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Data Architect

Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44613 - 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. 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 1.5 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!

  • Recommend strategic direction for business processes consistent with Cornerstone project goals, the high-performance utility model, and industry best practices. Review and redirect strategic plan for business processes to reflect changes in Hydro One strategy, new initiatives, identified corrective actions, or as required by shareholder(s) and regulator. Develop/implement the extent/type of business processes Hydro One requires to meet its strategic objectives; including benchmarking/best practices, operational improvements, new technology, Cornerstone project goals, root cause analysis, etc.
  • Lead and manage the implementation of business process by maintaining effective working relationships with staff of all Business Units and corporate groups to ensure compliance, identify corrective actions and improvement opportunities for the attainment of Cornerstone benefits.
  • Provide a recognized centre of excellence that provides advise on business process issues, including being the primary source for external information exchanges, benchmarking, and in development external contracts related to the Cornerstone assets and related human performance.
  • Work closely and continually with all parts of Hydro One to ensure technical skills and training capabilities are provided to line of business process owners and champions in support of process improvements.
  • Deal frequently with other utilities in Canada and the United States, industry associations vendors and consultants and standards authorities to discuss business process, opportunities or trends; to develop complementary Hydro One policies and strategies; and to influence and persuade external entities to adopt positions that are consistent with the company’s interests and benefits.
  • Lead and champion implementation and adoption of the corporate business process capabilities and technologies. Provide direction to all lines of business and corporate groups. Liaise with other enablement staff to execute enablement activities.
  • Carry out process compliance analysis and prepare reports with specific focus in the attainment of the Cornerstone benefits and improvement opportunities.
  • Participate on Hydro One process council in specific areas of responsibility (Work Management, Asset Management, Supply Chain).
  • Design, implement and maintain processes, tools and system necessary to increase the rate and speeds with which improved performance practices are adopted into Hydro One's businesses. Assess the effectiveness of business processes in Hydro One and make recommendations to management on necessary changes. Assist in negotiating and influencing the business processes to the rest of the organization.
  • Provide effective input into performance measurement, technical solutions and training in regard to best practices in business process. Monitor and evaluate best practices in other benchmarked industries and jurisdictions and recommend, on a continuing basis, improvements to Hydro One processes with the objective of developing and maintaining al leading edge capability. Analyze industry standards, establish criteria and priorities and lead business units improvements.
  • Identify and map process requirements necessary for regular reporting of key measures. This may include information within organizations, capability of new Cornerstone technology, Human Resource systems, customer information, or external sources.
  • Research, design, implement and manage methodologies, processes and strategies that will enable Hydro One to be an industry leader in technology and process enablement.
  • Perform detailed analysis of business process compliance in Hydro One, including the identification and interpretation of trends from results and measures.
  • Provide input on future business process needs for periodic business planning and reporting by Hydro One. Complete projects and key initiative plans for the enablement organization.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Selection Criteria


  • Requires a knowledge of computer science in order to design and implement complex information technology systems, provide business processes and improvements, consulting and support services, strategic planning and consultation on information assets and to develop policies, strategies and plans.
  • Requires a good knowledge of English to effectively communicate with others and provide effective presentations and prepare technical reports.This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the completion of 4 years of University training (Grade XII plus 5 years).


  • Requires experience with new and existing information technology products and services to be familiar with the application of their characteristics and capabilities in the design and implementation of various systems.
  • Requires an understanding of business processes, their application.
  • Requires experience within the Company's architectures and standards for information technologies, applications and data.
  • Requires experience with the operational aspects of the business and the application and requirements of computer technology.
  • Requires strong leadership skills to effectively lead, manage and facilitate teams.
  • Requires a thorough understanding of the Company's objectives and how these are to relate to the implementation and use of technology products and solution.A period of over 10 years and up to and including 12 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 careers@hydroone.com. 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: May 23, 2022



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