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SCADA Engineer III

Toledo, Ohio

Somerville, New Jersey 

Position Description: 

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

Qualified candidates possess strong communication skills combined with technical knowledge to facilitate  multiple project level phases. A well organized, agile individual that can operate with a degree of autonomy  with overall guidance is desired.  

This position will report to the Architect SCADA and Infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Implement SCADA solution for assigned projects under the direction of the SCADA Architect 
  • Program and commission SCADA systems adhering to project specific timelines 
  • Develop new screens and features to meet project-specific requirements 
  • Interact with customers in a timely fashion for support on past projects and projects that are  currently assigned to you
  • Integrate the Merit SCADA/Controls Cloud based solution for customer specific projects 
  • Support established and future projects as needed 
  • Adhere to Merit Controls’ technical standardization documentation 
  • Work closely with the SCADA Architect to deploy scalable and supportable SCADA systems 
  • Develop processes and standards to support more streamlined deployment of SCADA systems Troubleshoot SCADA and communications system issues 
  • Work with project management to report project status, risks, and mitigation measures 
  • Encourage creativity in developing new solutions 
  • Mentor SCADA Engineer I and II 
  • Good communications skills both oral and written 
  • Proven problem-solving skills 

Full Time Position 

Travel: up to 25%

Position Requirements: 


  • 5+ 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 data collection, databases, and programming & scripting 
  • Experience with SCADA platforms required, Inductive Automation Ignition a plus Understanding of industry standard Communications (Modbus, OPC-UA/DA, DNP-3) Experience with Python  
  • Basic understanding of networking, OT best practices, and cybersecurity standards Basic understanding of power systems 
  • Basic understanding and experience in controls engineering techniques and practices a plus Understanding of electrical one-line schematics a plus 
  • Experience with basic PV solar monitoring functions and designs a plus (technical experience in  related fields will be considered) 


  • Degree in Engineering related field i.e. Electrical, Computer Science, Mechanical 


  • Team player that works well in collaborative situations and start-up environments Enthusiasm to take on new and challenging tasks 
  • 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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