Technology/SCADA Manager - Wyandotte,MI

Veolia is the largest sustainable environmental solutions organization globally. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, we specialize in water, waste and energy management
Technology/SCADA Manager
$80-90k 5% bonus
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Vacation
Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Controls & Automation Engineer will maintain, troubleshoot, and modify the automation, controls, PLC systems, and SCADA systems at Veolia O&M Project at the Downriver Plant in Wayne County, Michigan. The major responsibilities for this position include: the maintenance and troubleshooting of all plant control systems, the maintenance of documentation and standards for all plant control systems, the documentation and planning for all plant control system projects, the implementation of control system upgrade projects (both internally and integrator performed).
Scope & Responsibilities:
Provides maintenance, troubleshooting, support, and technical assistance for the SCADA systems, Data Historian, PLC systems, other control systems, and related industrial computing and networking at the Downriver Plant and associated process areas.
Works with Veolia corporate Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) and Operations Technology (OT) groups to coordinate work and support for corporate IT systems present at the plant and any connections between DUWA plant systems and corporate systems.
Maintains documentation for all plant control systems and backups as necessary for all control system configurations and historical data. Maintains and develops procedures and standards for all aspects of the plant control systems, including technology standards, security standards, integration and consultant standards, system implementation, troubleshooting, programming, tag naming, etc. Regularly coordinates with Veolia corporate IS&T and OT groups to ensure these standards are aligned with corporate standards.
Regularly solicits input from plant operations, plant engineering, corporate IS&T and OT, and key vendors to determine system status and system upgrade needs. Uses this input to maintain on ongoing list of required upgrade projects.
Prepares estimates, justifications, requirements specifications, and other documentation necessary for required plant control system upgrades.
For internally performed control system projects, work with plant personnel as necessary to fully implement projects from concept to completion.
For integrator performed control system projects, lead the selection of integrators and consultants to complete work, manage all project and on-site work by integrators and consultants, and confirm that all work is completed in full, on schedule, and within budget.
Observe and comply with all Veolia and other standard safety codes and practices, and perform work in accordance with recognized trade and company standards and, where applicable, local, state, and federal laws.
Participate in any mandatory training and related programs.
At least five (5) years' work experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and implementing PLC, SCADA, and related systems as a controls engineer, controls specialist, or equivalent is required.
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related engineering field is strongly preferred. For candidates who do not meet this requirement, at least ten (10) years' work experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and implementing PLC, SCADA, and related systems as a controls engineer, controls specialist, or equivalent is required.
At least two (2) years' experience with Allen Bradley PLCs (PLC-5 and/or ControlLogix platforms) is required.
Experience with the GE Proficy iFIX SCADA system and Historian is strongly preferred.
Experience working on control systems at Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants is preferred. An understanding of Water and Wastewater Treatment plant processes and operations is helpful as well.
Experience with the maintenance, troubleshooting, and implementation of servers, PCs, and networking equipment for SCADA and control system environments is required. Must process a thorough understanding of Windows-based operating systems and basic office programs. Experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, VMware, and Thin Clients in SCADA and control system environments is preferred. Experience with firewalls and/or plant network security is helpful as well.
A thorough understanding of panel layout and wiring, electrical concepts, plant instrumentation and control system concepts, ladder logic and other PLC programming methods, basic scripting for SCADA systems, and industrial communication protocols is required. Experience with cellular and/or radio communications for SCADA is helpful as well.
Experience writing requirements documents, system specification documents, and/or RFPs for control systems project work is preferred.
Experience directing and managing integrators and consultants performing control system projects is helpful.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must possess a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to operate within a team atmosphere.
Detail oriented.
Ability to take direction.
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively.
A willingness to keep skills up-to-date, acquire new skills, and utilize technology to streamline processes and problem solve is essential.
Other Requirements:
Must be available to occasionally assist in resolving treatment plant problems during off hours.
Must be able to work internally in the physical plant and externally on the facility's grounds or at satellite facilities.
Must be able to work, infrequently, in extremes of hot and cold temperatures and inclement weather conditions.
Must be able to stand for several hours at a time while performing work duties.
When working in the physical plant the employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment because of his/her work around potential hazards such as loud noise, airborne particles, vibration, and hazardous materials. This protective equipment may include safety eyewear, footwear, hard hat, hearing protection, and gloves.
May require stooping, bending, climbing, reaching, and carrying; intermittent lifting of less than 50 lbs.

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