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Black Hills Energy Generation Control Engineer (Relocation Offered!) in Gillette, Wyoming

Generation Control Engineer (Relocation Offered!)

Location: Gillette, WY, United States

Job ID: 33375

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2021

Salary: $85450to $140900annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position requires relocation to Gillette, Wyoming. See relocation assistance details below.

Responsible for development and maintenance of the plant’s Distributed Control System and Continuous Emissions Monitoring System.

SALARY GRADE: 17 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Generation Engineering Manager

LOCATION: Gillette, Wyoming

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.

  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position!Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Project management of controls related projects from conception to completion (scope, specifications, plan, and direct work) on capital and O&M projects and collaboration with site personnel.

  • Assist in budget preparation for assigned areas of capital, maintenance and operation activities

  • Conduct monitoring, data collection and analysis for control systems.

  • Maintain communication and protocols between various systems and compliance with standards or best practice for cyber-security.

  • Maintain the Turbine Supervisory Controls for all steam and gas turbines.

  • Maintain the controls system for EMD’s and wind energy facilities.

  • Have lead responsibility for plant control systems.


  • Comprehensive understanding of CEMS theory of operation

  • Evaluate and direct the testing of plant control system equipment.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of distributed control systems (ABB-Harmony, GE Cimplicity, GE iFix, Siemens T3000 or related system) experience is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Good knowledge of basic principles of power generation and electrical principles.

  • Knowledge of networking protocols used in power generation i.e. Modbus, DNP is required.

  • Understanding of computer networking and cyber-security best practices.

  • Understanding of PLC’s and programming Controls/Logic – Allen Bradley, ABB Symphony/Harmony or other ladder logic and block function logic experience is required.

  • Knowledge of distributed control systems (ABB-Harmony, GE Cimplicity, GE iFix, Siemens T3000) including boiler tuning principles, process loop tuning, burner management controls and instrumentation specification, installation, calibration and commissioning is required.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, stand and bend forward, walk, bend, climb ladders, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and eye coordination, maintain hand and foot coordination with grasping of hands, hear, smell, talk, work at elevated heights, and have visual acuity to operate machinery and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: balance, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, move and extend neck, reach above and below the shoulder, and use a respirator. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: sit, and bend forward while sitting. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-12 hours per day and occasional extended ho

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 85450 to 140900