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Arlington, Texas
United States
Analyst - Energy
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Energy Management System Analyst

Position Summary:

The Energy Management System (EMS) Analyst will provide Energy/Generation Management System support for the Operations and Asset Management business units and associated customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform ongoing system maintenance, administration, and upgrade activity
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex and diverse market and operational issues
  • Work directly with IT maintaining, improving, and implementing communications, hardware, and software infrastructure
  • Understand and implement various SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) protocol communications to remote devices and control centers
  • Understand and implement various ISO (Independent System Operator) telemetry requirements to maintain grid operator reliability and compliance
  • Support, configure, and maintain remote terminal units (RTUs) as needed
  • Develop and maintain SCADA displays and one-lines
  • Calculation development utilizing the ‘C’ programming language
  • Support internal business units and external customer business and data needs
  • Maintain and support system interfacing historical data systems
  • Communicate effectively with field personnel, contractors, vendors, and ISO contacts
  • Produce deliverables with deadlines and ensure various project completion
  • Utilize documented procedures and processes to achieve system reliability and efficiency
  • Perform rotating 24x7 on-call duties to support all EMS/SCADA related issues
  • Dependable, reliable, and predictable attendance is required

Core Competencies:                                                                             

Self-Starter - The EMS Analyst can work effectively and efficiently with minimum to moderate oversight and also responds well to task assignment.  He/she is able to initiate the appropriate effort when necessary to achieve the expected results from various business units.  He/she is a self-starter demonstrating genuine interest and accountability for timely and successful results.

Technical Aptitude - The EMS Analyst is able to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve technical issues with confidence and fortitude.  He/she is willing to take on complex problems and see them through to successful resolution as part of the EMS team.

Effective Communication Skills - The EMS Analyst uses effective communication skills to relay technical information appropriately within the organization.  He/she is able to communicate with other technically proficient personnel outside of the organization in order to reach effective solutions to issues, new customer deployments, and various other business needs.

Team Orientation - The EMS Analyst displays the ability to work effectively in a team environment.  He/she practices good interpersonal, listening, and compromise skills to reach the best solutions available for the organization and/or other parties involved.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field OR equivalent work experience in computer science, telecommunications, engineering, or a bulk electric system control center and/or plant instrumentation & controls environment
  • (1-5)  years of  EMS/SCADA, computer science, telecommunications, field technician/engineering, or related experience
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to remain focused on the accuracy of task completion
  • Positive attitude and willingness to proactively self-educate
  • Proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office; proficiency in MSSQL is a plus
  • Proficiency in SCADA DNP3, ICCP, Modbus, and OsiSoft PI are a big plus
  • Able to adapt to a flexible work schedule at times to support system maintenance, upgrades and IT Infrastructure projects

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

The job will require sitting in an indoor office environment, the need to visually read various written materials including, but not limited to paper documents and computer monitors.  The job may also require standing, bending, walking, lifting up to 10 lbs., carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling, crouching, driving, and airline travel. The incumbent will have the ability to use standard office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, calculator, and copy and fax machines.  Travel required to meetings in other office buildings, including local and domestic.

Tenaska is an equal opportunity employer.


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