SCADA Engineer


Liverpool, NY, US, 13088

Division:  CNI GMS US
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  41088
Job Function:  Engineering

About us

National Grid is hiring a SCADA Engineer for our CNI team in Liverpool, NY. 

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.

Job Purpose

The National Grid Service Delivery CNI department has an opening in the Gas SCADA group to support activities associated with the maintenance, monitoring, and installation of gas telemetry, instrumentation, and controls for the Gas SCADA system. This position will have primary responsibility to support maintenance, design, and installation of remote terminal units (RTU’s), gas system instrumentation and controls, telecommunication systems, gas metering, and gas quality systems. The position will also support day to day activities associated with the maintenance of the Gas SCADA system.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the design, configuration, installation oversight, and support of repair and maintenance for all monitoring and control equipment including, electronic sensing devices, flow computers, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), data communications equipment and services, computer hardware, and other gas telemetry devices
  • Assures proper installation, reliability, accuracy, and maintenance of all computer hardware and supporting control systems associated with National Grid’s Gas Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system
  • Involved in the programming of flow computers, remote terminal units, and programmable logic controllers used to monitor and control the gas distribution system.
  • Coordinate with operating and maintenance personnel to provide for proper calibration, repair and maintenance of gas measurement and telemetry equipment at custody transfer points, and large volume customers to ensure the accuracy of field equipment
  • Work with field technicians and telecom providers to support operation and upgrades of the telemetry equipment and communications infrastructure such as MPLS, CDMA, satellite, and radio




  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline required
  • Open to candidates with all levels of experience
  • Must be able to analyze operational requirements in a highly logical manner and be able to recommend modifications and improvements based on a thorough knowledge of computer processes and existing gas control system designs
  • Analytical ability and technical skills to troubleshoot issues with field telemetry and control systems is desirable
  • Project management skills to design, develop and oversee the commissioning of new computer systems, communications networks, and remotely controlled regulating stations is desirable
  • Coordination and supervisory skills sufficient to direct maintenance and repair activities
  • Technical expertise sufficient to interact with technical professionals in all areas of the company to make decisions directly impacting control system design, installation and operation
  • Must be a proactive problem solver with a high energy level and possess the ability to quickly remedy problems as they arise.
  • Entry Level Applicants will be considered

Familiarity with the following is desirable:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Remote Terminal Units
  • C, Structured Text, Ladder Logic
  • National Electric Code
  • SCADA/Operator Interfaces
  • ISA and API Standards
  • Pressure, temperature, and flow measurement


More Information


This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. 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.  

Nearest Major Market: Syracuse