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A leading company in the renewable energy sector is seeking a highly motivated SCADA Engineer with proven experience in utility-scale solar. The SCADA Engineer will optimize controls and communication systems for a growing portfolio of Solar and Storage assets. This role is critical in the I&C and Control Center group, ensuring effective, safe, cohesive, and scalable control solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technically lead the I&C organization's SCADA team on multiple projects
  • Maintain existing controls and communications systems
  • Serve as technical lead for SCADA providers/vendors
  • Design and implement next-generation control systems for a large-scale Solar and Storage fleet
  • Develop maintenance schedules for SCADA and I&C equipment
  • Manage complex tasks and projects for Operations & Maintenance
  • Aid with system troubleshooting and perform root cause analysis
  • Serve as main point of interface/SME for facility control questions
  • Coordinate with compliance team
  • Review design elements related to SCADA and controls

Desired Education and/or Work Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of automation protocols (OPC UA, Modbus, RTU/TCP, DNP3)
  • Understanding of power plant operating procedures
  • Familiarity with SCADA platforms in renewables
  • B.S. and/or Masters in Engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license, Engineer in Training (EIT), or desire to obtain one
  • 4+ years of experience in electrical equipment operation and troubleshooting
  • Experience in data analytics using programming languages
  • Experience in electrical maintenance, power systems, and relay operation

Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Office environment with occasional field visits
  • Ability to obtain unescorted access for specific facilities
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to travel and work on-call during off-shift hours and weekends

Location: North Carolina - Durham - Hybrid work. Other locations available as well, if you are open to travel to Durham every two - three weeks for the first 6 months.

Benefits:

  • Bonus of up to 15%
  • 15 days Paid Time Off and 11 observed holidays
  • 401(k) Match
  • Comprehensive health insurance package
  • Wellness stipend, family planning stipend, and parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Phone Bill Reimbursement
  • Expensed company travel, mileage reimbursement
  • Relocation bonus

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