Inspector | Alectra Utilities - Guelph

Alectra Utilities - Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

Posted On: September 13, 2023
Last Day to Apply: September 27, 2023


The Opportunity

Job Posting Number:





Guelph (Southgate)

Reports to:

Supervisor, Operations

Business Unit:

Network Operations


Lines Southwest

Hours per Week:


Rate of Pay:

As per the IBEW Collective Agreement

Number of Openings:



IBEW (Guelph)


September 13, 2023


September 27, 2023

Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Supervisor Lines, this position is responsible for performing electrical and civil inspection services to ensure compliance with Alectra specifications, standards, policies, and design.  The incumbent is also responsible for the coordination and direction of projects with external utilities, contractors, and internal departments to ensure project construction complies with specifications, standards, safety protocols, policies and design procedures

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Provide quality assurance inspections, safety checks and provide timely and accurate “As constructed mark-up” drawings.
  • Inspect the distribution system and materials used to ensure compliance with current Alectra standards and criteria.
  • Create own “As constructed” drawings and review contractor and internal "As built" drawings to ensure compliance with Alectra standards, specifications and design.
  • Booking out material for contractors from stores as required. Responsible for completing all inspection related documentation for each project.
  • Organize conductor isolation with the Lines department for contractors working in close proximity to existing hydro plant.
  • Collect plant asset data and GPS distribution facilities.
  • Attend site meetings (pre-construction).
    • documentation of site conditions prior to commencement of installation work;
    • liaison with other utilities, City of Guelph departments, customers, consultants, developers, surveyors, other contractors, ESA inspectors.
  • Meet and collaborate with contractors and various Alectra employees to discuss nature of work and deviations from designs required to meet unforeseen field conditions and make informed decisions
  • Perform cable locate duties as required during regular hours
  • Responsible for a working knowledge and understanding of company safety policies and procedures, utility specific work protection codes, utility work practices; will make all efforts reasonable to work in accordance with such policies and procedures; ensures all work is performed in compliance with the appropriate safety legislation, EUSR rules, company policies and procedures, Utility Work Protection Code, OHSA and safe work practices that apply to the work being performed; will adhere to the internal responsibility system; reports any unsafe conditions or observed unsafe work practices using company procedures
  • Reviewing and approving daily progress sheets from contractors;
  • Reviewing field measurements, material quantities and joint use cost sharing; and
  • Co-ordinating final billing meetings and approving quantities for contractor invoicing
  • Miscellaneous field work including:
    • field survey and documentation of existing overhead and underground plant;
    • repsonding to and resolving conflicts and complaints with builders, electricians, developers, home owners, surveyors, City of Guelph staff, consultants, and other utilities;
    • responding to calls involving exposed wires, cable identification and property damage;
    • documenting property damage at accidents and dig-ins, liaising between Alectra staff and involved parties, and co-coordinating the general contractor work to facilitate repairs and restoration; and
  • Preparation of service locations for new and upgraded services requiring field co-ordination with customers, builders and electricians.

Education & Specialized Knowledge

  • Successful completion of Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
  • Post-secondary courses in civil or electrical technology is an asset
  • Successful completion of an Underground Proficiency course or equivalent
  • Electrical knowledge
  • Working knowledge of the Electrical Utility Safety Rules and Utility Work Protection Code, Alectra Construction Verification Program


  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience


  • Proficient computer skills and familiar with GIS software
  • Must hold and maintain a valid class G driver's license
  • Ability to interpret electrical schematics and civil drawings
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of EUSR rules and regulations as applicable to the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution systems
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with coworkers and members of the public to achieve positive outcomes for the company. 

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this position and meet the qualifications, please submit your resume by visiting our Careers page at

Alectra is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a recruitment process that respects the dignity and independence of all candidates. Alectra will consult with all applicants who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs, to the point of undue hardship.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Alectra. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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