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Pacificorp Business Systems EMS SCADA Analyst (Associate, Mid-Level or Senior) - Portland, OR - #106387 in Portland, Oregon

Business Systems EMS SCADA Analyst (Associate, Mid-Level or Senior) - Portland, OR - #106387

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97216

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Provide system support to transmission operations, and dispatch organizations. Support the Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA). Present analysis and recommendations to management and implement selected alternative. Perform technical analysis, system and alarm configurations and business requirement analysis. Resolve systems support issues.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of Associate EMS SCADA Analyst position include:

  • Under the direction of senior supervision, perform SCADA communication and point-to-point check-out prior to placing an electrical facility into SCADA service. Work closely with field technicians, and SCADA communication engineers in this process.

  • Analyze complex engineering drawings of electrical operation facilities and translate into electrically correct operational human machine interference (HMI) displays.

  • Research and resolve data acquisition and supervisory control issues which prevent safe, reliable, and compliant operations of SCADA system and Automatic Generation Control system (AGC).

  • Configure and manage SCADA alarms, real-time calculations, and other parameters to provide situational awareness to grid operations and region dispatch, to ensure they can react to field conditions as needed.

  • Provide system development support to the clients of EMS/SCADA system.

  • Fulfill inter and intra-company data exchange requirements of grid operations, including data exchange with neighbor utilities and WECC.

  • Render HMI displays using CAD software and link to operational points in real-time database.

  • Ensure compliance of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) standard of conduct by configuring display parameters for appropriate viewing restrictions.

  • Perform document management functions by backing up HMI display files and adhering to established backup/restore procedures.

  • Create and maintain Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards-compliant symbol library.

  • Develop and support display standards.

  • May participate in 24/7 on call support to gain system support experience.

In addition, the responsibilities of the Mid-Level EMS SCADA Analyst position are:

  • Perform SCADA communication check-out prior to placing an electrical facility under SCADA service. Work closely with field technicians, and SCADA communication engineers in this process.

  • Research and resolve data acquisition and supervisory control issues which prevent safe, reliable, and compliant operations of SCADA system and Automatic Generation Control system (AGC).

  • Translate grid operations and regional dispatch business requirements into program specifications or data configurations to develop automated business functions.

  • Participate in EMS/SCADA development projects and initiatives.

  • Develop and maintain high-level processes, and operating procedures for system support activities

  • Provide 24/7 on-call support on weekly rotation.

In addition, the responsibilities of the Senior EMS SCADA Analyst

  • Configure and manage SCADA alarms, real-time calculations, and other parameters to provide situational awareness to grid operations and region dispatch, to ensure they can react to field conditions as needed.

  • Lead efforts to translate grid operations and regional dispatch business requirements into program specifications or data configurations to automate business functions.

  • Provide expert level system support to the clients of EMS/SCADA system.

  • Fulfill inter and intra-company data exchange requirements of grid operations, including data exchange with neighbor utilities and WECC.

  • Test databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.

  • Resolve data conflicts and data usage, and solve the most highly complex problems.

Requirements

The requirements for the Associate EMS SCADA Analyst include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience working with EMS/SCADA systems operations, modeling and tagging.

  • Basic knowledge of SCADA front-end processors and interface between SCADA master and Remote Terminal Units (RTU) and relational database

  • Ability to translate operational requirements and visualize the electrical network state into database configuration that result in appropriate alarms.

  • Ability to identify the root-cause and implement correction of data acquisition and supervisory control issues.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical operations, switching procedures.

  • Ability to build relationship with clients in diverse organizations and at various levels.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office, MS Access. Ability to create MS Access queries.

  • Thorough knowledge of HTML editing using Microsoft Word.

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering specifications and drawings, established drafting and design techniques, and applicable company policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Thorough knowledge of transmission/distribution lines and substations.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering one-lines.

  • Research and analysis skills to conduct tests, analyze results, and modify plans.

  • Design skills involving redesign and development of detailed drawings from engineering guidelines.

  • Ability to work in team, as well as self-motivated.

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In addition, the requirements for the Mid-Level EMS SCADA Analyst include:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience working with EMS/SCADA systems operations, modeling and tagging.

  • Knowledge of SCADA front-end processors and interface between SCADA master and Remote Terminal Units (RTU).

In addition, the requirements for the Senior EMS SCADA Analyst include:

  • A minimum of five years of experience working with EMS/SCADA systems operations, modeling and tagging.

  • Advanced knowledge of SCADA front-end processors and interface between SCADA master and Remote Terminal Units (RTU).

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Preferences

  • An understanding of software development cycle, and of quality control in software development.

  • Experience with ABB’s EMS/SCADA Systems (PED500, Ranger, Spider, Network Manager, NMR)

  • Ability to build relationship with clients in diverse organizations and at various levels

  • Knowledge of Energy Scheduling systems.

  • Knowledge of Outage Management systems.

  • Knowledge of industry symbol standards.

  • Knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) CIPS standards; FERC standard of conduct.

Additional Information

Req Id: 106387

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland, Oregon

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $71,100 - $110,500

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening

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