OGE Energy Corp EMS Engineer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

EMS Engineer

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Provide engineering and technical support for the SCADA/EMS system operation used to monitor and control the OGE Electrical system. Provide engineering expertise for the real time OGE transmission electrical system model used for operating the SCADA-EMS Power Flow, Contingency Analysis and State Estimator. Technical support includes programming, designing, implementing, and analyzing all facets of the SCADA/EMS system software. Ensures accuracy, integrity and continuous real time 24 hour operation of the SCADA/EMS system. Provides technical expertise and coordination to other OG&E departments.

Primary Duties:

  • Provides engineering and technical support of Power System Network applications, State Estimator, Contingency Analysis, and Optimal Power Flow for System Operators.

  • Provides support to System Operator team on matters related to state estimation and power flow analysis.

  • Performs state estimator, power flow and contingency analysis during significant system events.

  • Responsible for long term planning of EMS databases, sizing expansion and implementation so that expansion of the electrical system model can be accommodated.

  • Develops and maintains seasonal transmission SCADA database equipment ratings. Verifies updates, facilitates notification process for updates, validates accuracy of the ratings, and resolves conflicts in ratings.

  • Acts as a resource for members with less experience, may direct the technical work of others.

  • Implements initiatives from Southwest Power Pool that result in changes to Energy Management processes and applications. Capable of specifying gaps in existing applications and initiatives. Represents the Company in Southwest Power Pool meetings and implements necessary changes to software and processes.

  • Monitors industry activity to provide consultative advice on complex engineering matters related to transmission system operations and system dynamics

  • Performs data management and data extraction as necessary to support business unit reporting, regulatory data requests and operations support.

  • Develops and maintains appropriate documentation and operating procedures for all system and application functions.

  • Coordinates ICCP communications to maintain superior real-time monitoring and data exchange with Southwest Power Pool and interconnected utilities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or PE.

  • Two (2) years experience as an Engineer.

  • Valid State Driver's license.


Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing, modifying and maintaining system models.

  • Experience using, modifying and maintaining SCADA/EMS systems.

  • Experience interpreting and applying NERC reliability standards.

  • Experience performing detailed event analysis following a disturbance on the transmission system.

  • Able to communicate effectively in speech and writing with members at all levels throughout the organization and outside professionals.

  • Self motivated.

  • In depth knowledge and experience in multiple engineering initiatives.

  • Able to work with supervision and make independent decisions.

  • Strong project leadership skills.

  • Ability to work within stringent deadlines.

  • Able to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities.

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with diverse personalities.

  • Team player.

  • Strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.

  • Working Conditions:

  • May require travel.

  • May be required to work non-standard hours, holidays, and schedules.

  • May be exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.

  • May be required to work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet, underground and in confined spaces.

  • May be required to work non- standard work schedules.

Job Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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