to work with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
This position is permanent, full-time and offers a competitive salary. In addition, we offer an excellent working environment, benefits package, pension plan, and opportunities for professional development.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Waterloo North Hydro will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Waterloo North Hydro staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect to any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence, by submitting a completed resume, stating education, work experience and references by Wednesday November 1, 2017 to email@example.com. Please indicate “Senior Financial Analyst” in the subject line.
We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
October 18, 2017
Business UnitBurlington Hydro Inc.
JOURNEYPERSON AND/OR APPRENTICE ELECTRICAL OPERATOR
Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will work toward position objectives at ever increasing levels of responsibility based on direction from the Director and relative to your training and experience; objectives include but are not limited to the following:
Be or become familiar with and work in compliance with all safe work practices, rules, and regulations as set out by Burlington Hydro Inc. (BHI), the MOL, and IHSA, among others
As applicable to your level of experience be enrolled in and be willing and able to successfully complete the MEARIE Electrical Operator Certification Program; or equivalent if Journey level applicant
Become fully conversant with BHI’s Sub Transmission and Distribution Systems
Ultimately, based on your experience and skill level, you will monitor, control and direct the safe and efficient operation of the electrical distribution system and prepare records and reports on the operation of the electrical distribution system
Dispatch work crews; provide hold offs on breakers; prepare and direct switching procedures and operations to establish work protection
Field calls and communicate effectively with internal and external customers, other agencies and authorities; coordinate system operations with Hydro One and neighbouring LDCs
Assist with the maintenance duties, field work and drawing verifications
Assist with the department records and system updates, including updating the mapping system
Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Successful completion (Diploma) of a 3 year College level Technologist program in a related field; or equivalent experience if a Journey level applicant
MEARIE Journeyperson Electrical Operator Certificate or recognized equivalent; if an apprentice level, the ability and willingness to achieve same
Full certification in the Ontario Utility Work Protection Code; or the ability and willingness to acquire same
Demonstrated knowledge of the following systems: System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); Customer Information System (CIS); Geographic Information System (GIS); and Auto CAD
Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office applications – Word, Access and Excel
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills including reading comprehension, with the ability to communicate clearly in English; excellent mathematical skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills; a good work ethic with a positive approach to work and coworkers; energetic and motivated with an excellent attendance record
Demonstrated ability to remain calm and thoughtful in a stressful environment with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
Possess and maintain a level of physical fitness essential to do the work
Ability and willingness to work on a rotating 7/24 shift schedule 365 days of the year, and to be readily available for on-call and emergency duties; with the ability and willingness to respond and be in the Control Room within one hour
Possess and maintain a valid and clean abstract with a class “G” Ontario driver’s license; current First Aid and CPR Certification considered an asset
This is a full time unionized position located in Burlington. We offer an excellent working environment, competitive compensation and benefit packages, including a pension plan and an opportunity to make a difference in our community.
More about Burlington Hydro
Burlington Hydro and its employees are committed to delivering safe, efficient and reliable electricity to the municipality of Burlington, serving approximately 66,700 residential and commercial customers. Burlington Hydro’s strategic focus is on achieving excellence and continuous improvement across all aspects of its business including: employee and community safety; operational efficiency and reliability; responsive customer service; and, conservation programs. The company is committed to maintaining a strong asset base through responsible financial management, system renewal and innovation to assure the availability of electricity supply to meet customer needs and growth.
Burlington Hydro maintains 32 substations and almost 1,600 kilometers of medium voltage distribution lines to deliver electricity. The company is wholly owned by the City of Burlington.
Applications will be accepted in writing, addressed to the Manager, Human Resources. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (please note ‘Electrical Operator’ in the subject line) up to 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017.
An up-to-date resume must be submitted as part of the application process.
NOTE 1: Written testing will form part of the interview process
NOTE 2: Burlington Hydro Inc. is committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.
October 12, 2017
Business UnitInnPower Corporation
InnPower Corporation is the local distribution company serving more than 16,000 customers in the Town of Innisfil and south Barrie, located north of Toronto near the shores of Lake Simcoe. InnPower Corporation currently has a vacancy for a Manager, Finance. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager, Finance will be responsible for keeping proper financial records, aiding in financial reporting and effective leadership of accounting and finance staff.
Specific accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
Preparation of quarterly and year-end financial statements and related financial analysis;
Assisting with the development of operating and capital budgets for the Corporation;
Reviewing general ledger records and reconciliations;
Overview of all month end procedures and financial records;
Coordinating and assisting with the annual financial audit;
Assisting with the financial and statistical reporting requirements of the Ontario Energy Board as directed;
Supervision of the Financial Analysts, Accounting Clerks, and Financial Support Clerk within the Finance Department.
Designated Accountant – CPA;
Minimum of three (3) years management experience;
Background in a utility environment considered an asset;
Demonstrated knowledge of Government legislation, regulations, accounting principles, guidelines (IFRS), best practices and processes.
Extensive computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database software, and internet use;
Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills;
Strong project and time management skills;
Strong leadership and teambuilding skills;
Able to think strategically, use professional judgment and take initiative;
Ability to accept additional responsibility as assigned;
Adaptable to change;
Valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s license and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
If you meet the above requirements, we invite you to email a cover letter and resume by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017, to HumanResources@innpower.ca. Please reference “Manager, Finance 2017” in the subject line.
InnPower values an inclusive environment. Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support candidate participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. To request accommodation, please contact Human Resources.
We thank all respondents for their interest, however only those who will be requested to attend an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
October 12, 2017
Business UnitThunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.
LocationThunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay is a friendly community situated on the northwest shore of Lake Superior with a metro population of approximately 110,000. As the “City by the Bay,” we take pride in being a place for all seasons. As a major regional centre, Thunder Bay offers a unique and rewarding lifestyle, quality post-secondary educational institutions in Lakehead University and Confederation College, an exciting Regional Health Sciences Centre, Medical and Law Schools, and a world-class performing arts centre. Other highlights include affordable and high-quality housing, an abundance of quality recreational opportunities, and an international airport. All this and more make Thunder Bay a great place to live!
Thunder Bay Hydro currently has an opening for the position of Distribution Engineer the Asset Management & Engineering Department / Power Systems Division. Under the general direction and guidance of the Asset Management & Engineering Manager, the Distribution Engineer is responsible to provide engineering services for internal and external customers. This position is primarily responsible for ensuring the reliability, safety, and optimal performance of the distribution system through electrical system modeling.
Applicants with the following qualifications are invited to submit their interest:
Mandatory Qualifications: Be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Experience in Engineering design of electrical power utility distribution or industrial/commercial plant power distribution, including successful project experience. Knowledge of, and/or experience with, power systems containing multi-generation sources is required. A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement, customer service, frontline leadership and teamwork principles is necessary. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills. This position is dynamic and the successful candidate must be resourceful and be willing to take initiative to remain updated with new technologies and regulations. Advanced knowledge of computers and engineering software, including programming experience, is required. Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
Preferred Qualifications: Good knowledge of power distribution system design. Knowledge of and experience with drafting contract documents. Excellent knowledge of engineering computer applications software. Excellent knowledge of protective relaying. Experience with SCADA systems and computer networking. Knowledge of the Ontario energy market and its significant players (ie. the OEB, Hydro One, and IESO).
Conditions of Employment: Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License with an excellent driving record and the use of a vehicle. Must be willing to work overtime as required. Must successfully complete a Police Information Check.
Thunder Bay Hydro offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefit package. A more detailed position description may be viewed at www.tbhydro.com.
Qualified applicants may forward their information to:
Human Resources & Safety
THUNDER BAY HYDRO
34 N. Cumberland Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4L4
Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.
“Thunder Bay Hydro is an Equal Opportunity Employer”
October 11, 2017
Business UnitAlectra Utilities - Mississauga
Director, Regulatory Policy and Strategy
On January 16, 2017, southern Ontario’s emerging electrical utility, MergeCo, announced that it now has an official name. The merger between Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerStream—and purchase of Hydro One Brampton—is officially known as Alectra.
Alectra’s family of energy companies distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in 15 communities within an 1,800 square kilometer service area in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area, and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across the province. Our employees are allies in helping our customers discover the possibilities of energy conservation and new technologies for enhancing their quality of life.
The Director, Regulatory Policy & Strategy identifies and formulates business perspectives on industry and regulatory topics that have strategic implications for the organization to ensure alignment of regulatory strategy with financial planning, budgeting and investment activities. This position will primarily involve partnering with functional areas across the organization to develop and deliver regulatory strategic business perspectives that inform, influence and define emerging industry trends. This position also builds key relationships with regulators, government, industry peers and stakeholders to strategically influence the regulation landscape to provide “best value” to our customers and shareholders.
As the ideal candidate for this role, you are a skilled communicator and consensus builder that is effective at leading large-scale regulatory application processes. You possess expert knowledge of all regulatory and governmental requirements. A self-starter with leadership experience, you combine exceptional interpersonal skills with a proactive managerial style.
To explore this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and related information online in confidence at www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14381
Alectra is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Alectra throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
October 11, 2017
Business UnitGreater Sudbury Utilities Inc.
GREATER SUDBURY UTILITIES
has an opening for a
Reporting to the Supervisor of the Engineering Department, the successful applicant must have:
Three year college program in electrical engineering technology
Exceptional leadership, planning, interpersonal and communication skills.
Class “G” Ontario driver’s licence.
The successful applicant will be required to:
Prepare, initiate and follow-up work orders for such things as commercial, industrial and residential subdivision service installations, distribution system rebuilding, extensions, relocation and line conversions.
Participate in the analysis and studies related to the technical and economic feasibility of Utility projects.
Maintain a professional working relationship with customers.
Design, develop and document standards for Utility constructed distribution facilities and streetlighting.
Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc. is offering a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package. Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume until Friday, October 27, 2017 no later than 4:30 p.m., in confidence to:
Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.
P.O. Box 250
Sudbury, ON P3E 4P1
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Accommodation is available under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
October 10, 2017
Business UnitGrimsby Power Incorporated
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS
Grimsby Power is located in the Town of Grimsby, on the western edge of the Region of Niagara. Grimsby Power serves over 11,000 customers and is committed to providing the Town of Grimsby with an economical, safe and reliable supply of energy.
Reporting to the CEO this position will be responsible for the direction, planning, coordination and supervision of the day to day activities within:
Engineering Design (including metering)
Operations – Distribution System
Distribution System Plan
Corporate Asset Management Plan – General Plant
Regulatory Environment – Rate Applications and Supporting Processes
Information Technology Infrastructure
University Degree in Engineering with a P. Eng. professional designation as applicable
Specialized training courses in related field
Minimum of 5+ years of Senior Management experience with leadership and strategic responsibilities
The ideal candidate is accountable, strategic, proactive, organized, priority/results focused and service oriented. With a focus on excellence, the Director fosters a teamwork environment, is analytical, logical, conceptual, innovative and has strong interpersonal capability. The candidate possesses managerial courage, integrity, credibility, honesty, inspires and develops others while managing performance. The candidate will have demonstrated a career strategy focused on attaining a C suite position.
Grimsby Power is dedicated to developing a highly skilled and motivated workforce. We offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes competitive wage rates, medical and dental benefits, and a defined benefit pension plan.
Qualified applicants are invited to forward their letter of application and resume, which clearly demonstrates how they meet the requirements of the position, by Friday, October 20, 2017. Please reference “Director of Engineering and Operations” in the subject line.
Grimsby Power Incorporated
231 Roberts Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 5N2
A copy of the full Job Description is available on Grimsby Power’s website www.grimsbypower.com
No phone calls please. Grimsby Power is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
October 4, 2017
Business UnitLondon Hydro Inc.
Program Manager – Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Are you known as an agile, innovative and strategic leader who can deliver results? Do you enjoy working collaboratively in an environment where communication skills are key? If so, here’s your opportunity to make a savvy career move.
As a Program Manager, you will work under the direction of the Director, IT Infrastructure, or designate, to ensure the successful delivery and coordinated management of AMI program and relevant technology projects at London Hydro.
Specifically, as Program Manager – Advanced Metering Infrastructure, you will:
Manage complex work projects and programs throughout the full project lifecycle, including scope, cost, schedule and quality (AMI relevant technologies including communication networks, Regional Network Infrastructure and Operational Data Store upgrades, etc.).
Manage the dependencies and interfaces between projects.
Define roles and responsibilities, providing overall program and project governance and oversight.
Proactively manage resource allocations by ensuring that the appropriate resources are assigned to the tasks within and amongst projects.
Manage project changes and risks by balancing scope, schedule, cost and quality constraints.
Manage vendor schedule, costs and deliverables to ensure successful and quality technology solutions for London Hydro.
Apply appropriate project management methodologies and processes.
Determine the right product, technology and system implementer and/or integrator for technology projects.
Develop project documentation, including justification, sourcing, evaluation and contract documents, business cases, project plan, project charter and other relevant project documents.
Collect and report on project information and status to Executive, Steering Committee and stakeholders, and liaise with them as appropriate.
Draw on your referenceable track record of successfully managing and executing initiatives related to business process reengineering and optimization, strategy, business case, technology roadmap development, etc.
Perform cost-benefit analysis of projects and programs, and ensure maintenance of Benefit Realizations.
Adhere to all Occupational Health & Safety Act rules and regulations, the E&USA rule book, London Hydro work practices and London Hydro’s Health & Safety Management System.
The qualified Program Manager / Project Manager we seek will be able to meet the following requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification and/or Program Management Certification.
At least 5 years of project or program management experience in Technology Development and Implementation. Utility or telecommunication experience is an asset.
At least 5 years of leadership, management and/or supervisory experience.
At least 5 years of vendor management experience.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to execute and deliver results within required timeframes.
Valid Class G driver’s licence.
About London Hydro
For over a century, London Hydro has been providing safe, affordable and reliable electricity to a diverse customer base. We are one of the area’s larger employers, with a highly skilled and motivated team of people across many different occupations. Through this dedicated team and an extensive network of overhead and underground power lines, we power over 150,000 homes and businesses, and continue to improve the way people live and work.
Living in London offers many lifestyle benefits. Develop your career at London Hydro. Watch the short video below for more details!
For more information and to apply
To find out more about London Hydro, as well as these and other opportunities to join our team, please visit our website at www.londonhydro.com. If you are both qualified and safety-focused, we invite you to submit your cover letter and resume as a single document, saving the file as your last name and first name with no spaces (i.e., LastnameFirstname), by Monday, October 23, 2017, to: Human Resources Department, London Hydro Inc., P.O. Box 2700, London, ON N6A 4H6. Fax: 519-661-5164. E-mail (quote Program Manager AMI in the subject line): email@example.com. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of employment. An education check will also be conducted.
London Hydro is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
October 3, 2017
Business UnitNorth Bay Hydro Distribution Ltd.
LocationNorth Bay, Ontario
NORTH BAY HYDRO – Vice President of Finance
Under the direction of and working in partnership with the President and Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Finance is a senior management position responsible for the planning, directing and controlling of the Finance, Regulatory, Customer Service and IT and Billing departments to achieve corporate goals. The ideal candidate will move beyond a purely accounting focus to a more strategic business partnership with the President & COO and the Board. This position has financial oversight over both North Bay Hydro Distribution and its affiliate North Bay Hydro Services.
The position is responsible for the following:
all aspects of the organization’s finances, including accounting processes and controls, regulatory, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, asset management, and auditing as required by the Board of Directors, Shareholder, OEB, Revenue Canada and external Auditors according to GAAP, IFRS and OEB guidelines
for promoting and maintaining a quality approach to customer service, while ensuring compliance of policies and regulations
for regulatory strategy and compliance including all rate filings
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Vice President of Finance is responsible for:
Working with all management team and other appropriate stakeholders to develop short and long-term goals and objectives for the organizations
Developing and presenting necessary reports, financial statements, budgets, forecasts and policies for the Board of Directors for discussion, review and approval
Ensuring regulatory compliance in accounting, billing and customer service
Ensuring involvement in regulatory processes and procedures
Ensuring preparation of statistical data as required by OEB, government agencies and for internal purposes
Understanding Performance Based Regulation and optimizing generational and annual business plans to maximize financial performance
Interpreting utility industry trends, developments and conditions in finance for the President and Chief Operating Officer.
Apprising the President and Chief Operating Officer of Division Activities
Analyzing and advising the President and Chief Operating Officer and other stakeholders on new business opportunities for the organizations
Managing the development and maintenance of effective financial information reporting to improve efficiency and service to internal and external customers
Ensuring adequate internal controls are established and adhered to for all accounting applications including cash, billing, accounts receivable, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger systems and customer information systems to safeguard corporate assets
Ensuring accounting system is in accordance with GAAP, IFRS and OEB accounting standards. Taking necessary steps to correct any deficiencies
Overseeing all treasury activities including but not limited to cash, debt and working capital forecasting and management; accounts receivable and credit planning, analysis and management
Reviewing and approving daily accounting activities and processes for general accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable. This includes verifying documentation and authorization levels
Monitoring Federal and Provincial sales tax reporting. Ensuring PILs and all regulatory costs are paid as per required schedules
Monitoring Accounts Receivable and developing plans for collecting from problem customers
Ensuring that proper accounting records for fixed assets, including depreciation schedules are maintained
Managing the reporting and analyses of actual to budget and prior period variances, for financial statements, department spending and capital projects
Working with the Management Team to prepare capital and operational budgets. Challenging the status quo to improve performance by all units. Monitor all expenditures and highlight variances from budget
Ensuring all financial institutions and shareholder covenants are properly calculated and that the organizations are in compliance
Coordinating annual external audit to assess performance, processes and controls. Responding to audit management letter with management’s changes to issues identified
Working with external audit to complete annual financial statements and disclosures according to GAAP, IFRS and OEB standards
Promoting courteous and knowledgeable customer service
Ensuring provision of support to Operations function during power outages which occur during and after normal business hours
Ensuring consistent application of OEB and company policies to customer accounts
Providing conflict resolution with customers and Customer Account Specialist in applying policies and procedures regarding customer accounts, billing and collecting
Assisting in evaluating new processes, systems and applications
Developing and maintain a cohesive teamwork environment in the various departments to ensure employees are actively involved and promote corporate principles and values
Providing leadership to and evaluating the performance of staff, recommending hiring, promotions, discharges, salary increases and training programs
Setting performance goals and planned objectives for the departments
Ensuring consistent application of the collective agreement and company policies within division.
Other related duties as assigned.
For a full position description, please visit: sartorandassociates.com/vpfin. Please send your resume in confidence to Larry Sartor at firstname.lastname@example.org; reference in the subject line: “North Bay Hydro VP Finance.” Only those applicants selected for an initial interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.
September 27, 2017
Business UnitPeterborough Utilities Services Inc.
PETERBOROUGH UTILITIES GROUP
POWERLINE MAINTAINER-2nd year Apprentice
Peterborough residents have been relying on Peterborough Utilities for their water and electricity needs for over 100 years. Peterborough Utilities today also develops and operates electricity generation with a focus on renewable and clean energy resources including hydropower, landfill gas, and solar. At Peterborough Utilities, you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation and benefits package, a flexible work environment, and opportunities for learning and development. Peterborough offers an excellent lifestyle in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes cottage region. If you are looking for a challenging career in a leading edge organization, then Peterborough Utilities is the place to be!
We are currently seeking applications for an experienced team player to join our Electric Distribution team. The successful candidate will be a 2nd year Apprentice Powerline Maintainer who will be responsible for assisting in the construction and maintenance of underground and overhead electrical distribution, sub-transmission lines and equipment. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
Powerline Maintainer 2nd year Apprentice
Must have a minimum of a secondary school education diploma
Must be able to be certified in Work Protection Code within 6 months
Must hold a valid DZ driver’s license
Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a crew
Willingness to work extended emergency and planned overtime hours when required
Must reside within a reasonable distance of P.U.S. office according to residency requirement practice H24-07
Must be in good physical condition to perform physically demanding outdoor work. Medical and physical fitness test will be required
Demonstrated excellent attendance, safety record and attitude
A detailed Job Position including qualifications required for each position is available on our website. Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities and submit their cover letter and resumes online at www.peterboroughutilities.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest; however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
September 26, 2017
Business UnitNorth Bay Hydro Distribution Ltd.
LocationNorth Bay, Ontario
NORTH BAY HYDRO – Vice President of Engineering
Under the direction of and working in partnership with the President and Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Engineering is a senior management position tasked with ensuring the health and development of the business. In addition, the VP of Engineering is responsible for the planning and design of the utility's distribution assets including capital expansion, and development of operations and maintenance programs to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of the distribution system.
This senior management position is responsible for recommending changes to utility practices and work methods as well as the development and formulation of engineering plans, forecasts and work programs. These practices and methodologies are intended to enhance employee and public safety. This position is responsible for providing engineering expertise and guidance to subordinate supervisors and staff.
This position is responsible for achieving financial results including delivery of the capital program and developing and implementing initiatives to reduce costs and to improve performance of the distribution asset base. There is a need for this position to focus on regulatory compliance and to assist with the development and implementation of the broader regulatory strategy.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Vice President of Engineering is responsible for:
Planning and scheduling all work for the Engineering Section. Setting priorities, meeting deadlines and managing a variable workload. Coordination is required with the Operations Supervisor to ensure work for crews is organized efficiently and effectively.
Creating and closely monitoring the Capital Budget, along with overseeing creation and tracking of departmental operating budgets in Operations, Substations, Metering, and Customer Service. Recommending and implementing appropriate steps to ensure necessary results are delivered
Leading a process to ensure that Operation Divisions develop near and long-term goals and objectives and working with them to monitor and assess results.
Developing, managing and implementing the Asset Management Program to maximize the useful economic life of company distribution assets without compromising employee and public safety.
Ensuring development and implementation of policies, practices, standards and procedures to optimize asset performance. Balancing performance to ensure compliance with all relevant OEB, IESO, EUSA and Ministry of Energy legislation and regulations. This also includes the Electrical Distribution Safety Code.
Ensuring reliable and flexible operation of the distribution system, through planning and best operating practices. Leading outage restoration activities, small to large, to ensure outages are kept to a minimum and safety of the public and employees is maintained at all times.
Monitoring, investigating, developing and formulating engineering plans, forecasts and work programs to ensure the continuing adequacy of the company’s distribution system to meet the city's present and projected
electricity demand in an economic, efficient and reliable manner. Negotiating with outside parties, as necessary, to ensure appropriate and orderly operation and expansion of the distribution system.
Analyzing and troubleshooting operational situations and taking positive action to resolve problems
Managing special projects such as new substation design and construction, large customer and generator connections
Setting performance goals and planned objectives for the section and reporting on achievements and variances. Utilizing technologies and processes (SCADA, work orders, project management etc.) to reduce costs and increase asset performance
Being the face of the business during contingency type events and providing real time information on the system status
Networking with industry contacts to ensure use of best practices and to position the company as a leader and innovator
Developing work and safety procedures and ensuring implementation amongst all Operations staff. Leading by example.
Supervising employees including discipline, delegation of duties, explanation of work procedures and problem resolution.
Identifying the need for employee development through training and experience to satisfy organizational needs.
Providing on call back-up to duty man when required
Developing and presenting necessary reports and briefings for the Board of Directors and Shareholder as required
Apprising President and Chief Operating Officer of division activities
Other related duties as assigned
Membership in the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), with an electrical engineering degree from a recognized university.
Competent working knowledge of the utility's distribution system and related construction materials and methods.
At least 5 years of experience in a supervisory role in the utility industry
Leadership capabilities to provide functional guidance to the Operations Section and supervision to the Engineering and Substations Section.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
Excellent financial skills to understand cause and effect of actions on the company’s P&L
Network of contacts, both local and across the province to ensure adoption of best practices
Full a full position description, please visit: sartorandassociates.com/vpeng. Please send your resume in confidence to Larry Sartor at email@example.com; reference in the subject line: “North Bay Hydro VP Engineering.” Only those applicants selected for an initial interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.
September 25, 2017
Business UnitRideau - St. Lawrence Holding Inc.
Rideau St Lawrence Utilities (RSL) is a local distribution company located in Prescott in eastern Ontario. RSL services 6 small communities delivering electricity to approximately 6,000 customers.
Due to an upcoming retirement RSL is seeking an energetic and enthused individual to lead the Operations team. This position oversees all maintenance and construction of the distribution system and provides the technical support and expertise to analyze problems and assist the corporation to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations.
Reporting to the President/CEO, you will be responsible for the effective management of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electrical distribution facilities of the Utility. You will provide direct supervision to the Lines department and assume overall responsibility for the Health and Safety for RSL as it relates to policy development, training and enforcement.
Plans, budgets, organizes, and directs the affairs of the Operations Division
Responsible for the development, execution and monitoring of capital and operational budgets and Distribution System Plan with the assistance of finance as required
Be responsible for providing input into updating the Distribution System Plan, Asset Management Plan, annual budgeting process and monitoring progress against the budget and plans
Manage staff to ensure the Collective Agreement is administered in a fair and reasonable manner
Ensures employees are adequately qualified and equipped to complete their duties in a competent and efficient manner through training, staff development, work allocation, and problem resolution
Ensure staff adhere to established safety rules, work practices, construction standards, and corporate policies; Conduct and document regular crew visits
Verify field installations are built to construction standards as required by the construction verification program
Responsible for the procurement and maintenance of all line vehicles, tools and equipment
Direct work in accordance with all applicable codes and rules
Qualifications and Skills:
College or University education in Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience at the supervisory/management level in the electric utility industry
background experience (could be combination of academic/hands-on) which demonstrates understanding/familiarity with the electric industry, generation connections, or which exemplifies a viable/desirable transfer of skills and abilities from other industry sectors
Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, orally, electronically (email), and in writing
Have a proven ability to supervise effectively; Supervisory experience in an electric utility environment is highly desirable
Ability to deal with stakeholders in a courteous and tactful manner.
Familiar with resource planning, scheduling and crew management to maximize productivity, efficiency and ensure safe work practices and quality workmanship are adhered to
Possess an in-depth knowledge of electric utility construction methods, utility protection code, OHSA and EUSA Rule Book, including planning new installations and line design, as well as troubleshooting and repairing system faults
A thorough knowledge of all electrical industry regulations and technical specifications including ESA, CSA and CEA, as well as the ability to relate same to subordinates
A thorough understanding of ESA Regulation 22/04 with relation to Construction Verification programs would be advantageous
Computer literacy and demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers and various software applications, such as Outlook, Excel and Word
Ability to read and interpret blue prints, technical drawings and specifications
Demonstrated proficiency in project management and asset management
Valid Driver's License with an excellent driving record
In addition to a competitive salary, Rideau St. Lawrence also offers a comprehensive benefit package. Candidates interested in the above position are invited to submit in confidence a cover letter and a detailed resume by October 20, 2017 to:
Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities Inc.
Attention: John Walsh, President/CEO
985 Industrial Avenue, PO Box 699
Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
September 22, 2017