SCADA and Substation Automation Specialist


Spark Power provides a wide range of services to clients, including power system field services, engineering services, maintenance planning, project management, automation services, mechanical engineering support services, training services, and thermographic scanning.

What drives us?

  • Providing high quality power systems services while maintaining a focus on employee safety and a community oriented corporate culture.
  • Our unique ability to service remote and restricted areas.
  • Offering a full range of power systems services and an industry leading team.
  • Supporting the communities where we live and work.

Here’s what you will do as a SCADA and Substation Automation Specialist:

  • Manage and execute Automation/SCADA projects ensuring they are on budget and on time
  • Complete the Automation/SCADA portion of collaborate project design packages
  • Sign and stamp Automation/SCADA drawings/documents when required
  • Manage and execute pre-commissioning and site commissioning
  • Responsible for job preparation, including but not limited to, test equipment organization, and the completion of the report in a timely manner
  • Conforming to productivity, quality, service reliability and safety requirements in accordance with real company needs, based on current regulations and company policies
  • Assess and suggest improved techniques for the control of operations, quality, reliability and safety
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient completion of the assigned project, according to company standards
  • Represent company to client, and demonstrate client commitment and loyalty
  • Mentor/train new and junior employees
  • Prepare and submit quotes as they arise

Do you have the Spark?
Here’s what we’re looking for?

  • Minimum 2 5 years’ experience designing and programming Automated Applications utilizing Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Remote Terminal Units (RTU) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Design and development of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
  • Design and development SCADA and RTU
    Instrumentation/Computer/Electrical Engineering Degree or
  • P.Eng designation considered an asset
  • Member of APEGA is preferred
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada (a copy of a valid work permit may be required)
  • Travel, out of town work and willingness to work overtime
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol test
  • Clearance on a security background check (criminal record check)
  • Clean driving record

Here are some of the perks Spark employees enjoy:

  • Diverse and exciting projects and customer base (industrial, commercial, institutional, renewable energy)
  • Continuous training and skills improvement
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent benefits package
  • RRSP and Employee Share Ownership Program
  • …much more

Who is Spark Power?

  • We provide end-to-end electrical contracting, operations and maintenance services, and energy sustainability solutions to the industrial, commercial, utility, and renewable asset markets.
  • We have over 1300 employees across 38 offices across North America.