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Mgr, Work Methods & Training

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Orangeville, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

43745 - Orangeville - 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. 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!


This position will be accountable to define, implement and manage an effective training & safety managed system that provides a dedicated focus establishing & maintaining a rigorous selection and onboarding process, sustainment training milestones with comprehensive training and mentoring, and validation of execution of meaningful work in the field in collaboration with the Lines Of Business to maintain relevant and current training status for all employees.


General Accountabilities:

  • Define, implement and manage an effective trades and technical training managed system for Hydro One including training needs assessments, strategies, information management, development and delivery.
  • Lead a team of Training Specialists, Instructors and support staff to deliver high quality programs to internal and external participants
  • Coordinate all trades and technical training delivery for Hydro One including training needs assessments, strategies, ensuring delivery in the most cost effective manner, interacting with clients and training staff on delivery and development of training program.
  • Supervise, plan and organize the work, manpower and resource requirements for the section.
  • Be accountable for the preparation and submission of proposals for training and other comprehensive reports.
  • Conceive and manage a succession planning strategy to ensure key roles have a pipeline of candidates for business continuity.
  • Establish and manage a centralized training scheduling process.
  • Establish and manage a Training Document System (TDS) for Hydro One to electronically manage all training course material.
  • Develop and maintain ability to assess the technical skills of current and new employees within Hydro One, that are required to perform their job.
  • Assist client in performing assessments in order to recognize skill and knowledge deficiencies in employees, recommend training or related solutions, and implement and conduct approved and/or schedule programs.
  • As a consultant to line management, recommend training or other interventions and implement as approved.
  • Interact with senior management and customers in Hydro One concerned with the effective capability in trades and/or technical staff.
  • Make effective contributions to these groups and influence the process as appropriate to achieve optimal results for Networks.
  • Where necessary, influence others involved to accept an appropriate course of action in the face of differing viewpoints, objectives and priorities.
  • Liaise with external training organizations and take proactive steps to meet the Hydro One current and future needs for high quality training services.
  • Negotiate, consult and ensure compliance on qualifications, standards, test procedures, regulations, and apprenticeship programs concerning trades staff, in conjunction with government ministries such as the Ministry of Training Colleges (MTCU) and Universities, Technical Standards & Safety Association, Ministry of Labour etc., ensuring optimal results for Hydro One.
  • Ensure Hydro One trades and technical training and related activities conform to government regulations including environmental control and worker health and safety regulations as well as directives governing the work within the specified scope of responsibilities.
  • Ensure strict adherence to procedures, standing instructions, health and safety rules etc.
  • Maintain Hydro One "Recognized Training Delivery Agency" status with MTCU.
  • Develop strategy for 'contingency' trades and technical training, and deliver this training to ensure qualified staff are available for essential work in the event of PWU work stoppage.
  • Manage the Hydro One Trades and Technical Training within a set of financial parameters, recommending and implementing cost improvements to move the service to "best in class" competitive cost structures.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate resource levels for training programs including tools, space, equipment and materials.
  • Establish and implement a mobile training program to ensure training is delivered as close to the customer as possible.
  • Establish strategy for training facilities, defining facility location and arrangement. Ensure facilities are properly developed and maintained, including identify upgrades and improvements required to meet ongoing needs of customers.
  • Keep abreast of advances in trades training for 'Electrical Utility' type of companies.
  • Utility Work Protection Code Coordinator role for Hydro One.
  • Ensure that training information is properly secured and that proprietary information is managed in accordance with company policy and sound business practices.


Selection Criteria:

  • 8 – 10 years in the learning function in a progressively senior role
  • More than 15 years of related work experience and more than 7 years of supervisory experience. 
  • Post-Secondary degree in learning development.  Demonstrated continuous professional development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring safe work practices/programs are identified and implemented.
  • Active involvement establishing safety policies/procedures and establishing safety policies/procedures through various teams/committees.
  • Experience with distribution and transmission lines hardware and equipment related to power system operation, and work methods.
  • Experience with design and delivery of training programs related to distribution/transmission.   
  • Able to identify and effectively communicate a clear vision, and take a collaborative approach to decision making.   Provide positive recognition and constructive feedback to enhance performance.  
  • Able to support and actively develop staff; celebrate achievements and inspire others. 
  • Advanced knowledge  of electrical theory, operating characteristics of distribution and transmission lines equipment, familiar with standards and procedures for maintenance of power system equipment, knowledge of HODS, Work Protection, Safety Rules.    
  • Proficiency in developing and maintaining strong internal and external partner relations
  • 8+ years’ experience in establishing and tracking budgets and use of SAP financial tools.
  • Experience dealing with industry partners and government ministries

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: July 04, 2022



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