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Hydro One Networks inc.: Rpas Coordinator

Hydro One Networks inc.

This is a Full-time position in Essa, ON posted May 31, 2021.

42861 Oro Station Regular Ongoing Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 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 Job Function: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Coordinator Provide expert advice on the use of RPAS within Hydro One and coordinate the services provided by external vendors in support of Hydro One operations and asset management.

Job Accountabilities: This position reports to the Director, Helicopter Services with the following duties: Provide oversight to all RPAS operations including all contractor operations and any internal Hydro One operations that may be developed over time.

Ensure that all contractor flights are completed in full compliance with Hydro One guidance including HODS, the Canadian Aviation Regulations, (CARs), SFOC, applicable bylaws, the Hydro One RPAS Operations Manual, and all manufacturers’ publications.

Coordinate, lead and participate in required flight and ground training as stated in the operations manual, and send correspondence to Transport Canada.

Lead and maintain the professional standards of the RPAS Operators by: developing standard operating procedures; developing or implementing all required approved training programs for RPAS Operators; issuing directives and notices to the operators as required; action and distribute accident, incident, and other occurrence reports; processing/reviewing any reports; identifying prospectiveoperators, participating in the operators selection process; ensuring each operator possesses current mandatory licenses, certificates and ratings; assuming any responsibilities delegated by the Director, Helicopter Services Liaise with Transport Canada, aircraft manufacturers, civilian, police and military air service providers, and maintenance providers relative to aircraft operations and pilot training.

Report any quality issues to the Director, Helicopter Operations.

Maintain a close working relationship and liaise with regulatory governing bodies in respect of SFOC’s and or permits.

Process and action any operator reports.

Establish an expert level of knowledge by participating in committees, working groups and conferences; presenting, sharing knowledge across a wide network of peers, clients, and relevant stakeholders for the benefit of the organization.

Ensure, through a robust auditing process, that the RPAS contractor completes the required log book entries, reports any deficiencies, and enter the required flight data and statistics into the applicable flight reports and/or databases.

Ensure that all directives and notices are issued to flight crews.

Establish and maintain RPAS Operator’s File in accordance with associated CAR.

Accountable for the daily costs associated with the operation of Hydro One RPAS as well as the annual costs of equipment upgrades, procurements and replacement parts and operator training.

Maintain a current information library and ensure that all publications are readily available and updated on a regular basis Monitors media reports, social media feeds positive or negative and court cases for new and emerging trends, or technology as well as case law that may be relevant in the Transport Canada Enforcement realm.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Selection Criteria Education: Basic and / or Advanced RPAS operator license and a Restricted Radio Telephone Operators Certificate (Aeronautical).

Demonstrated knowledge of the CARS.

Private or commercial pilot license.

It would be an asset to have successfully completed an aviation ground school and passed the PSTAR examination.

This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired though the successful completion of grade 12 and 4 additional years of further concertation study.

Post-secondary degree preferred.

Experience: Requires knowledge and experience in the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in the Electrical Utility environment including operational knowledge of both air and ground elements of an RPAS.

Extensive knowledge of available and emerging technologies in the field.

Knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards.

Knowledge of the Hydro One RPAS Operations Manual, HODS System, and relevant Hydro One Policies, procedures, guidelines and methods Knowledge of aviation subjects including general flight rules, airmanship, weather, airspace and flight planning.

Ability to demonstrate knowledge to Transport Canada in the form of a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) application or Air Operators Certificate application.

Knowledge and skill with computer software programs including Pix4D, and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook) to effectively manage an expanding inventory.

It is an asset to have successfully completed an aviation ground school and passed the PSTAR examination or hold a Pilot’s license issued by Transport Canada.

This knowledge would be equivalent to 4-6 years of 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 2020.

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 careershydroone.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: June 8, 2021 In the event you are experiencing difficulties applying to this job please consult our help page here .