Substation Communication Engineer

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Date: Feb 27, 2024

Location: Denver, CO, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 88346 

Job Category: Energy 

Location: Denver, CO, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Substation Communication Engineer to join the Energy team in eGRID, USA. The candidate can be in any one of these following locations: Denver, CO, or, Minneapolis, MN, or, Amarillo, TX.


The global energy transition is upon us. As we shift to a low carbon world, meeting the growing demand for energy will require revolutionary thinking and a variety of resources. While the market is challenging, these challenges present the biggest opportunities and catalysts for change.


Hatch’s Energy group partners with clients to provide comprehensive plans that incorporate all aspects of their projects. Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain—upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our team today and help make a difference!


As the successful candidate, you will:


  • Works within a multi-discipline team to develop and/or review efficient and reliable electrical design packages for medium and high voltage substations.
  • Reviews standard substation drawings and equipment configuration requirements related to these systems.
  • Experience with industrial communication protocol, such as Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, DNP3.0, Ethernet/IP
  • Evaluates a design's overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety.
  • Investigates root causes of failures to maintain quality and recommend improvements.
  • Create SCADA point lists, remote terminal unit (RTU) programs, human-machine interfaces (HMI’s), meter programs, metering overviews, and calculations under the supervision of a lead engineer
  • Develop complete design packages for site network and communication architectures compliant with the client and regulatory requirements
  • Implements sound cyber security architecture and configurations on substation devices. Applies NERC CIP compliance requirements.
  • Reviews internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.


You bring to the role:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 8-12 years of professional experience design, modeling, development and testing of substation communication systems related to SCADA/EMS and tele protection channels
  • A Professional Engineer (PE) registration is a plus
  • Prior utility consulting experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards including the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and IEEE.
  • A high level of interpersonal communication skills, including a strong command of the English language with good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform independently and in a team environment and provide project ownership.
  • Travel to client sites as required. Reports to the Manager, Power Delivery & Integration, eGRID


Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.



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