Specialist - IT SCADA

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2410002020 Requisition #

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Summary:

Energy Transfer is seeking a SCADA Specialist to perform real time SCADA system support and administration for a Pipeline SCADA system. This position interacts with Pipeline Control to ensure they can control and monitor pipelines safely and securely through SCADA HMI systems. The SCADA Specialist will work with Field Personnel on integrating RTUs and PLCs that are needed for real time data

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • System Configuration and Administration.
  • Databases and Graphical Displays for Control Center Operations
  • System interfaces, business data processes, and reporting.
  • Work with Field Personnel, CRM and the Control Center on projects to determine points that need to be brought back into the SCADA system when performing SCADA integration of field sites.
  • Participate in lineouts testing to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with Field Personnel to configure, test, and troubleshoot data polling from the SCADA System to remote PLCs and RTUs.
  • Work with the pipeline controllers to make sure the SCADA application is always providing them the ability to operate the pipeline safely.
  • Provide 24x7 support to the Control Center on a rotational basis
  • Document changes, obtain required approvals, and submit changes
  • Other duties as required

Requirements:

Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.  Experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 2-5 years of experience with SCADA systems.
  • CygNet SCADA experience is a plus but other Automation, EFM Collection or SCADA Systems experience will be considered.
  • Gas, and/or Liquids pipeline experience preferred with a working knowledge of measurement technologies, process control automation, device protocols, networking, and telecommunications.
  • Strong problem solving, technical, and functional skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience working with the Windows operating system and server administration.
  • Must be able to follow controlled procedures, adhere to database and display standards and change management procedures.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Independently prioritize work to handle multiple concurrent projects to achieve results.
  • Must be able to take direction, work well in a team environment, and interact with all levels of management, engineering, systems, operations and field personnel

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • The IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 3-5 years of relevant job related experience
  • The Senior IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 5-8 years of relevant job related experience
  • The Lead IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 8+ years of relevant job related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of real-time systems, particularly SCADA systems or PLCs and RTUs is preferred.
  • Solid Microsoft skills with an emphasis in advanced Excel.  Pluses include; SQL and Microsoft development tools .Net and Visual Studio.
  • A basic understanding of pipeline hydraulics.
  • A basic understanding of PLC and RTU communication protocols and TCP/ IP communications.
  • CygNet SCADA application with remote site integration experience.
  • Familiarity with PHMSA Control Room Management (CRM) processes and guidelines.
Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Usually, normal office working conditions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.

An equal opportunity employer/disability/vet

Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.

DISCLAIMER: The statements listed in this job posting, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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An equal opportunity employer/disability/vet

 

Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. 

 

DISCLAIMER: The statements listed in this job posting, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. To view a notice describing federal equal opportunity and pay transparency laws, please click here.

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