Temporary Technical Lead, Advanced Planning

Alectra Utilities - Vaughan
Vaughan, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: May 27, 2018


The Opportunity


Temporary Technical Lead, Advanced Planning



Reports to:

Vice President, Advanced Planning

Business Unit:

Advanced Planning



Hours per Week:


Rate of Pay:

Commensurate with range and Candidate’s experience


April 28, 2018



Position Purpose:

The Technical Lead, Advanced Planning will coordinate new energy technologies initiatives such as micro grid storage, electric vehicle infrastructure integration , low carbon communities, block chain technology, etc. There is a great focus on integration, interoperability and standards.


  • Lead the technical evaluation and market research of emerging technologies related to the delivery of energy services to utility customers including electric vehicles (EV’s), microgrids, renewables, Net Zero Energy technologists and others
  • Lead the system design, deployment and the integration of emerging technologies into the utility grid and assist in integrating such assets with existing operational protocols
  • Manage the operation and optimization of existing Advanced Planning projects and demonstrations to meet the pre-defined objectives
  • Support data aggregation and analysis to help utility grid transformers and innovation, develop new business models, influence the markets and support regulatory transformation for projects in Canada
  • Lead the technical study portion in support of RFP’s for funding opportunities
  • Participate in industry events, conferences, demonstration tours and customer visits
  • Other duties as assigned 

Skills & Qualifications:


  • Degree in Engineering
  • P.Eng an asset
  • Master’s Degree in electrical engineering an asset 

Specialized knowledge

  • Knowledge in SCADA systems
  • Knowledge of communication systems (serial, Ethernet) and standards including protocols such as Modbus, IEC61850, DNP3, etc.
  • Knowledge of distribution systems and technology
  • Knowledge of heating systems and technology (gas, combined heat and power, geothermal, etc.) is a strong asset
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, including advanced Excel skills 


  • 3 to 5 years’ related work experience, preferably specializing in energy or utilities
  • Knowledge of and experience working in the Utility/Energy sector is a strong asset 


  • Strong strategic, analytical and communication skills.
  • Thrives in new and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to quickly understand and apply new technologies and systems
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex issues in a timely manner
  • Strong research, both qualitative and quantitative, and creative problem solving skills
  • Quality driven with keen attention to details
  • Strong results orientation and the ability to effectively manage and deliver technical operations which support the company’s strategic direction
  • Energetic and enthusiastic team player to overall success of the organization 

*1 year contract 

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this position and meet the qualifications, please submit your resume by clicking here.

You can also submit a resume for us to keep on file and review as new opportunities arise that might be the right fit for your skills and experience.

Alectra is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a recruitment process that respects the dignity and independence of all candidates. Should you require accommodation at any stage in the recruitment, assessment and selection process please consult with Alectra’s People Team.

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

April 27, 2018

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