EMS / Wind SCADA Systems Engineer in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 29.06.2018
REFERENCE: 5097099501

Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: EMS / Wind SCADA Systems 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.
• 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 and manage site networking equipment, specifically Hirschman Managed switches, using
Hi-Discovery and Hi-Vision software tools.
• Deploy, configure, and maintain Windows based computers, VM Hosts and related hardware/software.
• Deploy, configure, and perform maintenance on complex SCADA applications such as PCVue, GE VisuPro,
Suzlon SC Commander, Siemens WPS (Wind Power Supervisor), Gamesa SGIPE/WindPro, and other generation
related SCADA applications.
• Maintain and troubleshoot turbine controllers (PLC's), specifically Bachmann M1, GE Mark VI and Phoenix
Contact RFC 430 platforms.
• 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.
• Design, document, commission, system hardware, communications, telemetry, system software to optimize
generation systems, control and monitoring applications specific to project design and operating requirements.
o Field SCADA equipment (specify, deploy, install, commission)
o SCADA room design guidance
o Rack layout (servers, UPS, network equipment, fiber, power distribution)
o UPS configuration
o Fiber termination location
o Equipment configuration (servers, network, UPS)
• Supervise Career and Associate team members.

• 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 in the field, working in remote locations with little to no on-site support.
• 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 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.

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