Electrical Safety Engineer

Electrical Safety Authority

Posted On: October 08, 2020
Last Day to Apply: November 08, 2020


The Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario is seeking an experienced and effective electrical engineer to play a high impact role in the development and oversight of electrical distribution and installation safety. The Electrical Safety Engineer plays a crucial role in the development and interpretation of electrical distribution safety regulations, as well as electrical safety code in Ontario. In this role you will be a key consultant to distribution companies and contractors throughout the province on the interpretation and application of safety regulations. You will also play a key role in the development and amendment of the Code, providing advice to committees for the Canadian Electrical Safety Code. 

About the Job

The Electrical Safety Engineer will provide interpretation and advice internally to ESA personnel and external stakeholders, including contractors, consultants, and electrical distribution companies on the application and interpretation of the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation, Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC), and other associated codes and standards. The Electrical Safety Engineer plays a vital role not only to the ESA but also to the province of Ontario as they will be essential in providing technical support to the distributors of the province in areas such as safety standards, distribution system design, equipment safety standards, and inspection and audit practices and procedures.


Job Type: Full-time, Permanent


  • Competitive Salary
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness Program 

About Us

The ESA is one of Ontario's leading employers. If you choose to join our team, you will be entering a safety and development focused environment where we will care about YOU as a member of our team and as an individual. We take care of our team members with an industry-leading benefits package and a defined-benefit pension plan, not to mention our competitive salaries. 

We will help you build on your strengths, appreciate your diversity, provide opportunities for your development, and challenge you to be your best. We will make sure you are clear on your accountabilities and have the right resources, systems, and tools to achieve and succeed in your role. 

About You

You are an experienced electrical engineer with the ability to sit on multiple technical committees and provide trusted guidance and support to internal members of your team as well as external stakeholders. Furthermore, you will have the following responsibilities: 

Interpretation and Advice

Assist and advise Electrical Safety Authority personnel on the interpretation and application of the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation and Ontario Electrical Safety Code to achieve consistency of interpretation across the province, proper inspection performance and procedures with respect to the electrical system's approval designs, installations and equipment.

Prepare engineering reports, directives, bulletins, and other documents for use by ESA personnel and external stakeholders. 

Technical Support 

Conduct engineering analysis of problems and produce engineering reports, directives and/or bulletins in consultation with the supervisor to resolve field problems.   Receive request from supervisor to examine particular aspects of electrical installations or equipment. Consult with others advisors, managers, standards or certification organizations, equipment manufacturers, consultants, utility staff, individuals, provincial and other organizations. Apply the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation, Ontario Electrical Safety Code, other relevant codes, standards or regulations, equipment standards, safety records and technical literature. Propose rationalized solution(s) to supervisor based on findings. 

Compliance Monitoring

Develop, with the participation of ESA personnel and local distribution company and other stakeholders, guidelines for the inspection of distribution systems. Make recommendations to supervisor for the approval of such guidelines. 

Regulation, Codes and Standards Development

Develop, maintain or update engineering safety standards, criteria, guides, methods and procedures. Receive assignments from Supervisor relating to these and/or identify potential problems, issues and opportunities. Discuss these with ESA operating personnel, users or others, as required, to ensure current principles, policies and practices are recognized. Prepare new or revised documents consistent with having acceptable safety, principles. 

Skills & Qualifications: 


  • Requires a knowledge of engineering theory and practice in the areas of electricity, problems and drawings, mechanics, materials, structural theory and design, as related to safety, designing, engineering, and constructing of distribution lines and stations.
  • It requires knowledge of English and technical writing to prepare the necessary reports and effectively communicate and carry out the work.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with P. Eng. designation as a registered member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in good standing. 


  • Requires experience in distribution systems design, construction, operation, maintenance and systems to understand design practices, physical and performance characteristics of equipment and materials, work methods, as they relate to electrical safety.
  • Requires knowledge of other utilities work practices, and maintenance and safety standards.
  • Requires experience to be responsive to customer needs and to provide prompt service, conveying courtesy, trust, and confidence.
  • Requires experience with the development and application of codes and standards for the design and construction of distribution systems and the processes for the development, revision or approval of such codes and standards. Requires active listening skills, willingness to ask questions and listen to various views. Requires experience to be familiar with the rudiments of the work.
  • Requires experience with the requirements and applications of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code for high and low voltage electrical installations.
  • Minimum of 6 years Industry Experience.


To further discuss your interest in the position and obtain a complete job document please contact Alex Soley          




October 8, 2020

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