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Senior Automation Technical Professional (SCADA and PLC) at Wood PLC

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description:


Wood is currently recruiting for a mid-level Automation Technical Professional with a strong background in SCADA and PLC programming to be based in our Greenville, SC or Houston, Texas offices.

Wood Systems Integration, among the largest vendor-independent system integrators in the world with proven stability for more than 25 years is looking for you! We have an exciting opportunity for a leader, strong problem solver; an individual capable of thinking outside the box and taking initiative to address technical challenges.

Join us and be part of a hybrid agile working team that can support office and homed based assignments. This role will work in the office\home and as well as on site at client facilities. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively and diligently as an individual engineer and team member in front of both internal and external customers.

We pride ourselves on solving real-world problems for our clients by providing full engineering, consulting, procurement, and construction services to our customers across the globe. Our automation team works on hands-on projects that span the full spectrum - from small integration projects to Main Automation Contractor programs for large, multi-EPC projects.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in Automation Engineering projects for the design and implementation of automation systems for oil & gas and process industry projects.
  • Engage in all phases of automation projects, front-end engineering through detailed design, procurement, configuration, implementation, startup, and commissioning in areas such as DCS Configuration, SCADA, HMI, SIS/FGS PLC programming and interfacing, architecture and networking, and specification development.
  • Attend and support site surveys, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT's), Site Acceptance Test (SAT's) and commissioning activities for delivered systems.
  • Review, comment, and provide input on the project schedule and project cost estimate.
  • Support procurement with vendors lists development, requisition development, technical bid tabulations and clarifications, purchase recommendations, monitor progress and maintain communications with vendors as required.
  • Travel expected to customer locations for project implementation (25%).



  • Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Electrical, Computers/Systems, or Mechatronics.
  • Must have between 10- and 15-years' Automation experience.
  • Experience with an operating company, systems vendor, or engineering services provider for the midstream and liquid pipeline operations & gas and/or energy industry, is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in Control Systems hardware, network architecture, integration, configuration and programming, industrial protocols, HMI Graphics and databases, and SCADA System configuration and installations.
  • Extensive experience with AVEVA Enterprise SCADA or (OASYS) 7.5. including, but not limited to, application administration, maintenance, upgrades, issue investigation, and troubleshooting is required.
  • Experience with the following is strongly preferred.
    • Developing new and modifying existing SCADA applications, programs, and scripts using C, C#, PowerShell, and VB code in MS Windows and Linux Server environments.

  • Supporting SCADA system hardware, software, and field and/or control center personnel.
  • Support interface configurations between SCADA applications and other real-time, on-line, and batch application processes.
  • Implement updates to the documentation, design, and administration of the SCADA system and related applications.
  • Conduct testing and implement changes to SCADA reports, databases, and displays
  • Experience with MQTT protocol and configuration, Oracle, PI, LogMate is a plus.
  • Experience with PLC platforms (Allen Bradley PLC, Siemens, etc.) and other SCADA Systems (Wonderware, etc.)is a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of the principles of relational databases, application interfaces, and Human Machine Interface design and implementation.
  • Strong background and direct experience with multiple systems platforms, operating systems and the interactions between systems, system hardware and architecture.
  • Proficient knowledge of P&IDs and instrumentation/control equipment.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, MS Teams, etc.).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, clients, and vendors.
  • At this time, we will only consider applications from citizens of the UNITED STATES or those with the required permit/VISA for this region, in place.

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