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Generation Controls Manager (Relocate to Cheyenne, WY!)

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 35083
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2024
Salary: $100650 to $166050 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for development and maintenance of Generation Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS), and Turbine Control System (TCS); as well was networking between the different systems

SALARY RANGE:   $100,650 - $166,050  (Determined by the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Senior Generation Engineering Manager

LOCATION: Cheyenne, WY

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process. 


  • Manage sites controls personnel to maintain the multiple control systems including patching, Maintenance, Alarm Management, NERC Cybersecurity & Cyber Assets, CT-20 Initiatives, and Change Management.
  • Assign or assist engineering project managers with controls related projects from conception to completion (scope, specifications, plan, and direct work) on capital and O&M projects and collaboration with site and IT/OT personnel.
  • Assist in budget preparation for assigned areas of capital, maintenance, and operation activities
  • Responsible for conducting monitoring, data collection and analysis for control systems.
  • Maintain communication and protocols between various systems and compliance with standards or best practice for cyber-security.   Collaboration with BHE OET, Networks group, and Information Security.
  • Responsible for the DCS, third party PLCs & Turbine Controls and other controls systems for all steam and gas turbines.
  • Maintain & supervise the controls system contracts for third party maintenance schemes, i.e. Wind, Solar, other.
  • Have lead responsibility for plant control systems; collaborating with and directing employees who report through the IT department as well as supervision and management of IT control positions at the facilities NSC, CPGS, and PAGS
  • Supervise third party contractors brought in for tuning or other controls adjustments.


  • Comprehensive understanding of CEMS theory of operation 
  • Evaluate and direct the testing of plant control system equipment.


  • Minimum of four (4) years of distributed control systems (ABB-Harmony, GE Cimplicity, GE iFix, Siemens T3000 or related system) experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 


  • Proven ability to lead people. 
  • Good knowledge of basic principles of power generation and electrical principles.
  • Knowledge of networking protocols used in power generation i.e. Modbus, DNP is required.
  • Understanding of computer networking and cyber-security standard methodologies.
  • Understanding of PLC’s and programming Controls/Logic – Allen Bradley, ABB Symphony/Harmony or other ladder logic and block function logic..
  • Knowledge of distributed control systems (ABB-Harmony, GE Cimplicity, GE iFix, Siemens T3000) including boiler tuning principles, process loop tuning, burner management controls and instrumentation specification, installation, calibration and commissioning is required. 

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   


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Wage: 100650 to 166050
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