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Senior SCADA Specialist - Flexible Location

West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

Requisition ID # 50384 

Job Category : Engineering / Science; Information Technology 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : West Sacramento

Position Summary

Sr. 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.




•BA or BS degree in Electric Engineering, Computer Engineering, Business or related discipline, or

equivalent working experience.

• Minimum of 5 years of Scada or energy management systems experience



• Experience working process control systems preferred

• Five (5) years and/or the equivalent knowledge of practical experience in testing, calibrating and repairing protective relay devices and revenue meters

• Five (5) 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

• Working experience of RTscada, (GE) e-Terrasource/e-Terraplatform Grid Solutions, one line and database modeling procedures desired

• Graphical user interface (GUI) and design skills desired

• Strong working knowledge of computer networking and SCADA protocols desired

• Strong working knowledge of telecommunications systems desired

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

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

with vendors and clients



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, System Protection, T&D Operations 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


• 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 climate 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.

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

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.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento