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Lead Engineer - Energy Control Systems in Vestal, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Provides support for the AVANGRID Energy Control Systems used to operate
electric transmission and distribution systems (EMS/SCADA/ADMS/ OMS & Back office based platforms). Defines
and maintains supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) databases and definitions, maintains telemetry
data and evaluates and maintains accurate information in the EMS
• Support the specification, design, testing and development of the EMS system to ensure that changing functional
requirements 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 and
instrumentation 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 maintained
according 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 and
coordinated manner in accordance with ISO/RTO operating principles and standards.
• Works within the Control Center environment and supports Cyber Security requirements for Control Center
operations. Maintains and creates documentation for supported platforms and systems to meet all regulatory
requirements/ 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 External
Transmission 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 applications
and data communication equipment.
• Network diagrams, firewall rules, ports and services. The ability to demonstrate good communication skills both
written and orally. Experience to make sound decisions will working in a high pressure environment outside normal
working 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 or
• Comfortable working safely in the substation and understanding more than 75% of the devices as well as the
various substations configurations for Bus Transfer, Load Shedding, Split Bus, voltage reduction, active and
reactive 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.


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

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