Supervisor, Design

Alectra Utilities - Barrie
Barrie, Ontario

Posted On: September 28, 2021
Last Day to Apply: October 28, 2021

The Opportunity

Job Posting Number:



Supervisor, Design


Barrie (Patterson)

Reports to:

Manager, Design – Planned Capital

Business Unit:

Network Services


Distribution Design – Planned Capital

Hours per Week:


Rate of Pay:

Commensurate with range and candidate’s experience

Number of Openings:





September 29, 2021


October 28, 2021

Position Purpose:

The Supervisor, Design, oversees the Engineering Design group including the design of customer projects, capital renewal projects and relocations of distribution system plants. This position approves project designs to ensure technical competence and design compliance in accordance with policies and standards. 


  • Plans, schedules, organizes, reports on status and oversees the implementation of electrical distribution system projects including, budget estimates, detailed estimates, complete designs, obtaining approvals, liaising with other internal departments, road authorities, municipalities, contractors, regulatory agencies, customers and internal departments to provide project information in a timely manner
  • Coordinates and participates in site plan reviews to identify in advance any potential challenges or hydro servicing requirements for all types of proposed developments or re-developments 
  • Ensures designs are completed with adequate lead times and within capital budget and KPI requirements
  • Monitors project estimated vs. actual costs and reviews variance reports with team
  • Supervises the design of all capital projects for customer projects
  • Conducts the process review and continual improvement of the new customer connection processes to align with industry best practices
  • Plans, organizes and supervises daily activities of operational unit
  • Provides leadership, coaching, development, performance management, technical guidance and advice to staff
  • Provides input into department goals and objectives
  • Leads and/or participates in department projects and key initiatives to ensure quality and timely completion within budget
  • Researches, recommends and implements new or enhanced policies, procedures and processes to improve operational effectiveness
  • Ensures compliance to legislative, regulatory and Health & Safety policies, procedures and standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Skills & Qualifications:


  • Engineering Technologist Diploma with C.E.T. designation and a registered member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with P. Eng. designation and a registered member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in good standing would be an asset   
  • Must hold and maintain a valid “G” driver’s license
  • Certification and knowledge of the Utility Work Protection, Occupation Health and Safety Act and IHSA/EUSA  regulations that apply to distribution system design and construction
  • Engineering knowledge of electrical theory, power system analysis and control
  • Working knowledge of technical specifications/standards including CSA, CEA, and ESA
  • Knowledge of Microstation or AutoCAD drafting, cable pulling calculations, circuit loading analysis
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Fluency in Project Management disciplines to manage project scope, budget, and schedule


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical distribution system design, construction methods and distribution system components and applications, including experience in managing budgets
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory or lead role, or successful completion of a recognized leadership or supervisory course
  • Experience in a unionized utility environment an asset


  • Strong ability to lead change and engage, develop and motivate teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to provide practical and/or innovative solutions
  • Strong written and presentation skills, with the ability to convey information accurately and concisely
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and execute multiple projects and initiatives within established timelines  

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this position and meet the qualifications, please submit your resume by visiting our Careers page at

Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, or need assistance in applying for the posting, please send your inquiry to 

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.

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