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Data Engineer

Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44611 - 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!

  • Provide functional advice, interpretation and guidance to system users within the Business Unit regarding the application of state-of-the-art software technologies. Consider the work processes as well as users' business requirements and make appropriate system recommendations.
  • Conduct studies, normally in a team setting, to assist users in defining and documenting functional and system requirements for potential system solutions. Identify alternative solutions based on users' business needs and available/emerging technology. Assist users to prepare business case including development of projected costs and benefits. Act as a project team leader, as required, in the analysis and design of new systems or major enhancement to existing systems.
  • Provide an in-house programming resource to assure and expedite the development and modification of software within the control of the Department. Interpret variables and alternatives for computer applications maintenance, discuss and evaluate individual user requirements for software or hardware, interface with external groups on technical matters and consider the potential for application infield locations. Ensure integrity and consistent application of distributed software by developing standard operating procedures, documentation and security/recovery measures.
  • Represent the Department or the supervisor on Corporate or Business Unit project teams, where information technology-related issues are being reviewed.
  • Provide a value-added liaison function with system end users and Business Services (formerly Information Services Division) regarding modification/enhancement to installed customized Business Unit systems. Maintain and control the ongoing maintenance contract with Business Services to ensure timely completion of tasks and value for money. Participate in the development of the annual system maintenance budget, anticipating future enhancement needs for review by users and supervisor.
  • Provide training to field users or junior staff as required on system operations and procedures.
  • Assist supervisor in developing strategic direction for the system support function. Assess potential market development and be proactive in assessing impact of technological changes.
  • Perform other duties as required


Selection Criteria


  • Requires knowledge of computer technology, data analytics, data networks and extraction associated with the processes of customer information management systems to analyze data architecture and incorporating industry and market trends.
  • Requires a good knowledge of English to prepare reports and communicate effectively with stakeholders. This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the completion of 4 years of University training (GradeXII plus 5 years).


  • Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with tools used for reporting and analytics including Microsoft Office, SAP, Oracle Databases, SQL, Sybase IQ, BI/BW and other related computer systems. Requires experience in the transmission and distribution business to understand the business objectives, the current IT systems/interfaces used, and the approach to customer service in supporting and improving quality of service and customer relations.
  • Requires experience in a quality assurance role using data analytics to uncover technical system or process deficiencies.
  • Requires experience with the organization structure, contacts, applicable policies, procedures and practices.
  • Requires experience with the electricity industry structure and market rule and code changes as they relate to managing customer relations in the transmission and distribution business. A period of over 8 years and up to and including 10 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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