Business UnitWellington North Power Inc.
LocationMount Forest, Ontario
Lead Hand - Power Line Technician
Interested in working at a small utility with a sense of achievement, teamwork and community involvement? Wellington North Power, servicing the urban areas of Arthur, Holstein and Mount Forest, has an immediate opening for a Lead hand, Journeyperson Power Line Technician. The distribution system consists of 44kV sub-transmission, 4.16kV and 8.3kV distribution and six municipal substations.
The Major Duties in Addition to that of Powerline Technician Include:
Plan and oversee daily work activities including construction projects, regular maintenance activities, metering and customer service support;
Ensure safe work practices are followed in all activities;
Provide guidance and leadership to fellow staff with respect to work execution;
Ensure project-related documentation including Ontario Regulation 22/04 certificates, material issue sheets, utility work protection code switching orders and safety tailboards are completed;
Oversee fleet and equipment maintenance;
Maintain adequate levels of material in inventory;
Involvement in capital planning of the distribution system to maintain reliability and safety; and
Other duties as assigned.
Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:
At least 10 years’ experience as qualified Powerline Technician or equivalent;
Demonstrated ability to use all equipment associated with the trade;
Able to read and interpret work orders, construction drawings, verbal and written instructions;
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, Electrical Utilities Safety Rules, Ministry of Transportation’s Book 7 and Utility Work Protection Code;
Working knowledge of Ontario Regulation 22/04;
High regard for personal and public safety in a team environment;
Proven verbal and written communication skills with above average computer knowledge;
Readily available for on-call/standby duties and emergency call-out; and
Must hold and maintain a valid “AZ” or “DZ” driver’s license in good standing.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by Friday, July 24, 2020 to:
Wellington North Power Inc.
Attention: Jim Klujber
P.O. Box 359, 290 Queen Street West
Mount Forest ON N0G 2L0
E-mail to email@example.com
Wellington North Power Inc. would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
July 8, 2020
Business UnitOntario Energy Board (OEB)
Ontario Energy Board
Empowering Ontario’s energy future
We are the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) - Ontario's independent energy regulator. We work to ensure a sustainable, reliable energy sector that helps consumers get value from their natural gas and electricity services – for today and tomorrow.
We are currently seeking an energetic, collaborative individual to join our team as a Complex Regulatory Application Advisor in the Electricity Distribution - Major Rate Applications & Consolidations department. In this role, you will be responsible for assessing and coordinating the analysis of applications relevant to rate-regulated electricity businesses in Ontario. The department manages rate and other applications from utilities, resolving issues, providing professional support on a wide variety of technical issues and subjects, and assisting the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in its processes and ensuring completion of the official record.
Complex Regulatory Application Advisor
Job ID #631
1 Permanent Full-time Position
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with knowledge of how utilities are regulated and an interest in assisting the OEB to achieve its vision of protecting the long-term integrity of the Province’s energy system so that Ontarians – today and in the future – have access to reliable energy at a reasonable cost.
Manages the processing of major and complex applications filed by utilities and supports the development and implementation of operational policies related to electricity applications
Identifies relevant issues associated with assigned applications and provides in-depth analysis on all areas in an application, including, but not limited to, financial, accounting, economic, regulatory policy, system planning, engineering cost allocation and load forecasting
Reviews rate and consolidation applications submitted by electricity distributors in accordance with OEB’s regulatory framework
Identifies and analyzes issues associated with assigned applications by reviewing proposed plans, schedules, priorities and performance, with reference to OEB policies, codes, standards, expectations, precedents and filing requirements
As a team leader, retains subject matter experts and oversees project work of other team members assigned to the application
Leads or participates in the settlement of issues with applicants and other stakeholders, develops interrogatories, participates in technical conference questioning, and prepares briefing notes, staff submissions and cross-examinations in preparation of public hearings
Provides interpretation of OEB rules and procedures to others and works with other groups to develop communication materials
Develops materials to use within the OEB’s rate review process to interpret and explain potential issues and support evaluation of applicants’ spending, asset management and investment plans
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field
Graduate degree in a related field (e.g. P.Eng., MBA) is a definite asset
Experience analyzing large amounts of data and converting analysis into quantitative and qualitative information used for business decisions
Experience in a regulated industry and/or public utility is a definite asset
8+ years’ experience reviewing and/or preparing applications; clarifying and identifying application issues; gathering information and evidence to support business decisions; and, dealing with applicants and/or stakeholders to assist in the settlement of issues
Previous experience managing cases in an adjudicative process is a definite asset
Proven track record to meet tight deadlines, work under pressure and juggle multiple priorities at once
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills that cater to all levels in the organization
Strong interpersonal, organizational, prioritizing, problem solving and time management skills
OUR CULTURE COME WORK WITH US
If you enjoy working with a group of staff dedicated to working cooperatively with stakeholders to help build and sustain public confidence in Ontario’s natural gas and electricity sectors, you’ll enjoy being a member of our team. We offer an environment that provides intellectually challenging work, inspires innovation, creativity and rewards collaboration
Competitive salary and benefits
Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans
Income Protection Plan
Progressive Leave Program
Employee Assistant Program
If you would like to explore this opportunity, please e-mail your resume, in confidence, by Friday, July 10, 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying, please quote Job ID #631 and the Position Title in the subject line of your e-mail.
As Ontario’s independent energy regulator, the OEB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require any assistance, please let us know.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates. We regret that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
July 6, 2020
Business UnitCornwall Electric
Cornwall is a beautiful, safe and friendly growing community and is located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario, and has everything you need to enjoy an exceptional quality of life. Cornwall has a small town feel, businesses and waterfront minutes away from your front door along with new opportunities awaiting around every corner. Situated along Highway 401, located near Kingston and the picturesque 1000 Islands -- plus only an hour drive to Ottawa or Montreal. Cornwall is an affordable place to live and a wonderful region to raise a family. Cornwall Electric is currently recruiting for a:
SUBSTATION TEAM LEAD
Reporting to the Regional Manager, Eastern Ontario, the Substation Team Lead 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 hand-on substation work, 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.
The successful candidate must have the following minimum attributes, skills and qualifications:
Completed a three (3) year Engineering Technologist diploma and registered as a Certified Engineering Technologist (or equivalent) in good standing. Related industry experience will be considered at the discretion of the Company.
Minimum of five (5) years progressive experience preferably in a regulated utility environment and experience directing work duties within a unionized environment.
Experience with transmission and distribution line and substation construction would be an asset.
Demonstrate sound judgment, originality, ingenuity, and engineering knowledge of principles for devising practical and economical solutions to engineering problems. Sound judgement and the ability to make difficult decisions, often with competing priorities.
Ability to lead in a team environment and address any internal or external customer inquiries in a diplomatic and professional manner.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills including the ability to build successful relationships, make presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and liaise with peers in industry
Must hold and maintain a valid Ontario “DZ” license with a clean driving abstract - travel will be required.
This opportunity will remain open until filled. Please submit your application in PDF to HR@FortisOntario.com.
Indicate “SUB-TEAM-LEAD” on the subject line. www.fortisontario.com.
We thank all respondents but we will only contact those selected for an interview. FortisOntario is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will provide accommodation(s) when requested.
July 2, 2020
Business UnitEssex Powerlines Corporation
Essex Powerlines provides safe, reliable and economical electrical distribution and service to over 33,000 customers within the four municipalities Amherstburg, LaSalle, Leamington and Tecumseh. The foundation to empower our vision is based on a dynamic and progressive workforce that are industry leaders in providing 'best of class' business solutions in the delivery of service to our customers.
We are presently inviting applications for the Full-Time position of:
MANAGER OF ENGINEERING AND ASSETS
The Manager of Engineering and Assets is responsible for Essex Powerlines’ distribution assets including applicable required standards, regulatory compliance (OEB, IESO, ESA), agreements with developers, customers, contractors and all capital, maintenance and operations requirements to ensure optimum performance and reliability of the distribution system. The Manager of Engineering and Assets will champion the digital transformation of EPL through the integration of innovative and technological processes and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with P.Eng. designation from Professional Engineers of Ontario
Advanced knowledge of electrical Distribution design, technologies, industry standards and work practices.
Solid understanding of Asset Management and Reliability principles
Sound knowledge of current advances and trends in regulatory requirements and technologies relating to infrastructure asset management and asset renewal
Excellent analytical and technical skills to solve complex problems
Excellent leadership and communication skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and develop staff
Demonstrated 7+ years Senior Management experience with leadership and strategic responsibilities
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills to build solid working relationships with all stakeholders
Essex Powerlines Corp. is committed to developing a highly skilled and motivated team. EPL offers a comprehensive compensation package that includes competitive wage, benefit plans and pension plan.
Interested applicants are invited to submit in confidence a cover letter and a detailed resume by
Friday July 17, 2020 to email@example.com
*please note Manager of Engineering and Assets in subject line*
Essex Powerlines Corp is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
June 30, 2020
Business UnitInnPower Corporation
MANAGER, INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES
InnPower Corporation is the local distribution company serving approximately 18,000 customers in the growing Town of Innisfil and south Barrie, located just north of Toronto near the shores of Lake Simcoe.
InnPower is looking for a strategic leader to grow with us and lead our Infrastructure Services team, consisting of Distribution Operations, Distribution Engineering and related Business Operations.
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, engineering design and expansion of the distribution system, addition of new services/subdivisions, supervision of employees. The successful candidate will be accountable to provide technical expertise and resolve any problems for existing and new customers within and outside the company. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for overall maintenance and construction of the overhead and underground distribution system and stations.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Ensure InnPower’s Distribution System Plan, regional system plans, long-term asset expansion and sustainment plans, annual resource and business plans, budgets and finances are reasonable, defensible and in alignment with corporate strategy and objectives.
Perform a lead role in the planning and execution of grid modernization and expansion projects; develop internal design standards for construction, and develop product specifications.
Employ prudent administration, cost control, coordination and management of all overhead and underground distribution projects and jobs to ensure financial and operational completeness and accuracy.
Manage overhead/underground construction projects; Review and approve all overhead and underground distribution engineering designs and standards.
Facilitate the development and enforcement of policies and procedures, exercising sound judgment when setting policies that may impact finance, safety, reliability, and customer preference.
Support the Chief Operating Officer by participating in setting corporate and departmental goals and targets.
Coordinate, review and seal standards, designs and drawings of new or rehab hydro installations.
Develop, promote and encourage innovative solutions through up-to-date knowledge of new technologies and industry trends, and leverage modern systems and tools to develop advanced system engineering solutions.
Keep current with technological changes through attending courses, seminars and conferences.
Liaise with industry professionals, corporate customers, city/town officials, industry associations, regulators and other agencies as a key management representative of the corporation.
Prepare annual budgets and projections for areas of responsibility and assist in the development of annual budgets for capital and maintenance projects.
Perform the duties of the position in a safe manner, in compliance with all relevant legislation, standards and policies including but not limited to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) Rule Book, Utility Work Protection Code (UWPC), The Highway Traffic Act (HTA), and all InnPower policies and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
Minimum 5 years of management experience in a Utility work environment.
Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, with a P.Eng. license.
Background in subdivision design and construction.
Experience in systems operations, Powerline maintenance or station maintenance would be an asset.
Knowledge of SCADA systems would be an asset.
Knowledge and application of electrical distribution and construction principles.
Knowledge and application of engineering, financial and business principles.
Good knowledge of hydro distribution systems.
Knowledge of E&USA rules for safe work practices, OHSA and UWPC (as defined above).
Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft programs.
Knowledge of Standard First Aid/CPR, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 (Temporary Traffic Conditions) and Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR) training is considered an asset.
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email a covering letter and resume by 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24th, 2020 to HumanResources@innpower.ca. Please reference “20-07 Manager, Infrastructure Services” in the subject line.
June 30, 2020
Business UnitAlectra Utilities - Hamilton
Job Posting Number:
Supervisor, Payments and Collections
Hamilton (John St.)
Manager, Collections and Payments
Hours per Week:
Rate of Pay:
Commensurate with range and candidate’s experience
Number of Openings:
June 25, 2020
July 9, 2020
The Supervisor, Payments and Collections provides front line leadership and support to the teams performing payments, collections, and back office functions. This position ensures objectives are met for both electric and water services.
Supports front line employees in collection, payments and customer account service-related matters
Monitors industry and regulatory requirements to revise collection, clerical and payment policies and procedures
Attends regular meetings with government and social services agencies (ODSP, Ontario Works, Income Support, LEAP partners)
Monitors various collection files to manage risk of outstanding A/R; follows-up on large account balances
Prepares status reports of Key Performance Indicators including arrears and write-offs, and team activities
Provides first level response to escalated customer calls in queue regarding payments, refunds, and collections activities
Oversees processes related to aged receivables, bankruptcies, bad debt, third-party collection agencies, refunds, payment processes, residential and general service collections, customer security deposits, and field collections/disconnections/reconnections, and back office functions such as Lawyers Letters, Landlord Agreements and Access.
Administers contracts of services provided by a third-party vendor for field collection/disconnection/reconnection services and collection agencies
Ensures operations comply with Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and provincial regulations and legislation
Stays well informed on related industry issues, especially government and regulatory policies, and maintains a network of industry stakeholders
Plans, organizes and supervises daily activities of operational unit
Provides coaching, development, performance management, technical guidance and advice
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:
College diploma or university degree in business administration or a related discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience
Advanced knowledge of credit & collection policies
General Knowledge of all Customer Service functions for both electric and water services
Proficiency with Customer Information Systems (multi-service- electric and water)
Thorough knowledge of regulatory and governmental requirements (OEB, IESO Rules and Regulations, PIPEDA and OHSA)
Proficiency with MS Office applications
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a collections and / or payments function including technical business operations
Experience in a unionized utility environment an asset
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
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
Must hold and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s license
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 www.alectrautilities.com/careers.
Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, or need assistance in applying for the posting, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
June 25, 2020
Business UnitLondon Hydro Inc.
Cable / URD Maintainer
Are you interested in a rewarding career in electrical distribution system maintenance? We are seeking a 3rd or 4th year apprentice (or equivalent) to carry out varied underground electrical distribution system work? If so, consider joining London Hydro as a Cable / URD Maintainer within our Electric Underground Systems Department.
Working under the direction of the Electric Underground Systems Supervisor, or designate, you will install, repair and maintain the underground electric system in the City of London, covering both the downtown network and underground residential distribution (URD) systems.
More specifically, as a Cable / URD Maintainer, you will:
Perform the duties of an Underground Plant Locator.
Work on energized cable and equipment up to 27.6 KV.
Install, splice and maintain lead and polymer primary cables and secondary cables in both the downtown network and residential distribution systems.
Perform switching in electrical equipment with voltages of up to 27.6 KV.
Isolate and ground cables and equipment.
Respond to customer problems related to no voltage, part voltage or unusual voltage situations, and repair or refer the problem to the appropriate department or third party.
Install and connect commercial, industrial and residential services in both the downtown network and residential distribution systems.
Inspect electrical installations performed by outside contractors.
Use various pieces of test equipment.
Read blueprints and drawings, and requisition material.
Assist other departments with both scheduled and emergency work, as needed.
Assist in the training of apprentices and learners.
Work – on a regular basis – with hazardous materials, including lead and asbestos, in close proximity to heavy traffic, and in confined spaces.
Perform work requiring heavy physical effort on a regular basis.
Work standby duty on a designated schedule.
Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety Act rules and regulations, the IHSA's Electrical Utility Safety Rules, London Hydro safe work practices and procedures, and all components of London Hydro's health and safety program.
The qualified Cable / URD Maintainer we seek must be able to meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of Grade 12 PLUS current enrolment in the 3rd or 4th year of an apprenticeship program to obtain specialized trades certification, i.e. MEA Journeyman Power Cable Person Certificate.
A Class AZ Driver's Licence in order to drive to work sites to perform the essential duties of the position.
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
About London Hydro
For over a century, London Hydro has been providing safe, affordable and reliable electricity to a diverse customer base. We are one of the area’s larger employers, with a highly skilled and motivated team of people across many different occupations. Through this dedicated team and an extensive network of overhead and underground power lines, we power over 150,000 homes and businesses, and continue to improve the way people live and work.
Living in London offers many lifestyle benefits. Develop your career at London Hydro.
Watch the short video below for more details!
For more information and to apply
To find out more about London Hydro, as well as this and other opportunities to join our team, please visit our website at www.londonhydro.com. If you are both qualified and safety-focused, we invite you to submit your cover letter and resume as a single document, saving the file as your last name and first name with no spaces (i.e., LastnameFirstname), by Friday, July 10, 2020, to: Human Resources Department, London Hydro Inc., P.O. Box 2700, London, ON N6A 4H6. Fax: 519-661-5164. E-mail (quote Cable / URD Maintainer in the subject line and ensure that you attach your resume): email@example.com. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of employment. An education check will also be conducted.
London Hydro is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to applicants who are authorized to work in Canada.
June 25, 2020
Business UnitCornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts [CHEC Association]
Operations Health & Safety Specialist Position
Position Title: Operations Health & Safety Specialist (Full-time contract)
Position Summary: Under the direction of the President, this position is responsible for providing Operations and Health & Safety support to Association members, which are currently 19 local distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario. This position provides leadership and coordination of safety requirements, in a collaborative environment, to maintain Health & Safety compliance within CHEC’s Operations portfolio and our individual members.
Although we are looking for a full-time candidate, there is a possibility for this to be a part time role for a retired or a semi-retired, field operations individual who has knowledge of the Health and Safety requirements of a distribution company.
While our main office is located in Barrie, our team operates from virtual, home-based offices, and we stay connected through regular meetings and the use of a wide variety of technology.
Provide Health & Safety support and direction to Association Members.
Remain current on changes in Health & Safety legislation or direction and communicate the changes to Association Members and recommend potential actions;
Lead the Operations portfolio including organizing and facilitating meetings, Steering Committees and working groups;
Provide assistance, guidance and recommendations on implementation of Health & Safety policies and procedures;
Provide direction and facilitate training to ensure appropriate competency training as required by Association Members;
Organize Health & Safety seminars for Association Members on an annual basis;
Work with Association Members to identify potential hazards and determine controls to mitigate the identified risks;
Oversee special projects as required;
Review member LDC operations for compliance (future duties and as requested);
Provide Health and Safety guidance to the Association;
Complete other duties and responsibilities assigned by the President.
Certificate in Health & Safety;
Minimum 3 to 5-years of experience in a Health & Safety environment, preferably within the electrical distribution industry;
Familiar with Health & Safety legislative requirements.
Knowledge of utility field operations and the applicable Health & Safety policies and procedures;
Excellent interpersonal skills for successful interaction with a diverse group including regulators, members, associates, and suppliers;
Demonstrated ability to self-direct and to work independently while remaining adaptable to change;
Project management skills with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and set priorities to achieve timely completion of work;
Comfortable with a distributed work model and the use of technology to facilitate continuous collaboration;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated presentation skills;
Ability to communicate and deal effectively with people in confidence;
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office and equivalent programs;
Valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing and reliable vehicle for travel.
Authority Given: To use judgement in completing work and to identify the need for special projects or resources.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
The position will require travel to member LDC facilities or meeting locations with overnight stays. Personal transportation is required for travel to these various locations with expenses to be covered as per the CHEC Travel and Expense Policy
Physical demands require no undue fatigue regarding sitting, standing and walking.
Frequent travel to Committee Meetings and LDC sites.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10, 2020, with ‘Operations Health & Safety Position’ in the subject line.
June 16, 2020
Business UnitWestario Power Inc.
Sartor and Associates Inc. has been retained by Westario Power Inc., located in Walkerton, Ontario, to recruit a
new President and Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will advise and be responsible to the Westario
Power Board of Directors for all facets of corporate strategic planning, development, coordination, and leadership in the
distribution of the electrical services of Westario Power Inc. to its customer communities. The President & CEO will
ensure compliance with the Corporate Mission, Vision and Core Values, policies and all applicable legislative, financial
and governance matters, carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws,
and provide leadership and guidance to the management team of Westario Power.
Westario Power Inc. is focused on providing superior value to its customers. It is the responsibility of Westario Power
to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to the 23,000+ customers it serves and maintain the substations and
746km of distribution lines at a high rate of efficiency.
Westario Power supplies electricity to the communities of Clifford, Elmwood, Hanover, Harriston, Kincardine, Lucknow,
Mildmay, Neustadt, Palmerston, Port Elgin, Ripley, Southampton, Teeswater, Walkerton and Wingham. Westario Power Inc.
is primarily owned by the municipalities it serves. FortisOntario owns a 10% strategic interest in Westario Power Inc.
Through this partnership, both companies are better positioned to improve efficiencies and bring an added level of risk
management to their operations, while maintaining service quality for their customers.
Vision A community owned electric utility delivering exceptional value, customer service and reliability to our local
communities through the strength of our employees.
Mission Westario Power is committed to powering our communities safely, reliably and efficiently while engaging our
customers and respecting the environment with continuous accountability.
Core Values: Safety, Integrity, Accountability, Continuous Improvement, Customer Focus and Positive Communication
The essential duties and responsibilities of the job include but are not necessarily restricted to the following:
Board of Directors
Reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Develops and manages all appropriate policies, procedures and other related matters with the purpose of
enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Corporation for reporting and approval of the Board.
Develops solid relationships with Shareholders, Municipal Government Representatives and members of the
business community in order to secure and maintain the anticipated market share for Westario Power Inc.
Develops and presents to the Board for final approval of company plans and budgets.
Develops and seeks merger/acquisition opportunities as directed by the Board of Directors.
Corporate Management Team
Provides leadership and guidance as a participating member of the Corporate Management Team.
Plan, design and direct work in coordination with management team in the setting of a Corporate Strategic and Business Plan.
Directs the internal auditing of the Corporation and assumes the ultimate responsibility for operational and financial controls.
Reviews and approves, within guidelines or budgets established by the Board, capital acquisition and expenditure plans.
Ensures that all corporate activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, provincial, and federal
regulations and laws governing business operations as well as professional industry practices.
Provide input and collaborate in HR areas including compensation discussions, employee benefits, health and
safety, labour relations, contract administration.
Plan, design and communicate a Community Donations and Sponsorships policy that positions Westario Power
and its’ employees as committed community partners.
Acts as chief spokesman for the Corporation in communicating with the media, customers, suppliers, competitors,
other utilities, government agencies, and professional societies and in negotiating major contracts.
Ensure all employee relations and labour relations are conducted in a manner that maximizes benefits to the
Company and recognizes the valid concerns of employees.
Responsible for the collaborative approach to the coordination, development and implementation of the Union/Management Collective
Agreement that will be subject to Board approval. Provide support where appropriate in resolving grievances, conciliations’
and arbitrations’ between the corporation and union members.
Ensure a well-trained, competent workforce is available to meet the company’s future needs.
Work in collaboration with Human Resource to ensure best practices are considered
Directs and administers all legal matters of the corporation in collaboration with Sr E.A.
Be fully familiar with all Board of Directors policies and procedures as they relate to the position and observe same.
Be fully familiar with the Shareholders Agreement
Observe all company safety standards.
Provide oversight to HSE Manager
Collaborate ways of improving the safety of the work environment.
Ensure work practices are in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other applicable legislation.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Thorough knowledge of Utility regulation, university degree in Business, Commerce or Engineering with 5 to l0 years related experience
Demonstrated customer service and marketing skills through past experience and accomplishments.
Ability to respond appropriately to inquiries, suggestions or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, municipal government
representatives and members of the business community
Thorough knowledge of Ontario electrical utility financial procedures.
Experience in executing multiple concurrent projects, working in cross-functional teams
Must have a good understanding of “Shareholder” AND “Board of Directors” processes and how it applies on a corporate level.
Experienced and proficient in delivering effective presentations to management, public groups, government groups and Board of Directors.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to interact with Board of Directors both formally and informally by responding appropriately to inquiries, suggestions or complaints.
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 apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Thorough knowledge of the Company’s Financial (SAP) software.
Thorough knowledge of all Microsoft products including but not limited to:
Word, Windows, Excel, Visio, Power Point, Project Planning, Outlook
and all other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
KEY ATTRIBUTES & COMPETENCIES
Visioning & Alignment
The President & CEO must have an excellent understanding of the Ontario electricity sector and be able to shape a compelling
and inspired vision and strategy for the future state of the newly merged Corporation, which generates commitment and alignment
of all aspects of the business and its people. They must be ready to exploit new opportunities for growth, take advantage of new technological
advancements, and seize opportunities that will increase shareholder value.
Motivational Change Leadership
The President & CEO manages continuity, change, and transition. A model of integrity and professional behavior, they deal effectively
with demanding situations, able to quickly design and implement interventions. He/she confidently builds and develops teams, fosters a
respectful and ethical work environment, mobilizes the workforce and champions and delegates courses of action towards the achievement
of the strategy and vision of the Corporation. This individual develops people and builds teams, promotes LDC`s values, mission, and
vision and knows how to influence and enable others and address the impact of attitude and action.
Business & Financial Acumen
The President & CEO understands and uses the workings, structure, climate, and culture of the Corporation and the industry to achieve
business and growth outcomes. They use and understand of financial information to make business decisions, maximize value, and maintain
financial health of the Corporation. This position also requires demonstrated knowledge and experience in integrating and coordinating diverse
areas of business management, including Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Customer Service, Regulatory, Information Technology,
Risk Assessment and Mitigation, oral and written communications, planning and evaluation, and governance.
Commitment to Results
The President & CEO is a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. This individual identifies relevant information and helps
transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning. The President & CEO is action orientated and innovative.
They anticipate and solve problems and take advantage of opportunities, is a self-starter and team player.
The President & CEO understands and operates sensitively and effectively within the political structures and climates of the position.
Relationship & Network Building
The President & CEO seeks and builds alliances, maintains effective relationships, communicates in a compelling and articulate manner
instilling commitment, and fosters open, respectful, two-way communication channels, internally and externally, to further the strategy and
vision of the Corporation.
Negotiation & Consensus Building
The President & CEO actively listens for underlying nuances and messages and uses persuasion to build consensus, manage and/or resolve
conflicts, and reach mutually agreeable outcomes.
The President & CEO analyses and synthesizes information to understand issues, identify options, and make appropriate, realistic, and timely
decisions based on consideration of the available facts and alternatives and sound calculation of risks.
The President & CEO must remain energized, positive, and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
To explore this opportunity further, please email your resume (filename - “Last name, First name - CV”), with “Westario Power” in the
subject line, in confidence to Larry Sartor at email@example.com and Mark Fukuzawa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is Westario Power’s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, religion,
creed, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status or any other protected class.
We thank all those that apply for the position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.
June 11, 2020
Business UnitNiagara-On-The-Lake Hydro Inc.
JOB TITLE: Operations Superintendent
COMPANY: Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro
REPORTING TO: Vice-President Operations
ORIGINAL DATE: June 2020
Due to a planned retirement, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro (NOTL Hydro) has an opening for an Operations Superintendent. This could be an excellent opportunity for a mature line manager looking for the breadth of responsibilities a smaller LDC offers or a technically proficient manager looking for a stepping stone to a senior management role.
Under the general direction of the VP Operations, this role is responsible for organizing work crews for the construction and maintenance of the power systems owned by NOTL Hydro in the service of its customers. The Operations Superintendent will play an active role in resolving trouble calls and preparing restoration plans. The Operations Superintendent will also guide members of the Operations Department to work safely using industry standards and guidelines set by the Company. The person in this role will also be part of the management team of the Company. A well-organized person with excellent communication skills and with an aptitude of using automated and computer processes to manage the tasks of the department is sought.
Daily crew responsibilities for the Line Department including processing timesheets, work scheduling, customer calls and liaison with other departments within NOTL Hydro.
Main contact with contractors working on tasks for NOTL Hydro, contractors working for customers and developers and Electrical Safety Association (ESA).
Ensure all crews and contractors work safely and comply with safety regulations, policies and safe work practices of NOTL Hydro. Conducts regular job hazards analysis and adopt any barriers to ensure tasks are done with no compromise on health and safety.
Review daily tailboards and conducts regular crew visits. Be a key contributor to all accident / incident investigations and seeks out key and underlying factors with recommendations for correction.
Maintain training records on all members of the Operation staff and coordinate training requirements as required for mandatory certification as well as proficiency upgrading.
Responsible for the proper management and handling of Company fleet including regular inspection and maintenance and compliance with CVOR licensing requirements.
Ensure all personal and protective equipment (PPE) and requirements for proper tools are kept current and any replacements are on a timely plan.
Maintain an adequate stock of line hardware and transformers and a well-managed warehouse and material handling system that assures emergency as well as orders for specific jobs.
Ongoing oversight and responsibility for station equipment and key contact for operational and maintenance requirements.
Ensure operational and maintenance requirements of all physical plant owned by NOTL Hydro including service building and all its support systems.
Education, Training and Personal Attributes:
The successful candidate must possess but not necessarily limited to the following qualifications:
Secondary School Graduation Diploma – Minimum of Grade 12
Certified Powerline Technician Journeyman in good standing with additional education in related fields of power electrical or electronic college programs.
Valid DZ Ontario Driver’s License with a clean Driver’s Abstract.
Ability to read and interpret utility systems construction drawings and supporting documents. Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS on line is an asset.
Must have a good safety record and have demonstrated safe working habits and mechanical aptitude
Knowledgeable and competent of IHSA (Formerly E&USA) Safety Rules, Occupational Health & Safety Act, ESA Ontario Reg. 22/04, Highway Traffic Act, WHMIS, CPR, First Aid and all other applicable legislation
Proven ability to work effectively and safely in a team setting and follow instructions by peers
Must have good communication skills both orally and written, including ability to maintain good logs and other records
Good knowledge of computer applications
Good interpersonal skills especially dealing with customers
Proven management and good labour relation experiences including being a champion motivator.
Demonstrated ability to manage department budgets and job costing on specific projects.
Excellent physical condition to perform all tasks associated with the work including being available to respond to calls after business hours in a timely manner.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive wage and benefit packages, a pension plan and an opportunity to be part of the community.
Qualified candidates are invited to send a detailed resume by Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 11:00 am to:
We thank you in advance for applying but only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted further.
NOTL Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.
June 11, 2020
Business UnitBurlington Hydro Inc.
Manager, Facilities and Security
Burlington Hydro is looking for a Facilities and Security Manager to provide on-site management. This is a great career opportunity for a strong leader who is eager to solve challenges. Reporting to the Director, Health & Safety, Security & Environment, the Facilities and Security Manager will ensure continuity in the areas of building operations and maintenance. The Facilities and Security Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of consistent and effective maintenance programs, policies and procedures to mitigate exposure to risk. The ideal candidate will be required to assess and respond to operational issues and ensure that the facilities are operating efficiently, safely and in compliance with all pertinent legislative codes and standards.
This position is responsible for all Burlington Hydro facilities which include its corporate property and offices on 1340 Brant street and 32 substations property and buildings throughout the City of Burlington.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
Plan all facilities and security projects to ensure completion within the established health safety and timeframe including budget
Regularly monitor, report and communicate project progress
Liaise with internal and external user groups, such as contractors, vendors, designers, and manage requirements through budget and procurement processes
Prepare and participate in annual corporate facilities and security audits
Respond to inquiries related to the health, safety, environmental and operation of facilities, both regular and emerging
Prepare budgets and long-range facility and security plans
Oversee contractors involved in facility and security projects and delivery of services and assume overall responsibility for employees and contractors on site
Ensure building operations comply with all local zoning laws, permits and municipal and provincial regulations
Ensure all planned and essential service maintenance is scheduled performed, documented, and audited to ensure compliance with facilities requirements and consistent building operations
Inspect new construction, maintenance and repair work for the purpose of ensuring that work is completed efficiently; specifications for major capital improvements are within regulations; and approving inspection reports and payment requests
Manage the timely completion and review of key administrative deliverables such as monthly reports, annual reports, internal and external audits
Establish and meet the annual operating plan goals and objectives
Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Postsecondary degree or diploma in a business/technical field or significant related experience
Minimum 3-5-years’ experience in a Facilities and Security leadership position
Possess and maintain a valid and clean abstract with a class “G” Ontario driver’s license; current First Aid and CPR Certification considered an asset
Working knowledge of various building operating systems including: security, HVAC, sound, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and general building including fire and safety related systems
Specific knowledge of applicable codes, standards and regulations related to the development, maintenance and construction of facility including methods, practices, equipment, and supplies used in the building trades; health and safety codes; occupational hazards, environmental impacts and safe work practices
Specific knowledge to perform work in and around electrical distribution systems to maintain facilities essential to Burlington Hydro’s distribution substations.
Excellent organizational, leadership, negotiation communication skills
Team player with ability to develop strong working relationships
Ability to adapt/respond quickly to changing requirements and effectively balance priorities to meet contractual requirements and deliverables
Flexibility to work in a wide variety of circumstances including after normal business hours
Independent problem solving to analyze issues and create action plans
Ability to collaborate with others for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs
Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume to email@example.com by Friday, July 10,2020. Applicants please note that accommodations are provided upon request. PLEASE QUOTE POSITION TITLE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL.
We thank you in advance for applying but only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.
June 4, 2020