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Automation Engineer

RWE Renewables Americas LLC, Austin, Vereinigte Staaten (US) 

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Renewables 


As part of the Asset Engineering Americas team, the position executes on the design and administration of systems for renewable energy solar and energy storage facilities at the utility scale (20+ MW).


Your Future Plans:


  • Develop SCADA systems for control and operation of solar power and battery storage systems.
  • Support commissioning of new power generation assets and substations.
  • Develop and maintain substation RTU configurations (SEL RTAC).
  • System integration of power plant control systems and substation automation.
  • Configure various SCADA system elements.
  • Provide high levels of customer support to the 24x7 dispatch desk.
  • Provide off-hour support for emergencies and major system events affecting capability to run generation assets.
  • Maintain programmable logic control (PLC) systems, and communication interfaces required to operate renewable generating facilities, solar & battery storage in particular.
  • Work within global team environment on process improvements.
  • Managing small teams and technical projects involving contractors.
  • Strong capability to design industrial control networks.
  • Good documentation and technical writing skills.


Your Powerful Skills:


  • 3-5 years of professional experience programming SEL systems, in particular RTAC’s and substation automation through SEL relays.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience applicable to electric power generation, generation management, and automatic generation control.
  • Working experience with networking systems including fiber, copper, and wireless.
  • Some working experience with PLC and logic control of utility systems.
  • Some working experience with protection, metering, and substation equipment.
  • Experience in the development of SCADA HMIs
  • Experience with SQL databases and reporting systems
  • Engineering degree


Additional Notes

  • Clear passion and motivation to work in the renewables industry
  • Must be open to collaboration and working in a team environment
  • Wind experience a plus

Promoting diversity (40x40) special offers for parents & children (40x40) company pension scheme (40x40) health services (40x40) shareholding (40x40) training/human resources development (40x40) career promotion (40x40) support of extra-occupational studies (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40) accessibility (40x40) social commitment (40x40) International exchange (40x40) Graduate programme (40x40)


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Any questions? Rolanda Wilson rolanda.wilson.extern@rwe.com

We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we invest heavily in the expansion of our renewables´ capacities. Our broad portfolio includes flexible, conventional energies and helps us provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity. 120 years of experience in the energy world and our four operative segments – renewable energies, lignite and nuclear power, European electricity generation from gas, coal, hydropower and biomass as well as global energy trading – are the foundation for the innovations of tomorrow. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.


Nearest Major Market: Austin

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