Cornwall Electric
Cornwall, Ontario

Posted On: November 10, 2021
Last Day to Apply: December 10, 2021



Looking for a career in which you can perform hands-on technical work on a range of complex electrical equipment as well as be in a position of leadership to advise others based on your technical knowledge and experience?  

This position is located in beautiful Cornwall, Ontario, which is a safe and friendly growing community located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. Reporting to the Regional Manager, Eastern Ontario, the Substation Foreperson will be responsible for transmission and distribution substation operations of Eastern Region; including construction, upgrading, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The incumbent is also in charge of system control room operations. Preparing and executing capital and operating budgets are essential part of the responsibilities. Experience and expertise in hands-on substation maintenance and construction, substation design, major equipment such as power transformers, breakers, switchgears, substation protection and control, metering, SCADA, GIS & OMS and control room operations are valuable assets. 

The successful candidate will have practical knowledge of industry rules, common electrical utility practices and regulations (such as but not limited to the OEB, CEC, and EUSA). Candidates will have a working understanding of the electrical distribution utility environment, with a solid foundation of power systems and distribution system planning. This will be in addition to excellent communication and interpersonal skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Database management. 

Along with establishing and maintaining positive customer relationships, the incumbent in this position will foster harmonious labour relations, seek process improvement opportunities as well as ensure compliance to Company polices and all applicable legislation. If you happen to have a positive attitude, be seeking a rewarding career, an opportunity to work both independently and be part of a collaborative/dynamic team with an attractive compensation package and more - we encourage you to apply

What makes you a successful candidate?

  • Completion of a three (3) year Electrical Engineering Technologist diploma and registered (or qualified to register) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (or equivalent) in good standing. Related industry experience will be considered at the discretion of the Company.
  • Five (5) years hands-on experience of substation maintenance and construction and/or control room operations.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferably in a unionized environment and experience addressing internal or external customer inquiries in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated related technical knowledge with the ability to make sound judgments and decisions. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills including the ability to build successful relationships and liaise with peers in industry.
  • Must hold (or ability to obtain) and maintain a valid Ontario “DZ” license with a clean driving abstract – some travel will be required.

Submit your cover letter and resume through the Career Opportunities page at  

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

Cornwall Electric, 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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