Power Engineers SCADA and Automation Engineer - Mid Level (REMOTE) in Ft Mill, South Carolina
SCADA and Automation Engineer - Mid Level (REMOTE)
Department:Power Delivery SAS X Dept
SCADA and Automation Engineer - Mid Level
POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a Mid-Level SCADA and Automation Engineer to join our SCADA and Analytical Services (SAS) team in our Southeast District. This position will report to either our Ft Mill, South Carolina office with the option of working in the office, or a hybrid of office-based/remote work, or entirely remotely from any mutually acceptable location within the Southeast District (please note in the application questions where you prefer to be located).
Roles and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for the successful completion of assigned projects and for maintaining and improving client relationships. Completion of these functions requires technical competence in primary production roles as well as leadership competence in working with clients and mentoring and supervising team members assigned to projects. Assigned projects will include SCADA, automation, and communications for utility and industrial/commercial clients throughout the United States. Systems to be analyzed will include conventional and renewable generation facilities, substations, and transmission and distribution systems. Technical disciplines include the following areas:
Networking and Communications: design and configure network and communication paths for Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), Human Machine Interface (HMIs), PLC’s and other SCADA system equipment inside the substation or facility as well as paths to the data off-takers; specify and design communication networks including data security and availability; develop basic specifications for fiber optic, microwave, power line carrier, or radio communication paths; travel to project sites to troubleshoot and commission network and communication systems.
Applicable network and communication protocols: DNP, Modbus, SEL Communication Protocol, Goose Messaging, IEC 61850, TCP/IP, UDP, Ethernet, as well as legacy utility protocols.
Logic and Control Systems: develop, document, and implement logic and control schemes for remote and local operation of power system equipment (Remedial Action Schemes, Distribution Automation/FLISR, PV Solar, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Microgrid, Renewable Curtailment, Volt/Var Control, Load Shedding, Anti-Islanding, and other custom logic); develop programs on various platforms for implementation of these schemes; travel to project sites to test and commission the control schemes.
Applicable Logic and Control Platforms: SEL RTAC, NovaTech on, Cooper SMP, GE-D20, PLCs, IEC 61131, Lua, Python.
Data Acquisition: Prepare points lists of all data to be transferred between control centers and controlled apparatus, assign and program data addressing and routing information, develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens, travel to project sites to test and commission data transfer schemes.
Applicable Software: Wonderware, Clearview, AcSELerator RTAC, NovaTech NCD/Inkscape, Visual Basic, OSIPI, Python scripting etc.
The successful applicant must also demonstrate aptitude in the following:
Initiative and self-sufficiency
Spoken and written communication
Leadership and mentoring
Business and commercial performance
Troubleshooting and problem solving
Successful candidates must be willing to travel on occasion and work successfully in a customer-focused, project-oriented environment.
Requires a BSEE
Five (5) + years of industry experience
Preference will be given to applicants with a proven history of completing similar projects in a consulting environment
Preference is also given to applicants with experience in mentoring others and in providing technical and commercial leadership in customer-focused engineering projects
PE or equivalent
At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.
You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.
Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:
Vacation/Paid Sick Leave
Voluntary Life Insurance
POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!