Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
Country: United States
Performing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) master side RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) checkout services on Entergy’s GE based systems. Contractor will provide resources on an as needed basis for work on projects involving SCADA system master side checkouts. The RTU is the device or collection of devices in an electrical substation, natural gas yard or other field locations that interfaces with measurement devices or apparatus in the facility and provide the interface to the SCADA system used to operate the system as well as report system conditions that others such as planning or maintenance team will need to perform their functions for the system. Resources should be familiar and able to perform the following times but not limited to:
•Able to review data that comes into the SCADA system from RTUs in the field and will be verified with resources in the field to ensure the data is accurate and placed correctly on any display related to that data with any data point found to be inoperable will be placed in the uncommission state per the OTSS Checkout procedure.
•Shall be able to identify any display that included data being checked out.
•Resources shall be able to identify and track data being shared between EMSs (Energy Management Systems; various SCADA systems Entergy uses for different functions) and ensure that the data is displayed correctly on each EMS.
•Shall coordinate all control point testing with Operations and Field personnel to ensure that these points are functionally correct and should also be verified that only the appropriate EMS is able to operate a control point when data is shared between systems
•be capable of supporting the EMS Database updates so that new or updated data points can be introduced for projects and then verified operating correctly.
•Should have a fundamental understanding of SCADA systems.
Include but not limited to the use of:
•Analog, Digital and Counter Inputs with an understanding of what these type of data input are and how they are applied and the limitations of each - This is critical to being able to ensure that the data coming into the SCADA system is accurate and applied correctly for an operator’s use or anyone needing to review historical system records.
•Digital and Analog Control Outputs - Should understand the significance in configuring and operating SCADA system control points.
•Operating system control points will be required in not only RTU checkout work but in RTU maintenance and configuration.
•Operation of these points must be done with care and coordination.
•Resources will be required to coordinate appropriately with the field personnel and operators to ensure testing of these control point will be done in a safe and controlled fashion.
•A clear understanding of the facility and its operations where work is being performed is essential to ensuring the system is functionally tested in a safe manner.
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