Director, Engineering Services

Burlington Hydro Inc.
Burlington, Ontario

Posted On: November 06, 2023
Last Day to Apply: November 24, 2023



Burlington Hydro Inc. (“BHI”) is currently seeking a Director of Engineering Services.  Reporting to the Vice-President of Engineering Services & Network Operations, this position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Engineering department.  This position provides assistance and leadership aimed at helping Burlington Hydro achieve its organizational objectives. This individual ensures that the Engineering department and Burlington Hydro comply with all applicable federal and provincial legislation. This position will oversee the full range of Engineering portfolios, including distribution system protection and control schemes, short and long-term system planning, and continued enhancements to SCADA capabilities conducive to a smart grid. Oversight of new capital projects associated with infrastructure needs and the maintenance of the distribution system are designed in accordance with stringent safety and design standards, ensuring long-term plans and expenditures are appropriate. This is an on-site position.


  • Direct and plan activities of the Engineering department to ensure that additions to the distribution system are designed safely and efficiently
  • Develop and maintain design standards and specifications (in accordance with industry standards, including the Electrical Safety Authority regulations) that, in turn, guide the construction practices of the utility
  • Direct, develop, and prepare capital works programs & budgets, operating budgets, and compilation of an accurate records / GIS system along with customer/external agency liaison are also major components of this position
  • Ensure projects have been constructed/completed in the field as designed prior to accepting them into the distribution system
  • Direct new capital projects associated with growth of the distribution system, ensuring design is in accordance with current industry-recognized best practices and long-term plans and expenditures are appropriate to accommodate future growth
  • Oversight of the distribution system protection and control schemes, short and long-term system planning, and continued enhancements to SCADA capabilities that are conducive to a smart grid
  • Oversee the preparation and updating of all records, AM-FM (GIS), and correspondence
  • Investigate partnership opportunities to streamline and reduce costs
  • Oversee activities involving responses to customers, contractors, and various authorities pertaining to safe working procedures in the vicinity of hydro infrastructure
  • Formulation, project management, and implementation of capital and departmental budgets
  • Direct team performance to ensure the company’s policies/procedures are followed according to established guidelines
  • Develop team and individual employee skills and capabilities, motivate employees, and provide feedback on day-to-day performance to ensure operational excellence
  • All other duties as assigned


  • University degree in Electrical Engineering or Applied Science (or equivalent)
  • 5 + years of engineering leadership experience
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer
  • Excellent management, leadership, mathematical, scientific, problem-solving and planning skills
  • Excellent influencing, presentation, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills


  • Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills supported by experience with interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, and regulations and familiarity with hydro operations, equipment usage, design, and installation
  • Application of engineering design principles and understanding of construction practices, high-voltage systems, electrical distribution, metering, and equipment specifications. Knowledge of AM/FM computer-aided drafting
  • Knowledge of applicable ordinances and policies governing BHI’s engineering practices and procedures


Established in 1945, Burlington Hydro is a local distribution company (LDC) serving the City of Burlington, with a total licensed service area of 188 square kilometres and a customer base of 69,000 customers (consisting of Residential, General Service, Street Light, and Unmetered Scattered Load customers/connections).

At Burlington Hydro, we strive to exemplify excellence in every aspect of our business. From the exacting work of our engineers and the professionalism of our customer service representatives, to our resilient operations crews and all those in-between, we work together to deliver value at every level of the organization. It’s a value proposition that lies at the very core of our company – caring for people and community, and caring about stewardship and sustainability – all with a commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do.

We rely on the skills and abilities of all of our employees to assist us in reaching our mission, goals and objectives. We put high emphasis on our Core Values and expect all employees to act consistently in accordance with those Values. 

We care about our team, our work, our customers and our business. Our commitment to delivering quality service and providing a safe work environment govern all of our daily activities. Each member of our team has a responsibility to help one another achieve success, and satisfaction on the job. Vision and strategy are vital, but it's our people who create value.

Burlington Hydro is consistently voted as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers. We promote a culture that is performance driven, values centric, diverse, and inclusive. We’re always looking for good people who share the same values and want to combine their professional talents with a commitment to our goals.

To be part of our team, we look for candidates who:

  • Thrive in a dynamic team environment and resilient in the face of challenges or uncertainty
  • Are committed to safety and working as part of a team to ensure the highest standards of safety are upheld
  • Take the initiative, lead by example, demonstrate a positive attitude and respectful of diverse perspectives
  • Have a strong track record of excellence in all that they do

In exchange, we offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Safe working conditions
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental) for you and your family
  • Defined benefits pension plan
  • Exciting career challenges
  • Training and development support

In accordance with Burlington Hydro's COVID-19 Vaccination Proof Policy, as a condition of employment, successful job applicants must provide an official QR code as proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date. This requirement is subject only to valid human rights-based requests for accommodation.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by clicking here or hhtps:// The deadline to apply is November 24, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity & Inclusion: Burlington Hydro Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. Our commitment to excellence in diversity goes beyond promoting equity. By incorporating a variety of experiences and perspectives, we create opportunities for innovative solutions and maximize the impact of our work.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Burlington Hydro Inc. 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 Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

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