Distribution Utility Design Specialist

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Date: Nov 19, 2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 88497 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!


Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Electrical Utility Design Specialist with expertise in electrical utility infrastructure and joint use make-ready designs.
Our team consists of highly specialized electrical & communication, grid modernization, and electrification engineers and technologists focused on supporting electric utilities with the deployment of emerging technologies for smart grid projects across the electric sector.
This challenging position involves working as part of a highly specialized team focused on planning and design of electrical, automation, protection, and communications systems for electric utility across North America.  The position will have a particular near-term focus to support Ontario utilities with the review and deployment of Joint Use (JU) Internet Service Providers (ISP) designs on shared transmission and distribution infrastructure.


As the successful candidate, you will:
•    Review, comment on, and provide feedback on the designs of JU applications to install ISP assets on collocated utility transmission and distribution infrastructure
•    Review interconnection diagrams, cable schedules, single line diagrams, general arrangement drawings and grounding/earthing, lighting/services designs.
•    Ensure all drawings and deliverables are checked to comply with client utility standards
•    Review and comment on designs ensuring compliance with the applicable electrical design criteria
•    Supervise the work of junior designers assigned to the projects.
•    Lead the planning of, and/or participate in field surveys of client assets
•    Developing, issuing, and maintaining work permits for issuance following the acceptance of submitted applications.  Ensure permits are closed and as-built / as-installed documentation is accurate and recorded for future reference.

You bring to the role:
•    7+ years of experience in utility electrical design, with a strong preference for experience with Ontario transmission and distribution utilities, or engineering/design firms supporting such utilities
•    Proficient with utility pole loading calculations and related software (eg. SpidaCalc, PLSCADD, O-Calc, etc.)
•    Proficient with project management and document control tools (eg. ProjectWise, SAP, Primavera, etc.)
•    Strong knowledge of Ontario Electric Safety Code, Ontario Reg. 22/04, and applicable CSA standards is expected
•    Strong knowledge of third party / Joint Use attachment requirements to utility transmission & distribution infrastructure
•    Knowledge of all types of distribution level voltage electrical equipment, and familiarity with field inspection safety requirements while working around such electrical assets
•    Knowledge of Internet Service Provider (ISP) assets
•    Knowledge of control systems and instrumentation design
•    Preference for a Certified Engineering Technologist designation
•    Preference for experience designing, reviewing, and checking combined civil and electrical utility infrastructure such as for utility relocations, Joint Use applications, and pole/tower foundations
•    Experience applying for, issuing, working with, and/or closing out work permits for various type of services on distribution system assets
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Outstanding site / field safety awareness is required


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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