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Technical and Project Engineering LLC (TAPE) SCADA Engineer (SME) in Loveland, Colorado

Contingent Upon Award

Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is one of four power marketing administrations in the Department of Energy (DOE).

WAPA’s mission includes:

  • Marketing and delivering reliable, cost-based hydroelectric power, and related services from multi-use water projects within a 15-state region of the central and western United States.

  • Operating and maintaining a high-voltage transmission system that carries electricity generated at power plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.


  • Provide support for WAPA’s SCADA systems; to include, data display, automatic generation control, dispatcher simulation, advanced applications, power system modeling, state estimation, real-time power system data exchange, real-time export of power system display, and monitoring and control for the electric power grid over a multi-state area. SCADA is also required to continually execute power system models that determine WAPA’s exposure to numerous power system contingencies.

  • Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.


  • Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.

  • Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives.

  • Has domain and expert technical knowledge.

  • Directs and controls activities for a client, having overall responsibility for financial management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met. Interactions involve client negotiations and interfacing with senior management.

  • Decision making and domain knowledge may have a critical impact on overall project implementation.

  • May supervise others.

  • Public Trust Clearance/High


The 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


All employees are responsible for their own safety, as well as that of others in the workplace. To help us maintain a safe workplace, everyone must be safety-conscious at all times. This position is performed in a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Safe use of TAPE equipment, as well as safe practices while on TAPE property is essential.


TAPE will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

TAPE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled