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SCADA Engineer 1-2 (Salt Lake City, UT) #105983

Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

General Purpose

Develop engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of company SCADA systems used for the protection and monitoring of the electrical grid for system fault protection.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Assist in the SCADA design of numerous RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) architectures to support various ongoing projects, including creation or modifications to RTU designs, configurations, and points list implementations. (40%)
  • Coordinate with various engineering disciplines, project engineers/managers, and customer representatives to finalize SCADA point lists based on anticipated requirements. (20%)
  • Work with database analysts, business system analysts, and advanced application teams to ensure the remote data requirements are completely and accurately implemented into the OSI Monarch EMS/SCADA system. (20%)
  • Deliver on commitments, utilizing outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work when necessary. (10%)
  • Maintain project timeliness and budgets. (5%)
  • Utilize developed engineering methods. (5%)


In addition to the above, the Level 2 responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the design, development, and evaluation of systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives utilizing engineering methods.
  • Assist in the development of moderately complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Train and mentor level 1 SCADA engineers.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to senior engineers/management to meet business needs.
  • Deliver on commitments to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Assist in analyzing and designing engineering methods.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree.  A minimum of two years additional directly related technical experience is required.)
  • Basic experience in engineering related field. 
  • Basic knowledge of electric grid energy management systems or similar for the purpose of configuring and engineering SCADA systems used for electric grid monitoring, protection and control.
  • Knowledge and application of principles in area of SCADA engineering. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness. 
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools. 

 

In addition to the above, the Level 2 requirements include:

  • A minimum of three years of directly related experience in engineering related field. 
  • Applied knowledge of electric grid energy management systems or similar for the purpose of configuring and engineering SCADA systems used for electric grid monitoring, protection, and control.
  • Knowledge and application of principles in area of SCADA engineering.

Preferences

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Engineering experience specifically related to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems. 
  • Working knowledge of SCADA terminology and systems, including RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), IED (Intelligent Electronic Device), EMS (Energy Management System), HMI (Human-Machine Interface) and Annunciator technologies. 
  • Working knowledge of DNP3 protocol. 
  • Working knowledge of IP networking and Ethernet communications.
  • Working knowledge of serial communication standards, including TIA-232-F (RS-232) and TIA-485(-A) (RS-485).
  • Working knowledge of OSI Monarch energy management system. 
  • Basic understanding of fiber transport and microwave/wireless system technologies, including TDM-based communications systems. 
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and the National Electric Code.
     

Additional Information

Req Id: 105983
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate
Schedule:  Full Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt   
Hiring Range: 71,100-96,200 
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary.

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

 

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

 

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening
 


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