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SCADA Engineer



Category

Engineering

Job Location

141 E Mariana Avenue, North Fort Myers, Florida

Tracking Code

391-376

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

JOB TITLE: SCADA Engineer

Location: North Fort Myers, FL

Work Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional call out 

Our benefits include:

  • Company-wide annual incentive plan
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a generous 6% company match
  • Company funded Pension Plan
  • On-site wellness/medical facility
  • Company paid Short- & Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Health Savings Account with an employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Wellness program with financial rewards
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Group life insurance
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

LCEC provides reliable, cost-competitive electricity to more than 240,000 customers throughout a five-county service territory located in Southwest Florida.  We employ approximately 400 skilled employees and are one of more than 830 electric distribution cooperatives located throughout the United States.  LCEC has been recognized locally and statewide as an industry leader and continually receives acknowledgment for the work that our employees do in the community along with other civic, environmental and professional honors.

SCADA Engineer Position Summary
This position is responsible for all engineering and support to assure functional and accurate operation of the LCEC SCADA/DMS system. Scope includes the design, programing, and maintenance of the SCADA server database, field device interfaces, user displays, reports, and the ICCP data exchange. Additional responsibilities include documentation of SCADA facilities, field support for commission testing and troubleshooting, and SCADA support for System Operations.

SCADA Engineer Position Responsibilities: 

Program and maintain SCADA server database

  • Maintain a point list for each RTU.
  • Develop and maintain company standard point definitions.
  • Create control logic equations to perform automated functions.
  • Program calculations.
  • Define historical data sets.
  • Define graph data.
  • Program Load Control functions. 

Design and Program field device interfaces

  • Develop SCADA interfacing specifications for new devices.
  • Design hardware interfaces necessary to integrate third-party devices with the SCADA system.
  • Program third-party devices to interface with the SCADA system.
  • Program RTU configuration (communication parameters, data point mapping, and logic calculations). 

Design, program, and maintain user displays and reports

  • Create displays that clearly and accurately reflect the electric system.
  • Present data and controls in a logical, user-friendly format.
  • Provide links and menu shortcuts for easy navigation of displays.
  • Develop, maintain, and consistently apply company display standards.
  • Maintain the connectivity data links when adding or modifying elements to a display.
  • Create and maintain data tables.
  • Create and maintain graphs. 

Provide ICCP data and system support for FRCC link

  • Participate in FRCC DEWG (Data Exchange Working Group) conference calls.
  • Maintain LCEC’s ICCP data exchange list.
  • Maintain the ICCP client and server datasets.
  • Participate in ICCP testing as required by FRCC.
  • Coordinate and document planned ICCP outages.
  • Troubleshoot, identify, and resolve ICCP communication problems. 

Program and maintain the Distribution Management System (DMS)

  • Maintain the DMS model.
  • Validate DMS model accuracy.
  • Troubleshoot database and data interface problems.
  • Document and communicate required GIS data fixes.
  • Develop DMS strategies to support operational needs.
  • Perform automation or logic programing for DMS applications.
  • Create intuitive and functional displays that facilitate operational objectives.

 General SCADA system responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain SCADA system security features.
  • Coordinate software updates and patches with IT personnel.
  • Work with the SCADA system vendor to troubleshoot, identify, and resolve server problems.
  • Ensure synchronization of the backup servers with the primary server and perform periodic testing to guarantee availability.
  • Respond to end-user questions, inquiries, problems/issues.
  • Work with System Operations and other business users to ensure their functional and data requirements are incorporated into the SCADA system.
  • Provide SCADA/DMS system operation instruction/training to System Operators and business users as required.
  • Design and implement new applications that are required to meet business needs.
  • Document SCADA facilities with wiring schematics, connection diagrams, point lists, and logic diagrams.
  • Provide construction and troubleshooting support to Substation, Relay, and SCADA Technicians.
  • Assist technicians with end-to-end commission testing of new points or functions.

Required & Desired Qualifications (by grade): Candidates will be evaluated commensurate with level of experience.

Required Qualifications: Associate Engineer

  • BS/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems (or AA in EET with 2 years SCADA experience).

Preferred Qualifications: Associate Engineer 

  • 3 years' engineering or IT experience.
  • 2 years' experience in power engineering profession.
  • Experience with integration of SEL relays and communication processors to SCADA system.
  • Experience with DNP 3 and ICCP protocols.
  • Experience with Visual C++. 

Required Qualifications: Engineer I 

  • BS/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems (or AA in EET with 6 years SCADA experience).
  • 3 years' engineering or IT experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: Engineer I 

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
  • OSI SCADA/DMS experience.
  • 2 years' experience in power engineering profession.
  • Licensed professional engineer. 

Required Qualifications: Engineer II 

  • BS/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems (or AA in EET with 10 years SCADA experience).
  • 7 years' engineering or IT experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: Engineer II 

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
  • OSI SCADA/DMS experience.
  • 5 years' experience in power engineering profession.
  • Licensed professional engineer - NSPE.

Required Qualifications: Engineer, Sr. 

  • BS/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
  • 15 years' engineering/IT experience.
  • 10 years' experience in two or more areas of power engineering.
  • Experience leading. 

Preferred Qualifications: Engineer, Sr. 

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
  • OSI SCADA/DMS experience.
  • Licensed professional engineer.
  • Recognition in the profession as a specialist in field (teaching, writing).
  • Experience in multiple areas of electrical engineering. 

Licenses and Certifications 

  • Florida state driver's license or ability to obtain one upon employment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Physical Demands: Able to sit at computer desk and terminal for extended periods of time. Able to view computer monitor from reasonable distance. May be required to lift up to 25 pounds on occasion. Able to drive vehicle.
  • Work Environment: Primarily air-conditioned office environment. Occasional trips to field facilities such as substations.

STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS.... Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment: LCEC provides critical services to our community during an emergency.  Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our LCEC members.  Employees are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities.  Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's guidelines and procedures.

Please note that at the time a candidate is made a job offer, the candidate will be subject to a background check and a drug screening.


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