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Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree


Posting Title SCADA/EMS Analyst II Job Requisition Number AE501778 Position Number 105421 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Electric Service Delivery (115) Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Mathematics plus three (3) years experience in a field related to SCADA/EMS, Power System Control, or Unix work experience.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four years

Licenses or Certifications:

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This position must travel between various locations to meet with vendors as part of the regular job duties.

Shift may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

This position is considered FLSA Exempt.

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Pay Range

$32.84 – $44.75


Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Shift may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

Job Close Date
12/31/2018 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location System Control Center 2500 Montopolis Drive Austin, TX Preferred Qualifications

The position resides in the Data Engineering Group to provide operational support for CIP and ADMS projects. This is a 24/7 on-call job to ensure that the critical SCADA/ADMS systems used by System Control Center operators is accurate and up to date so that they have a clear view of the Austin Energy’s Power Grid at the Transmission (EMS) and Distribution (ADMS) level to make appropriate decisions during field upgrades, repairs, and changes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience planning and coordinating with substation planning division of an electric utility
  • Knowledge of electric utility power grid including generation, electric substations, overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, network systems, protection systems, supervisory control
  • Experience reading and understanding Substation Design Drawings, including IEEE device numbers and functions
  • 2 years of experience in Remote Terminal Unit and Data Concentrators configuration
  • Experience with SEL family or similar products
  • Experience with Remote Terminal Unit protocols
  • 2 years of experience in database modification and maintenance
  • 2 years of experience with SCADA systems in an electric utility environment
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Access and Visio
  • Experience providing technical support of a control room
  • Experience with NERC/CIP, ERCOT, and PUCT
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. Leads and supports 7/24 real-time control system integrity.
  2. Oversees and leads daily evaluations and tunes real-time control systems operations.
  3. Communicates with dispatchers, engineers and field crews.
  4. Performs trouble shooting, problem analysis and resolution.
  5. Coordinates and analyzes the real-time control system user's request.
  6. Develops and implements enhancements or modifications.
  7. Communicates activity status to customers and management.
  8. Performs engineering analysis, configuration, repair, and quality control of SCADA equipment.
  9. Updates, maintains and documents security controls.
  10. Enforces security policies and procedures by administering and monitoring data security profiles.
  11. Designs and develops configuration for Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) function.
  12. Performs engineering analysis, configuration, and quality control of SCADA equipment.
  13. Oversees and leads technical consultation on complex system issues.
  14. Makes recommendations and suggestions to management and users.
  15. Interacts with EMS vendor or third-party technology vendors.
  16. Stays abreast of the changing technology environment.
  17.  Oversees efforts to keep up with the latest developments in the utility industry, to meet.
  18. Write technical and business documentation (including audit and training).

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.
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 North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • Ability to work with Unix (TRU64 Unix preferred)
  • Ability to lead teams and serve as project manager
  • Ability to understand database design and application development
  • Ability to perform systems testing of specification requirements
  • Ability to understand and use standard application development design, report and project management tools
  • Ability to effectively participate in multiple projects or project capacities
  • Ability to perform objective analyses and re-engineering of business processes to maximize quality service and cost-effectiveness
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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