Control Automation Engineer

at Veolia North America
Location Boston
Date Posted June 24, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Company Description

Veolia is the world's leading environmental services company with ~179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries.

Job Description

Position Location: Boston, MA or Pennsauken, NJ or Remote

As a Controls & Automation Engineer you will be responsible for supporting Veolia North America facilities by providing advisory, design, troubleshooting, and implementation services for SCADA, PLC, plant networks, and related systems at those sites. You will also have a key role in implementing corporate plant data initiatives through maintaining, expanding, and enhancing the corporate data Historian and related systems. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with a variety of SCADA, PLC, Historian, and other automation systems and will have hands-on experience advising sites on SCADA needs and implementing solutions.

- Work with sites to review and document current SCADA, PLC, and control systems setup and provide recommendations for system upgrades and to bring systems into compliance with Veolia OT, IT, and cybersecurity standards - Assist with management of strategic site SCADA projects, including writing technical requirements and RFP documents and interfacing with site, integrators, IT and other technical personnel to ensure projects
are completed successfully
- Work with IT and sites to implement IT shared infrastructure services for OT (remote access, backups, antivirus, networking, data and user management, etc.)
- Help maintain and assist with implementation and troubleshooting for site and corporate Historian systems
- Work with sites and stakeholders within operations, engineering, and IT to configure new data sources, points, calculations, screens, data integrations, and improve functionality of the corporate Historian systems
- Provide support, troubleshooting, and small project support to sites for critical SCADA, PLC, Historian, and other control system related issues
- Provide input and assist in maintaining and updating Veolia OT standards

Qualifications

EDUCATION
- BS (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
or related field strongly preferred

EXPERIENCE
- At least 5 years (10 years for candidates without a BS or equivalent) work experience in
the industrial control system field implementing and supporting SCADA, PLC, Historian,
and/or related systems is required
- Implementation and support experience with SCADA and/or DCS systems is required
(experience with Wonderware and FactoryTalk View preferred)
- PLC programming, configuration, and support experience is required (experience with
Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs strongly preferred)
- Thorough understanding of plant network communications and SCADA and OT
cybersecurity concepts is required
- Experience with OSIsoft PI Historian or Wonderware Historian database is strongly
preferred depending on the assigned site (experience with other data historians is also a
plus)
- SCADA Project Management experience as well as experience writing requirements
documents, system specification documents, and/or RFPs for Historian or SCADA
project work is preferred
- Thorough understanding of control panel design and wiring and plant instrumentation is
preferred
- Experience with databases and SQL queries, PC/server configuration, thin client
systems, and/or VMware is a plus
- Experience in the Incineration, Industrial Waste, Water/Wastewater, and/or Energy
industries is a plus
- Experience working in an integrated IT/OT environment with frequent collaboration with
IT personnel is a plus

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

- Ability to work independently on multiple tasks/projects and prioritize work effectively to
meet project deadlines
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Must possess a high degree of professionalism
- Able to operate within a team atmosphere and interface effectively with a diverse set of
groups and stakeholders
- Willingness to keep skills up-to-date and to acquire new skills to improve our support for
the business

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

- Up to 30% travel required (within the United States and Canada) depending on the need of the assigned site. Must have a valid passport.
- Work will generally be in office environments. Occasional work in active plant environments will be required (which may require the wearing of appropriate PPE, standing and/or walking for long periods of time, and/or carrying/lifting of computer and automation equipment)

Additional Information

About Veolia:

Veolia offers the most complete range of environmental solutions to meet the challenges of cities, governments, campuses, businesses and industries. Our network of talent and hands-on know-how is unique and unrivaled.

We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for more than 550 communities and more than 30,000 businesses, campuses and organizations throughout North America.

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