Senior SCADA Engineer - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

United States

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.


To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.


National Grid is hiring a Senior SCADA Engineer in Northborough, MA.

Job Purpose

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible for the definition, testing, and production implementation of a distribution specific SCADA system (DSCADA). The DSCADA system will be the centralized hub for the monitoring and control of the distribution electrical grid. This position will work closely with the advanced distribution management system (ADMS) engineers and SMEs to properly design and configure real time data interfaces to support advanced application functionality such as unbalanced load flow, fault location, fault location isolation and service restoration (FLISR), and volt-var optimization (VVO).

Post implementation support of DSCADA will include troubleshooting of data acquisition issues, database updating, and one-line diagram development. Support will also include the day-to-day needs of Control Center Operations and other end users.  It is a requirement that supporting the SCADA real-time operations will include off hours support as part of an on-call rotation.  The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and team work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide day-to-day development and support of distribution specific National Grid SCADA system.
  • Need an enthusiastic individual to coordinate with field personnel to update the SCADA database and commission field equipment.
  • Actively participate in support and troubleshooting problems in all aspects of the SCADA system, and specifically data acquisition issues including:
    • Windows Servers running vendor supplied communication software.
    • Communication circuits using analog, digital (DDS), frame relay, T1, fiber, or MPLS.
    • Communications with surround utilities.
  • Actively update and maintain the annual disaster recovery plans in the SCADA database.
  • Windows Active Directory and Linux administration.
  • Participate in on-call rotation as required to support Control Center Operations and maintenance of the SCADA system during off hours.
  • Contribute to a program of work, appropriately assessed, designed, planned, resourced and scheduled in a timely and cost effective manner to deliver intelligent grid tools in-line with vision, emerging standards and trends, and policies.
  • Build and nurture relationships with industry peers and other external industry influencers to keep abreast of technical innovations and their potential benefits.
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution circuit maps and hierarchy of electrical distribution circuits
  • Domain / Industry Knowledge surrounding control room software platforms is a plus
  • Knowledgeable of system integration issues
  • Attends industry related conferences / events


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Science or other technical discipline from an accredited school.  
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with system specification and implementation involving working with SCADA vendors.
  • Basic understanding and troubleshooting of Windows, Linux, and SQL environments.
  • Basic understanding of electrical circuits and diagrams.
  • Knowledge of the NERC CIP 001 – 014 Cyber Security Standards and requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle and SQL.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Candidate should have a basic understanding of networking infrastructure and protocols including Routers, Switches, Hubs, TCP/IP, Firewalls and SNMP.
  • Practices and demonstrates the ability to create new concepts or solutions that are not always obvious to others.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.