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SCADA Engineer

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Location: Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
Job ID: R0005806
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Honolulu JV
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated SCADA Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pearl City, HI.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Accountabilities:

  • Analyze customer supplied system specifications, decomposing the statements within such specifications into software requirements
  • Identify gaps between customer requirements and company standard software products
  • Create requirement documents, including high level design documents, interface control design documents and detailed software requirements and specifications, and requirements traceability documents.
  • Be the primary technical interface to the customer throughout the life cycle of the project and act as technical liaison relative to the software development effort with other departments within the company working on the same project.
  • Interface with internal customers (project managers, construction managers, project engineers, and application engineers) and external stakeholders (customers, contractors, local authorities, external assessor) to ensure consistent communication.
  • Develop and execute commissioning plans, including resourcing, logistics, and scheduling. Onsite lead for commissioning and acceptance testing.
  • Coordinate work sequences, schedules, resources and punch list items.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and execute testing protocols to achieve commercial operation, based on contractual requirements.
  • Oversee commissioning and acceptance testing of the entire plant in a safe manner, including controls and communication networks, power supplies, auxiliary systems like fire detection, ventilation, HMI.
  • Provide local/remote technical support troubleshooting during commissioning, and operation as needed.
  • Develop customer training and handoff material to internal and external O&M teams. Develop a train-the-trainer program to enable successful handoffs for safe operation of the plant.
  • Create professional commissioning and testing reports for internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Drive continuous improvement on developing and capturing technical problem solving knowledge to enable other organizations to effectively resolve customer problems and inquiries.
  • Ownership of administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to: service reports, issue logging/tracking, job safety analysis, quality compliance.

 
Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Preferred previous experiences as SCADA and/or Maintenance Management System specialist in Railways and Mass Transit market.
  • Knowledge of SCADA and/or Maintenance Management Systems
  • Knowledge of communication protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP and Modbus).
  • Knowledge of standards and norms related to Safety Integrity Level (hw and sw).
  • Knowledge of problems and solutions related to wiring and connections, cabinets, cable paths, connections to Civil Works.
  • Knowledge of the concepts related to maintenance principles, database, protocols for data transfer and collection, configuration of maintenance asset and work orders, warehouse management and spare parts.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • BS in an engineering discipline or relevant experience as an Electrical and Automation Engineer
  • At least five years of professional experience in design or commissioning or performance testing 
  • Knowledge and experience with SCADA protocols (i.e. DNP3 and Modbus)
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems, MMIS systems (such as Maximo and similar), PLCs, SCADA gateways, managed Ethernet switches, media converters (fiber and serial) and digital Input/output devices.
  • Training in business improvement or root cause analysis preferred
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to execute many projects and tasks in parallel, self-directed, highly detail-oriented, organized and flexible
  • Ability to travel, occasionally on short notice
  • Demonstrated experience in customer-focused problem solving

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

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