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Power System Graduate Engineer - GMS Administrator

Posting Title Power System Graduate Engineer - GMS Administrator Job Requisition Number AE501761 Position Number 111549 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Power Supply & Market Ops Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering, plus three (3) years experience related to the job.
  • Masters degree in engineering may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.

Licenses or Certifications:


To be considered, all relevant employment information must be included in your online application. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Resumes are not part of the employment application process. Statements such as “see resume” will not be applicable.
Be sure to include all your prior work history on your application. If selected, salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Include all your prior relevant work experience for each of your positions for it to be counted towards relevant experience.
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Note: We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
Note: This position requires the use of an ERCOT Digital Certificate (EDC) and, therefore, will require a Security Review to determine if the candidate meets all the requirements for issuance of the EDC. Pay Range

$32.84 – $42.63


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 40 Hour Work Week
May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holidays. Hours may change based on business needs.

Job Close Date
12/17/2018 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 721 Barton Springs Road Preferred Qualifications

The Power Systems Graduate Engineer (GMS Administrator) resides in the GMS support group which is a part of the Market Systems Business Unit in the Energy and Market Operations Division. The GMS (Generation Management System) is a set of servers and clients that exchange data and controls between generation resources (such as power plants) and ERCOT (Texas’s energy market.) The GMS also stores historical data to be used for shadow settlement and analysis. The GMS Administrator supports the functioning of all GMS related systems and applications.

1. Support and maintain SCADA/GMS.
2. Assist and support resource energization.
3. Administration and patch support of hardware and software systems.
4. Supports ERCOT market financial settlement/dispute activities and process.
5. Assist the compliance with ERCOT and NERC protocols and guides, and other applicable regulations.
6. Implement resource communication via ICCP, DNP3, and MODBUS.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Degree in Electrical Engineering
2. Knowledge or experience in Power/Energy Systems
2. Proficiency with software development using C programing language
3. Experience with relational or time series database or PI systems
4. Knowledge of engineering design principles applicable to electric utility operations such as, generation, transmission, distribution and other related fields
5. This position is on call on a 24×7 rotating basis to support real-time computer applications Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of standards, equipment specifications, design procedures, test procedures.
  2. Performs and/or assists in power system studies such as protective coordination, fault studies, load flows, service reliability, power quality, voltage stability, etc.
  3. Prepares or assists in engineering design and develops drawings and other documents for generation, transmission, distribution, substations and SCADA/EMS.
  4. Prepares or assists in the preparation and maintenance of drawings, circuit maps, diagrams, charts, data bases and plans
  5. Provide assistance to all classes of customers, developers, and to other City Departments on technical matters relevant to electric utility services
  6. Provide technical and financial inputs for projects in electric utility budget process
  7. Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of safety procedures for electric facilities
  8. Work closely with field personnel to support project energization.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
None. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of engineering design principles applicable to electric utility operations such as, generation, transmission, distribution and other related fields.
  • Knowledge of mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline
  • Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs applicable to position
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations and analyze engineering problems
  • Ability to Read and comprehend simple specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
  • Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats to coworkers and public
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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