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EMS / Wind SCADA ENGINEER CORE (REN 476) in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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Job Description


The EMS / Wind SCADA Systems Engineer is a key member of a 24/7 mission critical operations team responsible for providing the technical support & analytical services with limited supervision for the management, design, specification, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of systems and processes that affect operation of renewable generation control systems.
•    With limited supervision, configure and manage SCADA alarms, real-time calculations, and other parameters to provide situational awareness to operations, supporting a highly reliable 6336MW generation dispatch 24/7 control center.
•    Deploy, configure, and perform maintenance on complex CORE SCADA applications using PCVue.
•    Install, configure, test, and maintain CORE SCADA applications such as Automatic Generation Control (AGC), Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), Biologic Curtailment Systems, SCADA Monitoring Systems, Oracle and SQL  Databases.
•    Familiarity with GE VisuPro, Suzlon SC Commander, Siemens WPS (Wind Power Supervisor), Gamesa SGIPE/WindPro, and other generation related SCADA applications.
•    Maintain SCADA interface systems relating to NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, WECC, CAISO, PJM, BPA, or other system authorities.
•    Configure, test, and maintain protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC, ICCP, TCP/IP and XML.
•    Demonstrated proficiency using OSI PI
•    Provide 24/7 on-call support for National Control Center Operations.
•    Provide guidance and assist in the development of project plans including capital and operational budgets to deliver optimal asset performance and improve reliability.
•    Comply with NERC / CIP procedures.
•    10-20% Travel required

Skills and Requirements

•    Bachelor of Science in computer science, engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    5+ years mission-critical expertise supporting an energy control center.
•    3+ years experience managing and configuring communication protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC, ICCP, TCP/IP and XML.
•    3+ years experience installing SCADA.
•    3+ years experience maintaining Windows Server/Client operating systems 
•    3+ years experience VMWare virtualization. 
•    3+ years experience with industrial networking, VLAN’s, NAT’s, Static Routing, etc.   
•    Ability to qualify to NERC standards including successful 7 year background investigation and security review.
•    Proven ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with management, Plant Operations, and technical personnel.
•    High energy and ability to work with little direct supervision.
•    Self-motivating and have desire to stay abreast of latest systems technologies relating to optimizing generation system performance.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following: 
•    Background in process control and energy management systems, as related to the Wind Energy Business.
•    Detailed understanding of NERC / CIP standards.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if applicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.

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