Supervisor - Energy Control Systems (ASC 44861) Binghamton NY in Binghamton, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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Publication date: 01.11.2018
REFERENCE: 5066499606


Company: New York Electric and Gas (NYSEG)
Department: Energy Control Systems
Job Title: Supervisor - Energy Control Systems
Location: Binghamton, NY
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department
ASC-NY-Binghamton ECC


Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

Responsible for direction and Supervision of a team of professionals in leading and architecting advanced data
base and application development for ASC Energy Management System (EMS) and SCADA environments, as part
of the global environment of AVANGRID. As part of the Global Team, provides direction, supervision and
participates in the architects, design and development of Energy Management System functions into a common,
integrated solution and aligned to provide a common Global Solution. Coordinates, assigns responsibilities and
provides organizational management over technical and application solutions that satisfies diverse Operation
Centers, process owners, satisfies compliance and regulatory requirements and EMS technical requirements to
meet strategic Global business plans. Recommends and fills staffing requirements and maintains staff skills
through self and external training to meet the development, support and service requirements of EMS and SCADA
Systems within Operations Technologies.

1. Provides Staff Supervision over and participates in leading the design and technical enhancements in the Energy
Management Systems, back office environments and other applications in Operations Technologies to meet
operational business requirements. Ensuring systems and applications are designed and implemented to achieve
system performance, availability, recoverability, regulatory, and compliance requirements.
2. Participates in and supervises an advanced technical team who develops technical solutions and/or configuration
changes to meet ongoing requirements. Leads implementation of changes as required and prepares specifications
for approved changes performed by SCADA-EMS analysts
3. Participates in and supervises an advanced technical team that performs Energy Management System data base
development and administration, data base conversions and upgrades, development work and application

development against complex and multiple data bases within the EMS environments and associated ancillary back
office systems.
4. Participates in and supervises an advanced technical team that performs the design, development and
implementation of EMS Advanced applications including Outage Management, Distribution Management,
Transmission and Distribution Network Analysis and/or Geographical Information Systems. This also includes
application development to support Electric Operations using real time data in areas including security, contingency
analysis, advanced billing systems, and network analysis.
5. Supervises support team responsibilities related to technical capabilities of Energy Control Systems and
responsible for prioritizing technical implementation of applications, coordinating technical system upgrades and
technical issue resolution with vendors. Responsible for managing operations of all aspect Energy Control system
technical platforms and related services from architectural planning through day to day operations and support.
6. Responsible for leading lifecycle projects; plans, coordinates, communicates and executes leading cross
functional teams as required. Interacts with global counterparts to reach common solutions. Develops and
maintains project schedules and budgets to achieve goals. Provided management reports and recommendations to
achieve department goals and budget.
7. Leads team in creating and maintaining technical documentation, change management principles, system
performance trend analysis, management and integration of different technical components, training and
compliance material.
8. Responsible for managing 24/7 availability of EMS/SCADA /Back Office Applications in the Control Center
environment through day to day support and through developed processes and procedures to be used by technical
support team.
9. Leads coordination with end users and process owners to understand ongoing requirements (changes,
modifications, improvements) and ensuing overall technical solution of system implementation for Energy
Management Systems/SCADA Subsystems and off line applications with Operations Technologies, IT, NYISO,
other Utilities and business users. Initiates and leads projects across disciples ensuring timely and accurate
solutions to the business areas, including tracking and addressing unresolved user requests.
10. Provides guidance and supervision over complex technical problem resolution and provide training and
mentoring to other support and design areas and co-workers. Provides on-going end user training and end user
support as required and identifies and leads the implementation of system functionality not currently utilized.
11. As supervisor, is responsible for assigning responsibilities and achieving and delivering robust enterprise
solutions to address operational and business needs to achieve operational and reliability goals using OT EMS and
back office platforms. Platforms include but are not limited to EMS/SCADA Systems, Web Servers, Windows
Application and Data Base Servers, networking appliances, firewalls, switches, routers and other security platforms
for external data connections.
12. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending training, participating in user group meetings, and
working collectively to support various areas of business.
13. Provides Supervision over and participates in Disaster Recovery, storm events and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience Required:

• Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience preferred. Associates Degree with a minimum of

7 years relevant experience required.
• 5 years in an Energy Management System or SCADA environment or relevant experience.
• Prior leadership, supervisory, or project management experience.
• Knowledge of electrical theory.
• Experience and advanced knowledge of database development, support and programming experience.
• Strong administrative, SAP, Human Resource experience.


• Strong Supervisory, leadership and communication skills.
• Strong analytical, complex problem solving and successful negotiation skills.
• Strong background in SCADA/EMS. Siemens Spectrum platform is preferred.
• Knowledge of one or more of the following EMS related systems; Outage Management System, Distribution
Management System, Transmission/Distribution Network Analysis and/or Geographical Information System.
• Technical background with knowledge in technical hardware architecture, Linux/Unix/Windows Operating System
familiarity, networking and topology, understanding of high level network and security concepts.
• Knowledge of security areas such as Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, continuous security monitoring,
centralized log management, network switches, network routers, network design, VPN implementation, TCP/IP
communication, performing information security assessments, computer forensics, anti-virus, patch evaluation,
event monitoring systems, and network analysis.
• Knowledge of network configurations e.g. LAN/VLAN/WAN/IPsec/VPN tunnels/ WINS/DNS/DHCP.
• Knowledge of products such as Sun (Oracle, SQL and Solaris), IBM, Microsoft, Cisco technologies and products
and Open Source products (Linux).
• Experience and proactive mind to coordinate teams and the capacity to lead discussions with management and
technical teams within the Global EMS/SCADA Teams to meet priorities and resolve issues.
• Experience with information security practices related to NERC CIP, IT, Application and Network Security.
• Strong understanding of Energy Control Centers, Electric Operations, Substation Environments and devices.
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Project and other business analytical tools.
• Results oriented and proactive.
• Strong project management skills.
• Proven ability to solve complex technical issues and present complex information in an understandable compelling

• Must possess good verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the
organization in a professional manner.
• High level of organizational, budgetary, forecasting and department planning skills. High degree of awareness of
Global strategic business goals.

This opportunity will offer
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