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PPL Corporation Int T&S Modern Technologist in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Company Summary Statement

As one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the United States, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), is committed to creating long-term, sustainable value for our 3.5 million customers, our shareowners and the communities we serve. Our high-performing regulated utilities — PPL Electric Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Rhode Island Energy — provide an outstanding experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best utilities in the nation. PPL’s companies are also addressing challenges head-on by investing in new infrastructure and technology that is creating a smarter, more reliable and resilient energy grid. We are committed to doing our part to advance a cleaner energy future and drive innovation that enables us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining energy reliability and affordability for the customers and communities we serve. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.


The substation modernization technologist will be responsible for the design, programming and implementation of substation automation and modernization projects. These projects will integrate existing substation automation assets and help automate existing processes. Integration could include evaluating and implementing existing vendor solutions or creating new programs. The engineer will integrate existing IT and OT concepts into a homogeneous network enabling PPL to move its existing infrastructure into a state-of-the-art resilient grid.


Program Design

  • Assist in the architectural design of grid modernization projects

  • Work with substation relay engineering to define needs for automation and modernization projects

  • Create custom script and programs to enhance automation and grid modernization

Project Coordination

  • Create architectural diagrams and work with IT to implement new technologies to assist in automation and grid modernization

  • Coordinate with IT to ensure network connectivity and resources are allocated in order to meet objectives


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of science degree in a technical discipline and 2 years of related work experience

  • Experience in substation relay engineering specifically, SCADA, Automation, communications

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages

  • Python, C, Microsoft PowerShell

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of experience working in an architecture role

  • Experience supporting fast-changing business organizations

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Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown

ID 2023-9584

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular

# of Openings 1

Full Time/Part Time Full-Time

Experience Level Professional

Company PPL Services Corporation