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Engineer, Gas Network Control Engineering

Location: Billerica
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

As part of National Grid's continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.About usNational Grid is hiring an Engineer for our Gas Control Center department in Northboro, MA.The National Grid Gas Control department has an opening on a team tasked with successful development and deployment of a new SCADA system for the Rhode Island gas distribution system. Following deployment, the candidate will support activities associated with the maintenance, monitoring, and installation of gas telemetry, instrumentation, and controls for the Gas SCADA system. This position will have primary responsibility to support maintenance, design, and installation of remote terminal units (RTU's), gas system instrumentation and controls, telecommunication systems, gas metering, and gas quality systems. The position will also support day to day activities associated with the maintenance of the Gas SCADA system.Job PurposeTo support the operation of the gas network system, including the installation, maintenance and management of control systems.Key AccountabilitiesResponsible for successful development and deployment of new SCADA system for the Rhode Island operation

  • Responsible for the design, configuration, installation oversight, and support of repair and maintenance for all monitoring and control equipment including, electronic sensing devices, flow computers, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), data communications equipment and services, computer hardware, and other gas telemetry devices.
  • Assures proper installation, reliability, accuracy, and maintenance of all computer hardware and supporting control systems associated with National Grid's Gas Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Programming of flow computers, remote terminal units, and programmable logic controllers used to monitor and control the gas distribution system.
  • Coordinate with operating and maintenance personnel to provide for proper calibration, repair and maintenance of gas measurement and telemetry equipment at custody transfer points, and large volume customers to ensure the accuracy of field equipment.
  • Work with field technicians and telecom providers to support operation and upgrades of the telemetry equipment and communications infrastructure such as MPLS, CDMA, satellite, and radio.
    Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Able to maintain an effective working relationship with control room personnel to ensure they follow best practice.QualificationsBachelor's degree in an Information Technology or Engineering discipline required.
      • Must be able to analyze operational requirements in a highly logical manner and be able to recommend modifications and improvements based on a thorough knowledge of computer processes and existing gas control system designs.
      • Analytical ability and technical skills to troubleshoot issues with field telemetry and control systems is desirable.
      • Project management skills to design, develop and oversee the commissioning of new computer systems, communications networks, and remotely controlled regulating stations is desirable.
      • Coordination and supervisory skills sufficient to direct maintenance and repair activities.
      • Technical expertise sufficient to interact with technical professionals in all areas of the company to make decisions directly impacting control system design, installation and operation.
      • Must be a proactive problem solver with a high energy level and possess the ability to quickly remedy problems as they arise.More InformationPPL is in the process of acquiring The Narragansett Electric Company from National Grid. This requisition is identified as being part of this transition and will move to PPL at a later date. Acceptance of an offer of employment for this role will restrict your future movement to positions within National Grid.This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.
        National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Billerica , Engineer, Gas Network Control Engineering, Engineering , Billerica, Massachusetts

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