Electrical Engineer II/III – Substation Automation (R16-386)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Electrical Engineer II/III – Substation Automation (R16-386)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: September 20, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours


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Electrical Engineer II/III – Substation Automation

Perform the functions of a fully competent engineer under general direction by providing expertise for the conceptual design, programming and configuration development, testing, and commissioning of SCADA and Automation systems used in power utility substations and distribution systems. The work is all or part of broad and complex assignments, and consists of applying industrial and/or utility automation and SCADA standards for selecting and programming both field and central system components. Ensure substation integration and automation systems provide clear, concise, and real time operational field information for System Control Center Dispatch functions, which coordinates with EMS and Pi databases that are structured to match substation equipment. Ensure various systems are properly linked with EMS and Pi using applicable interfaces and protocols. At NERC critical asset sites ensure equipment and configuration meets CIP regulatory requirements.

Provide recommendations, guidance and direction to design staff on project integration requirements and SCADA system functionality for substations.
Develop integration and automation architecture for substation and distribution projects
Specification and Configuration of a variety of vendor equipment including, but not limited to:
Programmable Logic Controllers
Remote Terminal Units (RTU’s)
Transducers and Meters
Communication Processors
Gateway devices
Electronic Relays used for power system protection
Major Equipment (Breaker, Transformer, Bushing etc.) monitoring devices
Network equipment including Ethernet switches, routers, terminal servers etc.
Human Machine Interface programs and Hardware.
Modems, media converters, radios and other communication devices.
Development of Automation logic utilizing IEC 61131-3 and Ladder Logic programming languages
Develop HMI displays for substations and DA systems
Develop SCADA points list for RTU’s to be interfaced with System Control Center SCADA/EMS system
Assist technicians in troubleshooting complex SCADA, Communications, and control and logic systems in the field.
Provide field testing and commissioning support for technicians.
Drive end to end testing for EMS/SCADA systems.
Routine substation visits for equipment and technician support.
Support a documentation system for SCADA and Automation hardware and software programs
Support engineering reviews of new substation SCADA, Integration and Automation system designs and equipment.
Provide engineering support for real-time operational data to System Control Center.
Design, maintain and troubleshoot Control Center SCADA Equipment used for interchange telemetering, UG Network Monitoring, Recloser/Distribution SCADA and Distribution Automation and mobile/temp switchgear monitoring.
Review work performed by other engineers.
Work with planning engineers and project managers to ensure that project plans meet system integration requirements.

Experience Required:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
A Professional Engineer license is preferred.
Requires 2- 5+ years of experience in industrial automation, utility automation and/or SCADA experience.
Thorough knowledge of various devices used for industrial control systems (PLC, Transducers, I/O devices)
A strong understanding of electric utility substation protection and control systems
Ability to read substation schematic and wiring diagrams
Knowledge of substation equipment and operating mechanisms
A working knowledge of switching, tagging and other substation and distribution operational procedures and policies
Ability to validate data collected by the integration systems.
Thorough knowledge of various major equipment monitoring devices and associated communication and configuration programs and functionality.
Ability to develop logic using ladder logic programming and IEC61131-3 standards.
Thorough knowledge of communication and networking standards such as TIA/EIA RS-232 & RS-485, Fiber Optic and Ethernet.
Excellent knowledge of SCADA protocols DNP 3.0, Modbus (Serial and TCP/IP), Modbus Plus, L&G 8979, OPC and ICCP.
Thorough knowledge of Network design (TCI/IP and Modbus Plus) and OSI Layers.
Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP networks, subnets and routing and network services and management tools such as SNTP, NTP, PPTP, and SNMP.
Working knowledge of scripting languages (Java, VB, Python etc.)
Ability to troubleshoot SCADA protocol and SCADA network related issues.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline:

https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R16-386 If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Interested in the extras? PGE offers a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan. Additionally, PGE provides robust on-the-job development and training opportunities, as well as incentives for meeting company goals and encouraging health, safety and community volunteerism.
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Staffing Services Contact:

Sandy Banister

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Posting End Date: October 10, 2016