Electronic Controls Engineer-SCADA

Recruitment #19-1021-001


The Electronic Controls Engineer functions as a SCADA system administrator who is responsible for the management and administration of all SCADA server equipment. Activities of incumbent include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, implements, modifies, administers and evaluates Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software and systems.
  • Assists and advises users and Water Department Management on major aspects of SCADA systems design, operating mode, system software and/or equipment.
  • Assists technicians with the configuration and troubleshooting of wireless networks used for SCADA systems.
  • Oversees protection of SCADA environment and ensures SCADA data security and integrity by establishing operational guidelines and controls including privacy, security, editing, validating and restart/recovery controls.
  • Collaborates with outside vendors in the designing of database schemas to integrate SCADA systems with other system's database structures.
  • Develops and modifies HMI/SCADA Systems, including 2D and 3D graphics creation, Tag Database generation, report development, computer setup and configuration, startup services including field setup and checkout, troubleshoot and operator training.
  • Create and/or maintain servers, data storage equipment, network equipment, firewalls, operating systems and various utility programs.
  • Works with department electricians and other staff in troubleshooting communication/integration issues between Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and SCADA.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field AND 3 years of experience as a SCADA Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Automation Engineer, Controls Systems Technician or similarly related duties. Must have extensive PC hardware knowledge, with general computer maintenance capabilities. Must have HMI/SCADA familiarity AND experience installing, programming, and troubleshooting GE and/or Allen/Bradley/Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).  Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Windows Server AND have 2 years of experience in PLC programming and Visual Basic/VBA and/or scripting languages. 

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of continued employment.


This position will accept applications / resumes until filled.

Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.

Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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