SCADA Engineer
Renewable Energy Systems
Broomfield, CO
Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world’s energy future.

RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.

Summary:
This position will be responsible for control and SCADA planning, engineering, deployment and maintenance on renewable energy power plants. Engineering experience with power and control systems, data acquisition and telecommunications required. Field experience in testing/commissioning and/or telecommunications is a plus.

Specific duties:
Provide SCADA expertise on wind, battery and solar power systems during the development, construction and operations phases of each project.
Design and deploy wind energy, solar, and battery storage SCADA systems.
Work with RES’ project manager to aggregate site requirements and create designs for construction.
Work with RES’ commissioning manager to deliver procurement and deployment plans, timelines and costs.
Work with and manage customers to ensure requirements and expectations are clear.
Manage IT consultants and subcontractors for network security deliverables, testing, budgets, and system completion.
Coordinate project site TELCO installation, scheduling and manage schedules and owner’s expectation.
Deploy SCADA solutions according to timelines and budget. Troubleshoot problems until site requirements are met.
Program substation RTAC units, battery system PLCs, and communication hardware using standard SCADA protocols.
Work closely with the client’s team, as well as RES’ project manager, construction manager, electrical manager, and project engineer to guarantee a quality system is installed and tested to RES specifications
Ensure that SCADA systems have been installed per RES requirements and tested to meet QSE, Utility and regional reliability council requirements.
Support the operations group throughout the life of the facility to maintain reliability of the energy facility on the grid.
Maintain project and department documentation in RES ECM database or Aconex documentation control software.
Responsible to ensure SAFETY requirements are met.

Competencies:
Passion– Contributes to team and leads by example; Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.
Accountability- Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Ability to manage numerous relationships simultaneously; deliver quality products without continual oversight.
Collaboration- Remains open to others' ideas; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively
Excellence- Works with integrity and ethically; Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with SCADA software: Standard Automation Ignition SCADA system, SCADA historians, MS SQL servers.
Experience with communication protocols for base-level devices: Modbus, Modbus TCP, OPC, DNP3, SELFast, IEC 61850, ICCP… etc.
Experience with automation control systems: Rockwell PLC, Control Logix programming
Experience with automation device integration
Experience with complete SCADA system project life cycles
Experience with Power Utility scale SCADA system development and design
Experience with FAT and SAT testing and documentation
Working knowledge of Utility Meters, Substation RTAC, Protection Relays
Knowledge of NERC CIP requirements
Knowledge of Managed switches, Hirschman’s, MOXA, Cisco…etc.
Knowledge of Power Plant Networking, Security and Firewalls

Qualifications:
BS degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Science Engineering
Minimum 3 or more years of proven utility or industrial SCADA experience that includes a track record of working on capital intensive construction projects.
Ability to communicate complex SCADA and controls concepts to non-domain experts in a collaborative fashion.
Working knowledge of the renewable energy industry and projects a plus.
Familiarity with and able to stay current on SCADA regulations and standards.

Physical requirements and environment:
The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Construction site environment includes early stage permitting, development and auditing through finished roads and features. Extensive travel (25%) with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment

RES Americas is proud to be an EEO employer.