Job Details

Field Telemetry Engineer 3 or 4

NW Natural, Portland, Oregon, United States

Job - Other

Close Date: 04/02/2018

At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We’ve been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859.

Some of our neighbors know us through our philanthropy and volunteer programs and innovative approaches to carbon reduction.

Our customers know us because of the clean, safe, efficient, and low-cost natural gas we provide.

We are a service-oriented utility, with a “Best in the West” customer satisfaction ranking.

If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural.

The Role:

Leads, engineers, designs, tests and commissions field instrumentation, pipeline control systems, and telemetry in support of gas control operations. Works closely with pipeline engineering department, gas control, SCADA development team, and instrumentation technicians. Responsible for engineering, planning, organizing and implementing field SCADA instrumentation and telemetry and leads field commissioning of new and/or improved pipeline controls with cross department team members.

Day to Day:

Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of company SCADA systems used for the monitoring and control of gas control operations.
Leads engineering design, testing and commissioning of field instrumentation and pipeline control systems.
Perform engineering tasks using established procedures, these include but are not limited to, field transducer and equipment selection, schematic design, system layout, cost estimation, permitting and system documentation.
Leads telemetry and SCADA project planning, scheduling and budgeting based upon project commissioning and start-up schedules.
Insure accuracy and reliability of instrumentation, SCADA, pipeline control and safety of systems.
Generate system architecture and piping and instrumentation design and field network drawings.
Participates in architecture decisions affecting SCADA instrumentation and controls.
System testing and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control systems to resolve scheduled and unscheduled outages.
Work closely with company personnel to optimize instrumentation and pipeline control efficiency and reliability.
Provide guidance and training assistance to field instrumentation technicians and SCADA HMI developers.
Establishes standardized field documentation, responsible for instrumentation design as-builts and provides engineering support services to field technicians.
Position requires frequent field site visits throughout the NW Natural operational region to lead on-site instrumentation engineering, design, and commissioning.
Position requires the ability and willingness to be available for on-call response, and off-hours site commissioning or upgrade activities.
Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
What we offer:

BS in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, with specialty in Telemetry Control Systems, Instrumentation or related field. PE preferred.
Minimum of 5 years working experience in similar position required for Level 3. Additional years of experience for Level 4.
Strong Rockwell ControlLogix PLC programming, FactoryTalk, and PlantPAx experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to read and understand schematic diagrams, P&ID prints, blue prints and control systems loop diagrams.
Must have working knowledge of a wide variety of transducers and equipment related to control and instrumentation.
Proven ability to effectively lead and manage priorities while working with various types of people.
Self-motivated and self-directed with good communications and collaboration skills.
Demonstrated strong oral, written, and presentation skills, including the ability to explain complex technological concepts to a non-technical audience.
Proven ability to organize/prioritize workload effectively and manage conflicting priorities.
Must have the ability to take initiative and be assertive in a professional environment.
Demonstrated ability to learn very quickly and adapt to any situation that might arise.
Proven ability to function in a highly cohesive team environment to achieve department goals and to act independently to accomplish responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to interact with employees at all organizational levels, including the ability to work in partnership with departmental and process managers in a union environment.
Skill in training key business partners on pipeline instrumentation and control system architecture.
Requires travel within NWN service territory and frequent field work.
Requires evening and weekend work hours to accommodate resolution of system outages and scheduled maintenance.
Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Must obtain a valid Oregon/Washington driver's license within 90 days if current valid license is from another state.
Subject to random drug testing.
What we offer:

Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest

Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary

401(k) with generous match and additional 5% employer contribution

Company provided Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists

Green Team/Diversity & Inclusion Council/Safety Team/Women’s Network

Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities

Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount

20% Employee discount on Natural Gas

Generous Vacation/Sick leave program

7 Paid Holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to add an extra paid day off to Holidays Observed by NW Natural

Flexible work schedule opportunities

Base salary Range– Min. $91,500 (*$100,900 to $126,650) Max. $132,700 (Level 3) or Min. $100,850 (*$111,200 to $139,600) Max. $146,250 (Level 4) depending on qualifications *Expected Hiring Range

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.

Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.

Deadline: February 23, 2018

At NW Natural we are committed to fair compensation, pay equity and equal opportunity for advancement in the workplace. Salaries are determined based on a combination of education, experience, skills, performance and internal equity to similar roles within our organization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.