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Senior Power System Controls Engineer

Ottawa, Canada


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Senior Power Systems Controls Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Ottawa or Montreal Canada facility.
The Senior Power System Controls Engineer is responsible for providing field service systems integration engineering and technical consultation for customers in the areas of system design, programming, installation, start up, maintenance, repair, training and modification of automated control systems and power management systems.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • You will program Human Machine interfaces (HMI’s)
  • You will design and implementation of power system control schemes including switchgear transfer control, load management control, generator control, microgrid control, and  SCADA system development.
  • You will quote general turnkey control projects (analyze specifications, price all applicable labor and materials, write a proposed scope of work, etc.)
  • You will be responsible for working with substation, SCADA, and industrial communication protocols including Modbus, Ethernet/IP, DNP3 and IEC 61850.
  • You will be responsible for test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution (Electrical/Computer/Systems Engineering)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with PLC's and power systems experience.
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.
  • No relocation is offered. Candidates must reside within 80km of the locations listed.
Position Success Criteria :
  • Knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices for design of automation systems, power management systems, human-machine interface software, PLC programming, Codesys logic programming software with a preference to structured text language.
  • Knowledge and proficiency Knowledge and proficiency working with Ethernet layer 2 and layer 3 networking and experience implementing industrial/OT type networks.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of common substation IED’s, protection relays, metering, event recorders, time synchronization, etc., across multiple vendors.
  • Experience with AutoCAD.
  • Candidate must be bilingual in English and French

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – Canada
Organization: ESSG CA Canada

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052071