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SCADA Project Manager

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. 
With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.
We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate about sustainable technology, innovation, and execution.

What You’ll do 
The SCADA manager at Lightsource bp is part of the team responsible for supervision of SCADA installation, maintenance, network architecture design and sub-system support . The SCADA networks are used for controlling, operating and monitoring solar energy power plants and substations. A successful candidate has the ability to work effectively and diligently as an individual manager and team member in front of both internal and external customers and may be exposed to challenging areas of customer interface and sales strategies.


•    Provide SCADA expertise on solar power and substation systems during the development, construction and operations phases of each project.
•    Work with project management to aggregate site requirements and guide designs for construction.
•    Work with project management to deliver procurement and deployment plans, timelines and costs.
•    Manage IT consultants and subcontractors for network security deliverables, testing, budgets, and system completion.
•    Manage vendors to deploy SCADA solutions according to timelines and budget. Supervise troubleshooting of problems to meet site requirements.
•    Supervise programming of substation RTAC units, and communication hardware using standard SCADA protocols.
•    Work closely with the project manager, construction manager, electrical manager, and project engineer to guarantee a quality system is installed and tested to specification
•    Ensure that SCADA systems have been installed per company requirements and tested to meet QSE, Utility and regional reliability council requirements.
•    Support the operations group throughout the life of the facility to maintain reliability of the energy facility on the grid.
•    Maintain project and department documentation in company documentation control software.


•    B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Science Engineering or equivalent experience
•    Working knowledge of the renewables energy industry and projects
•    Familiarity with and ability to stay current on SCADA regulations and standards.
•    Must be familiar & worked with industrial standards protocols – MODBUS, DNP, IEC, OPC
•    Knowledge of NERC/CIP requirements


•    Strong computer skills, including familiarity with web based systems and software tools, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Database Management software (such as Access).
•    Excellent time management skills with strong organizational skills and ability.


•    8+ years of utility or industrial  SCADA experience (solar power industry preferred)
•    Experience with SCADA software programming, SCADA historians, MS SQL servers.

Why you’ll make a great member of the team    

•    Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to discuss complex situations with others in person or by telephone and to coordinate an agreed action plan.
•    Demonstrated efficiency in managing multi-disciplinary tasks.


Why you’ll want to work for us    

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter. 
Be you: We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
Be responsible: Our culture is driven by our core values, from operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.  
Be recognized: Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual performance bonus, long-term retention bonus, health insurance, pension and other local benefits. 
Be inspired: Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, we offer a variety of initiatives that can contribute to your own personal development such as our charitable causes and our sustainability initiatives. 
Our Core Values: Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible, and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.  


We offer:
· US team members are entitled to medical benefits, life insurance, dental benefits, vision benefits and short- and long-term disability benefits. Lightsource bp pays for the first $800 of the monthly insurance premium. For staff members with dependents, Lightsource will cover 50% of the costs of covering dependents. The team member contributes the remainder of the premium, if any, through pre-tax payroll deduction.
· Lightsource bp offers US team members immediate eligibility for a 401(k) plan, with a 3% nonelective employer contribution.
· Our team members are eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, calculated based on corporate, team and individual objectives. Team members in the US may receive an additional 50% of their annual bonus in a “retention bank” as well, available for withdrawal after three years of bonus awards have accrued.
· Lightsource bp currently observes the following 11 holidays in the US: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
· US team members accrue 20 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. All team members are also eligible for COVID-19 leave.
· Team members in the US enjoy a hybrid work environment.
· US team members receive a monthly personal phone bill reimbursement of up to $100 and a monthly commuter benefit of up to $150. Team members also receive one-time wellness and remote work allowances


Lightsource bp is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
This position requires satisfactory proof of COVID vaccination or your obtaining an approved accommodation or exemption that exempts you from compliance with the mandatory COVID vaccination requirement in accordance with applicable law. “Fully vaccinated” means that at least two weeks have passed since the administration of the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.