Control Systems Specialist

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.
We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:


Living Spire Behaviors:

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a SCADA Administrator to work in our Birmingham, AL office.  This position will be responsible for providing maintenance and improvements to the Company’s SCADA systems. This position will also support other Gas Operations teams in various SCADA-related projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks and activities for development, design, implementation, testing, and operation of SCADA system(s) 
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and configuring the SCADA system(s)
  • Develop and maintains SCADA related HMI graphics, reports, trends, and applications for use by Gas Control, field technicians, and other departments
  • Support Gas Control and other Gas Operations departments with the use of the SCADA system(s)
  • Assist Spire IT in monitoring and troubleshooting activities related to SCADA server and workstation hardware, performance, network infrastructure, and security
  • Design, configure and troubleshoot SCADA RTUs, communication devices, telecommunications software, and data exchange protocols.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards associated with PHMSA and Department of Transportation requirements
  • Configure and maintain existing software and hardware that relate to SCADA operations
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field preferred or equivalent experience 

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Three years of experience in working with SCADA systems and/or other secure computer systems
  • Experience with OASyS, iFIX, and ClearSCADA SCADA systems preferred
  • Experience with Emerson ControlWave (Bristol), Eagle Research, and Honeywell Mercury RTUs preferred
  • Working knowledge of RTU equipment, programming, communications systems, and technology, 
  • Working knowledge of computer (Microsoft Office), writing, and program language applications (such as Visual Basic)
  • Working knowledge of current communication technologies and equipment includes spread spectrum radio, licensed radio, and cellular communications.
  • Ability to set up and configure cellular and radio serial and IP network communication devices within various infrastructures
  • Basic understanding of Ethernet network construction using routers and switches
  • Basic experience with server and workstation networking and administration
  • Familiarity with Control Room Management regulations
  • Basic knowledge of troubleshooting software problems

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work is normally performed in a shared office environment; occasional field programming/troubleshooting is required
  • Typically, Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, with some on-call hours
  • Occasional travel


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

  • We accept online applications through our career site at


Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Job Location: Birmingham

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