Electrical Engineer SCADA

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Oct 01, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Ref
210879
Hours
Full Time
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You'll contribute every day (and some nights) to the building and advancement of a technologically advanced ICS/SCADA system. Our ideal candidate will have experience with the design, integration, implementation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of RTU-based SCADA/ICS system. In addition, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of IEC61850, DNP3, and Modbus ICS/SCADA communication protocols, with proficient knowledge of TCP/IP traffic monitoring and analysis. This position will directly be responsible for the engineering of traction power SCADA systems, including switchgear protection, transformer and rectifier monitoring, current and voltage trending, and incident analysis.

Minimum Qualifications :

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field. Minimum of three (3) years of experience with SCADA, RTU, PLC, and HMI applications. Proficiency with AutoCad. Proficiency reading and understanding electrical control schematics. Solid understanding of control and process logic, various communications protocols (DNP3, ModBus, IEC61850, TCP/IP), and network communications infrastructure.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience with SCADA, RTU, PLC, and HMI applications. Proficiency with AutoCad. Proficiency reading and understanding electrical control schematics. Solid understanding of control and process logic, various communications protocols (DNP3, ModBus, IEC61850, TCP/IP), and network communications infrastructure.

License:

Registration or the ability to acquire registration as a Professional Engineer in one of the signatory jurisdictions of the WMATA compact, i.e., the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia is preferred but not required.

Medical Group:

Ability to successfully complete a medical examination. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Job Summary/Duties :

This is a professional electrical and control system engineering work of a complex nature. This position designs Network and SCADA system for electrical and traction power systems. Key aspects include design, integration, testing, operational support and troubleshooting of SCADA systems, network and communication systems for substations, provide support in assessing and resolving complex operational and production problems to increase reliability, productivity, and efficiency.

Performs engineering design for SCADA projects to include preliminary design calculations, development of engineering plans, systems, cost estimates, schedules, and drawings.

Reviews SCADA design drawings, specifications and computations developed by contractors for electrical systems equipment such as switchgear, rectifier, transformer, UPS, inverters, RTU and heating devices.

Programs, configures and maintains SCADA equipment in SCADA system that model field assets.

Deploys and configures SCADA equipment to support data acquisition from field assets as they are brought online and changed in the field.

Provides troubleshooting and support to sites with any SCADA technical issues. Prepares and presents accurate engineering reports on electrical facilities and electrical systems on time.

Holds responsibility for the proper operation of all system software, hardware and network. Supports the existing infrastructure; assists with the maintenance of the SCADA operating system, network and the control system.

Serves as a SCADA test engineer to move projects into implementation and site acceptance testing.

Maintains standards in coordination with SCADA equipment manufacturers, protective relays manufacturers and other agency technology groups.

Conducts laboratory tests of new products, and develops and implements system enhancements to improve system reliability and performance.

Develops and promotes standard operations documentation including procedures, preventive maintenance instruction, test procedures and checklists.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.