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Manager, Real Estate

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Markham, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

43757 - Markham - Rotation - 24 Months 

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. Employees will be required to either be fully vaccinated or undergo regular rapid antigen testing in order to access a Hydro One worksite.

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly  1.4 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!


Job Function:

Provide quality and cost effective real estate services and strategies, supporting Hydro One’s transmission and distribution business. Protect and enhance the value of the Corporation’s real estate and facility assets and pursue external revenue opportunities.


Job Description:

Specific Accountabilities

  • Through collateral relationships with respect to the Vice-President, Lands, Buildings, Services and Security develop, implement and monitor real estate and facility programs and services which directly contribute value to the business strategies of Hydro One’s transmission and distribution business.
  • Direct Output Support to the Vice-President
  • Prepare 2-5 year specific asset strategies and implementation plans for Hydro One  lands, buildings and facilities in line with changing client needs in the transmission and distribution business
  • Manage and provide leadership for Hydro One’s real estate and facilities through approximately 35 staff in the following functional areas: Corridor Land Management, Rights Acquisition, Leasing, Aboriginal Lands, Employee Relocation, Property Tax, Records and Facilities
  • Deliver real estate and facility work programs and set priorities to make use of workforce poolEnsure effective management systems are in place for health and safety, the environment and the financial resources associated with Hydro One’s real estate and facilities.

Direct Output/Delegated Direct Output

  • Manage the real estate acquisition rights programs and project for the transmission and distribution business. Oversee the negotiation strategies, policies and settlements  with landowners, First Nations and government entities.
  • Plan direction and act as the key service provider representative for Hydro One’s contract with the provincial government for the management and leasing of corridor lands. Manage the ‘secondary use land licensing and easement programs to external customers including the technical lines and environmental assessments.
  • Recommend and implement an investment program (capital and operating) for Hydro One’s real estate, buildings and facilities optimizing their use for clients and enhancing value.
  • Negotiate new and renewal commercial/industrial space leases and term land agreements e.g. occupations on railway property. Oversee the payment and auditing function associated with these agreements.
  • Provide cost effective specialized real estate services in the areas of property assessment and taxation, employee relocation, low voltage inquiries, rights management, records and inventory management including mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) implementation.
  • Develop, monitor and be accountable for the real estate/facility business plans and budgets.
  • Respond to public and external issues with respect to Hydro One’s lands and buildings.
  • Meet transmission and distribution client needs by setting and consistently meeting performance standards, by being able to adjust tochanging requirements, and by monitoring performance and client feedback.

Managerial Accountabilities

  • Manage the unit and achieve the approved programs and targeted results through:
    • Maintaining a team of subordinates who are capable of producing the outputs required:
      • ensure subordinates are able and willing to produce the desired output, and that subordinate managers continually improve the processes for achieving the outputs
      • assess staff capability to do the required work, now and in the future
      • conduct personal effectiveness reviews of subordinates managers/specialists to build relationships and trust, and to improve effectiveness
      • mentor and counsel subordinates-once-removed
  • Accountability for the outputs of others:
    • set the appropriate context for subordinates (i.e. corporate strategies and policies, accountabilities, tasks, budget and programs, compliance and performance targets, expectations for continuous improvement, etc.)
    • set an effective framework of policies and procedures for the work of the unit
    • know and ensure own and subordinates’ compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, and all corporate policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices relating to the work of the unit
    • establish a two-way working relationship with subordinates to solicit their views on conditions and potential changes effecting their work, and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Providing leadership to subordinates, so that they collaborate competently, and with full commitment, with each other in pursuing the goals set:
    • translate the corporate goals and objectives into a direction which guides the work of the unit
    • communicate that direction to all staff
    • define specific tasks for subordinates which are required to
    • achieve desired results and/or to accommodate changes required within the business operations
    • communicate expectations regarding the collateral relationship among subordinates
  • Providing a safe and healthy work environment:
    • provide subordinates with appropriate knowledge, skills, information, work procedures and equipment to facilitate responsible behaviour which will protect their safety and contribute to their health
    • provide a work environment and facilities where health and safety incidents are minimized
    • provide a work environment that supports and values diversity, and is free from harassment
    • know and ensure subordinates comply with all legal and regulatory requirements, corporate policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices relating to their work
  • Demonstrating stewardship of the assets and resources:
    • ensure every reasonable precaution is taken for the protection of subordinates, the environment and the assets
    • provide for security of human and physical resources, including information

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 careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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Deadline: December 7, 2021



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