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Automation and Communications Engineer (Hubbell Site Flexible) - St. Louis, MO

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Columbia, SC, US, 29210

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

*This position can be located in St. Louis, MO  or  Solon, OH*

The Automation and Communication Engineer will lead all aspects of communications, industry protocols for our transmission, substation, and distribution family of products. Position will work closely with product management, engineering, sales, as well as end customers. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and design expertise on industry protocols (IEC-61850, DNP, Modbus) for new product development, product improvements and new product innovation.
  • Provide technical leadership and design expertise on local and long-range communication networks systems for new products and product line extensions for our transmission, substation, and distribution family of products. 
  • Guide and provide knowledge of power system software, integration and automation, industrial controls, PLCs, and industry protocols for NPI.
  • Work with Marketing and Management to understand customer requirements for system applications.
  • Influence team members to work coherently and follow the product development process.
  • Provide in depth technical support on communication technologies and protocols to customers.
  • Identify technologies and processes to drive improvements in system operation, tools, and organizational performance.
  • Work with internal and external teams to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality products and services

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant application experience with electric power systems, industry practices, and software, integration and automation, industrial controls, PLCs
  • Proven experience with industry protocols (IEC-61850, DNP, Modbus), Ethernet systems, protocol analyzers, and industry SCADA practices and philosophies.
  • Proven experience in defining sophisticated products working with the hardware, software and system level requirements for the product.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of programming and scripting languages (C, C++, Python, etc)
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Highly motivated self-starter, capable of working independently and able to drive concepts to completion.
  • Excellent organization, presentation, oral and written communication skills to convey sophisticated information in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to collaborate across multi-disciplinary functions (engineering, sales, operations, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Professional Engineer License
  • Participation in industry meetings and technical societies.
  • Communications systems background (LTE, LoRa, WiFi, WiMAXX, 450 – 900MHz radio).
  • Electronic hardware and software development experience.
  • Electronic communication systems background.



Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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