Burlington Hydro Inc.
Burlington, Ontario

Posted On: January 11, 2022
Last Day to Apply: February 11, 2022




Burlington Hydro is currently seeking a Powerline Supervisor. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Powerline Supervisor is accountable for the day-to-day organization of the work force in the overhead and underground departments, to ensure the work is carried out in a safe and timely fashion.  This position is responsible for providing front line leadership and direction towards the execution of Burlington Hydro’s construction and maintenance program.  This position liaises with internal departments as required to ensure departmental objectives are met. 


  • Plan, organize, schedule, assign and supervise employee and contractor activities engaged in installation, repair and maintenance of the power systems while ensuring work is being performed to Burlington Hydro expectations
  • Provide safety leadership ensuring safe, efficient, and timely completion of all required tasks in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations, the Electrical Utility Safety Rules, and BHI Policies & Procedures; enforced as required
  • Ensure positive labour relations through proper administration of the Collective Agreement and company policies
  • Provide direction, including establishing goals and training requirements, performance evaluations, and coaching
  • In conjunction with other supervisors, ensure completion of all work, progress, vehicle, equipment, and employee reports and/or records as required
  • Physically able to perform the essential duties in all weather conditions, comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Graduate of a related Technical Community College program, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of eight years Journeyperson Powerline Technician experience with certification, including successful completion of the MEARIE (or equivalent) Powerline Technician Training Program
  • 5 years leadership experience as a Powerline Technician Supervisor preferred
  • Valid Ontario Class AZ driver's license with a clean abstract and excellent driving record – and able to maintain same


  • Willingness and ability to lead by example to maintain and strengthen trust and confidence in Burlington Hydro
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations, Electrical Utility Safety Rules, company policies, Utility Work Protection Code, WHMIS, CPR, First Aid, and all other applicable legislation
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving abilities with demonstrated excellent communication and inter-personal skills to interact with all employee levels and the general public
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs
  • Willingness to embrace new technology that contributes to productivity and efficiency
  • Willingness and ability to work under emergency and on-call situations
  • Proven excellent safety and attendance record


Established in 1945, Burlington Hydro is a local distribution company (LDC) serving the City of Burlington, with a total licensed service area of 188 square kilometres and a customer base of 68,500 customers (consisting of Residential, General Service, Street Light, and Unmetered Scattered Load customers/connections). 

At Burlington Hydro, we strive to exemplify excellence in every aspect of our business. From the exacting work of our engineers and the professionalism of our customer service representatives, to our resilient operations crews and all those in-between, we work together to deliver value at every level of the organization. It’s a value proposition that lies at the very core of our company – caring for people and community, and caring about stewardship and sustainability – all with a commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do. 

We rely on the skills and abilities of all of our employees to assist us in reaching our mission, goals and objectives. We put high emphasis on our Core Values and expect all employees to act consistently in accordance with those Values.  

We care about our team, our work, our customers and our business. Our commitment to delivering quality service and providing a safe work environment govern all of our daily activities. Each member of our team has a responsibility to help one another achieve success, and satisfaction on the job. Vision and strategy are vital, but it's our people who create value. 

Burlington Hydro is consistently voted as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers. We promote a culture that is performance driven, values centric, diverse, and inclusive. We’re always looking for good people who share the same values and want to combine their professional talents with a commitment to our goals. 

To be part of our team, we look for candidates who:

  • Thrives in a dynamic team environment and resilient in the face of challenges or uncertainty
  • Are committed to safety and working as part of a team to ensure the highest standards of safety are upheld
  • Takes the initiative, leads by example, demonstrates a positive attitude and respectful of diverse perspectives
  • Have a strong track record of excellence in all that they do

In exchange, we offer: 

  • Competitive compensation
  • Safe working conditions
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental) for you and your family
  • Defined benefits plan
  • Exciting career challenges
  • Training and development support

In accordance with Burlington Hydro's COVID-19 Vaccination Proof Policy, as a condition of employment, successful job applicants must provide an official QR code as proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date. This requirement is subject only to valid human rights-based requests for accommodation.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by clicking here.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Diversity & Inclusion: Burlington Hydro Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. Our commitment to excellence in diversity goes beyond promoting equity. By incorporating a variety of experiences and perspectives, we create opportunities for innovative solutions and maximize the impact of our work. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Burlington Hydro Inc. will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

Skip to the main content