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Lead Engineer - Energy Control Systems (ASC 70860) Binghamton, NY, US in Binghamton, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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Publication date: 30.01.2019REFERENCE: 5109263401


Company: Avangrid Service Company (ASC)Department: Smart Grids InfrastructureJob Title: Lead Engineer - Energy ControlReports to: Manager – Energy Control SystemsLocation: Binghamton, NY, USCross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and DepartmentASC-NY-Binghamton ECCVestal,NY


Job Summary:

Provides support for the AVANGRID Energy Control Systems used to operateelectric transmission and distribution systems (EMS/SCADA/ADMS/ OMS & Back office based platforms). Definesand maintains supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) databases and definitions, maintains telemetrydata and evaluates and maintains accurate information in the EMS

• Support the specification, design, testing and development of the EMS system to ensure that changing functionalrequirements are met
• Design enhancements to the ECS systems to improve the user interfaces
• Coordinate the safe and orderly commissioning of new and redesigned intelligent electronic devices andinstrumentation as well as other systems and components in substations and other interconnecting facilities.
• Monitors and ensures that systems and components are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintainedaccording to operational requirements and standards for safety and reliability
• Documents and reviews commissioning procedures, provides operational assistance and troubleshooting
• Analyzes key power system data to ensure that the bulk electric system can operate in a safe, reliable andcoordinated manner in accordance with ISO/RTO operating principles and standards.
• Works within the Control Center environment and supports Cyber Security requirements for Control Centeroperations. Maintains and creates documentation for supported platforms and systems to meet all regulatoryrequirements/ standards.

• Has and in depth technical understanding of all system components.
• Capable of designing and implementing novel control system components and can optimize system components.
• Has an in depth understanding of virtual environments.
• Has an in depth understanding of controls architecture as it pertains to security, data flow, and networking.
• Capable of providing valuable input to system design.
• Strong Collaboration and Leadership Skills.
• Assists with creation of time saving standardization.General Knowledge & Skills:
• Knowledge of Electrical Theory and understanding of the Electric Transmission and Distribution
• T&D Power flow, short circuit analysis, Internal and ExternalTransmission Model, Contingency Analysis, and State Estimation understanding (RTU#s)
• Field testing methodology, develop testing plans. Ability to interpret engineering documentation:
• Control System Architecture drawings, P&IDs, electric control/loop diagrams and other engineering specifications.Understanding of relevant Compliance Regulations and Policies. (NERC-CIP, Etc.)
• Working understanding of the NERC-CIP ECS requirements.
• Understanding and knowledge of Databases (Microsoft SQL, Oracle,Etc.)
• How to query, configure and edit. Understanding Networking, security, computer hardware, software applicationsand data communication equipment.
• Network diagrams, firewall rules, ports and services. The ability to demonstrate good communication skills bothwritten and orally. Experience to make sound decisions will working in a high pressure environment outside normalworking hours.
• Working in storm or other emergency conditions for 24x7x365 system support
• Able to work independently and contribute proactively to drive results.
• Able to develop effective business cases for system enhancements.
• Capable of educating other engineers.
• Capable for reviewing work of less experienced engineers and ensures quality even on relatively complex tasks orprojects.
• Comfortable working safely in the substation and understanding more than 75% of the devices as well as thevarious substations configurations for Bus Transfer, Load Shedding, Split Bus, voltage reduction, active andreactive power.
• Working knowledge of PHMSA Control Room Management requirements.
• Knowledge in Gas Measurement fundamentals.
• Ability to create a script or a compiled application interacting with the SCADA application API and libraries.

Key Technical Working skills:

Computer Operating System Administration and Support (EX: Unix, Linux, Windows)ECS NERC-CIP Compliance Support (EX:CIP-005, 007, 009, 010, 011) ECS Support for Multiple Environments(Databases EX: AQL, SQL,Oracle; ECS Specific Applications EX: ABB Network Manager, GE X21, SiemensSpectrum, AVEVA OASyS DNA; Specialty Control System Applications EX; Access Administration EX: LDAP,Kerberos, Active Directory; Protocols EX: ICCP, DNP, RS422, TCP/IP, Modbus; Environment Navigation EX: RDP,PuTTy, FTP, VNC; Specialty Calculation Programming EX: Matlab, ABB Calc)

Substation and Field Engineering and Support (Programming of RTU#s/ Data Concentrators in the Substation or at

Customer facilities EX: NTU Explorer, SMP, SMP Manager, IBASE, ASE 2000 Protocol analyzer, Win PCPausimulator; Programming of Human to Machine Interfaces EX: Wonderware)Understanding the requirement to support 24x7x365 Control RoomOperationsAdvanced Technical Documentation skills (EX: Operational Procedures Maintenance for ISO and TO, ControlSystems Standards)Ability to work with other departments and has a working knowledge of other business areas.

ECS Historian Applications Support (EX: UDW PI Interface for multiple environments, Application Server PIInterface, ORA-DB, SQL- Loader , Data Guard)Understands control system software, hardware, and network design including concepts such as application,hardware high availability, and redundant networking.Advanced troubleshooting skillset and ability to independently troubleshoot control system issues.

GIS & Interfaces troubleshooting and support( EX: ESRI and ArcFM cartographic tools, SQL Server, Pythondatabase programming)

Distribution Network Applications-DNA( Load and Generator Modeling, Optimal Power Flow simulation, optimalfeeder reconfiguration, Volt/Var control optimization)TNA & DNA Database administration (EX: CIM, SDM, DBNETD, SQL, IDDUG files) Computer languageprograming (EX: : Java, C, .Net, Perl, Python, VBscript, Java Script, KSH, BSH, SqlPlus, HTA, HTML) anddevelopmentenvironment (EX: Netbeans, Visual Studio) Gas SCADA RTU configuration. Fisher ROC & FloBosspreferred.


Education and Experience: (Meet at least one of the following)AS Engineering Degree with 10+ years technical experienceBS Degree with 7+ years technical experienceMS Technical related Degree with 3+ years technical experience

This opportunity will offer

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action toemploy and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to

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