Protection & Control Officer

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 30, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Sudbury, ON
Category Information Technology
Client Hydro One
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Protection & Control Officer

Date: Oct 29, 2019

Location: Sudbury, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

33168 – Sudbury – Regular –  

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.


  • 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.


  • Problems may occur in determining the most practical and efficient methods for carrying out work programs, or where uncommon difficulties occur in the system.
  • Requires evaluating all factors relating to the situation, considering past practice and precedent, past similar circumstances and attempting to develop an approach consistent with sound economic and technical practice.
  • Requires deferring unprecedented technical problems to Supervisor for direction.


  • Work assignments are received from Supervisor with an outline of requirements, discussion on objectives, methods, nature and scope of investigation and the like.
  • Plan and carry out assigned work programs referring to designated personnel for assistance on difficulties not often encountered or for approval to deviate from or modify the approved program.
  • Check if work is provided through the requirement to submit reports, conclusions and recommendations for approval and progress is measured through draining and development reviews.


  • Requires occasionally assigning, checking and providing work instruction and direction to staff assigned to assist with a specific phase of work.

Internal Contacts:

  • Requires contact with regional and Head Office personnel to collaborate on joint investigation on various matters and to discuss modifications to Protection and Control equipment and resolve problems of mutual concern.
  • Requires providing advice and guidance on the interpretations and application of standards and procedures to Protection and Control facilities.

External Contacts:

  • Requires cooperating with municipalities, contractors, industrial customers and others, as requested on matters pertaining to Protection and Control equipment and working out solutions to joint problems.


  • Errors in the application and interpretation of standards and procedures or in providing
  • Information, advice or guidance to Head office and regional personnel on the design and maintenance of Protection and Control equipment could cause serious disruption to the protection features of the power system resulting in considerable damage to expensive equipment, reduce system operating efficiency, unscheduled outages, loss of revenue and expense to rectify.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires frequent exposure to hazardous energies and the environment associated with Protection and Control District activities.

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 2019.

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  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: November 12, 2019

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