Hiring Manager, Portfolio strategy | Full time

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Hydro One Networks Inc. based in Toronto, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Manager, Portfolio strategy. Hydro One Networks Inc. is a leading electricity transmission and distribution company. It operates and maintains the province’s electrical grid, delivering power to homes, businesses, and communities. Through innovative technology and infrastructure investment, Hydro One ensures reliable and efficient electricity delivery across Ontario. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Hydro One Networks Inc
Position: Manager, Portfolio strategy
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: Salary is not mentioned, $60.00-$65.00 hourly estimated salary
Employment Type: Regular/Ongoing
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Job ID: 49339


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have BA or BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or other equivalent education
Experience: Candidates should have at least 10 years experience and track record of managing and delivering technology projects over the full project life-cycle

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess strong knowledge and experience with application software packages and network/telecommunication and hardware solutions
  • The candidates should have strong knowledge and experience with the unique aspects of critical real-time applications and have experience with Electricity Transmission and Distribution Operations
  • The candidates should have experience related to business planning and budgeting, work program development and prioritization, business case approval processes, and policy development
  • The candidates should have knowledge of business writing for the preparation of business planning documents, presentations, business case approval documents, and briefing materials and should demonstrate team leadership ability to take a role as leader of a team or other group
  • The candidates should have a client service orientation, a desire to help others, to understand and then meet their needs and possess excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • The candidates should be team players, able to work with others as part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively
  • The candidates should be Business focus, with the ability to understand business objectives and translate them into technical requirements and solutions
  • The candidates should demonstrate leadership and managerial competency to manage a team of professionals, establish priorities, and adapt to changing conditions
  • The candidates should have the ability to achieve consensus (or buy-in where consensus cannot be reached) on requirements translating into business applications
  • The candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills to relate well to management, peers, and frontline business
  • The candidates should have strategic business thinking, with the ability to use their unique skill as a business/IT translator to help executives and management make appropriate strategic decisions in their sphere of control and should possess strong IT and business acumen


  • The candidates should be able to work closely with a variety of groups within the Company on several aspects of the annual program development and delivery function, including investment plan, business plan, budget, business case approvals, planning activities focusing on the integration of system and technology plans with the goals, objectives, budgets, and strategies of the various line organizations. They should be responsible for how the business will evolve through deployment of new technology
  • The candidates should be able to work collaboratively with the other direct reports within the Department and stakeholders from lines of business to integrate diverse requests for technology changes relative to strategies and objectives, evaluate options, and synthesize optimal specifications and timely plans for enhancements to the technology platform. They should coordinate stakeholders to create consensus on requirements which will be translated into business applications and facilitate documentation of these requirements. They should ensure projects remain aligned to business strategies and requirements and account for ongoing sustainment impacts in a proactive fashion
  • The candidates should be able to work with other utilities, regulatory bodies, professional services organizations, system software vendors, and key stakeholders inside and outside of Canada as required to facilitate the timely and cost-effective delivery of the appropriate scope of projects in the best interest of the Company
  • The candidates should be able to influence these other parties to adopt a course of action that is suitable for the Company and liaise with specialists within and outside the company for the exchange of data and consultation in areas of mutual interests and to integrate the recommendations into the overall strategies and program plans. They should make progress reports to supervisor and stakeholders at significant stages of work development
  • The candidates should be able to manage staff engaged in the development and implementation of complex projects. They should plan, schedule, and assign the work, provide guidance and check the work to maintain quality, accuracy, and productivity. They should select an optimum course of action and make recommendations to Supervisor where alternative solutions are available
  • The candidates should be able to manage staffing needs, interview/selection process, staff development and adherence to HR/Corporate policies and administer department budget. They should monitor work progress and quality; conduct performance reviews and provide direction on problem areas. They should provide effective recommendations to Supervisor concerning promotions, transfers, pay, disciplinary action, etc. of staff within the department per collective agreements. They should develop succession plans and provide on the job staff development. They should monitor and recommend changes to control and meet targets
  • The candidates should be able to take an active role in highly complex multi-year projects aimed at implementing required new functions, system evolution and sustainment refresh of the technology supporting multiple lines of business within the Company. They should manage several small to mid-size projects while estimating, planning and overseeing entire program of in-scope projects being implemented by other project managers, technical staff and service providers
  • The candidates should be able to help create and support implementation of Project Management best practices within the Program Management Office. They should facilitate, with other areas of BIT, the application of standards, methodologies, and architectures. They should provide guidance for the evaluation of ISD proposals
  • The candidates should be able to manage and maintain project plans, develop action plans for issues, track risk mitigation plans, make recommendations as necessary to advance project. They should review project and project status documentation for integrity, accuracy, and timeliness. They should report on project status and metrics including progress, earned value metrics, baseline, forecast and actual dates, costs and scope to external and internal stakeholders
  • The candidates should be able to create & maintain a project library and coordinate the collection and filing of project documentation for audit and continuous improvement purposes. They should manage and motivate staff and contractors on projects to deliver project methodology results within budget and schedule
  • The candidates should be able to influence behavior of vendors and service providers to achieve desired results. They should communicate and translate Hydro One Strategies and direction to staff, contractors and vendors to align project objectives in achieving goals within the Strategy. They should build team alignment amongst staff, contractors and vendor personnel with diverse backgrounds many of whom will be working together for the first time, for during the duration of a project
  • The candidates should be able to demonstrate business acumen by translating technical options into business objectives. They should resolve technical, business, and personnel issues; escalate unresolved issues in a timely manner to supervisors. They should set appropriate expectations, priorities, and context for subordinates (Corporate and Network Asset Management objectives, strategies and policies, accountabilities, tasks, budget and programs, compliance and performance targets, and expectations for continuous improvement)
  • The candidates should be able to work with supervising subordinates to set an effective framework of policies and procedures for the work of the unit. They should know, and ensure own and subordinates’ compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements and all Hydro One corporate and business unit policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices relating to the work of the business. They should establish a two-way working relationship with subordinates to solicit their views on conditions and potential changes affecting their work, and establishing continuous improvement program opportunities
  • The candidates should be able to contribute to the development and implementation of a staffing strategy for the Operations Technology Department that will ensure the long term sustainment of the high expertise resources required for this function. They should develop and mentor subordinates and implement other strategies to ensure smooth succession
  • The candidates should be able to ensure staff is able and willing to produce the desired output. They should assess staff capability to do the required work now and in the future. They should conduct staff performance reviews to improve staff effectiveness. They should provide staff with appropriate knowledge, skills, information, work procedures and equipment to facilitate responsible behaviour which will protect their safety and contribute to their health
  • The candidates should be able to provide a work environment and facilities where health and safety incidents are minimized and employees are not dissatisfied. They should provide a work environment that supports and values diversity and is free from harassment. They should know and ensure that subordinates comply with all legal and regulatory requirements, Corporate business unit and local policies and procedures, and generally accepted practices related to their work

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