Operations SCADA/ PLC Senior Engineer

Requisition ID:  2568

Houston, TX, US, 77056

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy in order to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.


The SCADA Senior Engineer position will support operations in implementing, maintaining and supporting the operations realtime desk for Utility Scale Renewable Generation.


This position can sit in Houston, TX and is eligible to work in many locations across the U.S. This position will report to the Engineering Manager.


What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for initial implementation and support of a new, multi-site, high availability in the ERCOT, NYISO, PJM, MISO, SPP, CAISO & WECC markets
  • Design, install, optimize, support, and troubleshoot all aspects of the overall system, insuring solid reliability
  • Ensure that all telemetry and controls are available and accurate
  • Configure and maintain alarm management of SCADA system alarms for energy controllers, customers and SCADA staff
  • Develop/maintain Grid requirements test applications
  • Assist with engineering analysis, design review and commissioning of renewable energy projects including Wind, Solar PV, Solar PV + Energy Storage
  • Prepare performance monitoring tools and programming applications
  • Create test procedures to verify hardware and software designs
  • Carry out other duties as assigned


What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Technical Associate Degree in Automation and Controls Engineering, Power Electronics Engineering, Computer Programming Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and utility experience 
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience   
  • Experience in programming Schneider Wonderware System Platform (Galaxy Repository, Object oriented programming and historian)
  • Proficient in Schneider – AVEVA Wonderware System Platform Version 2017 and 2020
  • Experience with Grafana, influxDB and SQL
  • Ability to travel to remote sites to assist project commissioning and end-to-end signal check-out activities of SCADA communications
  • Strong understanding of NERC CIP security principals
  • Strong understanding in programming Ignition
  • Experience in PLC hardware and maintenance for PLC’s Allen-Bradley Control Logix, ABB PLC
  • Strong understanding of various communication protocols including: MODBUS, DNP, ICCP, OPC
  • Excellent written communication skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially Excel and Power Point
  • Understands SCADA development lifecycle
  • Independent travel within North America is required


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use company computer



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer.  We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $79,305-$202,540, annually
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.


Your talent acquisition partner can share more specific information regarding the salary for the position based on the work location.


If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com. This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN NORTHAM - US
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type: 
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Houston