Black & McDonald’s Field Services Utilities team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Protection & Control Specialist is located in Toronto and typically reports directly to the Division Manager. Their primary focus is providing electrical engineering technical support to the Field Services Division. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform field testing and programming of various protection relays used in the power industry (GE and SEL etc.)
  • Be working with protection, control, metering, telecom and communication equipment in coordination with SCADA systems
  • Maintain or Commission Power transmission, substation and distribution equipment – i.e. Protection and control circuits, Power Transformers, Circuit Breakers, HV Switches and breaker, GIS switchgear etc.;
  • Interpret electrical AC & DC schematics, AC three-line and single lines (EWD, CWD etc.);
  • Apply knowledge of NETA codes and standards used in the testing industry
  • Plan and deliver projects within budget and schedule, liaison with customers;
  • Have an understanding of related electrical safety principles;
  • Be safety conscious and gain knowledge in Electrical Safety Awareness;


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness


  • Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma or Engineering Degree with a focus in power systems;


  • Related industry experience considered an asset


  • Due to many mandatory vaccination requirements at client projects / facilities, in order to provide substantial employment by ensuring compliance with our clients mandates, the successful candidate will be required to validate full vaccination prior to hire.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills;
  • A self-starting personality able to work individually or as part of a high functioning team committed to the success of the organization;
  • Exceptional technical, analytical and numerical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction; and,
  • A willingness to learn and grow by undertaking hands-on site
  • Understanding of the grid and distribution systems
  • Understanding of protection philosophies within high voltage and low voltage systems
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with test equipment considered an asset (Omicron etc.)
  • Troubleshooting mindset – will be responsible for in depth troubleshooting of protection and control circuits. Good with reading technical manuals.
  • Will be required to work in an outdoor substation environment;
  • Flexibility to work on-call hours to respond to customer emergencies;
  • Physically fit to lift and carry electrical test equipment
  • Willing and able to travel in and around Southern Ontario
  • Valid Ontario G or Class 5 Driver’s License

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.