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SCADA Design Engineer 2

KS-Overland Park

Req#: 32871BR

Date published: 5-Nov-2017

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Telecom

Business Plan: ENS

Level: 128

The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:
Electrical engineer responsible for assisting in the retrofit of older transmission and distribution stations with new SCADA hardware and software for utility clients. Experience required in SCADA and substation design.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include site visits, conceptual and detailed design creating/modifying/reviewing substation schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, one/three line drawings, point lists and RTU/IED settings and/or configurations.
Responsibilities also include communication network design (Ethernet LAN and WAN), data flow diagrams, serial point-to-point communications, and multi-drop networks, time synchronization design, device configurations, cyber security requirements and documentation.
Candidate must have experience in transmission line, transformer and distribution protection and control, substation integration and automation, SCADA, as well as metering methods.
Basic experience required in the programming, configuring and factory/field testing modern substation Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), legacy RTU’s, data concentrators, HMIs and station networking devices such as switches and routers. Previous experience working with utilities engineering, operations, and testing departments is considered a plus.
Candidate must have basic understanding of protocols such as DNP3 and Modbus.
Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements

Minimum Qualifications:
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience performing substation integration and SCADA engineering related duties.
The applicant must have the ability to work in a team environment to meet schedule deadlines and budget targets. Also, attention to detail with good communication, skills both written and verbal, is required.
EIT preferred.

Learning on the Fly, Problem Solving, Intellectual Horsepower, Written Communications, Drive For Results, Decision Quality, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity. Basic knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

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