Sr IT Security Specialist

Toronto, ON, CA

49053 - Toronto - Regular -  


Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly  1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!


This role reports to the Security Program Manager within the Information Solution Division’s Security Operations team. The team is focused on improving financial analysis, status reporting of Security Programs and Projects, as well as supporting the security directors in developing and maintaining Hydro One's Security Roadmap.


Specific Accountabilities:

  • Review existing budgetary, business plan, staff plan and financial controls of the Security Operations team to ascertain their effectiveness and recommend improvements as required.

  • Prepare monthly forecasts and variance reports containing explanations of significant variances between budgeted, forecasted and actual expenditures.

  • Provide advice, recommendations and assistance to managers and directors on submitted investment plans and forecasts. Prepare and deliver presentations to communicate approved budgets and/or identified forecast trends.

  • Prepare roadmaps and budget requirements related to Cyber and Physical Security, gathering departmental feedback, reviewing  and submitting the data in multiple formats, on required systems and within the deadlines.

  • Monitor the security financial process by developing, tracking and analyzing appropriate KPIs, to evaluate the effectiveness of forecasts.

  • Utilize existing financial and management systems and reports to gather and consolidate information to produce a variety of business information such as historical cost trends, management, performance, and productivity reports.

  • Develop strategies to accelerate or slow down initiatives based on financial constraints or technical dependencies, clearly outlining the business impacts of the recommended changes.

  • Maintain a diary of approaches used in financial submissions, as well as what was learned for each team discussions providing historical information for managers and directors.

  • Collaborate with security project managers and external consultants to report on the completion of initiatives aligning with the submitted investment plan and the security roadmap.

  • Initiate requests for proposals, evaluate proposals, determine costs and other contractual details and work closely with external personnel to achieve optimum utilization of their resources.

  • Create and maintain an effective partnership with team leaders, internal and external to the Security team.

  • Act as a consultant to managers, project managers and directors for finance reporting and roadmap planning .


Selection criteria:


  • Requires a good knowledge of English to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts and to prepare leadership communications. This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of a four year university education in business administration or equivalent level of education.

  • Requires experience in payroll, payables, financial evaluations, receiving and cost accounting, to prepare statements and reports, budgeting

  • Requires an understanding of the interrelationship of the various finance groups.

  • Requires experience with various terminologies associated with regulatory filings and regulatory accounting. 

  • Requires experience in project work in order to be familiar with reporting status and measuring results, as well as communicating deviations to the appropriate stakeholders.

  • Requires experience related to the delivery of programs including presentation format, program support material/manuals and the latest training and delivery techniques.

  • A period of over 8 years and up to and including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.


The following knowledge is essential in order to perform in this position:

  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


The following knowledge and experience is desirable to perform in this position:

  • Prior work experience in and familiarity with Information Technology.

  • An understanding of Information Security principles and processes.

  • Knowledge accounting principles and/or CPA designation.

  • Knowledge of project management principles and/or PMP certification.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.


We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2024.


Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.


Deadline: February 20, 2024



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