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Corporate Security Advisor, Facilities & Building

Posting Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Toronto Hydro

Corporate Security Advisor, Facilities and Buildings


The Corporate Security Advisor will be responsible for design, implementation and on-going assessment and management of the enterprise corporate physical and operational security and emergency management programs and the overall planning, development, implementation, communications, standards, processes, procedures, guidelines, training and testing of the security and emergency management portfolio for Toronto Hydro.


The incumbent will proactively protect assets against all forms of security enterprise loss, prepare and respond to organizational threats and vulnerabilities and where required: investigate, determine cause and mitigate future exposures to loss from similar or like events.


S/he is responsible for all physical, procedural and personnel security and emergency management functions which protect the enterprises assets: people, property, information and brand.  These functions will include overall management for the planning, development, implementation, communications, standards, processes, procedures, guidelines, training and testing of the security and emergency management portfolio. The security and emergency management program is a protective risk mitigation model that identifies threats and vulnerabilities in advance of loss events and it will be supported by: technology, training, investigative and corrective action processes which will reduce and/or eliminate repeat loss events or the same or similar nature.


In addition, the incumbent is responsible for sourcing materials and services, financial execution of projects, monitor contract compliance, participate in the selection of resources, coach external providers on the use of processes, standards, information systems and applications in order to ensure quality of the work and protect worker/public safety.



Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Designs, implements and manages the on-going evolution of the Enterprise Master Security and Emergency Management Plan from both the strategic and operational level ensuring optimum proactive processes are practiced enterprise wide.  This includes business continuity planning for security events and occurrences.


  • Manages all aspects of the relationship with the third-party outsourced security provider, including: supporting the procurement of services, managing the service agreement and quality of service via a scorecard and NCR process.  Ensure adequate resources are provided by the vendor. 


  • Works with IT, vendors and guard services to troubleshoot, repair and improve security equipment and software settings. 


  • Acts as primary liaison with all internal stakeholders and external agencies and law enforcement to support safe entry and access for all employees and visitors to organizational physical assets.  Oversees all emergency situations and provides direction as it relates to the security of employees, visitors and physical assets, including the management of all fire or evacuation procedures/drills.


  • Manages security (i.e. on/off boarding) and arranges clearance access (e.g. keys, cards, parking access devices) for all employees, visitors and physical assets (operating centres, municipal substations, THESL owned points of supply, fleet assets, parking facilities and material yards).


  • Performs site audits to ensure security of assets and materials, validates the guards are performing their functions, and investigates all security breaches (working with law enforcement as required).


  • Develops and implements security improvements based on threat risk assessments, corporate risk reviews, incident action plans and industry standards.  Develops and maintains security policy, guidelines and procedures.  Develops overall clearance access strategy (perimeter security) and plan for execution.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education, minimum of a college diploma in security management (or loss prevention) preferred
  • CPP or PSP required or equivalent. ISL, IndigoVision and CCure vendor certified
  • A minimum of 9 years of progressive experience in security and emergency management; senior management experience in utilities and/or critical Infrastructure preferred
  • Experience in management operations with responsibilities for managing external contracts, budget and

    work management

  • Firm knowledge and understanding of security technologies, including: Security Operation Centre, Incident Management Systems, life safety systems, CCTV, access/entry control, intrusion detection, door hardware and mechanical locks/keys.  Knowledge of security services best practices
  • Vendor Management, Stakeholder Management; Project specific Financial acumen

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