SCADA Engineer

  • location: Jackson, MI
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $60 per hour

job description

Contract position: Large utility has an immediate need for a Scada Engineer in Jackson,MI. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Transmission/High Voltage Distribution and Low Voltage Distribution SCADA systems. This is a contract position expected to last 6 months with an extension, could be long term. Will consider per diem for candidates that are not local. Apply Now!

Responsibilities for the SCADA Engineer

  • Develops/maintains real-time applications, databases, and displays used by System Control and Merchant Operations to monitor and control the grid
  • Support responsibilities include: Electric SCADA, Generation Control, Volt/Var optimization, historian interfaces, protocols (DNP, Modbus, ICCP), communication hardware, and coordination of real-time information exchanged with other entities.
  • Develop and maintain real-time system models, state estimator, and contingency analysis.
  • Verification of the functionality of applications on a regular basis to ensure that they perform as anticipated and that the data collected is reasonable.
  • Provide support for a multi-year project to upgrade SCADA communications.
  • Provide support for a multi-year project to deploy Distribution Capacitor Controls and sensors.
  • Provide support for a multi-year project to deploy Distribution SCADA and Automation.
  • Work with field resources to support Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) configuration validation/checkouts.

Requirements for the SCADA Engineer

  • BS in Engineering
  • 5+ years of scada experience within utility operations
  • Proficient in using programming and scripting languages such as VB/VBA, C/C++/C#, PowerShell, Perl, Python, and Transact-SQL.
  • Familiar with SCADA communication protocols (DNP, Modbus) and SCADA telemetry systems.
  • Familiar with NERC Compliance requirements.
  • Familiar with supporting and maintaining HMI one-line displays and other real-time displays


  • Medical plan available
  • PTO
  • Per Diem Available

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