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American Electric Power Solution Engineer Staff (PI/SCADA) in Columbus, Ohio



Solution Engineer Staff (PI/SCADA)

Job Description:

  • This position is located in Columbus, Ohio but may be eligible for remote home based as long as selected candidate is within AEP's current operating territory (WV, VA, TN, AR, KY, TX, OH, IN, MI, OK, LA)*

Part of a larger team delivering high quality technology solutions to the business. Design, develop and install software solutions. Build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software in compliance with internal architecture, development & design standards & best practices. Design, modify, develop, write, implement and troubleshoot software programming applications. Support and/or install software applications. Participate in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software. Works within a Waterfall or Agile methodology/framework based team. Collaborates heavily with Project Management, Business Analyst and Infrastructure Job Families.


Works independently. Responsibilities include one or more of the following for the largest and most complex projects:

  • Develops advanced solutions to resolve customer and prospective customer issues in a logical, creative and structured manner.

  • Align the client’s goals, needs and objectives to the solutions.

  • Communicate issues and status in a clear, timely manner.

  • Interpret specifications and build advanced solutions to those specifications.

  • Collaborate on the business strategy by acting as an expert of the company's services and products, including usage, architecture, functionality and deployment.

  • Develop custom presentations and demonstrations for all audiences.

  • Generates infrastructure support documentation.

  • Make proposals and writes request for proposal (RFP) responses.

  • Evaluate and propose advanced process improvements.

  • Maintain expert knowledge about the company's software/hardware products.

  • May provide training and mentoring, as well as work direction, to others on the team.

  • Exhibit understand of the PI system, components, and processes

  • Ability to understand interrelationships between systems and components

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, urgency, and attention to detail to support real time operations


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Columbus, OH

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Job Category:

Information Technology

Minimum Requirements:



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field is required.


  • 8 years of relevant work experience is required.

An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.

Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • Preferred intermediate to advanced experience supporting OSISoft PI/Plant PI, Operational Technology Systems, and their components

  • BS Engineer, Computer Science, or related technical field

  • OSISoft PI experience

  • Operational Technology experience - Power Plant Control System

  • Understanding of communications protocols - OPC, Modbus, DNP, Ovation

  • SCADA System related experience

  • ​​​​​​​RTU knowledge

Physical demand level is Sedentary

Work Designation:


Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets