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Project Engineer II

Somerville, New Jersey 

Toledo, Ohio 

Position Description: 

MERIT Controls is seeking a highly motivated, diligent individual for the position of Project Engineer I to  grow our industry leading SCADA, Controls, and Data Analytics platform for renewable energy including solar  PV, Energy Storage and Wind.  

Qualified candidates possess strong communication skills, troubleshooting skills, and technical knowledge across multiple disciplines and project phases to safely, effectively, and efficiently bring a utility scale power  plant online. A well organized, responsive, agile individual that can operate independently with overall  guidance is desired. This position will report to the Director of PMO. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support project execution from a technical standpoint by leading weekly commissioning meetings,  reviewing engineering design packages against project deliverables, and working with the customer  to complete and close out deliverables to reach project closeout. 
  • Ensure customer technical and performance project requirements are met or exceeded 
  • Work closely with customers, internal and external teams to oversee and support power plant  commissioning, achieving Site Acceptance, and meeting all contractual obligations for assigned  

utility scale projects 

  • Support troubleshooting tier I and tier II SCADA, controls, and network issues 
  • Provide a feedback loop to the BD and engineering teams relating to ongoing commissioning  

struggles and ISO/utility requirements. 

  • Lead commissioning efforts and related project meetings post equipment delivery to ensure  

efficient and timely project completion 

  • Ensure all pre-commissioning checklists, commissioning tasks lists, and close-out documentation is  complete and accurate 
  • Interact with customers in a timely fashion for support on projects that are currently assigned, and  support Services Organization as needed on prior projects, maintaining a high level of customer  

satisfaction with all stakeholders 

  • Provide detailed resolutions to service tickets to support and grow knowledge database 
  • Provide support for other technical functions such as SCADA, network, controls, and infrastructure as needed 
  • Work closely with the Project Management and Service teams to deliver projects on time and on  budget 
  • Adhere to Merit Controls’ technical standardization documentation 
  • Work closely with the Engineering team to deploy scalable and supportable controls, SCADA, and  network solutions 
  • Work with project management to report project status, risks, and mitigation measures 
  • Mentor and coach junior associates to grow organizational skills and expertise 
  • Encourage creativity in developing new solutions 
  • Good communications skills both oral and written 
  • Proven problem-solving and troubleshooting skills 

Full Time Position 

Travel: up to 25%

Preferred Position Requirements: 

  • 8+ years of relevant technical or engineering experience (experience working within renewable  energy including industrial or utility scale PV solar, BESS or Wind desired), or similar technical  experience with industrial networks, data collection, databases, programming & scripting 
  • 2+ years of Renewable Site Project Engineering, concentrated around site commissioning, is  preferred. 
  • Advanced understanding/knowledge and experience in controls engineering techniques and  practices 
  • Good understanding/knowledge of PLC and RTAC programming, specifically structured text (IEC61131), ladder logic, and function block diagram 
  • Understanding of industry standard Communications (Modbus, OPC-UA/DA, DNP-3) Experience with SCADA platforms, Inductive Automation Ignition and Wonderware a plus Understanding of electrical one-line schematics 
  • Good understanding of power systems 
  • Experience with basic PV solar and storage monitoring functions and designs a plus (technical  experience in related fields will be considered) 
  • Project Management experience a plus 


  • Degree in Engineering related field i.e. Electrical, Computer Science, Mechanical; Bachelors’ degree  in related fields a plus 


  • Team player that works well in collaborative situations and start-up environments Enthusiasm to take on new and challenging tasks 
  • Strong communicator skills, able to lead and direct customer facing meetings 
  • Strong interest in renewable energy and its applications 
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, collaborative working environment 
  • Entrepreneurial 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Self-starter 
  • Sense of humor and social affinity  

Physical Demands & Working Conditions: 

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office  environment 
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of  instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form 
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds 
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram,  or schedule form 
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for  employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,  status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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