SCADA Specialist

Information Technology Houston, Texas



Our client is looking for SCADA Specialist to perform SCADA system support and maintenance for a liquids pipeline SCADA system.

W2 Employment only.

Industry: Oil & Gas 

Contract to Hire

Location – Houston, TX. 

No C2C, No Sponsorship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • System Configuration and Administration.
  • Databases and Graphical Displays for Control Center Operations
  • System interfaces, business data processes, and reporting.
  • Work with the Engineering Department, CRM and Control Center on projects to determine points that need to be brought back into the SCADA system when performing SCADA integration of remote field sites.
  • Participate in detailed CAT and lineouts testing to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with the Network group to configure and test communications from the SCADA System to remote PLC’s and Flow Computers.
  • Work with field technicians in a real-time environment to troubleshoot data problems and communication problems between the remote PLC site and SCADA.
  • Work with the pipeline controllers to make sure the SCADA application is always providing them the ability to control the pipeline.  
  • Provide 24x7 support to the Control Center on a rotational basis
  • Document changes, obtain required approvals, and submit changes
  • Other duties as required


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent.  Experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 2 - 5 years of experience with SCADA systems.
  • CygNet SCADA experience is a plus but other Automation, EFM Collection or SCADA Systems experience will be considered.
  • Refined Products, Gas, and/or Liquids pipeline experience preferred with a working knowledge of measurement technologies, process control automation, device protocols, networking, and telecommunications.
  • Strong problem solving, technical, and functional skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills and be willing to learn.
  • Knowledge of file structures, data structures, graphics editors and scientific programming languages.
  • Experience working with the Windows operating system and server administration.
  • Must be able to follow controlled procedures, adhere to database and display standards and change management procedures.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Independently prioritize work to handle multiple concurrent projects to achieve results.
  • Must be able to take direction, work well in a team environment, and interact with all levels of management, engineering, systems, operations and field personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of real-time systems, particularly SCADA systems or PLCs is preferred.
  • An individual with software development experience, preferably in the .Net environment, and experience working with SQL Server, T-SQL, PowerShell is highly desirable.
  • A basic understanding of pipeline hydraulics, with attention to leak detection and product batch tracking.
  • A basic understanding of RTU communication protocols and TCP/ IP communications.
  • CygNet SCADA application with remote site integration experience.
  • Familiarity with PHMSA Control Room Management (CRM) processes and guidelines.



 In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document







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