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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Security Systems Technical Advisor - LENEL

Richmond, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

NB 50990971 - NC 50991551

BCH-R-0971-200915E1Employment Posting ID:

Security Systems Technical Advisor - LENEL Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Horne Payne OfficeJob Location: Permanent Lower MainlandRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


This Security Systems Technical Advisor position supports security operations & investigations through an active role ensuring optimal performing security alarm system performance & effective alarm monitoring configuration and protocols. Plans for and delivers on regular quality assurance reviews, conducts quality control checks at implementation & commissioning for select project, conducts reviews on associated security system controls and procedures as well as generating all required system reports in a timely manner.

This will be a role with accountabilities primarily focused on the BC Hydro Security system (Lenel OnGuard) application. Includes planning for and review of end-device programming, resilience & operational effectiveness of the security system, configuration of alarm monitoring zones, access level integration to other applications and on the related software and hardware. Secondarily this role provides a regulatory focus on other security systems and hardware currently in use, whether integrated or not with LENEL.

Regulatory compliance is supported heavily through this role. Demonstrating security system compliance is based on reports of alarm monitoring effectiveness, security system programming quality assurance reports as well as transaction records of access management and alarm incident records.

Summary of the Role:

The Security Systems Advisor role is critical to the success of BC Hydro's physical security regulatory compliance program. The desired candidate will possess LENEL OnGuard training, application configuration & programming experience, demonstrated proficiency in the application

BCH-R-0971-200915E1 - Security Systems Technical Advisor - LENEL

NB 50990971 - NC 50991551

front-end security operator user experience, and general security system /device programming knowledge for integrated components such as video, building security panels, and other detection devices.

As part of the physical security NERC compliance team the role attends for service and maintenance of on-site security system and takes measures which ensure the safety and security of BC Hydro employees and contractors, including protecting of personal information related to any investigations or alarms/events.

This position also requires an individual capable of working well with others, executing work as assigned, revising and improving quality control measures and providing a review of the quality control of security systems during inspection test plans activities at project implementation closing.

Must possess the ability to effectively guide and instruct, as needed, security vendor technicians work while they provide inspection and maintenance of security systems, implement, and commission to meet BC Hydro Corporate Security requirements and standards. The candidate will require in-depth experience with access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection systems which will allow the advisor to deal with complex security system issues and tasks ranging from planning, programming, implementation, commissioning and sustainment of the system and all of its components.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Occupying the Security Systems Advisor role, you will report to the Physical Security team as part of the larger Security & Emergency Management team as a SME on LENEL OnGuard. Your overall goal is to closely monitor the security system function, performance and programming to support vendor technicians and security system operators to provide them the technical direction as they receive assigned work, implement the planned inspection & maintenance, ensure the new build work is commissioned and maintained correctly, monitor for quality assurance of system programming at end devices and in the alarm monitoring program, and provide required compliance activities and associated reporting.

You will also collaborate with field operations crews learning about their customer needs so that security system solutions support effective operations while maintaining effective security. Critical to the achievement of this goal is ensuring that the security protocols and processes adhere to BC Hydro's security policy, objectives, standards and work practices, including privacy requirements of personal information while meeting compliance requirements.

Other Duties, Responsibilities and involvement: * Alarm monitoring user technical features, security system programming, device controller and end-device programming as well as Quality Assurance / Quality Control / Key Performance Indicator reporting

* Provision of technical consultation and expertise to members of the Corporate Security team members

* Plan the regular security system inspection, test and maintenance program execution / vendor coordination


* Have 5 years industry experience having worked successfully with security systems

BCH-R-0971-200915E1 - Security Systems Technical Advisor - LENEL

NB 50990971 - NC 50991551

* Knowledge of security management protocols, including ASIS certification as CPP or PSP or ability to achieve certification within 6 months

* A variety of educational profiles may apply including those with security recognized certification, security designation, or related accreditation or discipline

* Hold current and valid Lenel certification in Digital Video and Access Control will be an asset

* Preferable to possess LENEL certification

* Experience in designing and implementing security system solutions

* Familiarity with the BC Hydro Enterprise including personnel and previous experience with NERC regulations would be considered an extremely valuable asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Candidates will reside in or close to the Lower Mainland of BC.

* Work base is Burnaby but work locations will alternate throughout the province of British Columbia

* Expected to attend the BC Hydro Burnaby Offices approximately 70% of their time

* Work location / travel: 30% field time target for this role (depending on need)

* Unless determined otherwise by Corporate Security the successful candidate will work a 5 day on 2 day off schedule that may involve weekend and evening shifts including overtime

* Please note a condition of employment is a valid Class 5 Driver's license is held and maintained in good standing

* This role is a security sensitive position and will require a BCH background check as pre- clearance before hiring

* 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

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We act with integrity. We respect our province. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

BCH-R-0971-200915E1 - Security Systems Technical Advisor - LENEL

NB 50990971 - NC 50991551

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Date Posted: 2020-09-15 Closing Date: 2020-09-29
Engineering Oil, Gas and Utilities