C&I and SCADA Engineer

Finance & IT · UK, Edinburgh, City of
Department Finance & IT
Employment Type Permanent - Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Main Function & Scope

The SCADA and C&I Engineer will act as the Technical Expert for SCADA and Instrumentation & Control (Automation) at Ventient UK. You will be part of a specialized team responsible for developing and delivering operational system solutions that will optimize assets operation and improve wind farm production. You will work closely with Electrical Engineering Team, Asset Management Team and 3rd party contractors to support the delivery of safe, efficient, and reliable substation automation solutions across the portfolio.


Key Responsibilities


Automation & Continuous Improvement

  • Development of automation systems to wind farm substations of Ventient portfolio.
  • Ensure the correct operation of the automation systems, resolution, and prevention of potential problems.
  • Development of solutions that allow operational improvements.
  • Working in collaboration with the Electrical Engineering team manage the operation, ongoing maintenance, and improvement of substation monitoring and control systems

 

SCADA Systems

  • Develop and manage interconnection between instrumentation and control and SCADA systems
  • Manage SCADA system development and maintenance
  • Undertake reliability assessments of C&I and SCADA systems
  • Manage the integration of Balance of Plant and wind turbine C&I and SCADA systems in the Ventient Energy platform
  • Manage wind turbine control systems and data interfaces working with wind turbine OEMs and independent service providers to ensure maximum availability and functionality
  • Manage and ensure maximum availability of grid point control systems for wind farms under the National Grid Balancing Mechanism or registered under the Optional Downward Flexibility (ODFM) management scheme
  • Working with Procurement, establish and manage critical C&I spares holding


PII and Repowering

  • Support the Engineering team with the development and implementation of Performance Improvement Initiatives (PII) to contribute to the delivery of top quartile lifetime performance (TQLP)
  • Support the implementation of organic growth aspirations with repowering, overpowering, and co-location of other forms of generation or energy storage


Competencies & Behaviours

Essential

  • Self-assured and effective Project Manager, with an ability to proactively identify and mitigate project risks
  • Dynamic, proactive, methodical, and organized


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • High level of computing literacy is essential


Desirable

  • Fluency in Portuguese 


Relevant Experience

Essential

  • At least 3-5 years in a similar role
  • Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of working with automation systems (preferably with Omron and Schneider PLC systems)
  • Knowledge of electrical Low and Medium Voltage circuit analysis and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrable experience of automation programming languages like Ladder, STL and FBD
  • Strong knowledge of Modbus TCP/IP, Omron FINS and Profibus communication protocols
  • Knowledge of OPC DA and OPC UA communication protocols
  • Understanding and demonstrable experience of working with SCADA systems and communication protocols common to the Wind and Power Generation Industries
  • Knowledge and experience of developing HMI systems

 

Desirable

  • Onshore wind renewable experience 


Education & Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Driving licence (required)


Software Programmes

Microsoft Office Suite


Travel Requirements 

  • Regular travel to sites


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  • Location
    UK, Edinburgh, City of
  • Department
    Finance & IT
  • Employment Type
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced