Engineering Technician

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp.
Welland, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: May 17, 2021



Requires an

Engineering Technician



Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. (WHESC) is a progressive electric distribution utility delivering electricity in a safe & reliable manner while maintaining a high quality of service to meet the needs of our 24,500 customers within the City of Welland. 

Primary Duties: 

  • Prepare distribution system designs, material lists, cost estimates, and drawing packages for overhead, underground, and substation installations
  • Prepare designs for the installation of new or upgraded residential or commercial service connections
  • Coordinate design and construction activities with external stakeholders including customers, municipalities, other utilities, developers, contractors, etc.
  • Liaise with field staff as required to support design and construction activities
  • Maintain record drawings, maps, and supporting documentation in WHESC’s GIS and related document management systems
  • Support supervisory staff in achieving the objectives of WHESC’s Distribution System Plan
  • Assist with the preparation of RFQ / RFP packages related to distribution system construction and maintenance activities
  • Perform field activities in support of design, asset management, and record verification
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of information as per PIPEDA, the Privacy Act and MFIPPA 


  • Diploma in an Electrical Engineering Technician program from a recognized Community College with the Electrical Power option
  • O.A.C.E.T.T. designation
  • Minimum five years of experience in a Local Distribution Company engineering environment
  • Class “G” driver’s license in good standing 

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Proficiency with GIS, CAD systems and Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of USF standards
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound engineering judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner
  • Proven interpersonal and consultative skills
  • Must be able to independently carry out assignments of substantial technical complexity
  • Demonstrated project coordination experience
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of Ontario Regulation 22/04, the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume outlining qualifications, in confidence by 12:00 noon May 17, 2021 to:

Subject: Engineering Technician – Group 1

Attention: Director of Customer Service & Employee Relations

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

Please advise if any accommodations are required to process an application for the advertised position as per the Accessibility Act. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, all information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will only be used during the selection process for the subject posting.

April 28, 2021

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