• Full Time (Employee)
  • Ottawa


Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Ottawa, ON (Hybrid, to be discussed based on the position requirements)

Client: Utility client

Hours: 40 hours per week

# of Vacancies: 4

Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits and Pension package to be discussed.

The selected candidates are required to complete a Security Clearance. This is a condition of employment.


  • Responsible for assessing, developing and enhancing new and existing technologies used to support the efficient operations of our Company’s distribution grid. This includes evaluating and supporting the development of new technology, methodologies, and related business processes for the purposes of enhancing reliability, durability and flexibility of the grid in order to maximize the return on investment of distribution assets. This role will need to leverage key relationships within the Chief Information Technology and the Chief Electricity Distribution divisions to successfully execute a variety of projects. This role will support grid technology section functions including project management, planning, and budgeting inputs.
  • This role assists in the development of advanced utility applications and supporting infrastructure used to control, monitor and analyze the distribution grid. There is significant emphasis on understanding the day-to-day operation of distribution grids and the role new technology plays. There is significant input into the strategic direction of smart grid technology deployment and the future needs of our Company’s customers. This role provides support and assistance for developing and updating standards and processes for materials, equipment, and design of supporting technology for the electric distribution system.


The essential responsibilities of the job include:

  • Identify and develop solutions that enhance the use of Grid Technology systems and applications
  • Provide technical support to the Grid Technology Support, stations, and distribution field staff
  • Evaluate and manage new Grid Technology projects
  • Create analysis workflows and associated business processes for the benefit of customer departments
  • Assist in setting strategic direction for Grid Technology systems and applications
  • Participate in the development of our Company’s smart grid roadmap
  • Support the development and use of data analytics to improve grid efficiency and maximize distribution asset life
  • Work co-operatively with other technology teams to enhance system and application functionality, availability, and security
  • Prepare budget briefs for projects and participate in overall budget and business planning processes
  • Provide input into system planning and distribution system standards and technology standards
  • Evaluate new technology, software, and equipment
  • Assist with managing and coordinating the successful completion of special projects as required
  • Special projects as required
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering from an accredited university (Electrical Engineering is preferred)
  • Professional Engineer, licensed or able to be licensed in the province of Ontario
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in the use of office productivity and collaboration tools,
    preferably G Suite
  • Must be IT oriented.
  • Experience with on-premise systems used in Operations Technology, and Operations Technology Applications (Client is not looking for Cloud technology experience).
  • Solution Architecture experience:
    • Experience in the design, configuration, integration and testing of operations technology applications
    • Experience developing and executing system build plans accounting for software architecture, information security, and hardware deployment.
    • Ability to translate business functional requirements into technical design
    • Understanding of large data models, data structuring and governance
  • DevOps/Automation/Site Reliability Engineering experience:
    • Experience standardizing and automating manual processes using Scripting
    • Experience implementing tools and processes to streamline application and infrastructure management.
    • Ability to monitor application health, performance metrics, logs, and error messages to identify and troubleshoot issues proactively.
    • Familiarity with the full stack solution including: PostgreSQL, VMware, Mongo DB, OS, middleware, applications


  • Project Management and/or PMP Certification considered an asset
  • Experience with advanced grid applications (SCADA, ADMS, OMS, GIS) considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Fibre Optic communications technology (including planning and management considered an asset
  • Knowledge of wireless communications technology (LTE, fixed point-to-point, point-to-multipoint)
    considered an asset
  • Experience in an electric utility engineering environment considered an asset
  • English essential, both oral and written; Bilingual (French/English) considered an asset


  • Is proactive, organized, priority focused and results oriented
  • Is analytical and logical
  • Is solution oriented and innovative
  • Has interpersonal capability as it relates to influencing others and relationship building
  • Communicates effectively in writing and orally
  • Is focused on excellence, with an emphasis on quality, continuous improvement, learning and
  • Has integrity and credibility
  • Is accountable
  • Is a team player and inspires teamwork
  • Appreciates and leverages diversity
  • Is service oriented
  • Leads by example

To apply for this job email your details to lnewman@cpus.ca

All applicants are required to complete a CSIS Security Clearance to be considered for employment in the Nuclear sector.
Failure to initiate/apply for a CSIS Security Clearance will result in your application being rejected.

Job Details

  • Job ID: 810-002
  • Job Type: Full Time (Employee)
  • Number of Vacancies: 4
  • Level: Intermediate/Senior
  • Location: Ottawa
  • Duration:
  • Closing Date: Monday, April 30, 2024