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Fecha: 17-may-2023

Ubicación: Sassnitz, DE

Empresa: IBERDROLA, S.A.

Belonging to the Operations Engineering team and reporting to the SCADA, Comms and Cybersecurity Lead, the SCADA and Comms Engineer will be responsible for implementing and deploying the strategy to manage the operational control, SCADA and Communications systems in the Continental Europe Offshore, making sure that a suitable and reliable OT infrastructure is in place, defining and implementing the necessary projects for the maintenance and renovation of this infrastructure so that it is fit for purpose at any time during the whole Offshore asset life.
The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many countries across Europe and the rest of the world, although with a main focus on the offshore windfarm sites in Continental Europe.

Sassnitz; Mukran Port; Germany

Permanent; full time; Mo - Fr


1. Define the necessities, improvements and maintenance strategy of the control and communications systems in the Continental Europe Offshore Hub, to guarantee the highest assets availability, the compliance with the regulatory requirements and the best service quality following the best industry practices and standards.

2. Identify the business technical risks related to the control systems, SCADA and communications systems condition and propose the necessary actions/plans to mitigate those risks as much as reasonably possible.

3. Implement the required corrective and preventive maintenance activities to maintain/recover the assets availability/reliability either on his/her own or through contractors.

4. Assess any technical issue related to the control systems, SCADA and communications systems, carrying out the Root Cause Analysis and proposing/implementing the necessary action to avoid any re-occurrence.

5. Deploy the necessary actions to comply with any regulatory requirements that may apply

6. Coordinate the related maintenance activities with the offshore site technical teams to guarantee the right execution timescales and works quality as long as the compliance of the applicable H&S rules.

7. Extend any lesson learnt and the identified best practices to the others Offshore Hubs.
8. Define, alongside the new Offshore projects teams and the SCADA, Comms and Cybersecurity Lead, the best technical solutions for the new offshore projects under development and construction to guarantee the best performance and maintainability condition after the Commercial Operation Date starts.
9. Coordinate the maintenance strategies for the control and comms systems with the other Offshore O&M Hubs (UK and USA) so that uniformed, global and standardized solutions are implemented.
10. Prepare Scope of Works and Suppliers Technical Evaluations, playing and active role during the procurement processes to make sure that the most technically qualified providers are selected.
11. Manage efficiently the maintenance contracts which he/she is responsible for, striving to reduce the maintenance costs and contributing to maximize the business EBITDA.
12. Interact with the Global Technical Services, Offshore site teams, Original Equipment Manufacturers, certification and regulatory bodies as long as it is required.


• Degree in relevant subject such as electronics, digital control, automation or communications
• Considerable experience in a Control System related role.
• Highly skilled in maintenance of industrial control systems (DCSs, PLCs, SCADAS and HMIs)
• Knowledge in:
o Distributed Control Systems (i.e. ABB, Siemens, GE, Schneider) and PLCs (i.e. Siemens, Schneider, ABB)
o SCADA applications for power generating and distribution assets
o IT/OT Ethernet networks and configuration of Switches, Firewalls and Routers (Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Hirschmann)
o Industrial communication systems for electrical equipment / substation networks including protocols such as OPC, IEC61850-8-1 (MMS), IEC60870-5-104, MODBUS, SNMP.
o Protocols for electric equipment/ substations networks (IEC 61850)

• Experience of PLCs, SCADA and control systems design and operation
• Knowledge of the equipment commonly found in Offshore wind projects including the wind turbines
• Ability to think logically and be able to assess the risk of carrying out any fault finding, maintenance or upgrades to any SCADA, control or network system.
• Competent in future planning.
• Experience of contracting, engineering support and maintenance and defining scope of works
• Self-motivation and willingness to learn.
• Competent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key project and business decisions.
• Developed report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarise key parameters and drivers impacting the project and business.

• Good organizational and operational skills with the ability to link this awareness to technical judgement and decision making.
• Good planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
• IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.
• Capacity to work within an international and multicultural team
• Flexible to travel around Europe and overseas
• Medical and physical fitness to be able to work offshore
• Languages:
o English: high level
o Other useful languages: German, French, Spanish


• Working in a fast-growing industry with excellent future prospects
• Adventurous job in an international environment with great team spirit
• All technical trainings to fulfil the role
• Long term employment
• Competitive salary, performance related bonus and vacation package