Senior Controls Engineer

Job description

Our client is a rapidly growing, grid-scale energy storage developer, owner and operator backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and led by experienced clean energy industry professionals. They acquire, develop and operate stand-alone battery storage projects in markets across North America. Due to continued growth and expansion they are looking to hire a Senior Controls Engineer.


  • Lead management of SCADA/controls vendors including project management, schedule, budget and other oversight to ensure the control vendor(s) successfully deliver a full SCADA control system for the projects that integrate BMS, inverter, relays, metering, and DAS.
  • Develop control design criteria and best practices for projects, for example:
  • Preferred hardware equipment list
  • Redundancy and uptime design requirements
  • Network architecture including network security controls
  • Control functions and modes compliant with CAISO, ERCOT, or other market requirements
  • Develop testing and validation requirements during factory acceptance tests, site commissioning, and site acceptance tests. Tests may include hardware-in-the-loop tests and live hardware tests for the vendors to implement.
  • Review proposals, contracts, and other agreements to determine requirements and scope of work.  
  • Work with control vendors, external commissioning team, and EPC during installation and commissioning of the SCADA control system providing owner oversight and troubleshooting support.
  • Develop HMI and dashboard requirements and interface for both local and remote access.
  • Ensure compliance with all cybersecurity requirements including NERC-CIP
  • Work with internal Asset Management and Market Operations teams on data management for operations
  • Implement an internal QA/QC program for vendors and projects to comply with
  • Other responsibilities that may arise


  • 3+ years of prior work experience in the power plant industry developing, testing, commissioning, deploying, and troubleshooting controls; prior battery storage experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with relevant industry hardware, protocols, and design methodology  
  • Ability to understand how a SCADA control system integrates with a functioning energy storage system
  • Experience with NERC CIP and relevant cybersecurity industry standards
  • Familiarity with NERC Protection and Control standards (PRC-019, -024, -025, -027)
  • Experience with SEL, Dell, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, or other relevant products
  • Experience with programming languages including PLC-based, Python, Java and others
  • Familiarity with data software platforms (OSI Pi, Ignition, etc.) and API protocols (REST, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
  • Experience with DNP3, MODBUS TCP along with familiarity with SunSpec
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus
  • Integrity, humility, and respect for others
  • Flexible, creative, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to travel to project sites as needed to support SCADA implementation or troubleshooting
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