Job Description

Technical Specialist – Protection Control
Operating Company Sigma Power Systems
City Fort McMurray
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Sigma Power Services Inc., a subsidiary of Stuart Olson Inc., is looking for a Technical Specialist – Protection & Control. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Technical Specialist - Protection & Control will be responsible to perform duties on a regular routine shift in Fort McMurray.


This position can be based in Calgary, Edmonton or Fort McMurray, but work will be continuous in the Fort McMurray region.




  • Demonstrates the Promise and contributes to it becoming embedded across the organization.


  • Implements relay settings for multiple models of relays to ensure safe, efficient, and successful operation of electrical assets ranging from 13.8kV to 260kV.

  • Participates in ILP investigations, HAZOPS and Job Safety Analysis.

  • Performs activities which include assisting in routine cleaning, testing, calibration (where/if required) of all protection IEDs, and functional operational testing of all protection schemes.

  • Carries out and/or assist during routine testing and functional verification of all communication equipment.

  • Carries out and/or assist during functional operational testing of substation auxiliary equipment and verification of the data systems that provides the operating centers with real time operating and alarm information.

  • Assists and/or resolves questions concerning IED application installations.

  • Ensures all associated protection and control documentation is up-to-date utilizing the appropriate document control methods.

  • Prepares and issues technical reports including providing recommendations.

  • Seeks value-add opportunities with clients such as potential repairs or upgrades.

  • Provides support to other staff in resolving technical issues.

  • Provides mentorship and support to junior employees.

  • Acts as an ambassador for Safety and Quality at all times.

Stuart Olson Corporate

  • Participate in corporate initiatives.



  • Certified as an Electrical Engineering Technologist, Electrical Engineer, Power Systems Electrician or Journeyman Electrician

  • Registration with applicable Professional Association in good standing

  • 5+ years’ experience in Electrical Commissioning and Maintenance

  • Technical experience in control systems (applications such as Honeywell, Triconex, DeltaV, various HMI/SCADA systems etc.) considered an asset

  • Strong working knowledge of various IED models from manufacturers such as SEL, GE Multilin, Siemens, ABB, Alstom etc.

  • Knowledge and experience with IED secondary injection testing equipment such as Omicron or Manta will be an asset

  • Knowledge of formal Management of Change (MOC) processes

  • Participate in ILP investigations, HAZOPS and Job Safety Analysis

  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

  • Strong critical thinking, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills at multiple levels

  • A valid drivers license and clean driver’s abstract

  • Pre-employment A&D test required

  • Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise


Why Choose Stuart Olson?

Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities. At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.


Who We Are?

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

We are a $1 billion+, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.


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Unsolicited resumes and phone inquiries from 3rd party agencies will not be accepted.


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