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Senior System Controls Engineer/Specialist

Power Engineers

Boise, ID 83756
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Senior System Controls Engineer/Specialist



Department:Facilities Controls Group


Senior System Controls Engineer / Specialist

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

POWER Engineers, Inc Facilities Business Unit Controls Department is currently seeking a Senior System Controls Engineer / Specialist to work out of our Boise, Idaho or Minneapolis, Minnesota office or Plover or Appleton, Wisconsin offices.

.The successful applicant will be responsible for successful completion of assigned projects and for maintaining and improving client relationships. Completion of these functions requires technical competence in primary production roles as well as leadership competence in working with clients and mentoring and supervising team members assigned to projects. Assigned projects will include control systems, SCADA and communications for utility and industrial/commercial/federal clients. Systems to be analyzed may include manufacturing facilities, data centers, standby generation facilities, and critical power distribution systems. Desired technical disciplines include the following three areas:

+ Networking and Communications: design and configure network and communication paths for industrial control networks; specify and design communication networks considering data security and availability; develop basic specifications for copper, fiber optic, and other network physical media; travel to project sites to troubleshoot and commission network and communication systems. Experience with some or all of the following network and communication protocols: Modbus, Ethernet I/P, ControlNet, TCP/IP, UDP, BAC net 485, BACnet IP, GeniusBus.

+ Logic and Control Systems: develop and implement logic and control schemes for manufacturing facilities and/or power system equipment; develop programs on various platforms for implementation of these schemes; travel to project sites to test and commission the control schemes. Experience with some or all of the following Logic and Control Platforms: ControlLogix, SEL RTAC, GE-90-70, GE 90-30, GE RX3i, Micro 90, Versamax Remote I/O.

+ Data Acquisition and SCADA infrastructure: Prepare points lists of data to be transferred between control centers and controlled devices, assign and program data addressing and routing information, develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens, travel to project sites to test and commission data transfer schemes. Experience with some or all of the following design and configure virtual environments for SCADA servers including Active Directory, Historical Data, I/O interface, Terminal Services, etc. Applicable Software: VMWare, ESXI, Hyper-V, Wonderware, FactoryTalk SE/ME, AcSELerator RTAC, Visual Basic, OSIPI, Python scripting etc.

The successful applicant must also demonstrate aptitude in the following:

+ Integrity

+ Initiative and self sufficiency

+ Spoken and written communication

+ Leadership and mentoring

+ Troubleshooting and problem solving

+ Interpersonal relations

+ Organization

Required Education/Experience

+ Requires a BSEE or equivalent work experience

+ 5+ years of industry experience in technical disciplines described in the Job Description section

Desired Education/Experience

+ Professional Engineer license is desired

+ Preference is given to applicants with any of the following: power system courses covering topics such Ethernet and networking, PLC programming and microcontrollers, network communication protocols, network security, intro to utility SCADA, three-phase power, power electronics, standby power systems, and rotating machines.

+ Preference is also given to applicants with experience in mentoring others and in providing technical and commercial leadership in customer focused engineering projects

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, youll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients first choice. These traits and deep technical skill account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.


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