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Algoma Power Inc.

Company: Algoma Power Inc.
Job Type: Permanent Full

Algoma Power Inc. is an electric distribution company that serves approximately 12,000 customers in the District of Algoma with over more than 1,800 kilometers of distribution lines in an area that covers approximately 14,200 square kilometers. Algoma Power Inc. is a subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”) which is headquartered in Fort Erie and has operations in electricity transmission and distribution primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the District of Algoma. FortisOntario is the only investor-owned electric distribution utility in Ontario and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. (“Fortis”). Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. Algoma Power Inc. currently has an exciting and challenging opportunity working out of our Sault Ste. Marie location for a:


Reporting to the Regional Manager, the main responsibilities include:

• Provide effective and productive leadership and supervision to the Engineering team
• Coordination, management and oversight for the planning and execution of electrical system design and ensuring that safe work practice designs are incorporated
• Coordinate and manage the timely and on budget execution of planned capital and maintenance work programs
• Ensure high standards of health, safety and environmental compliance are maintained
• Facilitate departmental safety meetings and perform regular work observations and inspections
• Provide required training and performance reviews to foster employee development and maintain a skilled workforce
• Assist in the preparation of the capital and maintenance expenditure budgets and effectively monitor and control operating costs
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all internal departments, employees, customers, contractors, various legislative bodies, municipal agencies and governments and other organizations

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

• Registered as a Professional Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist in the Province of Ontario
• Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as an Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist as well as a minimum of three (3) years Supervisory experience with increasing levels of responsibility
• Sound knowledge of power transmission and distribution systems
• Thorough understanding of equipment, standards, practices and regulatory codes applicable to the utility industry
• Knowledge of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regulations and standard electrical utility practice
• Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, GIS; previous experience with SAP system is an asset
• Demonstrated experience with financial reporting, budgeting and project management
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills
• High level of discretion and good judgement with demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to take initiative
• Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Ontario “G” driver’s license with a clean driving abstract as travel to other FortisOntario business units may be required
• Previous experience working in a utility environment would be considered an asset

Algoma Power Inc. is offering this full-time opportunity with an attractive compensation and benefits package and pension plan.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to by JUNE 19, 2020. Please indicate “API - SUPERVISOR, DISTRIBUTION ENGINEERING” in the subject line.

We thank all respondents but we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Algoma Power Inc. is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will provide accommodation when requested.

Algoma Power Inc. is an inclusive employer and committed to Accessibility.

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