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SCADA Field Technician - Solar

Company: Jobot
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Leading Solar Company offering: Generous PTO, 401K with Company Match, Great Company Paid Health BenefitsThis Jobot Job is hosted by: Robert DonohueAre you a fit? Easy Apply now by clicking the "Apply" button and sending us your resume.Salary: $40 - $44 per hourA bit about us:We are a leader in the Renewable Energy (Solar) industry. We are seeking a SCADA Field Technician to join our growing team.This is a 100% travel opportunity. - Location: Travel to project sites - Active projects in: NC, SC, VA, GA, MS, KY, TX, & NBDescription:This position performs work that supports commissioning SCADA systems for medium to large utility scale PV and battery storage generation sites. This position reviews engineering drawings, codes, standards and specifications to implement and execute all related commissioning and startup practices, tools, techniques, and programs to achieve contractual compliance. This role will support multiple projects across BRP's portfolio, which may include travel to different states with mainland United States. This position reports to the Instrumentation and Controls Manager.What You'll Do:

  • Support commissioning of SCADA system by confirming the design provided in drawings against installation in the field, creating submittals, request for information (RFI) and written reports from SCADA testing.
  • Lead and coordinate SCADA \ field equipment troubleshooting and support verification of field data to the SCADA system.
  • Work with the SCADA vendor to troubleshoot, identify, and resolve communication integration issues.
  • Verify alarms in SCADA HMI system by safely activating the field I/O.
  • Troubleshoot communication interfaces at site based on media such as CAT 5e and fiber optic cables.
  • Support ethernet network commissioning by updating the configuration of Ethernet switches and firewalls on site.
  • Support commissioning of Power Plant Controller (PPC), HMI Servers, communication gateways, PLC and protection relays.
  • Work with Inverter, Met station and tracking OEMs to troubleshoot communication integration issues.
  • Provide support to the Commissioning team in troubleshooting failed equipment (ISUs, Inverters, etc.) during the commissioning process.
  • Collaborate with others to create innovative solutions, test operating constraints, and develop tools to help SCADA team during commissioning.
  • Review pre-functional checklists and functional testing procedures and support testing to successfully commission utility-scale solar and BESS projects.
  • Raise work order tickets with equipment Original Equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Vendors for failed equipment.
  • Work with the commissioning team to create and manage equipment RMA processes.
  • Adhere to and support Health, Safety & Environmental, and Sustainability Policies.
  • Review engineering drawings and specifications to support SCADA commissioning procedures with SCADA vendors.
  • Develop project specific written commissioning procedures.
  • Stay current on applicable technical processes, methods, standards, and best practices.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as requested by Commissioning leadership.Why join us?
    • Medical, dental, vision - eligible 1st of the month of after start date (BCBS- medical) standard PPO plan is free for employee
    • 401k with company match
    • Employee Equity Participation Plan
    • Generous PTO plan
    • Growth opportunities with our companyJob DetailsTop 3 Skills:
      • SCADA \ DAS Field Experience
      • Understanding of PV Solar plants functions
      • Industry standards communication protocolsQualifications:
        • Four (4) years' experience commissioning utility-scale solar projects.
        • Proficiency in reading design documents such as utility-scale solar, BESS, substation design plans, and equipment specifications.
        • A good understanding of major electrical equipment such as switchgear, VAR systems, Inverters, reclosers, and MV transformers.
        • Knowledge and expertise in PV solar equipment including PV modules, combiner boxes, solar trackers, inverters, DAS/SCADA equipment, communications hardware, meteorological sensors, etc.
        • Good knowledge and expertise in troubleshooting SCADA equipment.
        • Required software: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
        • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills.Nice-to-Haves
          • Experience in developing SCADA configurations for automation controller such as SEL-RTAC and other PLCs.
          • Preferred software: Procore, CMS.
          • Demonstrated willingness to travel on short notice for short and long-term assignments.
          • Ability to develop and implement a detailed and integrated commissioning and start up process and plan.Education and Certifications
            • AA in EET (or BS/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems).Interested in hearing more? Easy Apply now by clicking the "Apply" button.

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