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Engineer, Cybersecurity Engineering (OT)

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 



The Engineer, Cybersecurity (OT) develops, implements, and maintains the organization's corporate security posture. This includes implementing and maintaining security controls, conducting risk assessments, and responding to cybersecurity incidents. The Engineer, Cybersecurity is the subject matter expert providing support across the enterprise for the successful delivery of projects. Additionally, the Cybersecurity, Engineer ensures that security technologies are properly tuned, implemented, maintained, and engineered to successfully defend the enterprise. The Engineer, Cybersecurity will also be accountable for staying up to date on the latest security threats and trends, and for developing and implementing strategies to mitigate them.




  • Provide security requirements into the design and ensure appropriate implementation of security controls for a variety of OT environments
  • Conduct security assessments of OT systems and networks to identify vulnerabilities and potential threats.
  • Monitor and continually engineer improvements to the organization's security posture and respond to cybersecurity incidents in collaboration with the Security Operations team, OT Infrastructure teams, and other key stakeholders.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest OT security threats and trends, and share your knowledge with others.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that cybersecurity considerations are integrated into business processes
  • Operate as the cybersecurity subject matter expert for projects identifying security requirements, assessing risks, and recommending controls
  • Design, implement, and maintain security controls for OT systems
  • Configure and manage security appliances and systems for OT environments.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to OT teams on security best practices.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop and implement overall cybersecurity strategy.
  • Document security procedures and processes.

Education and Experience


  • B.S. Degree or equivalent technical experience
  • Relevant security certifications is an asset (i.e., GCIA, GCIH, GSOC, Security+, CISSP, etc.)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the technology space fulfilling cybersecurity functions with at least 2 years of experience in OT cybersecurity roles
  • Strong understanding of operational technologies (e.g., SCADA, DCS, PLC).
  • Fundamental understanding of the Purdue Reference Model for Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity
  • Fundamental understanding of industrial protocols and interoperability; CIP, DNP3, Ethernet/IP, OPC-UA, MODBUS, MQTT, Modbus
  • Experience with OT security assessments, vulnerability management, and incident response.
  • Excellent internal/external stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in agile, fast-changing and fast-growing environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, teamwork skills, and an engaging personality; a proven ability to effectively interface with a diverse range of roles at all levels
  • Expert knowledge of a wide range of technical environments, including cloud, automation, active directory, and networking
  • Understanding of cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and standards (e.g. ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
  • Knowledge of security protocols and technologies (e.g. SSL, HTTPS, VPN)
  • Experience with risk assessment and management
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with programming languages and frameworks (e.g. Python, Java, .NET)
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements (e.g. NERC CIP)

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business and as an employee team.


Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.


Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning

What we offer 

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.

Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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