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Burns & McDonnell SCADA Engineer - Networks, Integration, and Automation (Akron) in Akron, Ohio


Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Engineer in our Akron office to serve as a technical lead for SCADA deployment projects, specifically in the electric utility industry.

Primary responsibilities for the SCADA Engineer will include:

  • Providing technical support and informal training to both internal and external resources

  • Coordinating daily with client SCADA engineers

  • Interfacing with field SCADA technicians, EMS testers, network engineers, and EMS modelers

  • Coordinating with internal and external commissioning engineers and project managers

  • Reviewing and updating SCADA points lists and SCADA device configurations

  • Supporting troubleshooting and in-servicing of SCADA equipment and points

  • Understanding and applying client SCADA process for EMS modeling, SCADA device change compliance, and SCADA device configuration uploads

  • Supporting design changes and project in-servicing

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel to develop relationships with key client points of contact.

Secondary responsibilities for the SCADA Engineer will include:

  • Designing SCADA systems utilizing client standards or developing new standards.

  • Project deliverables may include:

  • points lists

  • device configuration files

  • equipment migration plans

  • bill of materials

  • engineering specifications

  • communication diagrams

  • equipment panel layout

  • schematic and wiring diagrams

  • Identifying and troubleshoot device communications using several different protocols

  • Implementing SCADA systems using various transports and protocols

  • Quality:

  • Creating and maintaining checklists to ensure quality control

  • Executing complex assignments requiring the use of advanced tools and techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.

  • Identifying, communicating, and resolving issues on projects as needed.

  • Providing leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • Working with the project manager to establish project schedule and lead the engineering team to meet deadlines.

  • Working closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.

  • Performing design quality reviews.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • 3 years of electrical engineering experience, consulting preferred.

  • Successful completion (i.e.passing) FE or EIT preferred.

  • Previous utility company and/or consulting experience.

  • Experience in telecommunications and/or SCADA engineering.

  • Advanced knowledge of industrial standards and codes such as ISO, NFPA, NEC, IEEE

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills including rendering programs and other analysis programs.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-OH-Akron

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 212733