Power System Controller / Journeyperson

Toronto Hydro Electric System
Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: March 07, 2019
Last Day to Apply: April 07, 2019

 Job Title: Power System Controller/ Journeyperson


Our certified and skilled tradespeople are at the heart of what we do. From our Certified Power Line Persons to our Certified Meter Mechanics, and our Distribution System Technologists and Power System Controllers, our tradespeople have the skills and experience to help us provide safe and reliable service to our customers. We pride ourselves on our focus on workplace health and safety – the safety of our employees and the public we serve is always our first priority! 


Reporting to the Supervisor, Distribution Grid Operations, the Power System Controller is responsible to operate the electrical distribution system to ensure a safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of electrical power on a 24-hour basis. In performing this function, Power System Controllers monitor system conditions; develop, direct and dispatch system switching, work protection and trouble response for planned and emergency events. The position runs on a rotating 24/7, 365 days/year shift schedule. 

The Incumbent is expected to behave ethically and follow the established code of business conduct, policies and internal control procedures, laws and regulations governing Toronto Hydro. 


  • Create, update, maintain and verify logs, reports and databases to record system attributes during planned and emergency conditions
  • Leads, distributes, follows up and checks work, answers inquiries and gives guidance as required
  • Liaise, consult and co-ordinate with contractors, internal and external customers
  • Operates the system to ensure the safe, reliable and cost effective distribution of electrical energy
  • Monitor system loading and initiate appropriate action to achieve desired system performance
  • Ensure proper isolation and work protection is provided for planned and emergency work
  • Direct and dispatch field operations to complete planned and emergency work
  • Schedule, plan and direct all switching operations to complete planned and emergency work
  • Recommend changes and upgrades to the system to improve system performance and safety
  • Maintains system maps, displays and schematics
  • Inform other departments of emergency response status
  • Support and assist field crews in response to emergencies such as outages, accidents and spills
  • Respond to after hour stakeout requests and initiate field response, if necessary
  • Advise management of significant events
  • Successful candidates must possess the following competencies and will be pre-screened for those bolded, prior to the interview portion of the selection process. Competencies are listed in order of significance. 


  • Graduation from an accredited college with a 3 (three) year Electrical Engineer Technologist  diploma
  • Relevant experience as a Power System Controller Journeyperson, MEARIE Journeyperson Electrical Operator Certificate or recognized equivalent; ( A combination of relevant experience and education maybe considered) 
  • CET certification from OACETT preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of hydro overhead and underground systems, operating practices standards, equipment, materials and engineering records systems
  • Familiarity with utility safety regulations and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of business computer software packages
  • Familiar with computerized, remote automated switching system
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Safety performance and familiarity with utility safety regulations and practices
  • Adherence to Policies and Procedures; works to promote them and identify areas for potential improvement
  • Leadership; keeps people informed, promotes team morale and productivity
  • Knowledge of Work; demonstrates an in-depth level of knowledge regarding the job, current role and accountabilities
  • Quality of Work; work is organized, detailed, in-depth, and is consistently of high quality
  • Collaboration; stresses collaboration and interacts effectively with others
  • Dependability; reliable and counted on to get the work done, ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Volume of Work completed far outreaches the expectations; adapts well to changing volumes of work and/or pace of work and proactively seeks out additional work
  • Customer Trust; excels in providing timely and effective services and exceeding customer expectations
  • Problem Solving; takes into account all relevant information when making a decision, considers the impact of the solution on others
  • Personal Skills/Learning and Growth; avid interest in participating in educational and developmental activities, proactively seeks feedback regarding performance, demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous learning and strives to exceed own potential 

Please use this link to apply to the position: http://jobs.torontohydro.com/job/Toronto-Power-System-Controller-Journeyperson-ON/533454717/?utm_source=MearieGroup&utm_campaign=Power_System_Controller 

Please note that Toronto Hydro is committed to accessible hiring practices. Upon request, reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available. Accommodation for applicants selected to participate in an assessment or selection process will also be provided, if requested.




March 7, 2019

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