Senior Controls Engineer in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/16/2020

Job Snapshot


About the Division

Mitsubishi Electric Substation Division (SSD) provides an incredible suite of turnkey professional services to the power utility and commercial & industrial marketplaces. SSD Designs engineered solutions primarily for generation, transmission, and distribution of power. SSD customers benefit by working with the SSD team employing a complete suite of engineering, design and drafting professions, capable of assisting to develop and specify large capital, multi-site projects. No project is too big or too complex. All projects are supported by a complete team of logistical, project management and site-specific specialists. Unique to Mitsubishi Electric, SSD projects always include the most complete offering of on-going support, customer training, quality assurance and system warranties. The products or systems offering as part of the SSD solutions include:


  • Gas-insulated switchgear & substations (GIS) systems
  • Air-insulated switchgear & substation (AIS) systems
  • FACTS based static VAR compensators (SVC)
  • FACTS based static synchronous compensator (STATCOM)
  • FACTS based Fixed Series Compensator (FSC)
  • High Voltage DC (HVDC) Systems
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Photovoltaic Energy Storage
  • Turnkey Professional Services
  • Substation Services

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Lead the design and implementation of monitoring, communication and system control hardware and software for the Substation Division (SSD).  

  • Lead the design, implementation and verification of Programmable Logic Controller (PCL) logic and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software to monitor and control substation systems.
  • Lead the development and implementation of design improvements for product quality, processing time, component lead time, construction design and product support.
  • Identify and create hardware and software specifications for substation projects. Prepare and review mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Manage updates and version control for SSD software installations.
  • Design, implement and troubleshoot communication links and networks between substation devices.
  • Perform factory acceptance tests (FAT) and field/site acceptance tests (SAT). Create test plans and record results.
  • Mentor and instruct division engineers on system control design, troubleshooting, testing and documentation.
  • Monitor and track progress towards completion milestones and deadlines. Communicate progress towards the achievement of milestones and deadlines.
  • Further the goals and positive, professional image of the Division by professionally representing the Company at customer locations and through interaction with other MEPPI Departments and vendors.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of network and communication protocols, logic and control platforms, and system programming.
  • Advanced knowledge of process instrumentation.
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills required to communicate with employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and material.
  • Advanced computer skills, emphasizing knowledge of MS Office products.

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Ability to safely work in an energized high voltage substation environment.
  • Ability to use appropriate personal protection equipment as needed.
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb ladders, catwalks, stairs, and work in high places at project sites as required.
  • Ability to lift up 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time as required

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability