Manager of Distribution Engineering


Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
Waterloo, Ontario

Posted On: January 05, 2022
Last Day to Apply: January 24, 2022

Manager of Distribution Engineering

WHO WE ARE

Waterloo North Hydro Inc. (WNH) is a progressive electric distribution utility servicing the City of Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley and Woolwich. Our impressive team of dedicated employees strives to provide a safe, reliable supply of electricity to over 58,000 customers across a large urban and rural service area spanning 683 square kilometres. Our mission is to be of service to our customers by delivering electricity to homes and businesses in our communities – safely, reliably, 24/7.

WNH will be growing!  We are in the process of merging with Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro, our neighbours to the south, to become the 7th largest electric utility in Ontario.  The merger will help us become bigger, better, and stronger.  Join our team at this exciting time filled with opportunities!  For more information about the merger, visit https://connectinglocalpower.ca/.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering, Stations & Metering, this position is responsible for supervision, direction, and administration of the design, coordination of construction of the overhead and underground electrical distribution system as well as customer connections.  This position also oversees engineering analysis and information systems, such as GIS and Asset Management, contributes to development and execution of WNH Asset Management strategy in order to meet WNH objectives and customer requirements.  Major duties include:

  • Develop long-term distribution system plans and annual capital and operating work plans in the overhead, underground, services, GIS and asset management program areas.
  • Prepare and monitor the departmental operating and capital budgets and ensure that the department operates within the approved budget.
  • Mentor, manage, supervise and support resources and performance. Prepare and deliver performance reviews, create training and development plans, facilitate advancement and rotation plans.
  • Develop plans, establish direction, specifications, standards, KPI’s, procedures and support systems for work execution within the Distribution Engineering department to improve efficiency and deliver value to all areas of the organization in accordance with the corporate vision, mission, and goals.
  • Review and approve drawings, engineering studies and technical reports. Provide backup to Engineering Supervisors during absences including reviewing and professionally sealing engineering designs, scheduling and tracking individual work projects, managing contractors, issuing tenders and providing technical guidance to staff.
  • Interact with stakeholders to communicate progress, resolve issues, improve work execution processes, ensure regulatory compliance and safeguard corporation interests. 
  • Participate in developing Asset Management Strategy and supporting plans, preparation of documents and reports for rate filings.
  • Participate in industry working groups as appropriate.

WHO YOU ARE

You bring a friendly, can-do attitude to your workplace.  Your excellent project management and communication skills allow you to provide clear direction, execute work through others and model strong leadership to get things done right within short timeframes.

You are able to research, review, recommend and interpret relevant information to effectively represent the interests of the organization, implement change to improve operational effectiveness, resolve conflicts, build strong business relationships, and persuade various internal and external stakeholders.

You have a strong eye for detail and hold your work to a high self-standard.  You listen well and seek to understand before reacting. You have a demonstrated ability to analyze problems and find solutions.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Licenced Professional Engineer (P.Eng or L.E.L holder)
  • Knowledge of OEB codes, ESA Distribution Safety Regulations, and regulations pertaining to distribution systems (CSA, ANSI, IESO, UWPC, utility design standards and Conditions of Service)
  • Knowledge of USF Standards considered a major asset
  • Knowledge of the contents and administration of the collective agreement, Employment Standards Act and the Electricity Act
  • 8 plus years progressive experience in an electrical utility

HOW TO APPLY

At WNH, our vision is to be the flexible, sustainable distribution platform for connecting consumers and producers of electricity, and be our customers’ trusted energy advisor.

This position is permanent, full-time, offers a competitive salary, and a vacation attraction benefit for applicants with electric utility experience. In addition, we offer an excellent working environment, benefits package, pension plan, and opportunities for professional development.

For full position details, including a full job description, please visit our website. If you are prepared to make a difference as an integral part of our team please apply by submitting your resume, outlining your experience and qualifications, by 9:00 a.m. Monday January 24th, 2022, through our website www.wnhydro.com/en/our-company/careers.asp.

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