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Senior Protection & Control Engineer

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 27, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Toronto, ON
Category Engineering
Client Hydro One
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Senior Protection & Control Engineer

Date: May 23, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

Vacancy Number: 32831
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Toronto, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Department: [[custdepart]]
Job type: Regular
Duration of assignment:


General Accountabilities:

Reporting to a Manager within Transmission Asset management, P&C planning and standards department to provide power system services associated with primary focus in the area of standards development, new technology evaluation/assessment and planning in the areas of controls, telecom, LAN/WAN architecture and/or cyber security management systems.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide engineering/design/analysis services in the area of P&C, Telecom and networks facilities and services.
  • Review existing P&C designs and practices, work methods standards, etc., updating and preparing new documented design standards, recognizing opportunities for introduction of new technology and recommend changes to reduce costs and increase productivity.  Prepare and evaluate tenders.
  • Evaluate and assess new P&C/networking technology and document results and findings in high quality reports.
  • Support controls and/or network design work for complex substation automation projects.
  • As part of the P&C design work, understand and be able to effectively interface and utilize existing P&C facilities normally found in a power utility transformer station.
  • Provide a broad range of expert P&C /networking technical expertise and/or knowledge in the design, construction, installation, reliability analysis, commissioning, implementation, and maintenance of networks and controls technologies used for P&C.
  • Interact, as required, with P&C Design group, Telecom Design group, control center-Operating Facilities technical team, Field P&C, Construction forces and with System Investment Planning to provide expert technical leadership with respect to P&C and networking / Cyber Security  standards used for the power system.
  • Assist in the monitoring of equipment performance and compliance with regulatory requirements, investigate problems and initiate corrective action.
  • Ensure overall and day-to-day Dept. objectives and performance are met and in compliance with NPCC, NERC CIP, IESO Market rules, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Provide expert technical leadership to vendor’s staff and Field P&C with respect to testing of controls and networks related device /systems.
  • Provide contract monitoring of vendor installation crews and provide inspection and work craft quality assessment of vendor equipment installations (both for pilot installations and project installations).
  • Assist in initiating and administering work programs and budgets.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria
Essential Competencies

  • Demonstrated effective listening, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated strong personal commitment to the customers.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Team and individual problem solving skills.
  • Interact with others in a manner which enhances co-operative working relations, trust and mutual respect.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems in P&C, networking systems and implement solutions.
  • Assumes accountability for decisions made and results.
  • Demonstrated team player.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a record of self-motivated behavior and perseverance to accomplish objectives in spite of obstacles.
  • Self-starter, capable of working with little supervision given only general direction.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Broad experience in providing engineering/design/analysis services in networks and controls for P&C systems and related services.
  • Professional Electrical Engineer (or eligible for accreditation per the PEO)
  • Has a solid, broad and detailed technical knowledge on more than one of the following technologies: Cyber security, metering, electrical mechanical protection relay systems, intelligent electronic devices, gateways, routers/switches, LAN networking, analog/digital networking, RTU/SCADA.
  • Has experience/knowledge of configuring RTU, telecom and WAN/LAN devices, testing and traffic monitoring tools, related device management tools.
  • Has broad technical knowledge on, and experience with utility P&C, telecom, networks  standard development and related IEEE and IEC standards (IEC 61850)
  • Has good knowledge and working experience of cyber security standards (NERC CIP).
  • Has knowledge of regulatory requirements (IESO, NPCC, NERC).
  • Previously provided design functions / technical engineering support for P&C System equipment, or other related systems such as substation networking, tele-protection, supervisory control, telemetry or related systems.
  • Performed the planning, design and implementation of networking, P&C systems/equipment.
  • Four year university education in electrical/telecom engineering or equivalent.
  • A period of over 6 years and up to and including 8 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.

If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.

Deadline: June 7, 2020

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