Cornwall Electric
Cornwall, Ontario

Posted On: September 10, 2021
Last Day to Apply: September 30, 2021



Looking for a career in which you are part of a collaborative team in the planning, engineering, budget, and compliance of a successful business? 

The city of Cornwall is a beautiful, safe, friendly, and growing community. Cornwall is located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario and has everything you need to enjoy an exceptional life. Cornwall has a small-town feel, businesses, and waterfront minutes away from your front door. Strategically situated between Kingston, the picturesque 1000 Islands and a short drive from Ottawa/Montreal, Cornwall has new opportunities around every corner and is an affordable place to live and raise a family.

Cornwall Electric is looking for a motivated problem-solver with a positive attitude, and a passion for learning and cultivating relationships. The Distribution Engineer is responsible for system planning and various technical studies, including Distribution System Plan and major project development, engineering, and design. The incumbent will provide technical support for line design technicians, line department and substation department. This position reports to the Supervisor, Planning and Engineering 

What this role does:

  • Responsible for system planning and various engineering studies, including Distribution System Plan, major project development, and engineering design.
  • Complete system load flow, short circuit calculations, system protection and controls, SCADA, GIS, system communications, Discount Cash Flow, and Net Present Value analysis.
  • Design and execute P&C systems, ensuring safe work practices are incorporated.
  • Provide technical support as required for line design, line department, and substation department.
  • Assist with coordination and project management of capital programs, including communications with external contractors, engineering consultants, and customers.
  • Provide technical details to Finance and Regulatory Departments to aid in the completion of OEB cost of service filings.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, including employees, customers, contractors, and government agencies.
  • Seek process improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance to Company technical standards, polices, and all applicable legislated codes.
  • Provide technical training and supports for the engineering department and operations’ departments.
  • Perform other duties assigned including travels to other FortisOntario offices. 

What makes you a successful candidate?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with (P.Eng) in process or in good standing.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of electrical utility experience, preferably in a regulated utility environment. Experience within a unionized environment would be considered as asset.
  • Possess knowledge of the Ontario Energy Board regulations and common electrical utility practices.
  • Experience in system planning and communications, line or substation design, protection and control, power system communication, SCADA, GIS, project management, budgeting, Net Present Value analysis, and Regulation 22/04.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically with strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD and database management.
  • Unrelenting commitment and passion to safety, ethics, and continuous improvement.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Ontario “G” license with a clean driving abstract - travel within Ontario will be required. 

Seeking a career in which you can manage multiple engineering related standards, policies, and legislation while being part of a collaborative and dynamic team with an attractive compensation package – apply now!

Submit your cover letter and resume in pdf to HR@FortisOntario.com by

Sept 30th, 2021. 

Indicate “CE-ENG” within the subject line. 

Visit www.cornwallelectric.com to learn more. 

We thank all respondents, however due to volume we will only contact those selected for an interview.


Cornwall Electric Inc. (CE) together with FortisOntario, is committed to nurturing a positive, professional, and equal opportunity workforce. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we are equipped to accommodate individual needs identified to us throughout our hiring process.

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