Eugene Water & Electric Board Control Systems Administrator in Eugene, Oregon

Control Systems Administrator



Control Systems Administrator


$76,242.42 - $95,303.00 Annually


Eugene, OR

Job Type



Engineering & Operations

Job Number



7/31/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

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The Water Division seeks a candidate experienced in industrial power and control systems to work in an exciting and challenging leadership role providing front line direction of electrical and control staff. Areas of responsibility include a wide variety of duties pertaining to the effective operations, maintenance, and capital improvement activities of the electrical and control systems related to drinking water treatment, transmission, storage, pumping, and distribution systems.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to work alongside and provide technical and functional oversight of the group responsible for executing the installation, operation, upgrade, and maintenance of the electrical and control system hardware and software. This includes Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control networks as well as supporting systems, software, databases, displays, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), related communications systems and documentation. The successful candidate will act as the liaison for Water Operations for all electrical and control system integration, maintenance, upgrades and replacements. This team member also works directly with Engineering, IT staff and outside vendors and consultants for projects. This position is intimately involved with the design process providing input to Engineering, IT staff and external vendors or consultants. Must be proficient in PLC/PAC programming, commissioning, integrating with SCADA and troubleshooting. Experience with multi-speed pumping systems and PID tuning is essential.

Why This Job

The Water Division has a very robust 10 year capital improvement plan which includes many new reservoirs, pump stations, SCADA system, Historian, and many other automation system improvements. This position will have many opportunities to shape the future of the Water Division's electrical and control systems while working closely with Water Engineering on many capital improvement and maintenance projects.

EWEB offers employees a progressive working culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and wellbeing of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, credit union and a child development center.

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Minimum Training and Experience Required

Minimum Experience: Six years of progressively responsible experience maintaining and modifying industrial automation systems, electrical/power systems, and communication networks. Experience must be industrial in nature.

Education: Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering or a related field.

Desirable education, experience, training and certifications:

  • OHA Water Distribution or Treatment Certifications.

  • Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certificate.

  • State of Oregon Licensed Professional Engineer, electrical branch.

  • Any Oregon Building Codes division electrical license.

  • Cisco network certifications.

  • Experience in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, or Water Pumping and Storage.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience, training and education that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.

Valid driver license: Yes or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

Professional license or registration: None.

Post-offer background check required: Yes.

Post-offer drug test required: Yes.

Post-offer physical / functional test required: No.

Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, progression or advancement: None.

Supplemental Information


Supervision or Functional or Technical Oversight Exercised: Functional and technical oversight of the electrical and controls group in Water Operations.

Type and frequency of personal contact required (general public, customers, organizations, and EWEB employees):

Daily personal and telephone contact with EWEB employees. Regular contact with external parties.

We offer an extensive benefits package to help our employees stay healthy and plan for their financial futures:

Competitive wages

Vacation , sick leave, holidays

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Life insurance

Short and long-term disability insurance

Flexible spending account and VEBA/HRA

Retirement pension plan

Deferred compensation plan

Wellness programs

Credit Union

A summary of EWEB's benefits is available at

Complete details regarding coverage are located in the plan documents, summary plan descriptions, labor contracts and administrative policies that are provided to new employees.

EWEB is pleased to offer a competitive benefit package, however EWEB reserves the right to make modification or additions to these benefits, or to eliminate the benefits for former, current, or future employees at any time. Such right expressly includes the authority to modify the conditions for eligibility and entitlement for benefits, the level of coverage and the amount of required contributions for such benefit.