Senior Industrial Network Engineer

A little about Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is powering change by changing power. This north star guides our ambitions, focus, and actions as we transform our energy system to power a net zero future. We're a growth-oriented North American energy transition company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. We deliver reliable, affordable and decarbonized electricity solutions that communities can depend on.

Our people are at the core of our journey to get to net zero by 2045 and are transforming the future of power generation as a collaborative team of experts and innovators. We provide purpose-driven work in a safe and inclusive environment, and we live by our values. With us, your contributions matter. We're here to partner with you so you can learn, innovate, and forge a career that's meaningful to you. Join us in powering a clean energy future!

Your Opportunity

One Permanent Full Time Position.   

Capital Power Corporation is seeking a Senior Industrial Network Engineer with a strong track record in designing, deploying, and monitoring industrial network communication systems and cyber security programs for our diverse fleet of Thermal and Renewable power generation facilities. Join our world-class team in Edmonton and contribute to our commitment to providing reliable and sustainable energy solutions in the power generation industry.

You will contribute to our team by: 

  • Continually developing a practical and manageable vulnerability and patch management program for the unique equipment and operational requirements of our Industrial Control System (ICS) environments.

  • Developing and upholding security standards, procedures, and guidelines for industrial networks, in line with widely accepted practices in the field.

  • Contributing to the development and ongoing maintenance of the compliance program for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

  • Applying sound engineering principles to develop technical solutions for a wide range of complex ICS tasks throughout the Capital Power fleet.

  • Supporting the integration of new and acquired facilities into the fleet by following internal engineering and ICS standards.

  • Managing, reviewing, and optimizing existing tools, alerts, and processes within the industrial environment, including asset management software, SIEM & Logging, network monitoring and vulnerability scanning tools & alerts, endpoint protection, and privileged access management.

  • Contributing to the cybersecurity roadmap and long-term planning to meet and maintain our maturity goals.

  • Offering technical direction to contract and maintenance staff to facilitate the completion of ICS-related tasks.

  • Analyzing complex technical problems and recommending timely decisions.

  • Designing and implementing complex security aspects of major ICS upgrades and projects to mitigate risks of internal or external threats.

  • Contributing to organizational change initiatives through front-end input and post-implementation support.

  • Examining and offering insights on industrial network, SCADA, and control system designs to enhance availability and reduce the risk of cyber threats.

  • Ensuring Management of Change (MOC) compliance and review for ICS-related work across the fleet.

  • Developing and reviewing industrial cyber risk mitigation plans for new technologies and designs.

  • Building relationships with external vendors and industry partners to stay informed about emerging threats and new technologies.

  • Working closely with IS counterparts to collaborate on various activities related to knowledge sharing, governance, and cybersecurity. This includes providing regular reports to executives without using technical jargon.

What you will bring to the role:

Education:

  • Completed post-secondary degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering.

  • Other educational backgrounds will be considered depending on experience.

  • Professional Engineering Status in Canada.

  • Additional network and security-related training or cyber certifications would be considered an asset.

Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience with design, support, and maintenance of industrial control or computer systems; including HMIs, servers, and communication networks.

  • 3+ years of ICS network focused experience.

Technical Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of network administration, configuration, and troubleshooting.

  • Working knowledge of key network infrastructure components, including: network switches, routers, firewalls; core network switches and virtual switches; networking technologies, such as: routing protocols; spanning tree, fail-over services.

  • Advanced knowledge of Operational Technology, SCADA, and ICS Cyber Security best practices.

  • Solid understanding of codes and standards related to controls and industrial networks design.

  • Understanding of industrial communication protocols such as MODBUS, ICCP, DNP3, OPC.

  • Understanding of control systems (PLC, DCS, SCADA, RTU).

  • Familiarity with NIST, NERC CIP and other standards related to cyber security and ICS design.

  • Experience with Windows administration, domain administration and virtualization

  • Familiarity with CMMS such as Maximo.

  • Must be able to work both independently and as a part of a team.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid Office/Work from home position, with periodic travel for project and plant maintenance support across North America.

Additional Details:

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

As this is a safety sensitive position, clearance of a pre-employment drug & alcohol test is required.

In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

The successful candidate for this position will undergo an education verification, reference checks and criminal record check.               

We believe that creating a culture that supports employee physical, mental, financial, and social wellbeing is critical to our success. That is why we provide flexible and affordable employee benefits, retirement savings, and paid time off programs. We also provide comprehensive onboarding, training, and programs supporting your career development.

Depending on the posting requirements relocation assistance may be available.

How To Apply and Next Steps:

Capital Power only accepts resumes via online application at www.capitalpower.com/careers. If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.

Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to complete their application can request accessible formats, communication support, or other accessibility assistance by contacting careers@capitalpower.com.

Capital Power is committed to providing a fair and transparent hiring process. We recognize and embrace the value of diversity and hire employees with the appropriate skills, experience and knowledge for each position.

Thank you for taking the time to apply and expressing interest in powering a sustainable future with Capital Power! We wish that we could personally respond to everyone who applies; however, it is our practice to contact only those individuals selected for interviews.