SCADA TECHNICIAN required by our Client, to be assigned on a Permanent basis, located in Houston, TX.
Configures programs and supports systems used for measurement, alarm management, automation, control, and data acquisition of natural gas facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, SCADA and measurement within the Clients LNG & Midstream operations area of responsibility. Position may also provide support to Affiliates or 3rd parties as required. This position would also require a Gas Control Operational Qualification to gain a complete understanding of the SCADA system.
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Daily Operations -- (50%)· Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots software and network issues related to supported applications such as ClearSCADA 2015, AutoSol Communication Manager (ACM), and Flow-Cal version 8.
Assist USGP IT in monitoring and troubleshooting activities related to SCADA server and workstation hardware, performance, network infrastructure and security.
Provides daily technical support for SCADA system data and telemetry information used for system control and for measurement validation software and system balance
Implements and maintains HMI graphics, reports and applications for use by operations.·
Travel, as necessary, to local field offices where applications reside to perform routine maintenance and support for local operations personnel.
Provide O&M/Capital Project support and development
Measurement Operations (30%)· Relief measurement analyst
Assist the measurement analyst during close process or as needed
Regulatory Compliance -- PHMSA (10%)·
Ensure compliance with regulatory standards associated with PHMSA and Department of Transportation requirements
Responsible for reporting issues to appropriate management, maintaining change management, SDLC documentation, department governance and management communication consistent with department policies and procedures
Gas Control Operations (5%)· Relief controller· Working with various interconnect gas controllers and Supervisors· Review daily/monthly LAUFs
Experience / Qualifications
SCADA/gas control experience: 3 years required
Communications systems and technology.
Comprehensive experience with server and workstation networking and administration
Substantial knowledge of the storage and pipeline systems
Able to apply knowledge of the methods, principles and practices for coordinating the flow of natural gas
Use general and specialized computer applications to manage information
Able to demonstrate advanced communication ability both written and verbal
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers and supervisors
Must have the ability to react to high pressure, emergency situations, and remain calm while executing the required emergency response plans in timely manner
Able to use analytical thinking to carry out complex, detailed and time sensitive procedures
Must be a self-starter, able to take the lead on all operational issues.