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Scheduling Manager

Date: Jan 14, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc


Vacancy Number: 31552
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Toronto, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Division: TRANS & STNS
Department: PROJ CNTRLS1 (10005701)
Job type: Rotation
Duration of rotation: 18 months


Managerial Accountabilities & Demonstrated Management Skills:

Manage the unit and achieve the targeted results through diligent and accurate oversight of the health and safety and financial aspects of the department. Maintain a team of subordinates who are capable of producing the outputs required:

  • Ensure subordinates are able and willing to produce the desired output (safe efficient execution of all work), and that subordinate managers continually improve the processes for achieving those outputs.
  • Provide staffing recommendations for their function as requirements and objectives evolve, especially in the face of new projects.
  • Assess staff capability to do the required work, now and in the future.
  • Conduct personal effectiveness reviews of subordinates  to build relationships and trust, and to improve effectiveness.
  • Advocate the acquisition of appropriate tools and skills to optimize the performance of staff.
  • Mentor, counsel and foster the personal development of all subordinates.
  • Manage the unit and achieve the approved programs and targeted results through the promotion of teamwork between the various disciplines and LOB’s across Hydro One.
  • Generate a customer/client-focused culture, which consistently meets its promised commitments.
  • Optimize all resources and encourage innovative ways to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
  • Maintain and develop a skilled and safety conscious workforce within the department, promoting succession planning.


Be accountable for the outputs of others:

  • Set the appropriate context for subordinates (i.e. safety expectations, corporate strategies and policies, accountabilities, tasks, budget and programs, compliance and performance targets, expectations for continuous improvement, etc.).
  • Set an effective framework of policies and procedures for the work of the unit.
  • Know and ensure own and subordinates’ compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, and all corporate policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices relating to the work of the unit.
  • Establish a two-way working relationship with subordinates to solicit their views on conditions and potential changes affecting their work emphasizing safety and continuous improvement opportunities.


Provide leadership to subordinates, so that they collaborate competently, and with full commitment, with each other in pursuing the goals set:

  • Translate the corporate goals and objectives into a direction which guides the work of the unit and communicate that direction to all staff.
  • Define specific tasks for subordinates that are required to achieve desired results and/or to accommodate changes required within the business operations.
  • Communicate expectations regarding the collateral relationship among subordinates.


Provide a safe and healthy work environment:

  • Provide subordinates with appropriate knowledge, skills, information, work procedures and equipment to facilitate responsible behavior which will protect their safety and contribute to their health.
  • Provide a work environment and facilities where health and safety incidents are minimized/ eliminated.
  • Provide a work environment that supports and values diversity, and is free from harassment.
  • Know and ensure self and subordinates comply with all legal and regulatory requirements, corporate policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices relating to their work.
  • Consistently re-enforce the expectation that all work will be executed in a safe and efficient manner.


Demonstrate stewardship of the assets and resources:

  • Ensure the permeation of sound decision making within the department governed by an appreciation of the corporate context.
  • Consistently demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the broader ramifications of decisions made and actions taken both personally and by subordinates.


General Accountabilities:

  • Accountable to manage, develop and maintain staff for a centralized scheduling department supporting the capital work program.
  • Accountable to administer the technical scheduling effort and providing guidance and leadership for all schedulers utilizing the Primavera P6 Database to create Project schedules, and Portfolio schedules.
  • Accountable to ensure the scheduling team adheres to the  portfolio schedule alignment rules and project schedule structure.
  • Accountable for the integration of the Scheduling team with all areas of the organization especially in other areas of Project Controls (Estimating, Risk, Cost, Document control and Change Management).
  • Accountable for creating scheduling reports for management and supporting corporate level schedule meetings such as: Outage schedule reports, Project intake reports, Schedule quality and development tracking reports, Portfolio Schedule reports such as weekly 30 Day Milestone report and monthly Major Project Milestone Report.
  • Accountable for the development/maintenance and viability of the Capital Projects P6 instance.
  • Responsible for the development of work methods and processes consistent with departmental Project Controls methodology.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Selection Criteria:

  • Requires a good knowledge of English to communicate effectively with others, present to stakeholders and prepare technical reports.
  • Requires a university degree in Engineering or training in a construction management field.
  • Requires hands on experience in scheduling. A period of over 10 years and up to and including 15 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
  • Experience related to the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of transmission/distribution assets is a plus.
  • Scheduling experience in transmission line and station projects or other linear project types is a plus.
  • Experience in construction management examples include: Understanding working drawings, preparing construction schedules for the full lifecycle of a project, project planning, estimating and project control.
  • Experience with SAP is an asset.
  • Advance knowledge of Primavera P6 an asset.
  • Experience with setting up and administering a P6 Database from scratch including WBS, OBS etc. is an asset.
  • Experience with portfolio and performance reporting.
  • Experience with supervising or managing a team of schedulers.


Essential Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise in Primavera P6 in Oracle P6 software
  • In depth understanding of critical path methodology
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Requires performing a variety of duties under the usual business office conditions. Required to travel in support of site meetings for the various projects/programs assigned. This will at times include overnight stays due to distance of travel and to ensure safe conditions for travel.


If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!


Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.  


Deadline: January 2, 2019



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