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Zone Distribution Plan Technician

Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Barrie, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44869 - Barrie - Regular - Ongoing 

Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. New employees will be required to declare their vaccination status to Hydro One. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination status may not enter any 3rd party locations that require full vaccination (e.g. customer properties).

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.5 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

*NOTE* Hydro One introduced a Hybrid Work Pilot Project in 2022 for most office-based roles. Employees work in-office/on-site two days a week and remotely from home for three days a week. Hydro One is adding refreshed workspaces and technology to support these changes.  Join us as we ‘trial & learn’ a new modern way of working and be a key driver of future state!

In office but with intention – a time for team and trust building, collaboration, and socialization. Please reach out to us to learn more!

General Accountabilities:

  • Participate in the preparation of plans, schedules and work programs for various Zone work groups in accordance with scheduling processes and work methods and procedures (HODS).

  • On behalf of the Senior Planning Technician, convert the larger Zone Work Plan into location specific work plans, and translate Zone awards into executable work assignments for individual work centres and/or work crews.

  • Act as the Zone custodian and operator of all relevant scheduling software applications, particularly as they relate to projects/programs, and act as the Zone representative in the use of the enterprise Planning/Scheduling system.

  • Establish program and project milestones, monitor and report performance/accomplishments relative to those milestones and adjust and react to any changes to plan as they occur on behalf of the Senior Planning Technician.

  • Assess program/project issues and concerns as they occur, and escalate if required to the Senior Planning Technician in a timely manner.

  • Ensure materials are ordered, T&WE, Contracted Services, Locates, Outages and specialized equipment are in place to meet schedule requirements for all program work and large projects.

  • Coordinate the scheduling of engineering/estimating required for all program and project type work.

  • Provide technical information/guidance and or Construction techniques to the field to assist with producing these estimates.

  • Provide a technical view in reviewing estimates created in the field verifying for correctness

  • Act as the subject matter expert within the Zone for the work order lifecycle process, particularly as it applies program and project type work.

  • Communicate process steps and requirements, monitor compliance and train Zone employees as necessary.

  • Coordinate all mapping changes within the Zone.

  • Review status of work requests, schedules, work programs and pre planning on an ongoing basis through feedback and discussions field staff as well as participation in planning meetings under the direction of the Senior Planning Technician and Business Manager.

  • Present and perform analysis on data on group accomplishments and workload forecasts and scheduling problems using such scheduling tools as P3E.

  • Identify any scheduling problems, such as underuse/over use of resources and inform the Senior Planning Technician.

  • Make recommendations, to change and improve the planning process, as required.

  • Prepare status reports, as required, such as completed or outstanding work packages, using computerized and manual systems.

  • Perform other duties as required.


Selection Criteria:

Essential Knowledge:

  • Requires a knowledge of electricity/electronics, computer technology and operating techniques to perform complex software applications related to project management systems. Requires knowledge of mathematics necessary to perform calculations.

  • Requires good communication skills, both oral and written, to communicate effectively with others.

  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired in and equivalent to a Grade XII education in a secondary school plus intermediate related courses.


Essential Experience:

  • Requires experience in distribution operations and distribution projects to understand distribution systems, work methods, practices, and maintenance procedures to gain an appreciation of materials and equipment characteristics to comprehend technical and planning projects.

  • Requires experience in work sequences to develop logical work packages.

  • Requires experience in estimating, planning, organizing and scheduling of work to assist in the preparation of plans and work programs and presentation of data on group accomplishments and work load forecasts.

  • Requires experience in the operation of computerized systems to prepare plans and schedules.

  • Requires experience to be familiar with the interrelationship with other sections within the department and supporting departments.

  • A period of up to six years is considered necessary to gain this experience.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.


We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021.


Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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Deadline: June 27, 2022


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