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Protection & Control Officer

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: London, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

42584 - London - 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:

Perform assignments involving maintenance and troubleshooting of regional metering, protective relaying, communications and control equipment and the pre-service inspection, test and adjustment of electrical equipment.


Job description:

  • Prepare technical reports on work program activities. May be required to contribute to the general administration duties of the district.
  • Periodically supervise staff in assigning work, checking work and giving instructions.
  • Carry out protection and control work responsibility on equipment as assigned.
  • Troubleshoot abnormal/improper equipment performance, identify, locate and correct problems.
  • Assure adherence by others to contract conditions as assigned.
  • Perform and/or witness acceptance testing.
  • Consult with Supervisor on problems and abnormal conditions.
  • Perform all activities in accordance with standards and procedures. Report to Supervisor on efficiencies and recommend improvements.
  • Inform Supervisor of facilities that require review/evaluation. Prepare recommendations as required.
  • Coordinate own activities with others to carry out assigned work.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance pertaining to P&C equipment to other groups as requested by Supervisor.
  • Contribute to the training of Protection and Control staff. Instruct others in the operation of related equipment.
  • Carry out or arrange for minor modifications or special requirements on protection and control equipment as requested.
  • Utilize and maintain test equipment in performing protection and control work.
  • Provide suggestions for repairs/modifications or replacements.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

  • Requires an engineering knowledge of electrical and electronic theory to participate in the work program pertaining to the protection, metering, control and telecommunications for operation and maintenance of the electric power system. Requires the ability to prepare clear, concise and effective written documentation, to provide technical advice and guidance to others, and to participate in the preparation of designs and specifications.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired in either a four-year university education in an appropriate field such as electrical engineering or the equivalent.


  • Requires experience to become familiar with a variety of work activities on Protection & Control metering and telecommunication equipment.
  • Requires becoming familiar with commissioning, problem analysis and maintenance to ensure satisfactory installation and operation of equipment.
  • Requires becoming familiar with the area of operation, the location of the major pieces of equipment, the relationship between other regional and Head office personnel, methods and procedures governing the work involved.
  • A period of up to two years is considered necessary to gain this 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 careers@hydroone.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: April 14, 2021



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