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5080 - SCADA Engineer - San Francisco, CA


EMS SCADA Engineer

Contract Opportunity

Location: San Francisco, CA (Locals only)


Company is starting a program to convert substation and transmission line switch communication systems from the current status of routing grid real time data through an intermediary system known as RT SCADA to direct communication from each substation RTU to the front-end processors of company’s GE Alstom’s Energy Management System.

This will include data base mapping, EMS modeling, protocol conversions, testing and validation of SCADA inputs and control outputs and involve IT Engineers and Technicians, System Automation Engineers, SCADA Specialists, Electrical Technicians, Grid Operators and EMS staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1 - 3 years’ experience working with computer or information systems, preferably in maintaining and troubleshooting an EMS SCADA model, EMS SCADA front end processors and an EMS UI.
  • SCADA modeling, testing and validation of substation RTU communication protocol conversions
  • Ability to understand electric transmission operation diagram/symbols
  • Experience with graphical layout software
  • Experience with MS Professional Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word, Visio)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly Team calls to plan work and resolve issues
  • Perform SCADA modeling, troubleshooting of SCADA communications, SCADA controls and UI in support of TSRP.
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting on EMS systems, including SCADA model, SCADA front-ends, communications, and supporting applications in support of the TSRP.
  • Perform UI changes as necessary to support SCADA point to point testing.
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