Sr Renewable Control System Specialist / Renewable Control System Specialist (SLC,UT) 110735

Date: Jun 6, 2024

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

The renewable controls specialist provides technical work and directs others in technical work in the planning, designing, procurement and construction of additions, changes or maintenance to the organization’s renewable units plant logic, SCADA, and control systems. The renewable controls specialist will participate in the direction of work for the engineer I and II, technical specialists, contractors. The technical specialist will also provide guidance to engineer I and II, senior engineers, managers, and principal engineers on higher level projects.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

 

  • Provide technical support for control system administrative functions including patches, upgrades, and troubleshooting of the renewable control systems, PLC control systems, SCADA systems and electronic control instruments. 
  • Perform/assist in programming and upgrades in the SCADA system(s). Improve current process by auditing current programs and other renewable performance parameters and positively affect availability or reliability.
  • Provide technical direction for troubleshooting, calibrating, and maintaining plant control systems, communication equipment and software. 
  • Diagnose OPC communication, and control system issues and implement enhancements or solutions. 
  • Provide technical support for the planning, design and construction of project additions or maintenance of the renewable control systems. 
  • Provide technical support for remote equipment monitoring and data collection including maintaining an accurate alarm management system and data history.
  • Assist in control equipment maintenance, calibration, and control logic diagnosis. 
  • Assist in troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, and operational issues.
  • Provide organization, planning and control of high level project assignments. Project assignments will routinely involve expenditures of $1 million or more. 
  • Investigate and solve extremely complex problems relating to renewable units. 
  • Demonstration of advanced technical knowledge and an advanced understanding of the company's business processes. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts. 
  • Perform responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Provide accurate input into the budget process and contribute to meeting the actual targets. 
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding company information. 
  • Perform work independently and direct the work of the renewable engineer I, II, senior engineers, renewable technical specialists, and contractors. 
  • Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

 

In addition to the above, Senior level responsibilities include:

  • Provide superior technical knowledge and expertise related to renewable units. 
  • Maintain the professional competence, knowledge, and skills to effectively complete responsibilities; enhance job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training. 

Requirements for this position include the following:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, power plant appropriate science discipline or business.
  • Five or more years of experience in PLC programming with hands-on practical experience needed to fully understand the plant processes and ability to make modifications as needed to reduce equipment downtime and minimize costs. 
  • High level of technical knowledge, judgment and capability in controls and instrumentation. 
  • Effective communicator with technical and managerial personnel.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Advanced analytical skills. 
  • Advanced project management skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office tools, Excel, Access, and Word.

 

In addition to the above, the Senior level requirements include:

  • Eight or more years of experience in PLC programming with hands-on practical experience needed to fully understand the plant processes and ability to make modifications as needed to reduce equipment downtime and minimize costs. 

Preferences:

  • Advanced Degree.
  • 7-10 or more years of experience in PLC programming with hands-on practical experience needed to fully understand the plant processes and ability to make modifications as needed to reduce equipment downtime and minimize costs.

Additional Information

Req Id: 110735 
Company Code: PacifiCorp   
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FT  
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $85,500.00 -115,500.00  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12-15% of salary.   


Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: https://careers.pacificorp.com/content/New-Benefits-Page/?locale=en_US 

 

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


At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.


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


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