GIS and CAD Technician

Oakville Hydro
Oakville, Ontario

Posted On: November 10, 2023
Last Day to Apply: December 08, 2023


Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 76,000 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

GIS and CAD Technician

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic individual with exceptional customer service and technical skills. Working in a non-routine and very complex environment, the GIS and CAD Technician is accountable for flawlessly maintaining the GIS system and the electronic drawings.  The incumbent will create new electronic drawings for electrical distribution construction, including overhead projects, underground projects, subdivisions, pad pages and standard drawings., and repair of the overhead and underground distribution systems within set timelines.

Duties include:

  • Maintain electronic drawings and create new electronic drawings for electrical distribution construction, including overhead projects, underground projects, subdivisions, pad pages, standard drawings, etc.
  • Maintain, edit, and import distribution network information into the ESRI ArcFM Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Perform recording/drafting for permanent records, job documents and associated drawings
  • Issue permanent records/drawings as required by other departments
  • Maintain records for equipment information, update drawing indexes, and upload electronic files linking to GIS
  • Assist with the Digital Transformation of Oakville Hydro

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of a GIS program at a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree/diploma
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of AutoCAD and GIS experience in an electrical utility or related field
  • Extensive use and strong knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Excellent working knowledge of Windows, AutoCAD/Map3D, ESRI ArcMap/ArcFM
  • Strong knowledge of electrical distribution systems and related drawings
  • Proven time management and organization skills in an environment where rapidly changing priorities are the norm

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 emerging technologies, GIS mapping and industry trends
  • The ability to communicate – stay informed of company events, industry news and advancement in technologies
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • 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
  • Is agile, responsive, and displays a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrate flexibility and projects a positive and professional demeanor
  • Is a creative thinker with strong planning, organization, and execution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that build relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Embraces a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • 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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