Protection and Control Technologist

London, ON

Are you an Electrical Engineering Technologist or similarly qualified professional looking for a career challenge? Can you share your expertise by instructing other departments in how to use electronic equipment? 


If so, consider joining London Hydro as a Protection and Control Technologist.

Working under the direction of the Protection and Control Supervisor, or designate, you will install, modify, repair, maintain, commission, design, develop and analyze SCADA systems and associated protection and communications equipment or similar devices as required.


As part of your responsibilities as a Protection and Control Technologist, you will:

  • Within the SCADA application environment, perform graphical and database editing, and routine maintenance to facilitate the connection and integrity of remote SCADA devices (I.E.D.s
  • Fabricate, install, apply approved device configurations, commission, and conduct ongoing maintenance of remote communication devices on the SCADA System such as: RF Radios and peripherals, optical fiber, serial & ethernet devices, wireless devices, network switches and router, terminal servers, encryption appliances and media converters.
  • Contribute to the design and configuration, fabricate, install, apply approved device configurations, commission and conduct ongoing maintenance of Distribution Automation technology platforms installed on the Distribution System (e.g. I.E.D.s (RTU/relays/data concentrators/etc.), fault indicators, power quality devices, self-healing schemes, or similar devices). 
  • Assist with instructing other departments in the proper usage of Distribution and Automation devices.
  • Maintain required paperwork, drawings, as-builts and files.
  • Accompany contractors performing installations and field work pertaining to P&C functions.
  • Assist in training of new personnel.
  • Work on energized cable and/or equipment up to 750 volts.
  • Work in close proximity to high voltage cable and/or equipment.
  • Perform other duties related to the above job purpose.
  • Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety Act rules and regulations, the IHSA's Electrical Utility Safety Rules, London Hydro safe work practices and procedures, and all components of London Hydro's health and safety program.



The qualified Protection and Control Technologist we seek for this opportunity must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Graduation from a community college Electrical Engineering Technology program or equivalent.
  • A Class G Driver’s Licence (a driver’s licence and an ability to drive are required in order to discharge the essential duties of the position).
  • MEARIE/Hydro One Protection & Control Technician Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement
  • Ability to read, interpret and work with drawings, sketches, engineering design standards, design mark-ups, field notes, specifications and reports. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Proficiency with personal computers and appropriate software.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.


Base Salary: $37.14 to $53.05 per hour. In addition to base salary, this permanent, full-time position offers an attractive benefits package, including a pension plan (OMERS), 17 days’ vacation per year (with a credit for utility experience), and professional development opportunities, all in a positive working environment conducive to individual and team success.


About London Hydro

For over a century, London Hydro has been providing safe, affordable and reliable electricity to a diverse customer base. We are one of the area’s larger employers, with a highly skilled and motivated team of people across many different occupations. Through this dedicated team and an extensive network of overhead and underground power lines, we power over 166,000 homes and businesses, and continue to improve the way people live and work. 

Living in London offers many lifestyle benefits. Develop your career at London Hydro. 

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For more information, and to apply:

To find out more about London Hydro, as well as this and other opportunities to join our team, please visit our website at If you are both qualified and safety-focused, we invite you to submit your cover letter and resume as a single document (in .pdf or .docx format only), saving the file as your last name and first name with no spaces (i.e., LastnameFirstname) by Friday, July 12, 2024 to: Human Resources Department, London Hydro Inc., P.O. Box 2700, London, ON N6A 4H6. Fax: 519-661-5164. E-mail (quote Protection & Control Technologist  in the subject line and ensure that you attach your resume): jobs@londonhydro.comThe successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of employment. An education check will also be conducted.

London Hydro is committed to fostering a corporate culture and climate that values and supports a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. We know that our employees are our greatest strength, and that we will achieve our goals through the innovation, integrity, and agility of a diverse, engaged and talented workforce.

London Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation is available under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to applicants who are authorized to work in Canada.