Automation Engineer Offshore Renewables

Jan De Nul Group offers specialised services for the installation of structures for oil, gas and renewable energy markets. The preparation of the seabed, the dredging of trenches, and the stabilisation and ballasting therefore are part of these offshore services. Whether it concerns submarine pipelines, submarine high voltage cables, umbilical’s, foundations, transition pieces or even integral wind parks: always tailored to the client and, if desired, on an EPCI basis. Do you want to be part of our international team?

Our vision is to become the most trusted global partner for a total solution for our clients in the renewable industry. Starting with the design of the foundation up to a complete design of an integrated overall scada control and monitoring system for the client.

As Automation Specialist you will work in a project oriented environment and close to our customers. You will be responsible to integrate several different scada systems in one overall scada system, according to the requirements of the client.
You will follow up the different designs of each of our subcontractors and bring each of them in line with our design.

  • You will follow up all the communications between the several subcontractors: from the wind turbines supplier up to the high voltage substation supplier.
  • Furthermore, you will develop and implement customized solutions tailored to customers SCADA requirements.
  • You will implement ideas and needs and act as a problem solver to overcome technical misalignments.
  • You will check the requirements of our client and check these with the proposed solutions of our subcontracts, and give your remarks or comments on their design.
  • You will follow up the actions of the manufacturer and the suppliers.
  • You will follow up the constructions works and commissioning of the SCADA systems.
  • You will take the lead in the overall network design of the complete windfarm. From wind turbine up to the control centre onshore.

You will report directly to the project Director and design team in Taiwan and to the Electrical Package Manager Renewables. You will join the weekly design meetings in Taiwan.



You have experience in renewable energy industry or in high voltage substation SCADA systems and automation.

Your educational background is Master of Science in Engineering, computer Science or related field or equivalent experience and you have two or more years direct work experience with (substation) scada systems.

You are familiar with:

  • Network engineering, including LAN switches, Router, Fiber Optic network in a ring or star topologies, firewalls, gateways, VPN, cybersecurity networks.
  • Network server OPC UA / DA
  • Communication protocols including OPC UA or DA, DNP 3.0 (substation), Modbus TCP/IP, Modbus TCP/SNMP and serial communication RS 232 and RS 485, Profibus, Profinet, HART
  • Power grid scada systems, communications, and security applications. (Knowledge of the IEC 61850 communication protocol is a plus)
  • RTU and DCS systems for substation communications
  • High voltage protection relays (Siprotec or similar)
  • Basic knowledge of PLC systems (e.g. Siemens, Rockwell, Bachmann, Beckhoff)
  • Basic knowledge of SCADA systems (e.g. WinCC, Cimplicty)

Faced with such challenges you show strong initiative and strong desire to learn and to be a problem solver. You work well with customers, set-ups meetings with all parties to discuss the integration of the scada system. You are able to quickly learn and understand the IT infrastructure in different customer setups and how to integrate SCADA systems into existing IT systems.

You have excellent oral and written skills in English and if you speak and write Mandarin Chinese, it is a very plus. 

Location: Taiwan

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