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Senior System Controls Engineer/Specialist

Power Engineers

Stevens Point, WI 54481
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Senior System Controls Engineer/Specialist

Location:Stevens Point


Department:Facilities Controls Group


Senior System Controls Engineer/SpecialistJob Summary:
POWER Engineers, Inc Facilities Business Unit Controls Department is currently seeking a Senior System Controls Engineer/Specialist to work out of our Boise, Idaho; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; or Appleton, Wisconsin offices.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the completion of assigned projects while maintaining and improving client relationships. This requires technical competence in production roles as well as leadership competence to work with clients, mentor team members, and supervise team members assigned to projects. Assigned projects will include designing and retrofitting PLC control systems, SCADA networking/communications, as well as designing highly reliable information technology systems for utility, industrial, commercial or federal clients. Systems to be analyzed and designed 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

+ Designing and configuring network and communication paths for industrial controls

+ Specifying and designing communication networks considering data security and availability

+ Developing specifications and design for copper, fiber optic, and other network physical media

+ Programming of Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and devices including VLANs and routing

+ Programming and configuring virtual networks and vSwitches

+ Protocol gateway configuration

+ Traveling to project sites to troubleshoot and commission network and communication systems

+ Experience with some or all of the following network and communication protocols:

+ Ethernet TCP/IP


+ Genius Bus



+ BACnet IP and MSTP

+ CAN bus

+ IEC 61850

+ SEL Protocol

+ Wonderware SuiteLink

+ Logic and Control Systems

+ Developing and implementing logic and control schemes for power control systems including:

+ Diesel generation

+ Load-sharing systems




+ Medium and low voltage switchgear

+ SCADA integration of power metering and protective relays

+ Developing programs on various platforms for the implementation of these schemes

+ Traveling to project sites to test and commission the control schemes.

+ Experience with some or all of the following Logic and Control Platforms:

+ GE RX3i

+ GE-90-70

+ GE 90-30


+ VersaMax and Genius Bus Remote I/O


+ Allen-Bradley CompactLogix

+ ControlLogix

+ SLC500

+ Data Acquisition and SCADA infrastructure

+ Preparing points lists of data to be transferred between power control systems and SCADA systems

+ Programing and configuring data acquisition systems and drivers

+ Configuring historicization systems and trends to log and display historical data

+ Developing Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens

+ Traveling to project sites to test and commission SCADA systems

+ Experience with some or all of the following SCADA platforms and software:

+ Virtualization platforms and software like VMware vSphere, vCenter, and Microsoft Hyper-V

+ Microsoft Active Directory Services and Group Policy configuration

+ Wonderware System Platform and Historian

+ GE CIMPLICITY and Proficy Historian

+ Rockwell FactoryTalk SE/ME

+ Historian and VantagePoint

+ 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

+ Bachelors degree in engineering, preferably BSEE, BSCEN or BSCS, or equivalent work experience

+ 5+ years of industry experience in technical disciplines described in the job summary

Desired Education/Experience

+ Professional Engineer (PE) license

+ Completion of power systems or computer engineering courses covering related topics including:

+ Digital systems engineering

+ Compiler design

+ Cybersecurity

+ PLC programming and microcontrollers

+ Advanced microelectronics

+ Communications

+ Three-phase power

+ Power electronics

+ Rotating machines

+ Previous work experience designing, commissioning and troubleshooting IT, IoT and ICS systems for critical infrastructure

+ Experience mentoring others or 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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