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Systems Engineer (SCADA)

Company: American Municipal Power, Inc
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

AMERICAN MUNICIPAL POWER, INC. JOB DESCRIPTION This position may be eligible for a hybrid work environment (combination of remote work and in-office reporting), with the coordination and approval of the appropriate supervisor. The position is located in Columbus, OH.Position Title: Systems Engineer (SCADA)Reports To: Manager, SCADA & Real-time Systems FLSA Status: ExemptBasic Functions: The Systems Engineer (SCADA) is responsible for providing system implementation, support and maintenance for the AMP SCADA environment and technology infrastructure. This environment and infrastructure include SCADA Front End Processing Servers, ICCP Connectivity Servers, Data Historian Servers, Data Interface Servers, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Distributed Control Input/Output (DCIO) modules, revenue metering, Real-time Automation Controllers (RTAC) and cellular firewall devices to ensure the security and integrity of the data transmitted into the SCADA systems.The Systems Engineer (SCADA) ensures the secure operations of the above listed systems and devices while providing support for 24x7 operations. Additionally, this person will analyze server and firewall logs, scrutinize network traffic, and resolve vulnerability issues as well as troubleshooting and conducting user/security audits when required. This person will lead technical staff in the design, development, and implementation of new SCADA technologies, track progress of projects and provide feedback to all management levels.Essential Functions:1. Design and analysis of SCADA system. Serve as the in-house "expert" responsible for meeting with users, identifying requirements, and designing system functionality to meet these requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, create custom and update SCADA Calcs, building screens, and creating/updating systems documentation. 2. Create design specifications and configure new systems or enhancements to comply with these specifications. Perform system testing, complete system drawings and system training documentation.3. Be the primary administrator for the SCADA system.4. Write customized code within the SCADA system.5. Troubleshoots data and controls issues.6. Troubleshoots communications issues.7. Coordinate and facilitate the integration of hardware, software, and services for the Energy Control Center SCADA information systems.8. Coordinate with IT/Network resources in order to resolve SCADA system issues and maintain data integrity for the Energy Control Center SCADA information system.9. Responsible for making meter and device configuration template recommendations and upon approval creating them for install by field SCADA Technician.10. Provides system designs and changes to incorporate new locations for members as well as AMP owned assets to meet or exceed established system standards.11. Coordinates changes to the Energy Control Center SCADA information systems while minimizing disruption to Energy Control Center operations.12. Responsible for supporting Power Coordinators and staff in the use of the Energy Control Center SCADA information systems.13. Provide 3rd level support to AMP IT / SCADA, Energy Control Center, and Power Supply Planning staff for SCADA systems and technologies.14. Assist in providing in 1st and 2nd level SCADA and field device support to AMP staff, members, and partners.15. Operates with independence and discretion with respect to essential functions.16. As assigned, perform the functions listed above for member communities.17. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.Job Breakdown:* 40% - SCADA Information Systems Administration, Monitoring and support* 30% - Provide end-user and field support* 20% - Provide data verification from SCADA Information Systems to ancillary systems* 10% - Configuration and support for SCADA System and field devicesKnowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:1. A four-year Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering degree is required; or equivalent experience required. Masters or advanced degree preferred.2. A minimum of two (2) years' experience in software development and support as well as one (1) year experience in software support preferred.3. A minimum of one (1) year experience in SCADA administration and support preferred.4. Experience with systems design, specifications building and requirements gathering is preferred.5. Additional recommended areas of experience and exposure include, but are not limited to:a. Working experience with SCADA systems (specifically OSII Monarch) is a plusb. Experience with MySQL or Microsoft SQL desirablec. Experience with C desirabled. Experience with Modbus or DNP protocol, ICCP, PI, or SCADA is a plus6. General understanding of an electrical utility SCADA environment preferred.7. Prior experiences with RTO's, particularly PJM, and an understanding of plant operations, the settlements process, and reliability in deregulated markets considered distinctive advantages.8. Familiarity with basic networking principals: subnets, default gateways, and basic firewall concepts.9. Familiarity with RS232 and RS485 serial wiring and troubleshooting.10. Familiarity with PowerShell scripting.11. Familiarity with various field devices and industrial networking technologies: fiber/serial media converters, serial devices, metering devices, din rail mounting, electrical system relays, and remote terminal units (RTU).12. Experience working with RTUs including the configuration, implementation, and support from both a field and system perspective.13. Experience with industry standard software development and maintenance methodologies required.14. Demonstrated capability for troubleshooting and problem solving required.15. Demonstrated capability for system development and maintenance required.16. Must be able to work in a team environment and effectively prioritize, execute tasks and projects in a high-pressure environment.17. Must be willing to travel as required.18. Work requires a flexible schedule 24x7 with duties.19. Must be able to work in a fast-paced operations center environment.20. Strong interpersonal skills.PDN-991b2d97-6060-4c8a-9a57-c81838af7a55

Keywords: American Municipal Power, Inc, Columbus , Systems Engineer (SCADA), Other , Columbus, Ohio

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