Sr. SCADA Specialist

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
San Ramon, California 94583
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Summary: The position will primarily be focused on supporting the building and maintenance of the ADMS Network Model – integrating the GIS As Built Model with existing legacy application SCADA settings and electrical attributes data, to produce the new ADMS Electrical Network Model. The position will work under the guidance and direction of other project personnel to support project activities.

  • The role will be responsible for coming up to speed with the current systems that support PG&E’s Distribution Control Center, examples include the existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA), CYME, Line Equipment and Substation Device Settings, PI, and Distribution Management System (DMS).
  • Implementation and support of ADMS project activities as they relate to SCADA modelling, testing, and graphics.
  • Running reports and exporting information from the existing legacy SCADA and DMS systems.
  • Creating queries and reports on data to create insights used by the project team in analyzing critical decisions.
  • Evaluating communication statistics and identifying telemetry constraints and channel poll settings for the new system.
  • Provide input and execute various assigned project tasks associated with SCADA, User Interface, and related systems.
  • Support and execution of various levels of testing, Proof of Concept, Site Acceptance, User Acceptance, etc.
  • Role will transition to ADMS system support at conclusion of project.




  • BS in engineering or computer science/information systems.
  • 5 years of experience executing similar projects or supporting mission critical operational systems.



  • Technical SCADA or Automation experience in either a project execution or on-going maintenance capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with industry protocols such as: DNP 3.0, Modbus RTU/TCP, Inter-control Center Protocol (ICCP).
  • Ability to create core and supplemental materials such as scope and requirements documents, test plans, design documents, training documents, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to work in a collaborative environment and interact with all levels of management within the Business and IT departments.
  • Electric utility background.
  • Working knowledge of Automation equipment such as RTUs, Data Concentrators, distributed I/O, media converters, etc.
  • Experience implementing technology solutions within the context of utility cyber security best practices and compliance.
  • Knowledge of database management and ability to write and run queries in SQL.
  • Experience programing in at least one of the major programming languages (C#, VBA, Java (J2EE) etc.)
  • Working knowledge of IT environments including hardware/software maintenance, networking, telecommunications infrastructure, TCP/IP.
  • Testing experience; Experience in executing functional and user acceptance testing (UAT) with specific experience in developing, documenting, and executing scenario-based testing scripts for UAT.
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of the impact(s) of technology changes to the collective business processes across functional units.
  • Strong technical acumen with the ability to understand different Distribution Management System functions and platforms. 
  • Awareness and familiarity with tools / applications regularly used by electric distribution or transmission system Operators, Operating Engineers, and Planning Engineers such as: Power Flow modeling tools (e.g., CYME), operational data historian (e.g., OSIsoft Pi).
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with OMS/DMS or EMS software including relevant experience working on upgrade or replacement projects in the past.
  • Strong operational focus and detailed understanding of the technology needs of a 24x7 operational control center.
  • Ability to be creative, versatile, efficient and productive in the face of ambiguity.
  • Project Management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with MS Professional Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word, Visio)


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San Ramon, California 94583

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