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Electrical Coordinator/ Coordonnateur des services de maintenance électrique

Bring your contract administration and leadership skills to this unique opportunity as an Electrical Coordinator with the Operations Division, Ministry of Transportation.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Superintendent, the incumbent will:

• Assess electrical and advance traffic management needs;
• Direct/monitor employees and contractors in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, facilities and tunnel electrical system components;
• Inspect and audit electrical contracts, area maintenance contracts and manage third party maintenance agreements;
• Review electrical designs, provide reports and attend technical review meetings on behalf of the ministry;
• Provide technical advice and recommendations on electrical matters;
• Serve on various committees and task forces as required.

Note: This position requires the successful candidate to either possess or attain Certification for traffic signals (IMSA level 1 & 2); High Mast Lighting Certificate; Advanced 170 Certification; Traffic Controller Programming.

How do I qualify?


  • You possess an Electrician Trade Certificate (license) and Electrician Construction Maintenance and Construction – Electronic Control from the Ontario College of Trades
    • The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver’s licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Technical Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of maintenance requirements associated with highway electrical devices and their support structures
    • You have knowledge of traffic management principles (related to signing, painting, illumination, traffic control devices etc.) and knowledge of highway construction principles
    • You have knowledge in contract administration and administrative procedures, reporting and documentation
    • You have knowledge of financial control principles to prepare detailed cost estimates, verify contractor payment certificates and monitor work Change Order expenditures

Legislative Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of applying functionally related legislation and regulations, policies, directives and specifications related to installation/ repair of electrical equipment
    • You have knowledge of the Ontario Electrical Code and its application

Communication, Interpersonal and Analytical Skills:

  • You have interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to deal with staff, deal effectively with contractors and general public
    • You have persuasion/presentation skills to introduce new ideas
    • You have negotiation and collaboration skills to negotiate changes to contracts
    • You have analytical and problem solving skills to assess engineering and construction and maintenance issues having financial impacts

Computer Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of computer and standard desktop software applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Project) and industry specific software

Additional Information


  • 1 English Permanent – Full Time, 440 Hopkins St, Whitby, Central Region

Compensation Group:

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

Understanding the job ad – definitions




Maintenance and Trades

Posted on:

Thursday, January 18, 2024



How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job descriptionto make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Usto provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario’s Human Rights Code .


Job Features

Job CategoryTraffic Signal, Traffic Systems