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Engineering Technologist Level 1

Toronto Hydro

  • Posted on: November 7, 2019
  • Expires on: November 23, 2019

Reporting to the Supervisor, you will join a highly skilled engineering team, tasked with the upkeep and expansion of critical electrical infrastructure found in municipal transmission and distribution substations. Projects involve the installation, alteration, extension and/or repair of a variety of electrical equipment; controlled, monitored and/or automated by complex circuity, electronics, and advanced communication networks. You will be involved in aspects of these projects including their implementation, coordination, review, and scheduling.


  • Prepare, create, modify or review site-specific single line and three line diagrams, AC/DC electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, equipment layouts, panel layouts, mechanical drawings and logic diagrams
  • Assemble / verify bills of materials
  • Perform routine engineering calculations and cost benefit analysis
  • Select or verify adequately rated equipment or components, including appropriate cable/wire ampacities
  • Ensure design compliance with all applicable code, industry standards, Toronto Hydro construction standards, design guidelines and utility best practice
  • Incorporate failsafe practices and operational safety requirements into all designs
  • Update records with as-built construction drawings
  • Escalate design issues to Professional Engineers for review and direction
  • Support Standards to standardization and stock code commonly used materials
  • Prepare and/or review construction packages, including all required drawings, work instructions, planning documentation, operating systems and regulatory approvals, where required
  • Conduct routine field trips in order to verify or evaluate the condition/state of assets, to determine the feasibility of designs, to take detailed measurements, to collect nameplate data or equipment settings, and to provide technical field support to operations staff
  • Assist in the review of designs, plans, drawings, surveys, studies (load, etc.) and/or calculations
  • Support Professional Engineers with: detailed technical studies and/or calculations; preparation of cost estimates; the creation of equipment specifications and installation standards; requests for quotation; evaluation of new equipment; the creation of new design processes, operational procedures and safe work practices
  • Help coordinate construction projects – liaise, consult and communicate with key project stakeholders, including: contractors, customers, equipment suppliers, and other utilities
  • Lead small projects as the assigned project manager
  • Address internal and external inquiries and complaints
  • Input, update or verify various databases or programs
  • Compile and summarize statistical reports
  • Inspect, investigate, analyze and make recommendations to revise or improve construction standards, specifications, design and/or performance
  • Perform other duties as assigned          


  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology or Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • CET designation preferred
  • Demonstrated competence in computer drafting using Microstation and/or AutoCAD
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s license in the Province of Ontario
  • General knowledge of overhead and underground distribution system design
  • Ability to scale drawings & visualize 3D objects/cross-sections in 2D
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Microsoft Project and Visio
  • Exposure to GIS,DMS, and SCADA software preferred
  • Experience with photometric software preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the planning, design, and construction, within the utilities industry.
  • General knowledge of protection and control concepts
  • Ability to look up and correctly interpret equipment manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • Knowledge of, and proficient in the use and application of: the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the National Electrical Safety Code, the Ontario Building Code, the Ontario Fire Code and relevant industry standards including CSA, IEEE, IEC, ANSI and NEMA.
  • Experience using SAP
  • Demonstrated competence in project management, time management, equipment procurement and construction coordination activities
  • Safety Performance: Complies with safety guidelines by wearing proper equipment, adopts efficient and safe work practices, reports problems consistently and safely operates equipment and machines.
  • Customer Service and Trust: Provides professional customer service in a timely and effective manner and treats customers with respect
  • Adherence to Policy and Procedures: Cooperates with others to adhere to Toronto Hydro policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Work: Demonstrates knowledge of the job and accountabilities and displays confidence in knowledge and skills to performing job duties
  • Quality of Work: Performs work consistently and accurately in a well thought out and planned manner
  • Dependability: Completes work in a timely and efficient manner, is able to work well independently with little supervision and attends work punctually
  • Problem Solving: Considers all relevant information when making a decision and works with time constraints and available information to find a solution
  • Volume of Work: Completes assigned work while adapting to changing volumes and pace of work
  • Collaborating: Cooperative with supervisors peers and reports and interacts collaboratively and effectively with others
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