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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.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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.