Communication Protection and Control Technologist

BC Hydro

July 29, 2022



Job Type

No experience required

College Diploma or Certificate, Trades Certification


British Columbia


Source:             BC Hydro
Job Title:           Communication Protection and Control Technologist

Job Number:     BCH-R-4109-220727E1
Job Location:    GM Shrum Gen Station, British Columbia, Canada

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We’re proud to be ranked as one of B.C.’s Top



 As per IBEW Collective Agreement.

  • A journeyman/woman CPC Technologist shall undertake work on communications, protection, and control equipment and systems, as assigned.
  •  Perform maintenance on the protection, communication, and control systems in BC Hydro; including equipment used for detecting and responding to power system faults, controlling system devices, and data and voice transfer throughout the province
  •  Install and maintain substation equipment, as well as generator control systems, excitation systems, and governors
  •  Install and maintain protective relaying equipment for detecting and responding to power system faults, and control equipment including SCADA systems and programmable logic controllers
  •  Install and maintain a variety of telecommunications equipment including microwave, power line carrier, very high frequency/ultrahigh frequency radio system equipment, teleprotection, telephone, and supervisory control & data acquisition equipment
  •  Analyze fault records to verify equipment performance, oversee testing of plant equipment, and write technical reports
  •  Commission and acceptance-test new and upgraded equipment installations
  •  Review and maintain drawings associated with protection, control, and communications systems


This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258)

* This position is located at the Gordon M. Shrum Generation Station located near Hudson’s Hope B.C.

* The work is highly technical, involves sophisticated systems and equipment, and it appeals to those with good analytical skills who are also creative problem solvers

* Working in adjacent areas and travelling away from headquarters will be required as the need arises and can include travel in helicopters and snowcats sometimes required. Occasional out of town work requiring overnight stays away from the headquarters may be required

* This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 20%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.

* This location is eligible for Travel Incentive. The Travel Incentive is extended to Full-Time Regular employees who are working in eligible remote locations.

* This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit. The Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit is extended to Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular and Full-Time Temporary employees who are permanently working in eligible remote locations.

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good


Communication Protection & Control Cert. = In Good Standing

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.



* As per IBEW Collective Agreement.

* Completed a national diploma program in electrical / electronics engineering technology from an accredited institution, preferably with a power and/or communications option

* A valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence

* Eligibility for registration with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia)

* Computer literacy in English

* Mechanical aptitude is also required

* Interpersonal skills are necessary in dealing with employees and internal/external customers; the ability to interact effectively with other trades such as Mechanics, Electricians and Technologists is essential

* Demonstrated commitment to safety and safe work practices

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