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SCADA Specialist - Flexible Location

Cottonwood, CA, US, 96022

Requisition ID # 22647 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Cottonwood

Company

 

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

Position Summary

SCADA Specialist responsibilities include ensuring the availability, integrity, and reliability of assigned SCADA systems. Provides application solutions, development, advice, and assistance to

clients to design, develop, integrate, and maintain SCADA systems. Conducts analysis, programming, troubleshooting, recommending solutions, and implementing fixes associated with

SCADA systems and applications. Conducts systems modeling, migration, and administration. Prepares and reviews design documentation.

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

•BA or BS degree in Electric Engineering, Computer Engineering, Business or related discipline, or equivalent working experience.

• Minimum of 5 years of relative working experience

 

Desired:

• Experience working process control systems preferred

• Three (3) years and/or the equivalent knowledge of practical experience in testing, calibrating and repairing protective relay devices and revenue meters

• Three (3) years and/or the equivalent knowledge of electric power substation apparatus maintenance experience involving testing of power transformers, testing and repairing of power circuit breakers and electrical system testing and repair.

• System Dispatch Certification

• Professional Engineering License

• Technical Journeyman Certificate

• Information technology skills such as operating system and network administration

• Working knowledge of MS Office; Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, SQL and other Windows

programs is required

• Knowledge of electric transmission and distribution systems desired

• Knowledge of gas transmission operations desired

• Knowledge of Hydro generation, FERC licensing requirements desired

• Knowledge of OSI, RTscada, Citect or Areva display and database building procedures desired

• Graphical user interface (GUI) and design skills desired

• Knowledge of computer networking and SCADA protocols desired

• Knowledge of telecommunications systems desire

• Ability to be self-managing and to relish the challenges of problem solving.

• Very good written and verbal communication skills and an ability to develop positive relationships

with vendors and clients

 

Responsibilities

SCADA Consultancy 45%: Provide support and advice for SCADA applications. Responsible for communication with end-users and vendors for SCADA software enhancements and problems.

Responsible for providing business analysis perspectives for proposed changes to SCADA applications and associated interfaces. Works with real time and historical database administration

 

SCADA Support 30%: Provides support guidance, consultation to System Automation and IT personnel, and operations users in the development and implementation of SCADA. In addition, is available 24 x 7 for production support of SCADA systems. Review requirements and development of SCADA software and hardware. Works with business clients to align technical recommendations with business objectives by understanding the strategies and objectives of supported business units.

 

Vendor Relations 15%: Support development of positive relationship with SCADA vendor, end-user, and other stakeholders

 

Compliance and Process Improvement 10%: Assist with ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Use of best practices and benchmarks to achieve efficient and effective services. Applies specific best practices as appropriate continued improvement in core competencies. Uses industry recognized approaches, methodologies and techniques specific to competency area to deliver quality real-time control and monitoring solutions.

• This is a fully experienced position: incumbent performs assignments of broad scope and complexity with moderate to high risk and few precedents or standard solutions in an autonomous fashion under general guidance.

• Resolves problems of moderate scope within procedural guidelines. Seeks assistance from the supervisor or more senior employees on unusual or especially controversial problems. Assignments may provide an opportunity for creative or non-standard approaches.

• The incumbent independently plans work to meet assigned general objectives; progress is reviewed upon completion and solutions may provide an opportunity for creative/non-standard approaches.

• Must maintain a close working relationship with the line of business operations group. Will be the first point of contact for LOB operations for all SCADA related issues.

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


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