Area Distribution Engineering Technician - College Co-Op Student

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Multi Location, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

48072 - Multi Location - Temporary - 4 months 


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!


You will be a member of the above group, which is responsible for:

  • Assist with Engineering Investigations for new customer connections and upgrades. Complete a Layout in accordance with current business practices and policies for forwarding to the Field Business Centre. Prepare sketches and associated detail for water, rail and pipeline crossing for use by others. Meet with representative of telephone, cable TV companies, other utilities and government agencies and obtain reaction to proposed joint use agreements. Prepare and process billing authorization and permits, as necessary. Carry out staking activities and prepare staking data.
  • Prepare and report job estimates including instruction order with activities, taking into consideration such variables as structures, spans, soil types, components, and work methods based on field observations and input from Supervisor.
  • Collect delinquent accounts and restoration of same upon payment of account.
  • Provide field data for engineering studies.
  • Carry out routine meter changes and readings.


Your job duties may include:

Assisting with or completing on your own:

  • Cable locates, new line staking, negotiating easements, design of new/upgraded services, voltage conversions, mapping, computer work, dealing with customer issues, and utilizing test equipment.


This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Upon completion of the 4 month term you will have a solid understanding of the Area Distribution Engineering Technician role and function within Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • You will have been exposed to various methods, procedures, processes, equipment, and programs that assist the Technical group in completing their day to day work.
  • You will have performed a variety of hands on functions associated with completing the scheduled work of our ADET department.


Job Requirements:

  • Discipline: Students enrolled in the Electrical or Civil Engineering Tech Programs, minimum 1st year.


Additional Job Conditions:

  • You will report daily to the Area Office.
  • Hours of work are 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week, Mon­Fri.
  • Candidates must have a valid and current G2 class driver’s license.

Hydro One requires that all students applying for student opportunities be enrolled in post-secondary level studies and be returning to full-time studies upon the completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made in cases where students require a work term in order to graduate. Only applications submitted via Hydro One's career page will be accepted.  


If you are an international student, please ensure you have obtained a proper work permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN).  Speak with your school’s career centre if you have any questions about acquiring this documentation.


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 2023.


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.



**Please note that students are to apply to a maximum of 3 co-op positions per term. 


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