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Senior Protection, Control and Telecom Officer

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

42582 - Mississauga - 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!


General Accountabilities: 

  • Provide technical assistance to the field and Head Office on matters relating to design, commissioning and maintenance of a wide range of PC&T (Protection, control and Telecom)equipment.
  • Interact with Engineering, Standards, Asset Management, Field P&C, OGCC, ITMC, Telecom Engineering and Integrated Business Support to provide expert technical leadership/ advice to other LOBs.
  • Recommend new and review existing HODS documents, Standards, Work methods etc., recognizing opportunities for introduction of new technology and recommend changes to improve efficiencies.
  • Monitor equipment performance and compliance with regulatory requirements, investigate problems and initiate corrective actions.
  • Create or modify PC&T procedures and workbooks for commissioning and maintenance.
  • Create or modify PC&T related HODs documents.
  • Analyze Naturally Occurring Events (NOEA), write reports and make recommendations.
  • Liaise with manufactures, Inergy and Supply Chain to evaluate a wide range of PC&T test instruments and PC&T equipment for stations use.
  • Provide input to Spares Strategy for PC&T equipment. Initiate contingency plans for sparing obsolete equipment.
  • Represent the department on internal and external committees.
  • Maintain awareness of advancing technology and utilize such knowledge in assigned work areas.
  • Exercise periodic supervision over staff assigned to assist/contribute to specific projects or assignments.
  • Assist in field work of a highly unique technical nature or in emergency situations.
  • Visit field locations to provide direct technical support and participate as necessary to ensure protection, control and Telecom equipment is installed, commissioned and maintained as required.
  • Attend to other duties as required.


Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and application of Protection, control and Telecom systems on transmission and distribution systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various NERC policies, procedures, standards and regulatory requirements that govern commissioning and maintenance of PCTS equipment.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems in PC&T systems and implement solutions.
  • Successful completion of a 3-year relevant engineering technologist program or 4 year electrical engineering university program. 
  • Holds or Eligible for Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) license.
  • Requires experience in various sections of Protection, control and Telecom activities including some field experience. A period of Six to eight years is necessary to gain this experience.
  • Demonstrated oral and listening communication skills.
  • Demonstrated technical written communication skills with ability to write clear & concise technical procedures, reports or similar documents.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish respect and rapport with Head Office and field staff, providing excellent customer service confidently and consistently.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership, provide training and assisting in developing new staff.
  • Self-starter, capable of working with little supervision given only general direction.
  • Should be able to learn quickly and adapt to working in deferent disciplines (Protection, Control  and Telecom & NERC CIP Compliance)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.



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 21, 2021



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