Engineer - Energy Control Sys

  • Job Reference: 172786452-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2020
  • Recruiter: AVANGRID, Inc
  • Location: Vestal, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: System Administration, Education/Training
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Summary

• Provides support for the AVANGRID Energy Control Systems used to operate electric transmission and distribution systems (EMS/SCADA/ADMS/ OMS & Back office based platforms). Defines and maintains Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) databases and definitions, maintains telemetry data and evaluates and maintains accurate information in the EMS.
• Support the specification, design, testing and development of the EMS system to ensure that changing functional requirements are met
• Design enhancements to the ECS systems to improve the user interfaces
• Monitors and ensures that systems and components are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to operational requirements and standards for safety and reliability
• Document and review commissioning procedures, provides operational assistance and troubleshooting
• Analyzes key power system data for engineers to ensure that the bulk electric system can operate in a safe, reliable and coordinated manner in accordance with ISO/RTO operating principles and standards.
• Works within the Control Center environment and supports Cyber Security requirements for the Control Center operations. Maintains and creates documentation for supported platforms and systems to meet all regulatory
requirements/ standards.
• Have an in depth technical understanding of all system components.
• Capable of designing and implementing novel control system components and can optimize system components.
• Has an understanding of virtual environments.
• Has an understanding of controls architecture as it pertains to security, data flow, and networking.
• Capable of providing valuable input to system design.
• Collaboration and Leadership Skills.
• Assists with creation of time saving standardization.


• Understanding of relevant Compliance Regulations and Policies. (NERC-CIP, Etc.)
• Working understanding of the NERC-CIP ECS requirements.
• Understanding and a good knowledge of Databases (Oracle,MS SQL Server Etc.)
• How to query, configure and edit.
• Understanding Networking, security, computer hardware, software applications and data communication equipment.
• Understand Network diagrams, firewall rules, ports and services.
• The ability to demonstrate good communication skills both written and orally. Experience to make sound decisions will working in a high pressure environment outside normal working hours.
• Working in storm or other emergency conditions for 24x7x365 system support
• Able to work independently and contribute proactively to drive results.
• Ability to create a script or a small compiled application.

Technical skills

• Computer Operating System Administration and Support (E.g.: Unix (Solaris 10/11), Linux, Windows)
• Strong background in Oracle Database Administration including Oracle Data Guard and RAC (11R2/12c1/12c2)
• Strong background in PL/SQL Programming, Stored Procedures, Triggers and Transaction management.
• Experience in OS installations, implementation, integration, maintenance and testing in a client/server applications
• Experience implementing security at the database, application and operating system level.
• ECS NERC-CIP Compliance Support (EX:CIP-005, 007, 009, 010, 011)
• ECS Support for Multiple Environments (Databases E.g.: Oracle, SQL Server; ECS Specific Applications E.g.: ABB Network Manager, GE X21, Siemens Spectrum, AVEVA OASyS DNA; Specialty Control System Applications E.g.; Access Administration E.g.: LDAP, Kerberos, Active Directory; Protocols E.g.: ICCP, DNP, RS422, TCP/IP, Modbus; Environment Navigation E.g.: RDP, PuTTy, FTP, VNC; Specialty Calculation Programming EX: Matlab, ABB Calc)
• Operations support 24x7x365 and being on "On Call" rotation.
• Technical Documentation(EX: Operational Procedures Maintenance for ISO and TO)
• ECS Historian Applications Support (E.g.: UDW PI Interface for multiple environments, Application Server PI Interface, ORA-DB, SQL- Loader , Data Guard)
• Troubleshooting skillset and ability to independently troubleshoot control system issues.
• Computer language programing (E.g.: : Java, C, .Net, Perl, Python, VBscript, Java Script, KSH, BSH, SqlPlus, HTA, HTML) and development environment (EX: Netbeans, Visual Studio)


Skills and Requirements

Education and Experience: (Meet at least one of the following)
5-10+ years' technically related experience
AS Engineering Degree with 7+ year's technical experience
BS Degree with 5+ years technical experience

  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile

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