Electrical - Control Systems, Electrical - Energy, Electrical - Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering
4 Year Degree
This position is responsible for maintaining and upgrading existing control systems and designing new control systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Configures operator interface graphics using GE iFIX.
Configures Historian achievers using GE Historian.
Creates Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) using AutoCAD Electrical.
Designs and implements control systems using AB, Modbus, Ethernet TCP/IP and other protocols.
Designs and implements a control system using AB PLC and GE iFIX hardware and software.
Programs AB PLCs and GE iFIX HMI.
Designs and commissions new control systems using PLC & HMI.
Produces instrumentation specifications.
Produces wiring schematic for instrumentation.
Designs, implements and commissions an industrial control networks utilizing fiber optics and radios.
Creates project documentation such as SOP and operator training materials.
Applies engineering principles and logical problem-solving techniques for projects.
Identifies new automation and process improvement opportunities.
Maintains 100 percent uptime for entire control system.
Assists with budgeting process.
Other duties as assigned related to maintaining, designing and commissioning Northern Water and Municipal Subdistrict’s control systems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough understanding of control system design and implementation.
Thorough understanding of ISA standards and practices.
Good understanding of electrical fundamentals.
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Visio or Smartdraw
GE iFix and VBA
Work well with electronic technicians.
Communicate technical details clearly to other trades.
Work both in an office setting and in the field.
Work in and around construction site settings.
Balance, using legs to stabilize self on uneven surfaces, ditch sides, concrete abutments, etc.
Sustained operation of keyboard devices.
Prolonged sitting, standing, and walking in performance of daily duties.
Lift, drag, or push boxes of paper and documents weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintains a personal appearance appropriate for job position and image of Northern Water.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.
Northern Water is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Education, Experience and Training Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. Or, related degree and relevant experience.
Ten years’ experience in maintaining, upgrading, designing and implementing SCADA, PLC, HMI and ICS. Experience in process control involving pump plants, hydro-generations, pipeline and open canal flows is highly desirable.
License, Certificate, and Credential Requirements
Colorado Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within one year.
Valid driver’s license.
About Northern Water
With an inviting culture and long-standing history, Northern Water is committed to hiring and retaining the best employees to join its growing organization headquartered in beautiful Berthoud, CO. Northern Water employs approximately 140 people, with about 20 employees based in scenic Grand Lake. This public agency was created in 1937 to operate the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which delivers water to portions of eight Northeastern Colorado counties. Northern Water’s responsibilities are expanding due to economic growth as our service area is a desirable place to live. Northern Water is also developing two new water supply projects, the Windy Gap Firming Project and the Northern Integrated Supply Project, to meet the needs of the region. Employees will enjoy a competitive compensation and excellent benefit package, while joining a team of motivated individuals who remain committed to helping Northern Water collect and deliver water to a service area with about 640,000 acres of irrigated agriculture and 1 million people.