What The Role Is

The Control Systems Commissioning Engineer is a highly valued member of Clearway’s SCADA & Control Engineering team.  This individual will leverage their technical expertise to lead commissioning efforts for Clearway’s utility scale solar and wind power generation plants.  While the primary focus of this role is commissioning, this individual is expected to provide supplemental support for other aspects within the team, including operational troubleshooting, controls performance optimization, and compliance testing.  This position requires the ability to work a flex schedule to support emergencies or commissioning tests.  This position includes up to 25% travel to US based office and plant locations.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Lead the design, performance, and execution of plant controls, post FAT and through the commissioning phases of new assets and acquisitions.
  • Provide guidance for EPC SCADA Integrator by pulling requirements, responding to RFIs and collaborating on control algorithm development.
  • Coordinate and perform site acceptance testing, including ISO required testing, in accordance with regulatory body standards and customer requirements, documenting results.
  • Review EPC design elements related to SCADA & Controls equipment and software algorithms, addressing any shortcomings prior to O&M turnover.
  • Conduct training on new plant controls system specifics, HMI interfaces, system architecture and expected trouble points as part of turn over to the O&M team.
  • Baseline and improve performance of renewable plant control algorithms through the use of data analytics and simulation modeling tools.
  • Perform NERC and/or ISO compliance testing in accordance with regulatory body standards on operational sites on an as needed basis.
  • Pursue continuous improvement by keeping abreast of industry standards and implementing innovative new designs to enhance plant reliability and performance.
  • Support Clearway’s cybersecurity strategy, ensuring defense in depth mechanisms are implemented on SCADA & Controls equipment as specified.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program required.
  • Minimum 4 years experience within an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum 1 year experience within Control Systems Engineering
  • Competent knowledge of power plant control systems architecture and software
  • Working knowledge and prior programming of SEL RTAC or comparable plant control devices such as PLCs
  • Ability to interpret NERC, ERCOT, WECC, CAISO & ISONE regulations
  • Knowledge of industry standards and trends
  • Familiarity with Software change management best practices
  • Strong Verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly data driven and analytical
  • Competent knowledge in Engineering Principles and Processes
  • High proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word & Outlook
  • Project management skills
  • Customer focus driven

What Would Be Nice

  • Direct experience with Grid Tied Power Generation controls not required but highly valued
  • Renewable Energy plant controls experience not required but highly valued
  • Working knowledge of control system requirements for electrical generation management
  • Experience programming in IEC 61131-3 Logic Engine, specifically Structured Text
  • Experience with OPC, Modbus, SEL, EtherNet/IP and DNP3 protocols
  • Understanding of network security protocols and cyber security standards
  • Experience with integration of Energy Storage Systems with Renewable Plants
  • Experience with programming substation relays (GE, SEL, etc.)
  • Knowledge of IT networks and telecommunications infrastructure
  • Ability to Teach, Train & Mentor

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.). 

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations
$115,000$140,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate 10 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 8 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, CA.; Scottsdale, AZ.; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together
Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, Denver, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide
Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website.

Notice to Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@clearwayenergy.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

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