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CAD Draftsperson, Electrical & Telecom

Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44889 - Toronto - 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!

The position posted is specifically for the P&C Engineering Drafting Department.


General Accountabilities:

  • Work from the scope of work, information and data provided.
  • Provide drafting services for either Protection Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Stations Engineering or Operating Diagrams in the preparation of drawings, diagrams, charts, maps, illustrations and bills of materials using computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems for Electrical and/or Telecom installations relating to Transmission, Distribution and Telecom facilities.
  • Receive scope of work for the preparation of detailed drawings, with unusual conditions outlined in a general way and the purpose of the required drawings stated.
  • Assist in the preparation of standard drawing templates and in the standard drawings.
  • Prepare bills of material and material requests by inputting relevant data into computer systems using established standards and procedures.
  • Prepare and revise PCM engineering drawings such as EWD, CWD, E/A,  schematic, cable list and floor plan drawings associated with protection relays/IED, SER, DFR, RTU, control system, fire alarm and related systems, checking with Engineering clients and others to confirm technical details.
  • Perform other duties as required


Selection Criteria

Essential Competencies:

  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Knowledgeable in AutoCAD, Meridian and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrate and provide training on work methods, when required.
  • Periodically supervise staff to provide advice, guidance and training.
  • Requires a good knowledge of English and grammar to be able to communicate effectively with others.


Essential Knowledge:

  • Requires a sound knowledge of Operating or Electrical and Protection, Control, Metering and/or Telecom standards, principles, techniques and associated calculations, to prepare drawings for various engineering activities, procurement, construction, operation and/or maintenance associated with the type of work being undertaken.
  • Requires knowledge of Computer-Aided Drafting systems (CAD) to prepare Electrical and/or Telecom drawings.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of grade XII in a Secondary, Commercial or Technical School or by having the requivalent level of education.


Essential Experience:

  • Requires experience performing electrical and telecom drafting and CAD to understand drafting office routines and to gain proficiency in the application of the fundamental skills and use of drafting equipment.
  • Requires experience to understand the types of drawings involved, terminology, relationships between groups and applicable drafting standards and practices.
  • Requires experience to understand associated drawings, to learn the sources of technical data and the application of standard assemblies and methods.
  • Requires experience to understand how all types of drawings are prepared and how the associated bills of material are produced.
  • Requires experience in checking drawings prepared by others to ensure correct symbols, standards and techniques are followed in the preparation of production drawings.
  • A period of over eight years, up to and including ten years, is considered necessary to gain this experience.


Demonstrated Skills:

  • Achievement Motivation - Demonstrates record of self-motivated behavior and perseverance to accomplish objectives in spite of challenges. A demonstrated concern for competing against a standard of excellence.
  • Analytical Thinking - Demonstrates the ability to understand a situation by segmenting and tracing implications step by step.
  • Client - Service Orientation – Demonstrate desires to help or serve others, to meet their needs and hold strong personal commitment to clients, customers and corporate objectives.
  • Impact and Influence - Interacts with others including employee representatives, in a manner that advances the work of the organization by developing trust, mutual respect and cooperative working relationship. Demonstrates the ability to persuade, convince, influence or impress others with the long-term good of the organization in mind.
  • Initiative - Takes action proactively to achieve business objectives. Champions change and innovation consistent with strategic direction of Hydro One.
  • Teamwork – Demonstrate the ability to collaborate within the department and with other LOBs to achieve a common goal working with a dynamic team composition, by building a conducive working environment, using active listening skills, showing respects, trust & openness, providing constructive feedbacks, etc.

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.


Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.


Deadline: June 27, 2022


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