Operational Technology Engineer (Hybrid Remote Work Schedule)

EDP Renewables Remote
operational engineer remote scada troubleshooting technical design substation operations communication ems energy energy management
March 26, 2023
EDP Renewables
Houston, Texas
The Operational Technology Engineer will support SCADA, Substation Automation, and Energy Management System (EMS) for renewable power generation. You will provide technical expertise during the development and construction of new sites as well as support the remote operations control center (ROCC) with day-to-day operations of existing sites.

This position will be on a hybrid remote work schedule working three days in the office and two days from home.


  • Design and development of SCADA infrastructure for wind/solar/storage construction plants, including, but not limited to
    • Contract review (TSA, LGIA, PPA)
    • Development/review of technical specifications, the scope of work, and configuration guidelines
    • Review and execute requirements from ISOs, utilities and off-takers
    • Design and testing of substation SCADA equipment (relays, IEDs, HMI)
    • Development and testing of Automatic generator control (AGC) algorithms
    • Execute FAT and plant testing
  • Support operating facilities with troubleshooting plant/substation control systems, energy management systems, communication issues, and telemetry to external entities (offtakers, ISO, TSO)
  • Ensure power plants are built and operated in compliance with cybersecurity and NERC CIP regulations
  • Develop and maintain documentation of existing SCADA infrastructure such as communication diagrams, software configuration guidelines, and troubleshooting guides.
  • Enforce the use of technical specifications and design guidelines to ensure good workmanship
  • Interface with and support internal organizations including the ROCC, Asset Operations, Market Operations, and Information Technology
  • Interface with and support external entities such as off-takers/ISO/TSO, SCADA contractors, Turbine/PV suppliers
  • Provide after-hours support in troubleshooting SCADA, EMS, and communication issues.


TRAVEL:Up to 25%

  • Bachelor s degree in electrical/computer Engineering, computer science, or any related field.
    • Master s degree is preferred.
  • 4+ years experience working with SCADA/EMS system design, substation controls and implementation, SCADA telemetry troubleshooting.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as python, C++, JavaScript
  • Experience with SCADA software platforms such as Ignition, AVEVA, Simatic, FactoryTalk, Cimplicity
  • Experience with industrial protocols such as Modbus TCP/RTU, DNP3.0, IEC-60870-6/TASE.2, OPC-UA/DA/XML
  • Experience configuring & troubleshooting SEL devices such as RTACs, IEDS, relays, meters
  • Experience with networking architecture designs (routing, firewall settings, VLAN, NAT) and troubleshooting using protocol analyzers.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, and present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.
  • Ability to design and deliver presentations to a technical/non-technical audience
  • Ability to be self-motivated and perform duties in a collaborative working environment
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment.
  • Occasionally perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, reaching, and
  • climbing at project locations to inspect equipment or collect information
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of
  • instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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