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EMS / Wind SCADA ENGINEER CORE (REN 69837) in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

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    Portland, OR
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Job Description

Publication date: 07.12.2018
REFERENCE: 5106844301


Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: SCADA Engineer
Department: GCS
Location: Portland, OR

Business and Department
Portland Corporate Office


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


• Bachelor of Science in computer science, engineering or equivalent combination of education and

• 5+ years mission-critical expertise supporting an energy control center.

• 3+ years experience managing and configuring communication protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC,

• 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

• 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.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an
individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

This opportunity will offer
Full Time Exempt