Vice President, Operations and Engineering


Westario Power Inc.
Walkerton, Ontario

Posted On: November 23, 2021
Last Day to Apply: December 07, 2021

Westario Power Inc.

Vice President, Operations and Engineering

Westario Power Inc. is focused on providing superior value to its customers. They supply electricity to the communities of Clifford, Elmwood, Hanover, Harriston, Kincardine, Lucknow, Mildmay, Neustadt, Palmerston, Port Elgin, Ripley, Southampton, Teeswater, Walkerton and Wingham. It is the responsibility of Westario Power to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to the 24,000+ customers it serves and maintain the substations and 746km of distribution lines at a high rate of efficiency.

This position is a critical member of the Executive Leadership team and reports to the President and CEO for formulating distribution network investment plans, including capital replacement, refurbishment, systems additions and enhancements to achieve maximum life cycle value, optimal capital utilization and high standards of system reliability.

The role is also responsible for the annual operational plan by establishing the expectations in a manner that maximizes productivity and minimizes costs, maximizes the efficient use of resources, and looks for and achieves continuous improvement while protecting the safety of workers and the public.

The essential and desirable criteria for the role include:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Professional Engineering designation mandatory.
  • A minimum of ten years in Operations specifically Electrical Distribution.
  • Thorough knowledge of utility electrical distribution systems including design, construction and maintenance.
  • Management and Supervisory experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, design standards or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Technical Software Proficiencies
  • Thorough knowledge of Costing software.
  • General knowledge of Accounting software.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Suite products. 

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online ideally by December 7th 2021) at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17501. For more information, please contact Jana Lijour, Senior Consultant of Odgers Berndtson at jana.lijour@odgersberndtson.com We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Westario Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Westario Power Inc. throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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