Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

The SCADA ENGINEER povides high-level technical expertise and assistance to the PDS Group's Project Managers on capital projects with Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) systems, SCADA systems, security and electrical systems, communication systems and motor control equipment.  This position will coordinate and attend programing workshops, FAT (factory acceptance testing) and SAT (system acceptance testing) for these projects. Also will attend other project related meetings, such as but not limited to kick-off meetings, design, meetings, studies, and progress meetings. They will work closely with the department's Technical Operations group in the review, testing and construction of highly complex instrumentation, controls, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, security, motor control, and telemetry systems for the Planning and Engineering division of Aurora Water Department.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides detailed reviews and quality assurance/quality control on consultant's project submittals (plans, specifications, and review comments).
  • Inspects work in progress for conformance to standards.
  • Coordinates developments and issues between divisions in the Water Department.
  • Interfaces with other departments, employees, and outside consultants regarding system capabilities, functions, programs, and applications.
  • Review, develop and maintain department's SCADA Design & Engineering Guidelines and the SCADA Master Plan, in coordination with the Technical Operations group.
  • Stays current on technical issues relative to position; and performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job related experience, training, education or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  Bachelor's degree in, Electrical engineering or a directly related field.

  • At least 5 years of related experience in instrumentation and controls, industrial electronics or electrical maintenance and repair, industrial computer systems, programmable logic controllers, or intelligent distributed controls.
  • Experience with water or wastewater chemical process, pumps, valves, and hydraulics.
  • At least 1 year supervisory or lead work experience.  
  • Knowledge of the principles of process control, electronics, electrical equipment, programmable controllers, security systems, Industrial communication radio systems, industrial networking and related computers
  • Knowledge with the development of control strategies and process & instrumentation diagrams
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, consultants, and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Read and understand blueprints, plans, schematics, and specifications
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Meet deadlines
  • Communicate complex or technical concepts and terms to non-technical oriented employees and others
  • Strong interpersonal and computer skills.
  • Skill in design, integration, system start-up and commissioning of Process Control Systems (PCS), SCADA, Security and Electrical systems.
  • ISA Certification commensurate with equivalent experience, training and education
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: 

  • Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing for inspection and testing
  • Frequent pushing, pulling, bending, crouching/stooping and climbing to inspect Process Control systems
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate computer
  • Hand/foot coordination for operation of vehicle to travel to remote sites
  • Normal color vision, to determine wire colors and to read manuals and other written material
  • Speech communication for communication to provide technical information and instructions; hearing and listening to communicate on a telephone.
Work Environment: 
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust and fumes
  • Exposure to high/low voltage electrical equipment
  • May have to enter confined spaces to perform duties
Equipment Used:  Operates motor vehicle and computers. May have to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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