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Posted by: Talascend <sindhuja.ramesh@talascend.com> on December 23, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Post Number: 510661
Posted By: Talascend
Posted On: 2018-12-23 00:04:01
Email Address: sindhuja.ramesh@talascend.com
Subject: [Cyber Security Specialist] C&I Engineer Specialist (Cyber/Software) (96817)
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Richland
State: Washington
Country: United States

Talascend is currently seeking a C&I Engineer Specialist (Cyber/Software) for a contract opportunity located in Richland, WA.

12 month contract opportunity with per diem available.


Cybersecurity: The selected candidate for this position will have cybersecurity responsibilities as they relate to an Industrial Control System (ICS). These responsibilities focus on performing work to provide a highly available and secure environment that meets the government mandated cyber security requirements (e.g., Risk Management Framework) in accordance with appropriate standards, (e.g. NIST SP 800-53, 800-82, etc). This position also includes supporting necessary security controls and enhancements on the control systems; supporting project policy, plan and procedure development; planning disaster and recovery; adhering to configuration management; supporting cybersecurity related drawings (e.g., boundary drawings, etc) and cybersecurity input to specifications. In the work environment, the candidate will need to work closely with senior engineers, IS&T and cybersecurity professionals to achieve a common goal.

Controls: From an ICS perspective, the selected candidate will be required to perform the following duties: Develop, review and coordinate documents with suppliers, other disciplines and customers. Coordinates technical issues with Senior engineers. Proficient with basic engineering deliverables such as drawings, specifications, calculations, and Distributed Control System (DCS)/Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) configurations. Knowledgeable of major regulations and industry codes and standards applicable to Instrumentation and Controls. Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products. Responsibilities include the following: marking up Piping & Instrument Diagrams and Logic Diagrams for control and instrumentation requirements. Develops network architecture diagrams. Contributes to maintaining the project’s instrument database using automated tools and has knowledge of the applicability of information to be populated in the instrument database. Achieves work process improvement and promotes continuous work process improvement. The Engineer shall champion non-proprietary electronic data interchange and integrate automation technology where ever practical.


Working knowledge of control systems hardware, software and network design (topology, block diagrams, etc)
Working knowledge of knowledge of Logic Diagrams and Automation support for Plant Control Systems (DCS’s, PLC’s etc.).
General knowledge of control system protocols (e.g., Ethernet/IP, Modbus, DNP3, etc).
Hands on Microsoft office programs, VISIO, and other computer programs.
Willing to travel to job, customer and partner sites for meetings, assessments and deployments.
Working knowledge and application of Codes and Standards.
Excellent communication skills – oral and written.
Candidate must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.


Working knowledge of one cybersecurity program standard (NIST SP 800-53, 800-82, ISO 27001, etc.)
Working knowledge of deploying security controls to support security risk strategy
Experience working with vendors control system software (Schneider, ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Allen Bradley, etc.)
Experience administering windows systems (active directory, user, policy, and log management)
Security+ Certification


BS degree from a U.S. accredited institution in Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech engineering with one year of related experience; or in lieu of education seven years of experience in Control Systems Engineering.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background Check and Drug Screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at www.talascend.com.

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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