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Operational SCADA Engineer - Kings Langley, Glasgow, Larne or Gateshead

Job Purpose/Summary Details Generation and Asset Management provides asset, site, engineering and O&M services across wind, solar and storage assets for their Clients across UK&I. This role will have the responsibility within the operations team in delivering operational and compliance management and support for SCADA and associated, control and communication systems for Clients’ solar parks, storage units, and wind farms (onshore & offshore). This includes the management of the systems maintenance, back up and upgrades to provide the most efficient and cost effective solutions for the Clients’ assets.

Organisational Context

Parts of the organisation the job holder will have to impact and influence include:

  1. Provide operational support to Asset Management and O&M teams
  2. Collaboration with RES IT, telecoms, and software tool development teams  for improvements to existing  site SCADA & communication systems and site integration with RES control centre
  3. Work with procurement to identify suitable contractors for defined scopes of work
  4. Be an integral part of SMART development  and provide supporting SCADA mechanisms
  5. Awareness of new SCADA capabilities and enhancements through establishing relationships with the Project Delivery teams, OEMs and industry SCADA providers.
  6. Influence contracts team on contractual content when establishing SCADA agreements

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare and manage a SCADA, control & communication system risk and compliance register for the Clients’ operational assets
  • Prepare and roll-out cost effective and efficient management plans (covering the maintenance, repair, back-up systems and updates) for each wind, solar and storage asset
  • Manage the SCADA and communication issues tracker and provide solutions for issues, for RES and Third Parties requiring Site data, developing the scope and identifying suitable contractors.
  • Assess OEM-proposed upgrades, to ensure upgrades are compatible with RES and Third Party Site access systems
  • Provide system upgrade recommendations to Clients demonstrating the financial benefit
  • Support adoption (on-boarding) of a new asset to integrate with RES 24/365 Control Centre and RES-developed Software Tools (e.g. Control Centre Dashboards, SMART and COSWIN), resolving Site-access SCADA & data communications link integration issues prior to adopting the site
  • Ensure high-level system security and lead resolution of potential issues
  • Contribute to contract agreements to ensure solution meets all Parties requirements
  • Build and maintain internal and external relationships to ensure success (e.g. Awareness of industry and OEM system enhancements )
  • Deliver SCADA solutions to support the development of the SMART dashboard
  • Establish efficient and effective processes for SCADA, control & communication
  • Develop supplier and contracting relations in support of our role and risk management

 

Knowledge

Skills

Extensive operational knowledge of SCADA, control  & communication systems

Knowledge of industry standards and communication protocols

Good understanding of wind turbine and solar SCADA and control systems (preferable)

Ability to work in an office and site based environment

Ability to communication technical information in a clear and concise way to all level of people

Be self-managed and organised

Experience

Qualifications

Commercial and contractual awareness

Worked on operational SCADA systems both on-site and back-office

Design and system architectural experience and have been involved in commissioning of SCADA systems

Understand the interface with electrical networks

Have project management experience

Engineering, science or IT relevant qualification 

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Posted: 17/01/2019

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Engineering