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  • Location: Austin
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #18602


Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship and must reside within a 3 hr radius of Austin, TX. 

We are hiring an experienced System Analyst 3 position that specializes in NERC/CIP Compliance and Cyber Security with emphasis on ICS. Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating Subnet Solution Power System Center design and implementation, maintenance of subnet solutions within a Power System Center environment. This role involves ensuring optimal network performance, security, and scalability to support the organization’s operational needs. This position will collaborate with cross-functional teams to deploy and manage subnet solutions, troubleshoot network issues, and provide technical expertise to enhance system reliability.

This position will also conduct regular audits and assessments for remote terminal unit (RTU). These RTU devices interface in the physical world to a distributed control system such as AE’s new Advanced Distribution Control System or SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems.  This position will also need to
Integrate emerging technologies and industry trends to recommend enhancements or optimizations over AE’s infrastructure that in some cases will be old legacy technologies. The position requires exposure to SEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories) RTAC (Real-Time Automation Controller) technologies in programming, configured and troubleshooting. The position also requires coordination of all associated resources to achieve common goals in a timely fashion. Individuals with experience in industrial control systems in electrical or other utility sectors are required for this position. Candidates with experience working as SCADA Technician, SCADA Analyst, power substation protection, Instrumentation & Controls Technician, Field Technician, or related engineering roles is a must. This opening will also require basic knowledge on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) CIP standards related to the transmission and distribution systems.

Essential duties and functions may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned:

Experience & Skills:

  1. Experience of power system within Electrical utility for transmission and distribution or Generations.
  2. Experience of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the requirements imposed by these entities.
  3. Experience of Various RTU Communication Protocols such as DNP 3.0
  4. Experience to direct the timely production of project proposals and agreements 
  5. Experience to understand database design and application development. 
  6. Experience to perform systems testing of specification requirements. 
  7. Experience to understand and use standard application development design, report and project management tools. 
  8. Experience to effectively participate in multiple projects, or project capacities up to and including Project Management.
  9. Experience to work in a 24/7 environment and response within adequate time
  10. Experience ability to perform objective analyses and re-engineering of business processes to maximize quality service and cost-effectiveness.

Skills and Qualifications:

Required) Minimum  
8+  Project lead experience needed to Support and helps implement NERC/CIP requirements and security requirements
8+ Experience in utilizing electric utility with DNP, ICCP, UNIX, RTU, ICG, and reading of electrical drawings, good communication skills and problem resolution
8 + Experience in project coordination at a utility 8+ Making sure that ADMS and EMS 24/7 real-time control systems are synchronized, consistent and ready for the deployment for the energization of CIP projects and automated distribution field devices.
8+ Experience implementing utility projects from design to field installation and during normal operations – RTAC or SEL design
8+ Experience coordinating work with vendors and internally across several workgroups. 8+ Experience reviewing or interpreting circuit maps, electrical drawings, control diagrams and charts for electrical facilities. 8+ Understanding of electric transmission and distribution
8+ Assist in efforts to keep up with the latest developments in the utility industry, to meet North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Texas Public Utility Commission (TX PUC) standards and regulatory requirements.
(Preferred) Minumum  Experience
8+ Supports and helps implement NERC/CIP requirements and security requirements
8+ Experience with established validation and testing procedures on SCADA/EMS/ADMS or at utility
8+ Experience in electrical network equipment at substation at utility or ICS systems
8+ Work closely with field personnel to support project energization at utility

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