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Senior SCADA Engineer - (Remote or Chandler, AZ)

Company: NovaSource Power
Location: Remote
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About NovaSourceNovaSource Power Services is the service partner for renewable asset owners ready to fuel smart growth. As an O&M-focused company with 20 years of operating experience, NovaSource has the global reach and strategic capabilities to achieve our clients' renewables goals around the world. To serve our clients, we invest in our people. On hire, we assess each employee's experience and expertise, then mentor them to grow engaging and satisfying careers. Our turn-key services optimize each step of our client's project lifecycles - from commissioning to decommissioning and everything in between. Our approach delivers creates success for our clients, stability for our teams, and enables us to build a world-class culture of excellence. And that's how we empower a renewable world.We are seeking an experienced Senior SCADA Engineer at NovaSource Power Services. We are an independent Solar Operations and Maintenance provider currently servicing more than 20 GW of solar assets worldwide. NovaSource Power Services strives to be the number one O&M provider within its key target markets, and have 30% of its revenue from value-added services, of which engineering will play a key role. This role will report to the Senior SCADA Manager and will be responsible for providing SCADA Engineering expertise to the global fleet. Currently, the engineering team provides three main functions for the business: Continuous SCADA support for all global assetsExecutes value added service projects such as SCADA designs or upgradesBuilds and maintains critical infrastructure to support and monitor global assets Responsibilities:Respond to daily requests for scada engineering support for the global fleet of power plants. Examples:Conducting root cause analysis on scada application issues. Examples include:Data/network communication failuresHMI graphic issuesAlarming issuesApplication performance issuesData anomaly issuesGrid controller PLC troubleshootingServer operating system or virtualization issuesConducting preventative maintenance on SCADA systems. Examples include:Upgrading or patching application softwareUpgrading or patching server and networking hardwareManaging credentials or other access controls on scada systemsTaking backups of application softwareConducting change requests. Examples include:HMI graphic changesAlarming updatesAdd or remove data pointsCreating user accountsExecute value added service projects. Tasks include:Design and build new SCADA configurations from scratch for new SCADA designsCreate drawings such as block diagrams, data flow diagrams, IP tables, and more.Gather quotes and create purchase requests for SCADA equipment and software licensesConfigure or program RTU's or PLC'sCommunicate professionally with customersSelf-manage time and scheduleTravel to site to install and commission systemsConduct alarm dictionary review with operators and site supervisorsRetrieve and analyze site record drawings which include single lines, SCADA data flows, and wiring diagrams.Communicate daily with field technicians to gather information or provide recommendations on SCADA issues.Communicate daily with other Engineering team members using email, chat, or phone.Communicate daily with vendors/subcontractors for additional support or project management Participate in weekly team meetings to review problems, open support requests, and plan value added services.Establish relationships with vendors used for onsite work or for materials.Procure parts and labor for support issues or value-added services projects.20% travel locally or internationally for site visits, team meetings, or training. General Qualifications:Accomplished user of Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools: Outlook, Excel, Power Point, SharePointCommunicate effectively in both verbal and written format in EnglishMust be able to prioritize day to day workHigh attention to detail. Minimal mistakes in SCADA application configurationsStrong analytical and documentation skillsMicrosoft Visio experience preferredBasic understanding of solar plant controllers, capacitor banks, and solar tracking systemsBasic knowledge of approved cyber security practicesSCADA Qualifications:Minimum 5 years of SCADA automation design and support experienceExperience with Ignition and N3uron SCADA software Experience with Wonderware ArchestrA and Kepware applicationsExperience executing a minimum of three large SCADA projects from end-to-end (design to commissioning)Experience with creating HMI graphics from single lines or P&IDsExperience with ISA 18.2 alarm management standardsExtensive experience with Modbus and OPC-UAExtensive experience with DNP3 and MQTT Experience with Modicon M340 PLC programming, Rockwell PLC programming is a plusExperience with SEL RTAC programmingExperience with remote desktop, SSH, and telnet access methodsWork Environment:The Senior SCADA Engineer will work in a hybrid environment with access to all necessary software and tools provided by the company. The company values work-life balance and encourages flexible working hours to accommodate personal needs. The team culture is collaborative, supportive, and focused on achieving company goals. The Senior SCADA Engineer will have frequent communication with other team members and vendors/subcontractors through email, chat, in-person meetings, and phone calls. The office is open five days a week and employees are expected to come in a minimum of 3 days with the remaining two being remote.The company also encourages continuous learning and development for its employees. The Senior SCADA Engineer will have access to training and resources to enhance their technical skills and stay up-to-date with industry developments.Opportunity to travel locally and internationally up to 20% of their time to conduct installations, commissioning, and attend team meetings.Overall, the work environment is focused on providing the necessary resources, support, and flexibility for the Senior SCADA Engineer to succeed in their role and contribute to the company's growth and success.Office Physical Requirements:All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. NovaSource is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. US: Diversity Statement - Equal Employment OpportunityIt is NovaSource's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. NovaSource disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws. PI208451126

Keywords: NovaSource Power, Eugene , Senior SCADA Engineer - (Remote or Chandler, AZ), Engineering , Remote, Oregon

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