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Role Overview

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a leading provider of Smart Grid products and services with a client list of network and utility companies ranging across the UK and North America such as Scottish & Southern Electricity Distribution, Western Power Distribution, UK Power Networks, Avangrid, and Southern California Edison.  SGS products provide a platform to deliver innovative grid management solutions that meet existing and emerging objectives of network operators and users such as managing network congestion and facilitating progressive network services.  The deployment of DERMS software products is supported by essential engineering and integration professionals.  SGS is growing its Integration Practice to meet the high demand for our smart grid control systems. A Senior Smart Grid Engineer is sought to join this team and assist with the technical design and delivery of production DERMS systems.

This role requires someone with a working knowledge of the technology components and trends that intersect industrial control, power systems and ICT. The candidate will deploy SGS products in the field and will participate in the delivery and support of systems throughout their lifecycle.


Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Deliver and support operational Active Network Management Systems
  • Prepare system requirements, functional specifications, test specifications, and other documentation for SGS projects
  • Design data interfaces between SGS products and external systems, e.g. SCADA, Data Historians, Generator Control Systems
  • Integrate control and field instrumentation, measurement devices, test rigs, and harnesses for production projects
  • Configuration, testing, and commissioning of ANM platforms and applications in production and pre-production environments
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest research, development, and trial activities in the domain and identify opportunities consistent with SGS capabilities, platforms and target markets
  • Lead on-site commissioning of ANM components

Required Experience and Capabilities

  • BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Control, Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Experience with automation and control platforms, e.g. Programmable Logic Controllers, RTUs, industrial PCs, single-board computers, microcontrollers
  • Have contributed to engineering projects involving elements of electrical engineering, systems integration and customer site commissioning
  • Understand software engineering lifecycle and documentation process for design, development, and support
  • Understanding of utility communication architectures, standards and protocols, including DNP3, Modbus, OPC, IEC61850
  • Experience configuring communication protocol interfaces for Client/Server and Publish/Subscribe protocols
  • Experience with IT communication networking
  • Understanding of IT security practices and cybersecurity risks
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills

Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • Experience with build, deployment and administration of Windows and Linux platforms
  • Software development experience using IEC 61131-3, Java or C# programming languages and/or scripting and interfacing languages such as Python and Groovy
  • Experience using software version control services, e.g. Git, Subversion
  • Experience commissioning and fault finding industrial control and measurement equipment
  • Understanding of grid regulation and DER in connection issues
  • Knowledge of current and emerging smart grid technologies
  • Experience of working with Electricity utilities

Anticipated Start Date





SGS offers an exellent staff benefits package

Job Type



New York

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