Potentia Renewables – SCADA Engineer (Toronto, ON)

June 23, 2020

About Potentia

Potentia Renewables Inc. (“PRI”) is an independent power producer (“IPP”) focused on developing, owning and operating rooftop solar installations, utility scale ground mount solar and wind energy facilities across the Americas. PRI currently has a portfolio of approximately 885 MW of operating or contracted solar and wind energy projects, with a growing development pipeline. PRI is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

Position Title

SCADA Engineer


Toronto, Ontario

Reporting Relationship

The position reports to the Director of Engineering and works closely with Technical project managers and engineers.

Accountabilities and Key Functions

The SCADA Engineer supports the SCADA design and implementation, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of various Renewable Energy projects. The successful candidate will also manage SCADA product optimization and development with the Turbine Suppliers and the operations group.

Key Functions include:

  • Reviewing technical requirements regarding SCADA system and communication network with EPC contractor, utilities, ISO, internal engineering and operations team.
  • Writing and implementing technical specifications for SCADA system to meet the site-specific needs of owner, utilities and ISOs.
  • Assisting with designing and implementing network configurations, network architecture (including hardware and software technology, site locations, and integration of technologies), and systems.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Handling project-related technical communication with engineers and contractors during design and construction and to ensure integration of data and remote access from centralized data center.
  • Supporting configuration and troubleshooting of PLC, Relays, RTU and/or server for substation control systems.
  • Ensuring that SCADA system is compliant with all local FERC, NERC, IEC and Health and Safety regulations for electronic systems and requirements.
  • Understanding and implementing the Turbine SCADA systems and capabilities to optimize energy production.
  • Supporting the operation team and management of wind farms with your specialist knowledge.
  • Assisting Engineering & operation field personnel in root cause analysis and troubleshooting SCADA & its sub-systems.
  • Assisting management with developing and managing the project scope, budget, staffing and schedule.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of existing and new plant design specifications and standards with the continuing goal of providing an effective response to operating conditions requiring technical input and maintenance of drawings, data sheets, databases.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate must be able to operate in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment and operate entrepreneurially and collaboratively to accomplish deliverables. Potentia’s employees relish a challenge and look forward to exercising creative freedom to accomplish new tasks. 

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Thorough knowledge about communication protocols for power system, automation and configuration of application using communication protocol, such as IEC, DNP, MODBUS, OPC, TCP/IP etc.
  • Experience with SCADA software applications used in renewable energy facilities including Energy Storage integration.
  • A process-driven and well-organized individual who communicates effectively.
  • A team player who can manage multiple projects with several different stakeholders.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office product such as Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • A problem solver who is innovative and completion driven.
  • Ability to travel internationally throughout North and South America.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Minimum 5 years work experience in substation control and automation system design and construction projects.
  • A 4-year degree or 2-year certificate from an accredited university in engineering and/or 5 years’ experience working with wind SCADA systems and or SCADA hardware implementation.
  • P.Eng Designation.


Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool is received

How to Apply

Email your application to [email protected].