Location: Pineville / Louisiana

Job type

Employment type: Full-Time

Pay: Competitive/hour

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Job description

Req#: 11460

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.

About the Company

Becoming the leading energy company in Louisiana - helping our people and state thrive - means being mindful of the larger opportunities and evolving needs of all those we serve. So today at Cleco, we’re working from a view that starts behind the lines. Where we can see the full picture of possibilities and technologies. To line up our customers and communities with systems and services that power the good life today. And better lives tomorrow. We’ve always believed that electricity is something more than just electrons. To us, it’s the fuel for more productive days and work. The current that brings all of us closer together. The conduit that connects Louisiana’s present to Louisiana’s future.

Summary Statement

The Engineer – Distribution Automation Support is an experienced professional with knowledge of and some experience in own engineering discipline with a focus on design work in the Utility workspace. Under moderate supervision, conducts the following:  Designs, develops, tests, implements and supports DMS/DA/DSCADA systems and applications to extend the functionality of these systems to improve operational efficiency.  Provides system administration of DA/DSCADA applications and assists with the integration with other applications.  Analyzes and provides support for reliability initiatives.  Provides assistance to the DOC and field personnel as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops, tests, and implements applications to extend functionality of the ADMS, DA and DSCADA systems to improve operational efficiency.
  • Documents systems and processes as needed.
  • Promptly identifies and analyzes failures and misoperations of ADMS, DA and DSCADA equipment and/or schemes.
  • Responsible for daily monitoring and administration of systems such as AMDS, DA and DSCADA.
  • Provides assistance to the DOC and all field personnel as needed and provides training efforts on applications and systems.
  • Works with Dist. Operations and ESM personnel to quickly and accurately resolve issues.
  • Provides technical and operational support for these applications and assure that KPIs are met.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Action Oriented
  • Communicates effectively
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Drives results
  • Nimble learning

Technical Competencies:

  • Analytical skills
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering implementation
  • Engineering specification
  • Engineering technical operations support
  • Engineering technology
  • Engineering testing

Required Skills:

  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees to address difficult issues
  • Ability to manage high workloads and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to operate effectively and proactively with an employee centric mindset
  • Detailed-oriented and high work standards in support of seamless execution
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to interpret engineering KPIs/metrics and derive insights into actionable opportunities
  • Act decisively while thinking strategically
  • Drive issues to resolution while maintaining an atmosphere of collaboration
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of industry and technology trends.
  • Thrive on working in a team and supporting others to achieve Distribution Automation goals/targets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum
  • 3-5 years related experience preferred
  • FE Certification preferred

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About company

Cleco is a regulated utility company headquartered in Pineville, La. In business since 1935, the company has 1,300 employees serving 290,000 customers.
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