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Enbridge IT SCADA Specialist in Sarnia, Ontario

Posting End Date:

September 20, 2023

Employee Type:

Regular-Full time


This is a non-union position

We are thrilled to welcome a SCADA Specialist onto the team! As part of the SCADA Support team this position is primarily responsible for ensuring the reliability, availability, data integrity, and security for the Gas Distribution SCADA applications used by Gas Controllers.

Have you been responsible for being the subject matter authority supporting IT projects and operations projects to ensure the system application and hardware reliability of the SCADA system? If so, then we encourage you to apply to this outstanding opportunity!

What you will do:

SCADA System Support:

  • The SCADA system comprises of the SCADA Application, operating system, SCADA communications, critical infrastructure, interfaces, remote devices, and hardware platform.

  • Duties are to provide support in maintaining a reliable, available, and stable SCADA system and providing Tier 1 and Tier 2 troubleshooting and break-fix support when required.

  • Supporting development, implementation, and leading preventative maintenance practices for operating system and hardware health.

  • Lead the analysis, configuration, modifying, testing, implementation, documentation, deployment, and training of SCADA system functionality.

  • Ensure data integrity, accuracy, security, and reliability of the SCADA system.

  • Craft new and modify existing SCADA displays and reports, keeping with industry standard methodologies for control room management.

  • Configure and commission data points for new and existing facilities.

  • Collaborate with technical and business groups to deliver the best overall solutions for the company and to ensure quality delivery.

  • Perform break-fix and troubleshooting of SCADA applications and its related infrastructure including business interfaces, remote devices, SCADA network and hardware platforms.

  • Identify and investigate areas that may require system solutions or improvements.

  • Implements lifecycle maintenance and replacement plans for the SCADA system software, hardware and operating systems.

  • Assess application deficiencies and evaluate vendor provided or 3rd party provided solutions via new components, upgrades, or patches.

  • Provide business support with reports and tools built on external platforms integrated with SCADA applications.

  • Ensure compliance with Enbridge cybersecurity policies through timely patching, access management, hardening practices, and actively participate in disaster recovery.

  • Experienced stability testing of security patches, antivirus updates, and application functional patches.

  • Create and maintain up to date knowledge base documentation of the network topology at all facilities including network diagrams, processes, and procedures.

Project Domain Authority:

  • Participate in Expansion and Maintenance Capital projects for all SCADA related projects.

  • Provides SCADA domain expertise in designing, implementing and maintaining the SCADA system according to regulations and Enbridge internal TIS policies.

  • Assist the project team with the building, testing and deployment of SCADA solutions.

  • Recommend preferred solutions with alternatives and complete a cost benefit analysis.

  • Create project schedules and plans and identify turning points in conjunction with the business requirements.

  • Uphold Management of Change practices pertaining to changes to the equipment and software.

  • Support the completion of assigned capital projects through display builds and/or system configurations, and commissioning SCADA application changes following standard operating practices.

Who you are :

You have:

  • 10+ years of directly related work experience within a pipeline environment along with an undergraduate degree or diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering/ Automation/Instrumentation Technology, or related subject area

  • Working knowledge of SCADA IT infrastructure including network, workstations and servers in addition to a solid understanding of RTU, PLC and End Devices communication protocols

  • A valid driver’s license that will be verified upon hire

You can:

  • Show working knowledge of the SCADA application, Weatherford CygNet

  • Offer working knowledge of Microsoft Enterprise environment and the security architecture in addition to a proven ability with work management and management of changes processes

  • Develop and maintain relationships while also being analytical with excellent troubleshooting skills

You are:

  • An excellent technical writer and verbal communicator who is analytical and skilled in problem solving including root cause analysis

  • Flexible and adaptable to change while exhibiting strong time management and multi tasking skills in a fast paced environment

  • Proficient with the MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio and Outlook while also having experience working with VM ware tools and virtual environments

  • Previous project experience delivering SCADA, HMI and other ICS solutions

The following are considered assets:

  • Strong network administration skills

  • Working knowledge of Autosol ACM Polling Engine and Service Now

  • Familiarity with OPC, MODBUS, and BSAP telemetry protocols

  • Proficiency in database administration

Working Conditions:

  • Work performed in typical office environment with 25% travel within the Operations Region

  • Must participate in after hours on-call rotation

  • Work independently and/or in a team setting on a variety of projects with minimal supervision

  • Enbridge provides competitive workplace programs that differentiate us and offer flexibility to our team members. Enbridge’s FlexWork (Hybrid Work Model) offers eligible employees the opportunity to work variable daily schedules with a flexible start and end time, to opt for a compressed workweek schedule, and the option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. Role requirements determine your eligibility for each option or combination of options. #LI-Hybrid #joinourteam

Physical Requirements include but are not limited to:

Grasping, kneeling, light – moderate lifting (objects up to 20 pounds), reaching above shoulder, repetitive motion, typing, sitting, standing, visual requirement (able to see screens, detect color coding, read fine print), hearing requirement and the ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.

Mental Requirements (Both Field & Office) include but are not limited to:

Ability to: understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, understand complex problems and collaborate/explore alternative solutions, organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology, organize and prioritize work schedule on a short-term basis, make decisions which have moderate impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside this area, understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines, complete routine forms, compose letters, outlines, memoranda and basic reports and communicate with individuals via telephone.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us. Enbridge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer ( . We are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous/Native American status, or disability. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats, communication supports, or other accessibility assistance by contacting .

Information For Applicants:

  • Applications can be submitted via our online recruiting system only.

  • We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check.

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