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Power Engineers SCADA and Automation Engineer - Junior Level (REMOTE) in Oradell, New Jersey

SCADA and Automation Engineer - Junior Level (REMOTE)

Location: Northeast


Department: Power Delivery SAS VII Dept


SCADA and Automation Engineer - Junior Level

This position has the ability to work remotely from a location in the northeast, or in one of the following northeast offices: Syracuse, New York; Freeport, Maine; Hamilton, New Jersey (please note in the application questions where you prefer to be located).

*Roles and Responsibilities *

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and troubleshooting supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for utility and industrial/commercial clients. Applicable power systems primarily include conventional and renewable generation facilities, substations, transmission systems, and distribution systems.  Activities will include one or more of the following: 

Networking and Communications: design and configure network and communication paths for Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), protective relays, meters, Human Machine Interface (HMIs), PLC’s and other SCADA system equipment; 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 and implement logic and control schemes for remote and local operation of power system equipment; 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, Orion, Cooper SMP, GE-D20.

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, Visual Basic, OSIPI, Python scripting, etc.

The successful applicant must demonstrate aptitude in the following:

  • Integrity 

  • Initiative and self-sufficiency 

  • Spoken and written communication 

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving 

  • Interpersonal relations 

  • Organization 

*Required Education/Experience *

  • BSEE (BS Electrical Engineering), BSEET (BS Electrical Engineering Technology), or BSCE (BS Computer Engineering) degree, from an ABET-accredited university

  • Two (2) to four (4) years of industry experience performing design or device configuration in technical disciplines described in the Roles and Responsibilities section

  • Must be willing to travel on occasion

*Desired Education/Experience *

Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: 

  • Power system courses covering topics such as three-phase power, load flow and reactive compensation, protective relaying, symmetrical components, transmission line theory, power system transients, dynamic stability, and power system electromagnetics 

  • Internships and experience in the technical areas and software listed in the Roles and Responsibilities section 

  • Engineer In Training (EIT) certification, with the expectation to work toward professional engineering registration (PE) 

  • Experience in mentoring others and/or providing technical leadership in customer-focused engineering projects

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:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!

EOE, including disability/vets