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Intern – SCADA Engineer CPS Energy San Antonio, TX,

  • Full Time Internship
  • San Antonio, TX,
  • Applications have closed

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Brief Details

Job: Intern – SCADA Engineer
Paid/Unpaid: unpaid
Company: CPS Energy
Location: San Antonio, TX,
Application Deadline:

Internship Description

Intern – SCADA Engineer



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Position Summary



Provide engineering and technical support, on a 24×7 basis, to analyze, plan, specify, develop, procure, maintain and enhance the various systems, procedures and processes used to monitor and control, in real-time, CPS Energy transmission, distribution and gas facilities via installed SCADA technology.


Tasks and Responsibilities


Provide engineering and technical support to Operations Staff by ensuring SCADA applications and integrated systems work as expected so CPS Energy can effectively control and monitor its transmission, distribution, and gas systems in real-time.

Formulate models and provide engineering direction and support in the development and modification of existing SCADA subsystems, functions, applications, databases, processes, procedures, and documentation in such a way as to maximize system accuracy, reliability and usability.

Perform network model database changes to add, delete, and modify elements in the SCADA application to support reliable and accurate real-time controls of the CPS Energy transmission, distribution, and gas systems.

Ensure SCADA database accuracy by performing SCADA point checkouts with field personnel to ensure reliable and accurate representation of SCADA models in real-time operations.

Support electric advanced power flow and state estimation functions for real-time system operations use (e.g. state estimation, Volt-VAR optimization, fault location and isolation, etc.).

Ensure regulatory compliance by creating, maintaining, and verifying SCADA cyber security controls as well as related documentation.

Assign and direct technical work of others including vendors and consultants.

Work with Enterprise IT personnel to maintain the reliability and availability of all SCADA system functions.

Support archiving and reporting tools used by other departments within CPS Energy.

Support SCADA Operator Training Simulators so that System Operators have a viable simulator for annual required training.

Identify SCADA application issues or enhancement opportunities and coordinate with application vendor to develop a software update and test plan.

Work independently to verify vendor software patches.  Develop detailed test and implementation procedures to install new software (code) onto a real-time control system.

Use technical expertise and creativity to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex problems that increase value delivered to CPS Energy operations and customers.

Minimum Skills


Personal Computer Usage


Minimum Knowledge and Abilities


Able to multi-task, have demonstrated organizational, detail orientation, prioritization skills and time management skills to ensure that work related activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.


Must be a self-starter and possess excellent initiative.


Effective communication skills in English through procedure writing, effective written and oral presentations.


Able to work On-Call support on a rotation schedule.


Ability to consistently demonstrate and maintain a high level of accuracy/accountability which also includes occasional pressure situations.


Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously


Personal computer experience utilizing Microsoft Office to include Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as establish and maintain good working relationships with all levels within CPS Energy and/or other organizations and end-users.


Preferred Qualifications


Knowledge of power systems analysis and design and/or Natural Gas delivery systems.

Familiarity with Electric Grid Modernization/Optimization or Distribution Automation (Smart Grid)

Experience with Electric or Gas SCADA or other type of real-time system.

Knowledge of SCADA Protocols: DNP serial/IP, ModBus, ICCP

Familiarity with PHMSA, NERC CIP and BES reliability standards

Knowledge and fluent use of Linux Operating systems and Shell Scripting

Knowledge and fluent use of Windows Operating systems and PowerShell

Basic to intermediate TCP/IP networking skills

Knowledge of some high-level programming languages a plus (Visual Basic, Javascript, Perl, Awk, C++, C#, PHP, Python ,etc.)

Knowledge of Oracle DB software and SQL+ query language (or other RDBMS technology)

Knowledge of common communication protocols: RS232, TCP/IP, SSH, HTTP

Experience with and ability to read output of ASE test set for protocol level debugging

Experience or knowledge of OSI PI usage and administration

Familiarity with advanced SCADA applications such as State Estimation and Volt Var Optimization programs.

Experience troubleshooting telemetry errors and performance problems as they relate to SCADA systems.

Ability to solve complex technical problems through creativity and the use of applied technologies to bring value to CPS Energy and customers

Ability to get Engineer In Training certification or Texas Professional Engineer license



Communicating Effectively


Learning Quickly


Working Safely


Demonstrating Initiative


Using Computers and Technology


Driving for Results


Minimum Education


Actively pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university (Electrical or Computer preferred)


Required Certifications


Working Environment


Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

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