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SCADA Engineer (Levels 1-4) - SLC, UT - #39179

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Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

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 the company SCADA system used for electric grid monitoring, protection and control.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

 

  • Assist in the design SCADA portion of substation projects including modifications to RTU configurations and point list implementation in the Monarch EMS/SCADA system.  
  • Work with dispatch systems support to ensure the remote data requirements are incorporated into the PacifiCorp Monarch EMS/SCADA system.  
  • Assist in design, development, modification, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.  
  • Assist in developing moderately complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.  
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Maintain project timeliness and budgets.  
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.  

 

Responsibilities for Level 2 position include:

 

  • Design SCADA portion of substation projects including modifications to RTU configurations and point list implementation in the Monarch EMS/SCADA system.
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
  • Develop moderately complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, processes, or facilities to support company objectives.

     

Level 3 Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments
  • Act as a lead expert in the work group; train and mentor level 1 and 2 SCADA engineers, technicians and drafters
  • Work with dispatch systems support to ensure the remote data requirements are incorporated into the PacifiCorp Monarch EMS/SCADA system.

 

Level 4 Responsibilities:

 

  • Act as a lead expert in the work group; train and mentor level 1, 2, and 3 SCADA engineers, technicians and drafters

Requirements

Requirements for this position include the following:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 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. 

 

Requirements for level 2:

  • 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.

 

Level 3 Requirements

  • A minimum of five years of directly related experience in engineering related field.
  • Expert level 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.
  • Expert knowledge and application of principles in area of SCADA engineering.

Level 4 Requirements

  • A minimum of ten years of directly related experience in engineering related field.

Preferences

  • Engineering experience specific to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems.
  • Experience with DAQ (Data Acquisition), RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), IED (Intelligent Electronic Device) and PLC technologies.
  • Experience with DNP 3.
  • Working knowledge of OSI Monarch energy management system.
  • Working knowledge of Modbus and Ethernet.
  • Fundamental understanding of fiber transport and microwave/wireless system technologies.
  • Understanding of Company's business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: 62,100.00 - 121,100.00

 

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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