Stantec PLC/SCADA Programmer in Rocklin, California

Your Opportunity

Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet of a water system. Whether a project calls for planners, designers, construction managers, or facility operators, we have the right experts to provide creative, yet practical, water solutions. Through our cost-effective strategies, we’re helping communities increase their water efficiency and protect their water resources for future generations. Join our team as we create new ways to tap into water’s vast potential.

Your Duties

Stantec’s Rocklin, CA office is seeking a PLC Programmer and SCADA Developer to join our Water group.


The ideal candidate will provide PLC programming and SCADA development services for a variety of clients locally and globally in a dynamic and diversified team environment. You will work with the engineering design team to design, develop and commission the PLC/SCADA system for all control based projects. You will report to an EI&C Team Lead Engineer.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Meet with project team and clients as needed to understand their needs and gain an understanding of the entire project objective and how it relates to the control system.

  • Independently design, develop, and program new PLC hardware systems per project specifications.

  • Design and development of HMI and SCADA systems per project specifications.

  • Provide onsite commissioning and startup support for new and existing PLC systems.

  • Work with on-site electricians as needed to provide insight on the functionality of any controls component of a system.

  • Diagnose and modify existing programs to meet customer specifications and provide onsite support for the implementation of these modifications.

  • Control panel setup and testing (IP addressing, I/O check-out).

  • Train customer end users on functionality of the system.

  • Document systems by writing and maintaining programs and system documentation.

  • Creating and/or assisting in the creation of user operation manuals (O&M).

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Minimum High School or Technical Associate Degree. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in control system programming with relevant experience in Water/Wastewater related infrastructure.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Must have expert level knowledge programming Rockwell Automation’s software. This include but is not limited to RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000/Studio, FactoryTalk View ME & SE.

  • Must have expert level knowledge of Rockwell Automation family of PLCs and familiarity with Modicon, other PLC and DCS systems.

  • Must have expert level knowledge in the development of Ignition, Wonderware, and other HMI software systems.

  • Must also be well versed in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and serial communications. Experience in PC based programming Languages, Windows Server platforms, HTML, My SQL, Access and virtual systems is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with industrial controls, including VFDs, solid state soft starters, relays, contactors, starters and field instrumentation devices.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects.

  • Is able to work 40 hours or more per week and has availability to meet with clients, management and staff when needed.

This position requires travel to meet engagement/client requirements. Travel scope may include regional, national or international based on the contracted requirements. Independent travel is required, with travel comprising 25% or more of the work month.

Job ID 33467

# of Openings Remaining 1

Experience (Years) 5

Discipline Water and Wastewater Engineering