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Automation Engineer


Valhalla, NY, US, 10595


RWE Clean Energy, LLCValhalla

Functional area: Engineering 

Remuneration: Exempt


Support the distributed operations teams and Remote Operations Center (ROC) through providing services and tools for asset monitoring, alarming, and analysis.  This position will be responsible for engaging with users of the CEB data historian (AVEVA PI) and alarming system (TopView) to assess business needs and develop solutions that will enable data-driven decision making across solar, wind, and battery operations.





  • Maintain PI and TopView data engineering standards, tooling, and visualizations to meet needs of the growing asset portfolio
  • Implement data collection and quality standards for new construction and pre-existing assets
  • Scope of responsibilities include PI Asset Framework, PI tag configurations, tag taxonomies, operational displays, and critical alerts
  • Propose and implement process improvements
  • Implement PI and TopView use cases that support the improvement of daily operations and automation of internally developed analytics
  • Act as a strong team participant in an Agile environment and align to and product delivery and release management techniques
  • Perform site visits and face-to-face customer service engagement as appropriate
  • Support and troubleshoot issues experienced by end users, data quality investigations, and data quality corrections
  • Should be considered a trusted specialist by customers to quickly resolve reported issues
  • Train and educate users on how to use AVEVA PI and TopView clients
  • Train users on pulling data using the appropriate systems (such as PI, SEEQ, custom applications)
  • Optimize, automate, and document routine tasks related to data management



  • BS/BA or MS/MA in Engineering (Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical), Mathematics or similar field preferred



  • 1+ years


Job Skills:

  • Data visualization using any commercial-off-the-shelf product (i.e. AVEVA PI, AspenTech, MS Power BI, Spotfire, Tableau, SEEQ, MS Excel) or programmatic methods (i.e. Python, MATLAB, R)
  • Can work with a team but can also take independent responsibility for projects
  • Perform and prioritize tasks across multiple projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Can work through ambiguous problems
  • Customer-oriented, enjoys making connections and building trust with people both in-person and at remote locations
  • Familiarity with both relational (SQL, Oracle) and No-SQL/Historian (i.e. AVEVA PI, GE Proficy) databases a plus
  • Familiarity with programming in one or more languages
  • Exposure to one or more SCADA systems a plus (i.e. Emerson Ovation, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Wonderware, Ignition)


Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in California or New York City is $79,352 - $119,028 . The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

We look forward to meeting you! Apply today.

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