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Black & Veatch Lead SCADA Engineer - US Remote in Helena, Montana

Lead SCADA Engineer - US Remote

Date: Nov 2, 2022


Overland Park, KS, US US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 87741

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is seeking a SCADA engineering professionals to assist in the technical design of substation and renewable energy Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Black & Veatch (B&V) is engaged in a variety of SCADA engineering and design activities in support of substation modernization and renewable energy integration.  This work entails conceptual and detailed design of SCADA hardware, networking equipment, fiber networks, datalinks, Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens, and points lists.   Depending on experience, individuals may assist with quality assurance checking, specification writing, standards development, factory acceptance testing, cyber security auditing, and commissioning support at sites or remotely. Professionals will be integrated into our existing teams based on expertise and experience. Renewable energy experience can be utilized but is not absolutely required. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Working directly with the project team to generate engineering design documents and deliverables (drawings, points lists, configuration files, etc.) for systems and components related to the substation and renewable energy SCADA systems.

  • May provide oversight of lower-level engineering work or assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous controls system design experience for power projects. Substation and renewable energy experience would be considered a plus.

  • Experience in developing control system network architecture diagrams, datalink points lists, control narratives, control logic diagrams, reading one-line diagrams, and procurement specifications for SCADA equipment

  • Experience with IEC 61850, DNP3, Modbus, OPC, and other control system protocols

  • Experience with VMware or other virtual environments

  • Experience with protective relays, substation and renewable energy automation systems

  • Experience with HMI screen development

  • Experience with NERC-CIP cyber security standards

  • Network troubleshooting skills and experience with network analysis tools such as Wireshark

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to be both an individual contributor and work effectively in teams.

  • Ability to accept both internal and external (client) feedback.

  • Willingness to learn processes and procedures specific to the power industry.

  • Maintain some flexibility in work hours, if required by the client or project.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 5 years related work experience 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.


PE (Professional Engineer) License

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Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

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ENG: Engineering

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering